Thomas Nast's Original "Rebel
You are viewing an
incredible Civil War illustration by Thomas Nast. It is entitled
"Trapping Rebel Guerrillas in the West". It is an original leaf from
an 1863 Harper's Weekly newspaper, and demonstrates Thomas Nast's work as a
Civil War Illustrator.
The illustration shows two
soldiers in the fork of a tree, both armed with rifles. Down in the
grass we see two rebel soldiers peering out. The union soldiers in the
top of the tree have apparently set a trap, with what appears to be an
un-attended camp full of useful items. No doubt the soldiers in the
tree plan on taking the Rebel's out as soon as they emerge from the grass.
This is a detailed drawing, showing the unmistakable Nast attention to
detail. Thomas Nast's distinctive signature can be seen in the lower right
of the image. This is a dramatic and impressive Civil War
Thomas Nast "Rebel Guerrillas"
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Thomas Nast Gallery to digitally preserve Nast's Civil War work for
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