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* FRAMED ORIGINAL OIL STUDY (Preparatory Work for the Finished Painting TURNING POINT) BY ARTIST MARK CHURMS. Color Sketch on Canvas board. Image Size: 8 inches high x 10 wide.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: General Stonewall Jackson, riding "Little Sorrel" is mortally wounded by friendly fire on the Mountain Road at The Battle of Chancellorsville, 9pm May 2nd, 1863. This image was painted in collaboration with the US National Park Service for use at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, with assistance from VMI museum.
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DETAILED DESCRIPTION:TURNING POINT: THE MORTAL WOUNDING OF STONEWALL JACKSON AT CHANCELLORSVILLE, MAY 2ND 1863, 9:00 PM. Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, General Lee's most gifted subordinate, sits astride "Little Sorrel" as he returns from reconnoitering Federal positions in advance of the Confederate divisions. Hoping to press the advantage of his daring flanking attack on the Union Army; he discerns the latest location of the enemy. His small group of horsemen then returns by the Mountain Road to the Southerners' battle lines. As he approaches unannounced, he is greeted by a hail of "friendly fire" from the gun barrels of his fellow Confederates. Tired and nervous rebel infantrymen, expecting a renewed Union cavalry attack, pour deadly fire into the darkness at the sound of the advancing horsemen! Jackson suffers bullet wounds in the right hand and left arm from the "wild fire". He is carried from the field and will later succumb to his injuries. The loss of Jackson through this accidental shooting in the dark woods of Virginia was a huge blow to the Confederate Army and marked a change of fortune for the South in the American Civil War.
Featured Characters etc... From left to right: Lt. J. G. Morrison A.D.C. (horse killed), Pvt. L. T. Smith, 39th VA. Cav. (horse killed), Pvt. D. J. Kyle, 9th VA. Cav. (local guide, aged 19), Pvt. J. O. Johns, 39th VA. Cav. (wounded, captured), Cpt. W. F. Randolph, 39th VA. Cav., W. E. Cuncliffe, Signal Corps, enlisted (killed), Stonewall Jackson (wounded), W. T. Wynn, Signal Corps, enlisted, Cpt. R. E. Wilbourn, Signal Corps, 8th PA. Cav. forage cap discarded in earlier fight.
TURNING POINT, Chancellorsville Battle, Virginia, 1863 AD. From the original 24x36 inches oil painting by Mark Churms. Civil War History Art Print By Mark Churms also available on canvas or acid free paper.
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