Where to Learn More

Gambone, A. M. Hancock at Gettysburg . . . and Beyond. Baltimore: Butternut & Blue, 1997.

Green, Carl R., and William R. Sanford. Union Generals of the Civil War. Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1998.

Hancock, Almira Russell. Reminiscences of Winfield Scott Hancock. New York: C. L. Webster, 1887. Reprint, Scituate, MA: Digital Scanning, 1999.

Jordan, David M. Winfield Scott Hancock: A Soldier's Life. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.

Tucker, Glenn. Hancock the Superb. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1960.

W. S. Hancock Society. [Online] http://www.achiever.com/freehmpg/civil-war/ (accessed on October 10, 1999).

Winslow Homer

Born February 24, 1836 Boston, Massachusetts Died September 29, 1910 Prout's Neck, Maine

American painter who received critical acclaim for his portrayals of Civil War scenes

Winslow Homer

Born February 24, 1836 Boston, Massachusetts Died September 29, 1910 Prout's Neck, Maine

Winslow Homer was one of the most famous and respected American artists of the nineteenth century. He is best known for the dramatic paintings that he created from the 1880s until his death in 1910. These works emphasized mankind's relationship with a natural world that could be both beautiful and violent. But the first works composed by Homer to receive critical acclaim were actually created many years earlier, during the American Civil War. His drawings and paintings of that period showed the harsh life of Civil War soldiers in an honest and sympathetic way. Today, Homer's wartime paintings and drawings continue to provide a powerful representation of the Civil War experience.

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