24 X 20 – Oil on canvas
AP (Artist Proof) first 50: $195
950 S/N: $135
Major General John Brown Gordon. Nicknamed “The miniball magnet” because he was wounded so often.
Assigned by General Lee to hold vital ”Bloody Lane” at Antietam, Gordon’s wound count soared. A miniball passed through his calf. A second ball hit hm higher in the same leg. A third went though his left arm, mangling it. A fourth hit him in the shoulder. He refused to quit and continued to lead his men. Finally a fifth hit him in the face, his left cheek, exiting his jaw. He fell from his horse, full face into his cap. He would have drowned in his own blood if it had not drained out through another bullet hole