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 John Edwin Forbes  (1839 - 1895)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: Civil War magazine illustration and painting, genre, landscape

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Edwin Austin Forbes
from Auction House Records.
Union Supply Wagon
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Born in New York City, John Edwin Forbes became a Civil War reportorial artist for Leslie's Illustrated newspaper, joining the staff at age 22 in 1861.  He was attached to the Army of the Potomac, and was one of the youngest and one of the few artists who covered the entire war.  Most of his illustrations were of the daily life of the soldiers, but he also depicted battle scenes including the Second Battle of Bull Run, and Hooker's Charge at Antiedam.

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