Winslow Homer: Soldiers on Picket Duty


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Winslow Homer Civil War Art:

Union Picket Duty in the Woods

This illustration is from the June 7, 1862 edition of Harper's Weekly.  The illustration shows a group of Union Soldiers on their stomachs in the woods.  The illustration is not signed by Homer,  but the piece is attributed to him in the caption.  The caption reads, "The Army of the Potomac - Our Outlying Picket in the Woods. - Sketched by Mr. W. Homer."  The illustration is a nice scene in typical Homer style.

Homer Picket Illustration

June 7, 1862 - Union Pickets in the Woods (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

A Note to our Readers

We acquired the images above for the purpose of digitally persevering them on this site for all to enjoy.  With the digital archive complete, we are making the original, 140 year old illustrations available for purchase.  By selling these original illustrations, we are able to acquire more material to archive on this site.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the original Harper's Weekly leafs on this page, contact The leafs are available for a price of $250 a piece, and the proceeds will go to continue to expand the resources on this site.




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