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Mort Kunstler "Keep To Your Sabers Men" Civil War Lithograph S/N - $525 (Camas)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Mort Kunstler
model name / number: Keep to Your Sabres, Men
I am selling a wonderful limited edition offset lithograph framed and matted wall hanging by the artist Mort Kunstler entitled "Keep to Your Sabres, Men." It is signed and numbered #000169 and comes with the Certificate of Authenticity. The lithograph depicts Generals Custer and Hampton at the battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. This is a Limited Edition 1500 with 50 Artist Proofs. All plates have been destroyed. The image measures 10" x 27 1/2" and the overall size measures 19" x 36 3/4". There is a brass plate on the front of the frame with the picture's title "Keep to Your Sabres, Men" Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, by Mort Kunstler. Mort Kunstler is America's foremost historical artist. See pictures for more information on this great collector's work. This piece is a special depiction of American History. In excellent flawless condition!
Original Collectible Civil War Print.
---- SOLD OUT PRINT EDITION ---
Personally Hand Signed & Numbered By Mort Kunstler
MINT CONDITION
About the Artist and Print:
In looking for an exciting situation for the first print in the new Killer Angels portfolio, based on the battle of Gettysburg, I decided it should be a scene that had never been painted before. I wanted to show both sides and I also wanted to make it an action piece. When I read about the charges of Wade Hampton and George Armstrong Custer on the East Cavalry Field on July 3, 1863, I knew I had my moment!

The two forces charged headlong at each other at about 3:30 in the afternoon. The Union charged northeast and the Confederates southwest, accounting for the sunlight coming from behind them from the west. They hit with such force that the impact of horses and men was heard a mile away, tumbling them end over end. Wade Hampton, the South Carolinian and chief lieutenant of J.E.B. Stuart, led the charge of the Confederates and was badly wounded in the ensuing melee.

The 23 year old boy general, Custer led the Union charge with the now famous shout, "Come on you Wolverines!" to his Michigan brigade. He was credited by some with personally capturing the battle flag of Hampton.

The Confederates' weapon of choice at close quarters had usually been firearms. However, in this action, they chose to use their sabers, the favorite weapon of the Union cavalry. Leading his troops on, Hampton was heard to shout above the din, "Keep to your sabers, men! Keep to your sabers!"

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