12 3/4 x 10 1/2, full color print, titled "Confederate Winter." This scene shows Confederate General Richard Taylor looking at a map by the light of a lantern held by one of his aides. 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.
In the early spring of 1862, Union forces drove into Virginia determined to capture territory. In the Shenandoah Valley, forces under General Stonewall Jackson were successfully parrying Union thrusts below Winchester. But reinforcements were desperately needed. Sent from Richmond, General Richard Ewell's division marched west through the Blue Ridge at Swift Run Gap in a blinding snowstorm. For General Richard Taylor, holding the map, and his sturdy soldiers from Louisiana, it was a harsh introduction to the hazards of early spring marches in Virginia. Source: Images of the Civil War