Alfred R Waud Sketch of Thanksgiving 1861 WAUD family photo
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Alfred R Waud Sketch of Thanksgiving 1861

Alfred R Waud's sketch of Thanksgiving in a Civil War camp, Thursday November 28th 1861. This may be the camp of General Louis Blenker.

Alfred Rudolph Waud was an artist who was most remembered for the sketches that he made as a correspondent for the Civil War. Since the technology didn't exist forphotos to be printed in newspapers, Waud was instrumental in bringing scenes of the Civil War to the public.

Sketch courtesy of the Library of Congress, Alfred R Waud
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Photo taken at Civil War Camp, Virginia USA on