Soldier’s Family-Civil War

Soldier's family

-ink, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic, dry pigment.

A small painting based on a photograph found on the body of a Union soldier at Gettysburg.
“The dead, the dead, the dead—our dead—or South or North, ours all, our young men once so handsome and so joyous, taken from us—the son from the mother, the husband from the wife, the dear friend from the dear friend–we see, and ages yet may see, on monuments and gravestones, singly or in masses, to thousands or tens of thousands, the significant word Unknown.”
-Walt Whitman–

Selections from “Specimen Days I.–100. The Million Dead, Too, Summ’d Up”.

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