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Original oil painting of key point in the Civil War: “Ironclads steaming past Vicksburg”



Original oil painting by Alton S. Tobey in a handmade, solid wood frame.

This original oil painting appeared in Volume 5 of “The Golden Book History of the United States” (pp. 424 - 425), and we'll include that book with your painting. (See below for a photo of it in the book.)

See additional historical background below.

Size of painting: 22.25" x 8.25" 

Size of frame: 22.5" x 8.75"

Only one.

Shipping: $20. Please allow one week for framed painting to ship.

Also available, the 1862 print, The First Battle Between "Iron" Ships of War

Historical background

According to the National Park Service:

"During the Vicksburg Campaign, ironclads were used extensively to provide additional firepower during bombardments, and patrol the Mississippi and its tributaries for enemy activity.  They were also used as shields when the Navy convoyed fragile troop transports past the Confederate guns defending Vicksburg."

See The Long, Gruesome Fight to Capture Vicksburg from the American Battlefield Trust for more information.


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