At First Light

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At First Light

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THE GWINNETT ARTILLERY AT THE BATTLE OF FORT SANDERS

Knoxville, Tennessee, November 29th, 1863. At 2:45am on the 29th of November, Major Austin Leyden, commander of the 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion, received orders that his batteries should open fire on Union-held Fort Sanders at the break of day, whether or not the parapets of the fort were actually visible in the early morning light. Captain Tyler Peeples’ battery, the Gwinnett Artillery, obliged by opened the barrage at 6:00am on that Sunday morning, signaling the beginning of the Confederate assault on the Yankee fortress.

This ill-planned and disastrous attack was soon bloodily repulsed, with 813 Confederate casualties, leading to General Longstreet’s lifting the siege of Knoxville, and his subsequent retreat further into northeast Tennessee.

Depicted: Co. D, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion, Captain Tyler M. Peeples, commanding

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At First Light is oil on board.

The painting is 25.5 x 32.5 inches; framed to 30 x 37 inches

Price includes frame and shipping (continental US).

The framed artwork will be securely packaged and shipped by UPS. You may also pick up the artwork in my studio in southwest Virginia.

If you would like to view the original artwork, please email me for an appointment. I'd be happy to show it to you.