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The Ride of General Marion's Men, c. 1850

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The Julia B. Bigelow Fundexpand_more  44.15

Alonzo Chappel was a New York artist who specialized in historical illustration. His interpretations of the events and heroes of American history presented his late nineteenth-century audiences with a romanticized view of their past. He was especially popular for his depiction of the early history of this country. General Francis Marion (1732-1795) began his military career fighting the Cherokee Indians in 1759. Better known as "The Swamp Fox," he became famous for his daring escapades at the head of a guerrilla militia that harangued the British army along the southern frontier during the Revolutionary War.

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Title
The Ride of General Marion's Men
Artist Life
1828 - 1887
Role
Artist
Accession Number
44.15
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Historical. Genre.