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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / The Civil War

Here you will find a pictorial chronicle of the drama and excitement of American History. These paintings give the viewer an insight into the tumultuous life of this young nation that mere words cannot achieve.

Eve of Battle, The
General J. Buford, Gettysburg, June 30, 1863

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On June 30, the eve of the battle of Gettysburg, General John Buford (walking in front of the Gettysburg Seminary) contemplates the enemy position and prepares for the next day's battle. Later the seminary was turned into a makeshift hospital for the wounded. Buford leads his staff into position near the seminary at dawn on July 1.


All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.