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A Sutler's tent near H.Q., August 1862 (Arthur Lumley, Library of Congress)

An Irish ‘Special Artist’ with the Army of the Potomac

The 3rd June 1865 issue of Harper’s Weekly captured the role of the Special Artist in the Civil War: The soldiers are marching home, and with them the noble army of artists. There never was a war before of which the varying details, the striking and picturesque scenes, the sieges, charges, and battles by land […]

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