Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Civil War Battlefield Art-- Part 2: Hardships Abound

Famed illustrator Alfred Waud wr5ote in 1862: "No amout of money can pay a man for going through what we have had to suffer lately." //// English-born Waud and Theordore Davis were the only two specials to remain on the job throughout the entire war. Davis later recalled what it took to do the job: "Total disregard for personal safety and comfort; an owl-like propensity to sit up all night and a hawky style of vigilence during te day; capacity for going without food; willingness to ride any number of miles horseback for just one sketch which might have to be finished by night by no better light than that of a fire." //// --Old Secesh

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