(1838 - 1905)
Frederick B. Schell was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois. Frederick Schell is known for newspaper and magazine war artist.
Biography Frederick Schell
Frederick Schell was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He became a "special artist for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper in 1862 and did drawings at Antietam in that year.
In 1863, Frank Leslie assigned him to General Ulysses S. Grant's army at Vicksburg where he drew the desperate hand-to-hand combat of the second futile assault by Union troops on May 18 and detailed scenes of the subsequent siege of the city. When the Confederate General John C. Pemberton and his exhausted and starving troops surrendered on July 4, Schell sketched the stacking of Confederate weapons while Union troops sat watching the enemy file by. He captured the somber meeting of the two generals and the silent
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