Artist: John Paul Strain Title: Headquarters at Narrow Passage (General Stonewall Jackson & Lt. Jedediah Hotchkiss
Woodstock, Virginia - March 26, 1862) Image Size: Paper 19.25 x 23.25 Edition: Signed and Numbered Giclee - edition of 250 on Paper and 175 Canvas editions (Sold Out). Medium: Giclee on Paper. About the Art: On March 23rd General Stonewall Jackson's army had suffered a tactical defeat at the Battle of Kernstown. But Jackson's boldness and audacity during the battle alarmed Federal officers to the point that the size of the Confederate force was greatly overestimated. Federal plans to send two divisions away from the Valley to reinforce General McClellan's Peninsula Campaign were cancelled.
Jackson retreated up the Valley Pike to Woodstock with the Federals following behind. He made his headquarters at the large two story log home of Miss Daisy Ruddell Stover. The home was located next to the Valley Pike at Narrow Passage Creek which flowed into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Believing Narrow Passage to be good ground to defend, General Jackson formed a defensive line to do battle if the Federals continued to advance.
On the 26th of March General Jackson met for the first time the talented map maker Lt. Jedediah Hotchkiss. The General visited with Hotchkiss about his topographical drawing abilities and viewed some examples of his work. Jackson then said, “I want you to make me a map of the Valley, from Harper’s Ferry to Lexington, showing all points of offense and defense in those places. Mr. Pendleton will give you orders for whatever outfit you want."
General Jackson now had in place one of the key men who would give him the strategic information needed to out maneuver the Federal armies he was facing. Hotchkiss became one of the more valued members of the General's personal staff. Stonewall Jackson would begin his Valley Campaign with the help of Jedediah's 8 foot map of the Valley, and his army would not lose another battle.
I would like to thank Ed and Ellen Markel, the owners of "The Inn at Narrow Passage", Daisy Stover's home, for their help and hospitality in helping me research this painting. Ed gave me a tour of the home built in the 1740's from the rock basement to the upper attic. Folklore about the home is that during the war, there was a secret staircase, and tunnel that led from the home to the creek that helped Confederate soldiers hide and escape from Federal troops.
Description: All Prints are sale priced every day! Professionally Frame any print from our dealer gallery starting at an additional $199 and receive free shipping! Click here to view the framing options.
Availability: Print only orders usually ship in 3-9 days. "Custom Framed" products are made to order by craftsman, so additional time is required. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
Framing (Paper) and AP Options No thank you, I just want the 19x22 unframed print. 19x23 AP Giclee Print Unframed, add (+$100) Medium Honey Oak Frame, add (+$199) Black Matte Hardwood Frame , DL-8, #325,add (+$199) Small Driftwood Frame, DL-3, #4755, add (+$249) Cherry Frame w/ Gold Liner, DL-5, #1870, add (+$249) Walnut Frame w/ Gold Liner, DL-6, #3300, add (+$249) Large Dark Mahagony Frame, DL-9, #1895, add (+$249) Large Driftwood Frame, PR-1, #4950 , add (+$249) RoseWood Frame, PR-2, #1890, add (+$249) Antique Gold Frame w/ Bead Design , PR-3, #95140, add (+$249) Antique Gold Frame w/ Black Design, PR-4 , #95135, add (+$249)
Outer Mat Antique White #251 Black #221 Brick #231 Burgundy #38 Charcoal #257 Creme #223 Dark Brown #106 Dark Mahogany #88 Dark Spruce #125 English Rose Pink #151 Gold #568 Khaki #92 Light Gray #82 Linen #128 Mauve #154 Midnight Blue #131 Mist Gray #112 Navy Blue #230 Pale Moss #253 Pineneedle Green #411 Putty #90 Royal Blue #142 Sage Green #247 Silver Mist #130 Spiced Brown #710 Storm Gray #114 Wedge Wood Blue #124
Inner Mat Antique White #251 Black #221 Brick #231 Burgundy #38 Charcoal #257 Creme #223 Dark Brown #106 Dark Mahogany #88 Dark Spruce #125 English Rose Pink #151 Gold #568 Khaki #92 Light Gray #82 Linen #128 Mauve #154 Midnight Blue #131 Mist Gray #112 Navy Blue #230 Pale Moss #253 Pineneedle Green #411 Putty #90 Royal Blue #142 Sage Green #247 Silver Mist #130 Spiced Brown #710 Storm Gray #114 Wedge Wood Blue #124
Gallery Direct Art is Consumer Ranked # 1 with the Highest Customer Service Ratings of any Online Art Retailer. Featured in Publications such as Art and Antiques, Wildlife Art, Inform Art , Southwest Art, Country Sampler, US Art, Western Interiors, Ritz Carlton, and Decor Magazines. We meet or beat the prices of authorized galleries with the best service, quality, and state-of-the-art shipping in the world of fine art!
No Sales Tax will be charged to your
order when you purchase here, regardless of where you live!
Copyright 2000-2018 Gallery Direct Art TM. All Item
pricing and availability is subject to change. Sizes are approximate.
All images are copyrighted by their respective publishers. They are
presented here for your evaluation only. It is illegal to use these
images for any other purpose. Disclaimer: This site is not associated with gallerydirect.com Legal