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The etching depicts Stonewall Jackson delivering a sermon in a Confederate army camp. A group of Confederate servicemen, including an African-American man, kneel in prayer around him. According to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Volck created the etching from his sketch of this event at Ball's Bluff in Virginia.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/prayer-stonewall-jacksons-tent (accessed June 19, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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8 X 10 1/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
etching on paper
Recto, above image at left: 24
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Caricatures and cartoons
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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