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    Watercolor of Union Troops Drilling by Charles M. Jenckes. This 4½" x 5½" watercolor was done by the noted artist Charles M. Jenckes in 1896. The picture uses watercolors for the background foliage of this scene depicting Union soldiers drilling in front of what appears to be a Southern mansion. This is actually an 1861 camp at Elm Park, New York. A United States flag flies atop the mansion with the troops in front of their pitched tents. Barrels and crates of supplies lie beside the tents giving the overall impression to the viewer that these are Union troops during the occupation of the South during the Civil War.

    The artist makes good use of the green tones in the grass of the drilling grounds and the trees which are thick and full. The watercolor is matted and in a 9¼" x 11¼" gold wooden frame. This is an appealing picture of a scene common during the Civil War.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum


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