Colonel Turner Ashby, General T. Union Church - Mount Jackson, Virginia - March 1862. Image size: 19 3/4" x 22 1/4". Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. DESCRIPTION (from John Paul Strain) During the month of March of 1862 the weather fluctuated from rain, snow and sleet to warming temperatures.
Spring was coming and General "Stonewall" Jackson placed into motion his aggressive plans to head north from Mount Jackson and attack the Federal Army wherever he found it. Near Washington, the Federal Army was on the move as well. General McClellan's plan to gather a huge force and attack the Confederate capital at Richmond had been approved by Lincoln. McClellan sent orders to his generals in the Valley to begin the process of moving troops to support his Peninsula Campaign against Richmond. If McClellan's plan was successful it could end the war.Stonewall's plan was to attack the Federal Army in the Valley and prevent McClellan's reinforcement. Stonewall had a number of chess pieces that would aid him. Captain Roger Preston Chew's company had three pieces of artillery; a 3-inch Iron Rifle, a 12-pound bronze smoothbore howitzer, and an imported British 3.1 inch Blakely Rifle. The power and accuracy of the Blakely Rifle would give Chews Battery much of its fame in the Valley. Stonewall's "Knight" was his fearless cavalry commander Turner Ashby.
Ashby would play a key role in what would become known as Jackson's Valley Campaign, one of the most brilliant operations of military history. Colonel Ashby seldom wore a uniform, he was well known in the Valley for his daring exploits and white stallion named "Tom Telegraph". Stopping for a moment in front of the Union Church, Ashby receives a gift of apples from two young admirers. A rare gift and thanks for his service to the cause.You will cherish this breathtaking work of art for many years to come! ABOUT JOHN PAUL STRAIN: Mr. Strain and his paintings have been featured on the television shows of C-Span's Washington Journal, The History Channel, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
Throughout his career he has won many awards for his art. Reproductions of his work have won numerous 1st place awards and "Best of Show" honors, such as the PICA Awards, The Printing Industry of the Carolina's, and at the PIAG Awards in Georgia. He has also completed a number of commissioned works for the United States Army, which are on permanent display at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Fort McNair, Washington D.And the battlefield visitor's center at Normandy, France. Strain's original paintings can be found in many noted museums such as the Museum of Fredericksburg, and at Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello. Image Size 19 3/4" x 22 1/4". Image Size 34" x 38 1/2".
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