Richard J. LeFevre (1931 - 2000)
watercolor and mixed media on paper
The seven days of battles for the Confederate capital of Richmond started with the Battle of Seven Pines and continued through the Battles of Gaines’s Mill, Mechanicsville, and several others, culminating with the Battle of Malvern Hill on July 1, 1862. Of this battle, Confederate General D.H. Hill said, “It was just plain murder!” Federal troops were well positioned on a hill, and the Confederates charged time and time again, failing every time. At the end of the day, the Union troops still held the hill. General McClellan, who was not particularly known for his aggressiveness, withdrew his army back down the peninsula turning a victory into an apparent defeat.
Bequest of the Artist
Richard J. LeFevre (1931 - 2000), “Malvern Hill,” Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection, accessed May 29, 2023, https://ewinggallery.omeka.net/items/show/205.