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Francis Schell

 (1834 - 1909)
Francis H. Schell was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York.  Francis Schell is known for war artist, illustration and lithography.

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Francis Schell was an artist, illustrator, and lithographer in Philadelphia before coming to New York where Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper hired him as a "special artist" in 1861. First sent to cover the Federal occupation of Baltimore after the riots there in April, he then followed the Union campaign at Fortress Monroe and Great Bethel on the North Carolina coast in early 1862 focusing often on drawing small details and minor incidents that would be memorable to soldiers.

When the North Carolina campaign bogged down in a stalemate, he was reassigned to General George McClellan's Army of the Potomac, and he witnessed the confrontation with General Robert E. Lee's army at the battle of Antietam Creek, one of the bloodie   ...  Displaying 750 of 2420 characters.

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