Sleeping Soldiers


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Civil War Harper's Weekly, May 28, 1864

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Sleeping Soldiers

This Civil War Harper's Weekly features a dramatic image of the Wilderness Campaign. The illustration was created by Winslow Homer, and documents Union Soldiers resting on their arms at the Wilderness Battle. After a day of intense fighting, which continued on into the night, the soldiers slept in the trenches with their guns at the ready. A lone picket is shown standing guard over the sleeping soldiers




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