Winslow Homer Civil War Art:
The January 24, 1863 edition of Harper's Weekly featured
this illustration by Winslow Homer. The leaf is captioned,
"Winter-Quarters in Camp - The Inside of a Hut. " I find no Homer Signature,
and Homer is not mentioned in the caption, but the accompanying story on the
next page attributes the work to Homer.
January, 24, 1863 - Winter Quarters in
Camp (Click on Image for Enlarged View)
The image shows a cozy scene of soldiers around a
fireplace. This has a much more upbeat tone than any of Homer's
1862 or 1861 work. This illustration is one of the few that does
not feature a blade, bayonet, or sword. The men appear to be
playing cards, reading, sleeping, and stoking the fire.
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