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Going into Action

By Edwin Forbes


In 1861 Edwin Forbes was hired as a staff artist by "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper." He covered the Army of the Potomac from 1862-1864, and was known for his ability to draw quickly. His primary interest was in recording the everyday activity of soldiers. "Going into Action," plate 36, is from his publication "Life Studies of the Great Army."This item was part of the Lincoln exhibit Rotation 5 Lincoln and Civil War: Gettysburg to Appomattox

Topics: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial Works; Military Life
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1876
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