Civil War Battlefields Provide Ample Fodder for Artist

Here's an unusual national park story.


It revolves around Mort Kunstler, an artist who uses his paintbrush to honor the generation of Americans who did battle during the Civil War. Here's a snippet:


Noted Civil War scholar and Jackson biographer Dr. James I. Robertson once said of K√ľnstler: "No one has better captured the sights, the feelings, the encompassing drama that formed the conflict of the 1860s. Many gifted wielders of the brush have given us scores of Civil War illustrations, but only K√ľnstler has carried that skill to a level of perfection."


It's a good, slightly long, read, but one worth your time if you're a Civil War buff and appreciate the human toil and anguish that played out on the landscapes of Gettysburg, Shiloh, and Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial, just to name several of the sites.