Civil War and Historical Art
Thunder At Dawn

Battle of Antietam Creek Maryland
September 17th, 1862

This new release by Mark maritato depicts Captain William W. Parker's Virginia Artillery Battery on the morning of September 17th 1862 as the sun is beginning to rise on what would be known as the bloodiest single day in American military history. Part of Stephen D. Lee's Artillery Battalion, Parker's Battery was stationed on a area of high ground in front of the Dunker Church. As the Battle raged, Parkerís guns fired into the distant Cornfield owned by David R. Miller and North Woods beyond. Parkerís guns fired over the heads of Hoodís Texas Brigade as they deployed in preparation to assault Federal troops who were engaged with William E. Starkeís Louisiana Brigade along the Hagerstown Turnpike. The incessant shelling by Federal guns on this open position would forever give this place and the action that took place here the nickname ďArtillery Hell.Ē Two days after the battle, the wreckage of this artillery battery was photographed by Alexander Gardner, which has become one of the best-known photographs taken at Antietam.

Call 800-731-0060

$160 Paper - Image Size 18 x 12

$375 Canvas - Size 30 x 20

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