Rare Civil War panaromic charcoal depiction of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee during the Civil War Union occupation period. Army encampments can be seen throughout the downtown area with landmarks including the Deaf, Dumb & Blind school, Blount Mansion, and other early houses by the river, and a train on the left side. This view appears to be taken from the Fort Sanders area. Reviewing early printed views of Knoxville during the Civil War suggest this view is unique versus taken from a known print or engraving. Later pencil signed lower left "Claude Lord" and dated lower right "Knoxville 1863". Sight – 9 1/8" H x 26 1/2" W. Overall with mat – 15 3/4" H x 33 1/4" W. Condition: Charcoal with a couple of rubbed/abraded areas, a couple of paint specs to drawing, matte in poor condition with water damage and staining.
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