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    Another Very Fine Example of Alfred Von Erickson's Work Entitled Mosby's Men Destroying The Railroad In General Grant's Rear. Signed at lower right "A. E. Pencil Sketch Fredericksburg, Va.", this 13" x 11" watercolor and pencil work exemplifies the methods by which Mosby harassed Grant's forces, causing precious resources to be diverted from the overall war effort to combat Mosby's actions. Mosby's men are depicted tearing up the rail lines and burning the station, with the intention of interfering with Grant's ability to resupply, thus, obviously prolonging the war. Von Erickson documented the exploits of Mosby and the importance of his work is reflected by the use of it to illustrate Lieutenant J. Beckham's book "Life of Mosby" published just after the war. Wonderful condition with just the slightest touch of foxing at the upper right, minor. Nicely mounted in a period walnut frame.

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    June, 2008
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