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Here's an easy one (as only a handful of sketch artists are known to have worked in vicinity of Pittsburg Landing, April 1862):

Shiloh sketch.jpg

 

Name the artist of the above sketch (first and last name.)

Good luck...

Ozzy

 

 

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Here's a hint...

Fort Henry posit.png

"Position of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River" done by the same sketch artist (whose signature appears in bottom right corner.) The significance of this sketch artist -- not generally known to have ever operated outside the Eastern Theatre -- is that he is acknowledged as one of "the preeminent sketch artists of the war." His completed works (done from quick sketches, such as this Fort Henry image) featured in the New York Illustrated News and Harper's Weekly. 

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And here's another sketch by the same artist (of a Southern General who played a prominent role at Shiloh):

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(just one of over 1000 sketches attributed to this sketch artist, on file at Library of Congress...)

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Well done, Rbn3...

Alfred_Waud.jpg Alfred R. Waud (photo by Timothy O'Sullivan, 1863)

 

The above CDV (from Wikipedia Commons) was captured at Gettysburg, which along with Chattanooga, was about as far west as noted sketch artist Alfred R. Waud ventured during the Civil War. Born in London in 1828, Waud studied at the (London) Government School of Design, and the Royal Academy of Arts... and migrated to America in 1850. When the Rebellion erupted, Alfred Waud found himself in the Eastern Theatre, where he gained recognition for his sketches of noted ships; his travels with McClellan to The Peninsula; and images captured at Fredericksburg, Winchester, Monocacy and Chickamauga.

General Sykes 1863.jpg

[Advance of General Sykes, May 1863 by Alfred R. Waud -- Library of Congress]

 

So, how about this image:

Key West.png

[Key West, 1862 by William Waud -- Library of Congress]. Sometimes (erroneously) attributed to Alfred Waud, it was actually sketched by his brother, William (born London in 1832)... another Civil War sketch artist who mostly worked in the Eastern Theatre (but accompanied General Benjamin Butler to Ship Island, Mississippi -- via Key West -- for the Occupation of New Orleans in April/May 1862.

Over 1000 images sketched by the Waud brothers during the Civil War are held at LOC

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/related/?va=exact&sp=1&q=Waud%2C+Alfred+R.+(Alfred+Rudolph)%2C+1828-1891&fi=author&sg=true&op=EQUAL 

In addition, many Waud sketches are held as part of the "The Historic New Orleans Collection" (Alfred and William Waud Collection)

http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/AWW/id/91/rec/2 

 

But, how about Alfred Waud's sketches of Pittsburg Landing, and Fort Henry?

After the war, Alfred Waud visited the former Western Theatre in 1866, 1870 and 1872 and stopped in Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans... and visited as many noted battle/military sites as possible along the way (and many of those "after the smoke had cleared" scenes were published in Harper's Weekly, and other, more ambitious projects.) So although not specifically dated, the images of Pittsburg Landing and Fort Henry were created between 1866 and 1872 and are likely the first images of those places after the war (and provide a valuable link connecting "how they first appeared" to "how we view them today.")

Willows and pines.jpg

[Willows and Pines by Alfred R. Waud -- Library of Congress]

Once again, Well Done to Rbn3 for solving this latest puzzle...

Ozzy

 

 

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