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Thomas Nast's Original  Civil War "Army of the Potomac - Drawing Rations" Print

This is an original 1863 print of Thomas Nast's famous "Army of the Potomac - Drawing Rations" illustration.  The image shows an interesting view of life in the Army of the Potomac. Men are lined up to receive their meal. A soldier is serving up what looks to be soup or stew to a line of hungry Union Soldiers. Another man appears to be passing out bread. In the background, a black cook stands beside the fire, his work mostly completed now.

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Thomas Nast's Army of the Potomac Drawing Rations Picture (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

The line for food formed quickly, and towards the back of the line, you can see several additional soldiers scurrying for position, apparently concerned whether there will be anything left by the time they get to the kettle.

This is a great Thomas Nast illustration, showing a typical Union Army camp scene.

We hope you enjoy this complete Gallery of the Civil War works of Thomas Nast.  We have created this digital archive for the use of researchers and students of Thomas Nast.  Please remember that the digitally enhanced images are Copyright Son of the South Material.  For more information, contact paul@sonofthesouth.net .

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 paul@sonofthesouth.net if you are interested in acquiring one of these original leafs.

 

 

 

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