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Andrew McCallum

 (1821 - 1902)
Andrew McCallum was active/lived in New York / United Kingdom.  Andrew McCallum is known for war newspaper illustration.

Andrew McCallum

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Frank Leslie hired McCallum to add to the presence of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper artists at the siege of Petersburg in the summer of 1864. McCallum arrived at Petersburg with E. F. Mullen, also a new Leslie's artist, in late July just in time to witness the explosion of a mine placed in a tunnel under the Confederate lines.

In spite of the explosion, the Union forces suffered terrible losses in their attack. McCallum recorded the extent of the carnage in often excruciating and grisly detail.

On a lighter note, he did a series of drawings for Leslie's on the varied and imaginative architecture of chimneys that soldiers built for their winter quarters.

The Becker Collection contains drawings done by McCallum in Virginia between 1864 and 1865.

The Becker Collection: Drawings of the American Civil War

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Self-portrait of the artist in a rocky Landscape

About  Andrew McCallum

Born:  1821
Died:   1902
Known for:  war newspaper illustration