President Lincoln and Genl. Scott Reviewing Regiments

Title

President Lincoln and Genl. Scott Reviewing Regiments

Description

During the Civil War, Mall grounds were used to quarter troops and house a hospital for the wounded. Union soldiers frequently paraded in the vicinity. In this picture, President Abraham Lincoln and General Winfield Scott review a regiment of Union troops in 1861. Lincoln stands before a flag pole, and Scott is shown sitting to Lincoln's right. The White House is clearly visible in the background. During the Civil War, the public relied on sketch artists to capture action. Alfred Waud, who drew this scene, became known for his accurate portrayal of events and his passion for portraying the realities of soldiers' lives.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

1861

Coverage

Description

During the Civil War, Mall grounds were used to quarter troops and house a hospital for the wounded. Union soldiers frequently paraded in the vicinity. In this picture, President Abraham Lincoln and General Winfield Scott review a regiment of Union troops in 1861. Lincoln stands before a flag pole, and Scott is shown sitting to Lincoln's right. The White House is clearly visible in the background. During the Civil War, the public relied on sketch artists to capture action. Alfred Waud, who drew this scene, became known for his accurate portrayal of events and his passion for portraying the realities of soldiers' lives.

Creator

Alfred Rudolph Waud

Date

1861

Coverage

1860-1889

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.