Our Generals

Description
This 1864 color print depicts a crowd of Union generals riding atop a mix of brown, black, and white horses. The highest ranking generals, including Scott, Grant, McClellan, and Sherman, are positioned in the front row and are identified at the bottom of the print. Behind the generals, a sailboat and steamboat cruise through New York Harbor, past the defenses of Fort Lafayette. This fortification was used during the war to detain Confederate prisoners of war and Northerners suspected of harboring Southern sympathies.
The work’s publisher, John Childs, was a New York lithographer, artist, and print colorist active between the years 1836 to 1844. He was also known for his publication of satirical political cartoons.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1864
maker
Childs, John
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
image: 19 in x 25 1/2 in; 48.26 cm x 64.77 cm
overall: 23 1/4 in x 30 3/4 in; 59.055 cm x 78.105 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2607
catalog number
60.2607
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Horses
Civil War
Uniforms, Military
related event
Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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