Lincoln’s Death, New Nation: April 1865 to 1877

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What is the most important of all Civil War paintings?

Again, each person may have his or her favorite, but the one that tells the greatest part of the story is Winslow Homer’s “Prisoners from the Front.”

This photo by the well-known Civil War photographer Mathew Brady captures the determination and spirit of a soldier and his family at an Army of the Potomac camp. Wives sometimes insisted on accompanying their husbands during the long campaigns.


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