Thomas Nast's Original "The
Capture of Lookout Mountain - General Hooker Fighting Among the Clouds"
You are viewing an
incredible Civil War illustration by Thomas Nast. It is entitled "The
Capture of Lookout Mountain - General Hooker Fighting Among the Clouds."
This is an absolutely
fabulous Nast drawing showing the Battle for Lookout Mountain. The
leaf is over 140 years old, and shows an incredible view of the battle.
There were low hanging clouds on the day of battle, so the top of the
mountain was actually protruding through the low hanging clouds. This
creates an image of the soldiers actually standing on clouds as they fight
Thomas Nast "Fighting Among the Clouds"
(Click on Image for Enlarged View)
The illustration shows an
intense battle for Lookout Mountain on a cloudy December morning. Injured
and dieing soldiers are seen on the ground. A soldier is shown charging up
the mountain on horseback, led by a brave color bearer carrying a tattered
flag. In the background more soldiers are seen, and far in the distance the
enemy is bravely defending the mountaintop.
Thomas Nast's distinctive
signature can be seen in the lower right of the illustration.
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the Civil War works of Thomas Nast. We have created this digital
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A Note to our Readers
We created this
Thomas Nast Gallery to digitally preserve Nast's Civil War work for
posterity. We are now making the original, 140 year old leafs
available for a price of $250 each. The proceeds from the sale of the
material will enable us to continue to expand the material featured on our
site. Please contact
if you are interested in acquiring one of these original leafs.