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The focus of numerous one-man shows at major museums and galleries across the country, Mort Künstler's original paintings offer us the opportunity to appreciate both America's history, as well as the rare talents of one of its great artists. For information about purchasing one of these works of art, contact or call 516.624.2830 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Grierson's Butternut Guerrillas
Newton Station, MS, April 24, 1863

Early on the morning of April 24, 1863, a gray-clad band quietly rode into Newton Station, Mississippi. No one suspected the trouble that these men would be causing the enemy - not the Union, but the Confederacy! They were the Butternut Guerrillas, Union soldiers dressed as Confederates, and the advance part of Colonel Benjamin Grierson's raiding force of seventeen hundred men. At Newton, the guerrillas captured one train, and then pounced upon another, destroying vital supplies meant for Vicksburg. Then they raced into Louisiana. After a ride of six hundred miles in sixteen days, during which the guerrillas wreaked havoc, only twenty-six were killed, wounded, or captured.

Date Created: 1991

Medium: Oil on canvas

Image Size: 28" x 38"

Signature Location: Signed and dated lower left: M Kunstler '91


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