Historical Society with four tattered scrapbooks containing some five
hundred vivid Civil War watercolor drawings and maps by Union Soldier
Private Knox Sneden. Upon examining the work the Society's curators realized
that they held in their hands a remarkable collection, and one of enormous
significance. An equally remarkable series of events led to the discovery
of a diary/memoir which accompanied the artwork. Together these constitute
one of the most important Civil War documents ever produced. This collection
has now been published by The Free Press, a division of Simon
After viewing the presentation, spend some time viewing photographs of Civil War Battlefields by Maryland-based photographer Jan Faul and also see some of the people and places from Sneden's accounts through the Civil War Photographs of Mathew Brady. These photographs are presented with Masters of Photography.
Eye of the Storm will also be on display at the New York Historical Society after November 1.
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