Cedar Creek

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Title

Cedar Creek

Creator

Richard J. LeFevre (1931 - 2000)

Date

1992

Format

watercolor and mixed media on paper

Description

The city of Winchester, Virginia, changed hands 72 times during the Civil War, as well as nine times in one day. On October 19, 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman (the central figure in this painting) had just returned from official meetings in Washington D.C. As he entered the city of Winchester, he heard fighting to the south. Without changing his clothes, he mounted his black horse, Ramsey, and rode out to find his army in total rout to the Confederates. General Sheridan road alongside the lines splashing mud, waving his hat in the air, cheering his men on, and rallied them back into the fight.

Source

Bequest of the Artist

Collection

Citation

Richard J. LeFevre (1931 - 2000), “Cedar Creek,” Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection, accessed July 14, 2024, https://ewinggallery.omeka.net/items/show/191.