The following paintings were created to commemmorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Many have sold.
The Bugle Call
The Bugle Call was used more by Calvary troops out west. On battlefields such as Antietam, there just wasn't enough space and so the troops were much closer together creating so much noise as to not hear the bugler. However, there were a few cases where buglers were used.
The "Colored" Troops
The "Colored Troops" -- From slave to soldier
One of the latest of my "Ghosts of the Civil War" paintings shows the transformation from slave to soldier. Runaway slaves, referred to as contraband, were often picked up or joined Union troops as they passed by. The "Colored Troops" as they were referred to, evolved out of this transition. The slaves in the background were part of a group of escapees photographed in front of building where they were staying.
Confederate Dreams (sold)
This particular painting has been sold, but it is one of my favorites and I still have copies for sale. I got the idea when I saw a photo of a Confederate re-enactor seated in front of a fire having his evening meal. The smoke that he appeared to be staring at seemed perfect for images of General Lee and Grant. This seems like a perfect addition of my theme of "Ghosts of The Civil War.
Charge of the Union Calvary
This painting shows re-enactors of the Union Calvary in full charge with a silhouetted statue of Stonewall Jackson in the background.
Into The Fray (sold)
An oil painting combining visions of past battles with re-enactors of the present with a statue of one of the foot soldiers silhouetted in the background. Copies are still available.
Burnside Bridge (sold)
This painting incorporates the current view of Burnside Bridge on the Antietam Battlefield and a re-enactor in the foreground with the "Ghosts" of the past...including original photos of soldiers and Burnside himself. It was my 3rd painting of the "Ghosts of The Civil War
Ghost of The Union Soldier
From Soldier to Soldeir
An earlier submission done in acrylic, this showsa current view of one of the statues on the Antietam Battlefield being overlooked by a vision from the past.
The first of my "Ghostly" Antietam Battlefield paintings, shows, in addition to Abraham Lincoln and General George McLellan in later years, a representation of a younger McLellan with his senior officers that was photographed at a meeting between the General and the President. The farm in the background still stands on the battlefield today. The original has been sold but copies are still available.