Generals Cleburne, Forrest & Govan. Spring Hill, Tennessee - November 29, 1864. Image Size: 19 3/4" (h) x 24" (w). Includes a Certificate of Authenticity.Artist's Description: S pearheading General John B. Hood's Franklin-Nashville campaign against Federal forces in Tennessee, the combat veterans under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and General Patrick Cleburne were among the best fighters in the Southern Army. Cleburne had been referred to as the "Stonewall Jackson of the West", and Forrest was known as the "Wizard of the Saddle". The two commanders were at the height of their military prowess in November 1864, and side by side at the crossroads of Spring Hill they appeared invincible. Schofield commanding two army corps was retreating from Columbia through Spring Hill, to Franklin. General Forrest, like he had done so many times before against Federal forces, outmaneuvered Schofield during the march, and cut in behind him at Spring Hill, presenting the opportunity to take the whole Union force out of action. The Federals seemed to realize the danger they were in as US Col. Stone wrote, The possession of Spring Hill would not only shut out the Union Army from the roads to Nashville, but would effectually bar the way in every direction. On the 28th, the day before the Battle of Spring Hill, Cleburne called his troops together for what would be the last time. Addressing them in his rich Irish brogue, he vowed he would rather die than surrender. General Forrest had tremendous respect and admiration for his friend General Cleburne and once said at the Battle of Chickamauga, Do you see that large body of infantry marching this way in columns of fours? That is General Pat Cleburne's division; Hell will break loose in Georgia in about fifteen minutes. Hell was about to break loose in Tennessee. You will cherish this magnificent 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. Does not include a frame. Image Size 19 3/4" x 24". Image Size 32 3/4" x 40". By John Paul Strain S/N Limited Edition Lithographic Print" is in sale since Thursday, August 4, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "searavenpress" and is located in Fort Worth, Texas.
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