John Paul Strain Artist Signed Limited Edition Giclee Print:"By the Milky Way"
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John Paul Strain Artist Signed Limited Edition Giclee Print:"By the Milky Way"

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Artist: John Paul Strain
Title: By the Milky Way (Generals Robert E. Lee & J.E.B. Stuart with Major Walter Taylor Near Hamilton's Crossing - Virginia Winter of 1862 - 1863 )
Size: 24" x 18.5" - Additional sizes and mediums will be listed for selection from the Drop down box.
Edition Size: Artist Hand Signed and numbered Limted Edition, COA included.
Medium: Giclee on Paper with Giclee Canvas Editions - Select available options from drop down box.
About the Art: The year of 1862 had been amazing for General Lee. He had been commanding the Confederate Army for only seven months, and yet incredibly, during that time his outnumbered armies had won victories at Port Republic, Cross Keys, Mechanicsville, Gainesís Mill, Savage Station, Frayserís Farm, Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Boonsboro, Harperís Ferry, fought a draw at Sharpsburg, and now the great win at Fredericksburg. Southern forces had fought thirteen battles, large and small, and held the field in every instance except Boonsboro, and Sharpsburg.

As the winter winds of December and January brought snow and freezing temperatures, morale in the ranks of the Army of Northern Virginia was high. New Yearís Day found General Stuart and his cavalry back in camp after his successful Christmas raid, with 600 prisoners and bountiful plunder from federal camps.

General Lee had great admiration for Stuart in his abilities as a battlefield commander. General Stuartís easy going, and happy disposition was in contrast to Leeís more stoical and serious inclination. But this difference in personality seemed to compliment each other, and the two leaders had become good friends. Lee would often worry when his friend was in harmís way, because of Stuartís reckless courage and bravery which needlessly exposed himself to danger.

Perhaps from Stuartís example, General Lee decided to set an example of good cheer that winter. Whether General Lee was inspecting his troops, visiting his brigadiers, entertaining dignitaries, or in council with his commanders, Lee tried to keep the spirits high of his lieutenants and soldiers during winter quarters. Stuart would often accompany Lee, on his rounds, as the two conversed over strategy and plans on how best to counter the next move of Lincolnís armies.
John Paul Strain Artist Signed Limited Edition Giclee Print:"By the Milky Way"
Edition Size and Canvas Options
200 S/N Limited Edition Giclee Prints (As Shown)
50 Artist's Proof Remarque Prints, add (+$100)
20.75 x 16 SN Giclee on Canvas, add (+$50)
20.75 x 16 AP Giclee on Canvas, add (+$100)
27.25 x 21 SN Giclee on Canvas, add (+$300)
27.25 x 21 AP Giclee on Canvas, add (+$450)
35 x 27 SN Giclee on Canvas, add (+$975)
35 x 27 AP Giclee on Canvas, add (+$1175)
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