12 3/4 x 10 1/2, full color print, titled "Dilger at Gettysburg." This intense scene shows Captain Hubert Dilger's 1st Ohio Artillery going into action on the first day's battle of Gettysburg. Executed from the original painting by Mort Kunstler. Printed on quality stock, with vivid colors, this calendar print is very suitable for framing or display.
WBTS Trivia: German born Captain Hubert Dilger came to America just as the war was beginning. With artillery skills honed in Europe, Dilger quickly rose to command Battery "I," 1st Ohio Light Artillery. Nicknamed "Old Iron Pants" because of the leather breeches he wore, Dilger's expertise was quickly put to the test. On July 1, 1863 his gunners were stationed in the fields north of Gettysburg, facing intense artillery fire from several Confederate batteries. Boldly moving several guns forward, the Ohioans flanked and forced back the Southern cannon, Dilger himself, personally sighting the guns in. As the Union infantry broke, Dilger held his men back, covering the withdrawal from the field. In the debacle of the first day's battle, Captain Hubert Dilger's actions were a shining example of bravery and dedication. [Source: Images of the Civil War].