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Edwin Forbes, Original Civil War Pencil Drawing
11/21/2014 - American History: Live Salesroom Auction
Pencil drawing titled in lower right corner, Stoneman's Switch, Falmouth, Va. April 2nd, 1863. Signed at lower left, Edwin Forbes, New York. 9.875 x 13.25 in., matted in original, period frame, 15 x 18 in. This detailed drawing shows a Union Cavalry officer smoking his pipe inside a fully equipped tent with fold-down desk. In searching the name "Stoneman's Switch," we find another Forbes drawing with the title "Winter Camp near Stoneman's Switch, Falmouth, Va.," which was created January 25, 1863, and is in the Morgan Collection of Civil War Drawings at the Library of Congress. 
 
Professionally conserved and in very fine condition, the drawing is a remarkable example of Forbes' Civil War-period work. 


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Professionally conserved and in very fine condition overall.
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