Berryville Wagon Raid
Original Author: Charles Edouard Armand-Dumaresq
Created: 1868
Medium: Oil on canvas
Publisher: Museum of the Confederacy

Berryville Wagon Raid

John Singleton Mosby, at the time a Confederate major and commander of the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Partisan Rangers), sits atop a white horse and accepts the cheers of his men as he watches the long line of Union soldiers on foot who have been captured during the Berryville Wagon Raid of August 13, 1864. In the distance, the sky is filled with smoke from wagons that were set ablaze by the Confederate rangers.

This painting was created in 1868 by French military artist Charles Edouard Armand-Dumaresq, one of three French artists commissioned by a Confederate veteran to memorialize the victory. The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond owns the trio of paintings.

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