Category Artwork

Silent Sam

The University of North Carolina has a confederate monument on campus known colloquially as “Silent Sam.” More about the monument here and here. This monument is, not surprisingly, controversial, with a number of calls for its removal. For more on the controversy surrounding the monument see here, here, here, and here. There’s also a short and […]

The Art of Wars

Art is a friend of us students of the war.  The biggest reason for this is that it helps us visualize what happened.  Some artists drew during the war itself, and later turned their sketches into paintings.  Folks like Alfred Waud, his brother, William,  Winslow Homer, Edwin Forbes, and Conrad Wise Chapman created images that are […]