General John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) on Horseback

Object Number: 
c. 1864
Brown ink and scratching out on paper, laid on heavier paper
Overall: 8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 11.4 cm ) mat: 14 x 10 in. ( 35.6 x 25.4 cm )
From the former mount: "Genl. John H. Morgan, on a Raid. This sketch is probably an original, owned immediately after the Civil War by Conf. Major A. J. Kercheval, of Martinsburg, WVa., and later by Col. Alex. R. Boteler of Gen. Lee's staff, who copied it in oil. Although somewhat careless in part, the sktech was pronouced a very faithful one by many who saw or knew the famous Confederate raider."
Gallery Label: 
A native of Huntville, Alabama, Morgan was a Confederate cavalry commander in the Civil War. In September, 1864, while preparing for a raid on Knoxville, he was surprised and killed by Union forces near Greenville, Tennesee.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group