Good morning everyone! So what is your favorite piece of Civil War artwork in any medium? Since I asked, I'll share first. My favorite is the famous painting of a Union line moving past the Dunker Church at Antietam. I like it because I think it gives a pretty good depiction of Civil War combat. I'm also a fan of the combat artists for the various newspapers. I think I have attached a link to the picture I'm talking about.
Many of Waud's sketches, along with those of Walton Taber, Theodore R Davis, Edwin J Meeker and many, many other Civil war Artists can be found in The American Heritage Century Collection of Civil War Art. This huge volume contains over 700 sketches by some 50 artists and is one of my favourite books.It is edited by Stephen Sears with a foreword by Bruce Catton.
I have attached one of my favorites. It's not a picture, drawn from a far off artist. It's of the ideals of a nation standing up for what was being lost. We will really remember? Will the south really rise? http://www.csawardept.com/documents/secession/VA/