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Rear of the Column

By Edwin Forbes

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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. "The Rear of the Column" plate 18, is from his publication "Life Studies of the Great Army.

Topics: United States History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works; Covered wagons; Military life; Military supplies
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1876
OAI identifier: oai:images.indianahistory.org:dc008/566
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