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Jackson - In the Valley

Jackson - In the Valley - by David Wright -- Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson watches as his troops pass during a January campaign in the Shenandoah Valley.

'War is is terrible' by Mort kunstler.

Found and Lost by Chris Collingwood. - Cranston Fine Arts Aviation, Military and Naval Art

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The Valley Campaign by Bradley Schmehl ~ Jackson referred to the four artillery pieces pictured as "his disciples." Their carriages were originally painted red and are shown as they probably would after having weathered a year in combat. Today the guns can be found on the grounds of the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. They were refurbished and their carriages restored to their original red coloration only within the last year.

JACKSON AND HIS DISCIPLES Limited Edition Civil War Print by Bradley Schmehl

Jackson & His Disciples - The Valley Campaign by Bradley Schmehl ~ Jackson referred to the four artillery pieces pictured as "his disciples." Their carriages were originally painted red and are shown

Stand Watie was born in Georgia, he sided with the Confederacy and was commissioned as a colonel in July 1861. Watie raised a regiment known as the Cherokee Mounted Volunteers and fought in Arkansas and the Battle of Pea Ridge. In May 1864, he was promoted to brigadier general – becoming the highest ranking Indian to fight in the Civil War. Over two months after Lee's surrender, Cherokee Stand Watie became the last Confederate general to surrender his forces in the final days of the Civil…

Gen Stand Watie, CSA (Cherokee Chief Standhope Uwatie Degataga) -- commanded the "Confederate Indian Cavalry" of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi (composed of Cherokee, Muskogee [Creek], and Seminole braves).

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