Siege of Vicksburg

Siege of Vicksburg
From American Memory: Recalling the Past in Folk Art, April 1 - December 31, 2005 Siege of Vicksburg, 1990 Milton Bond, Hartford, Connecticut Reverse painting on glass Southern forces defend against Northern attack from land and from the Mississippi River in this reverse painting on glass. In May and June of 1863, General Ulysses S. Grant led the Northern troops in a charge on Vicksburg, Mississippi. The North's victory won control of the Mississippi River and effectively split the Confederacy in half. Milton Bond is one of a handful of 20th century folk artists who renders reverse paintings on glass. A former commercial fisherman, Bond depicts ships under sail and steam with meticulous detail. He refers to prints, paintings, and photographs for historical accuracy.
Physical dimensions: 
height 32 in ; width 39 in