Historical Picture: Before the Battle

In a tribute to our recent (tactical Phyrric) victory at Little Round Top during the battle of Gettysburg, Jane Dunn has done it again with another fantastic picture.  She doesn't usually do military pictures but has helped us out on numerous occasions - this is now our group's fourth picture.

Expertly combining a rough photograph of Ollie and me with a real-world picture of Lee and Longstreet, she has captured the moment the colonel and lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Texas return to their regiment on the evening of July 1st, having just received their orders to assault the Federal position the next day.  I think the picture speaks for itself.



Comments

  1. That is fantastic mate. Really indicative of the style of paintings for that Era.
    Almost looks of resignation on you and Ollie whilst gazes of relief on the onlookers as they know your boys are off into the mess whilst they perhaps stay behind.

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    1. Thanks Dai. Really glad you felt the same way about it - it's odd, because I know full well it means nothing historically, but still it's quite emotive! I saw envy too, as well as relief. Interesting to look at it in that light!

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    1. Thanks! Perhaps one day soon we'll have another one...

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  3. Mate. That is magnificent. I'm blown away by the fact that you have these made. They are so cool. It is pure awesome. Well done.

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    1. Thanks my dear colonel! It's a bit unecessary I suppose, but all adds to the fun and gives us something to remember our best campaigns by.

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