Stonewall Jackson's Fence

General Martin McMahon and Staff
Stonewall Jackson
General Thos. H. Neil, Russell and Martindale
John Brown
Six Men in Front of a Tent

Date:
1999
Medium:
Ink on wood
Dimensions:
43 1/2 x 12 x 2 3/4 inches - Framed: 56 x 20 x 3 1/2 inches
Credit Line:
Collection of Lysiane Luong Grooms and the artist

Grooms turns a picket fence, a familiar sight on Civil War battlefields, into a ladder to display several sketches from the conflict. “Stonewall” Jackson, whose troops at one point were called the Mud Fence Brigade, keeps company with radical abolitionist John Brown and several Union officers. Two of them, Thomas Neil and David Russell, did fight in Jackson’s last battle, Chancellorsville, where the Confederate general was accidentally shot in the arm by his own men and succumbed to complications from the injury.