Upper Potomac in the Civil War

Upper Potomac in the Civil War

Derived from a 1965 Publication of the District of Columbia Civil War Centennial Commission.

Today, the Upper Potomac Valley boasts an idyllic landscape where an indomitable river winds through quaint historic towns, rolling farmlands, and mountain vistas. Between 1859 and 1865, this was a scene of war. Battles, skirmishes, daring raids, and dangerous escapes rattled the usually peaceful region. Great armies, blue and gray, crossed the Potomac River numerous times as war shifted back and forth over this natural boundary that separated the North and South.

One hundred years later, Washington, D.C. artist Garnet W. Jex combined his love of history and natural beauty to interpret these events in a stunning collection of fifty-one opaque watercolor paintings. The paintings are presented here in full color to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial and to reveal in vivid detail the dramatic events that unfolded along the banks of the mighty river. 

Paintings and accompanying narrative by Garnet W. Jex, produced with the active help and guidance from John R. Winters, A. D. Kenamond, Paul J. Sedgwick, J. Gay Seabourne, & Walter R. Jex.

Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Paperback, 56 pages. Measures 10" x 7" x 0.15". Weighs 6 oz.

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