Wagon Train

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 6, 1864

Harper's Weekly was the most popular newspaper during the Civil War, and was read by millions of Americans across the country. Today, these priceless treasures serve as a resource for those interested in learning more about the war.

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Wagon Train

You are viewing a stunning illustration of a Civil War wagon train, sketched by an eye-witness.  The illustration is captioned, "Halt of a Wagon Train.".  While no artist is mentioned, and the piece is not signed, it is believed to have been sketched by Winslow Homer.  The picture has the unmistakable Homer style. A number of wagons can be seen, along with Horses and Mules.  Soldiers are shown in the foreground, relaxing around a campfire.


 

 

  

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