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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.

Long Road South, The
Fairfield, PA, July 4, 1863

Lee's men dug in to receive the expected counterattack. When it didn't come, they made a nighttime withdrawal from their position and headed back to Virginia. An ambulance train that was several miles long jolted over rutted roads, causing great agony for the ten thousand wounded the army of northern Virginia managed to bring with them. Buried were the Confederacy's hopes for victory and the South's quest for independence. Lee's retreat to Virginia marked the biggest turning point of the Civil War.

Date Created: 1992

Medium: Opaque watercolor

Image Size: 11 7/8" x 17 7/8 "

Signature Location: Signed and dated lower right: M Kunstler '93


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.