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The Civil War Art of Edwin Forbes

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Confederate troops, under the command of General Stonewall Jackson, burning the bridge over the north fork of the Shenandoah River, June 4, 1862.

A Scouting Party

Horse drawn artillery

Bummers [Foragers]

The surgeons call, come get your quinine

The rear of the column

The rear of the column

My studio

Taking his comfort

Ready for the march

A Yankee volunteer

A mule driver

The sanctuary

Going into action

The distant battle

Shoeing a mule

Through the wilderness

The supply train

A cavalry vidette. Taking it easy

The old spring house, with guard

On picket in the woods

Sketch of officer of infantry: The colonel

The signal officer off duty

Cavalryman escort, Culpeper


A lull in the fight

Fording a river

Stragglers on the march to headquarters under guard

The leader of the herd

Coffee coolers

In search of freedom

Cavalry orderly waiting for orders

The "reliable contraband"

A race for camp

Newspapers in camp

News from the front, the army correspondent

The halt in the line of battle

The cavalry skirmish line

Cavalry orderly, Rappahannock Station, Va

Old Mill, Sandy Hook, Md

The Orange and Alexandria R.R. bridge (military)

The army forge

The pontoon bridges

The outer picket line, winter

On the picket line, near Freeman's Ford, Rappahannock River

The army balloon at rest, (Prof. Lowe's) opposite Fredericksburg

View of Centreville Va. Bull Run battlefield in the distance.

A cavalry charge

Study of a mule team and wagon, with driver

Contrabands escaping

Battle of Bethesda Church

Officers' winter hut

Guarding the prisoners, Petersburg, June 30, 1864

Infantryman on guard--Culpeper Court House, Va

Dick, the cook, sketched near Culpeper Court House

Camp sentry, Rappahannock Station, Va

The bucktail's last shot

Study of drummer boys on the march

Home, sweet home. A scene in winter camp

Kilpatrick's raid to Richmond

The battle of Gettysburg

The wagon camp

An old soldier

Union soldiers crossing the north fork of the Rappahannock on a roap [sic] bridge

Ricketts division, (6th Corps), Cold Harbor

Old Va. farmer coming from mill. Rappahannock Station, Va

Fall in for soup - company mess

Fall in for soup - company mess

The evacuation of Manassas Junction, Va

Cold Harbor Tavern, June 3, 1864

Old house on the battlefield of Spottsylvania [sic]

A night march. The army going into action through the woods

Kelly's Ford - Stonemans raid, April 21st, 1863

Signal station on the summit of Poney Mountain, near Culpepper [sic] Court House, Va.

Ravine occupied by picket reserves of Big Gen Joseph Hooker's Division, Heintzlemans Corps D'Armee

Pickets trading between the lines

Six vignettes on one sheet about military life during the American Civil War

Going to the commissary's

Remains of burnt steamers & sailing vessels on the Rappahanock [sic]

Virginians going to the commissary for rations

Behind the breastworks at Cold Harbor awaiting an attack

The defenses of Centreville, forts, breastworks, etc., from a point south of the Warrenton turnpike

Three vignettes about the American Civil War on one sheet

The government steamboat Wilson Small at Acquia [sic] Creek

The battle of Cold Harbor (Bomb proofs)

Brandy Station, on the Orange and Alexandria R.R. Light artillery going to the front

Warrenton Court House. Retreat of the Army of the Rappahannock through the town

A rainy day. The army on the march

Charge of Hancock's Corps in front of Spottsylvania [sic] Court House

Bealton Station, on the Orange and Alexandria R.R.; Depot of supplies

Scene in Baltimore, Md. Citizens building barricades on receipt of the news of Gen. Lee's march into Penn.

The battle of Cold Harbor, throwing up breastworks

A Christmas dinner. A scene on the outer picket line

Kelly's Ford on the Rappahannock River

General view of the fortifications of Manassas Junction

The First and Sixth N.Y.V. throwing pontoon bridge across the Rappahannock River near Beverly Ford

Burning breastworks and forts at Manassas

Scene behind the breastworks on Culps Hill, morning of July 3rd 1862

Rebuilding the RR bridge over the Rappahannock River

Gen Burnside's Corp marching over the pontoon bridge into Virginia, at the town of Berlin on Thursday, Oct. 27, 1862

Departure of two-years men from the Army of the Potomac. A scene near Falmouth, Va.

Fredericksburg Court House now occupied by our troops as a barracks and by the signal corps

Reveille on the line of battle

A rainy day on picket, two vignettes about picket duty during the American Civil War on one sheet

Coming into the lines. A party of slaves...have started for the Union lines

Headquarters of Gen. Jos. E. Johnston, during the battle of the 1st Bull Run

Picket hut, near Freemans Ford

Knapp's Pennsylvania battery in action, at Cedar Mountain

An army graveyard. Winter camp near Stoneman's Switch, Falmouth, Va.

Cavalry charge near Culpeper Court House, Va

President Lincoln reviewing the Army of the Potomac on Monday, April 6, 1863

The battle of Gettysburg. View of Little Round Top and the Devil's Den, held by the Fifth Corps

Gum Spring, Va., "Sketched on the march to Gettysburg, scene on the Little River turnpike"

Review of Gen. Ord's division, opposite Fredericksburg, by Maj. Gen. McDowall [sic] and staff

The Army of the Potomac marching over the second Bull Run battleground near Groveton

The battle of Gettysburg

Ruins of the Acquia Creek and Fredericksburg R.R. bridge, over Potomac Creek

Review of the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Gen. Joe E. Hooker, by President Abraham Lincoln

"Gone off with the Yanks" ; A land flowing with milk and honey ; A scouting party ; An old campaigner; Four vignettes about the American Civil War

The defenses of Manassas on the Orange and Alex. R.R. north of the station, looking S.E.

The battle of Cedar Mountain. Night at the hospitals. Arrival of Gen. McDowell's Corps

Attack on Little Round Top held by the 5th Corps commanded by General Sykes

Attack on Little Round Top held by the 5th Corps commanded by General Sykes

Genl. U.S. Grant at Wilderness

Genl. U.S. Grant at Wilderness

Genl. U.S. Grant at Wilderness


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