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CIVIL WAR ART

The paintings in the collection dealing with the Civil War reflect the time during the war from 1861 to1865 and the Reconstruction period afterward. The hostilities, which began with the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, on April 12, 1861, destroyed the optimism of the antebellum period. The Confederate States lost a war that would forever alter the landscape of the South. Their men had been killed and their once booming economy shattered. Yet, while the conflict between the federal government and the Confederate States devastated the South, it also strengthened a new Southern identity. The paintings in the Morris Museum's collection reflect a Southern perspective on the War.

Highlights (Click on an image for object details)
"Battle of the Kearsarge and Alabama" by Xanthus Russell Smith
Battle of the Kearsarge & Alabama
By Xanthus Russell Smith
1892
"Battle of Shiloh - The Hornet's Nest" by Thure de Thulstrup
Battle of Shiloh—"The Hornet's Nest"
By Thure de Thulstrup
1888
"Columbia Welcoming the South Back into the Union" by Constantino Brumidi
Columbia Welcoming the South Back into the Union
By Constantino Brumidi
c. 1876
"Floyd's Comman, Gauley Bridge, Virginia" by William De Hartburn Washington
Floyd's Command, Gauley Bridge, Virginia
By William D. Washington
1864
"The Infantryman" by William Gilbert Gaul
The Infantryman
By William Gilbert Gaul
c. 1905
"The Lost Cause" by Henry Mosler
The Lost Cause
By Henry Mosler (attrib.)
1869
"Merrimac in the Bay (C.S.S. Virginia)"
Merrimac in the Bay (C.S.S. Virginia)
Unknown artist
c. 1863
"Naval Engagement"
Naval Engagement
Unknown artist
c. 1863
"Surprise Attach Near Harpers Ferry" by John A. Mooney
Surprise Attack Near Harpers Ferry
By John A. Mooney
c. 1868
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