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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.

Sweetest Music, The
General Stonewall Jackson, November 4, 1861

Historical Information

On November 4, 1861, newly promoted Major General Jackson said farewell to his Stonewall Brigade as he departed to take command of Confederate defenses in the Shenandoah Valley. Jackson delivered a moving speech to the soldiers, then galloped away to echoes of the Rebel Yell. He would later term the peculiar Confederate battle cry "the sweetest music I have ever heard."

Date Created: 1995

Medium: Mixed media

Image Size: 18-1/2" x 24-3/4"


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 © 2001-2022. 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.