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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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Eakins, Thomas Cowperthwait

Ellwood C. Parry.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 4301 words.

Eakins, Thomas Cowperthwait (25 July 1844–25 June 1916), artist and teacher, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Benjamin Eakins, a writing master, and Caroline Cowperthwait....

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Sanitary fairs in America

Ethan Robey.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Art Education; History of Art; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art. 855 words.

Fund-raising events organized by Sanitary Commissions in various cities from 1863 to 1865 in aid of the Union army. The fairs included some of the most influential public displays of...

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