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Tom Lovell - THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop

By mid-1864, the Union's attempt to take Petersburg, Virginia, had been slowed to a halt by trench warfare. A mining engineer with the Union army, Colonel Pleasants persuaded General Ulysses S. Grant that an explosive packed tunnel beneath Confederate lines could break the stalemate.

Under Pleasant's supervision, Union troops excavated a 511-foot tunnel with a cross-shaft packed with dynamite. Early in the morning on July 30, the charge was detonated, exploding Confederate lines and hollowing out a crater 150 feet long, 97 feet wide and 30 feet deep. Falling earth formed a high embankment around the crater and one enormous lump of clay perched on the rim.

The ensuing Union charge took four divisions into the crater. This tactical error allowed the Southern forces to regroup and hold the North, now fighting uphill, at bay. By midafternoon and a final Confederate drive, the North had lost 4,400 men. For the South, the clear victory maintained their hold on Petersburg and provided a morale boost to their beleaguered troops.

THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER
by Tom Lovell

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LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Image size: 18 3/8"w x 28"h.
Limited Edition of: 1500
Originally Published:
April 1988
$225.00

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THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER

THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER
Tom Lovell
1909 - 1997 A Native American finding a Raggedy Ann doll on a lonely western road. A man teaching his blonde, gingham-dressed, settler wife how to shoot a rifle. A trio of Indians warming their hands over the chimney of a snow-buried cabin in an otherwise empty landscape. These are just three of the stories told through the art of Tom Lovell, considered by his peers one of the deans of Western art. But that’s not all. He was equally famous for his exciting and thought- provoking illustrations for such magazines as Life, The Saturday Evening Post and National Geographic—as well as his stirring images of sweeping Civil War battles which were considered so definitive that they were telecast as part of the famous Public Television documentary on the conflict and published in the accompanying best-selling book. Lovell was the first artist to win the National Academy of Western Art’s highest honor, the Prix de West, twice. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1974 and eventually named a Hall of Fame Laureate. In 1992, he was honored by both the National Academy of Western Art and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a prestigious one-man retrospective show. He has left a lifetime of work that will influence, impress and instill emotion for years to come.


 

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