This one can make you cold by looking at all the snow. You can imagine what suffering the men and animals experienced. This edition only had a total of 1,000 prints made so it has become extremely rare. I paid more for this one print than 4 of the others combined.
Nathan Bedford Forrest Leaving Ft. Late one evening of February 16, 1862, in a council of War at Fort Donelson, the Confederate High Command decided that it would be fruitless to continue their resistance against the superior forces of Union General U. Of cavalry, Nathan Bedford Forrest, spoke up. "I did not come here for the purpose of surrendering my command, and I will not do it if they follow me out". Leaving in the middle of the night, with about 500 men of different commands, they rode out, under the foulest of weather conditions, through snow, ice and freezing cold.
Forrest made it all the way to Nashville without encountering any Union troops. Thus a legend was born. In a night scene with snow, and low visibility, one of the main problems I faced was for the viewer to immediately identify the troops as Confederate. This was accomplished by placing the flag bearer in a prominent position near Forrest.The flags of the Tennessee regiments surrendered at Fort Donelson were almost all variants of the first National pattern or the "Stars and Bars". The 7th Tennessee Cavalry flag has not survived, but it is safe to assume that it it probably was a "Stars and Bars" pattern with thirteen stars. Tennessee issued a similar flag to all its units in 1861, whether they were infantry, cavalry, or artillery.
Many of the early flags had the fringe. I deliberately brought Forrest close up into the foreground so that we could see his face. At night it would have been difficult to recognize faces any further back. I also purposely put the other men in positions so that no other faces could be seen, thus focusing full attention on the center of interest and hero of the piece, the soon-to-be Brig. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".
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