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Artist:
Goupil Lithography Company, active in America 1848 - 1884  Search this
Sitter:
Wade Hampton III, 28 Mar 1818 - 11 Apr 1902  Search this
James Ewell Brown Stuart, 6 Feb 1833 - 12 May 1864  Search this
Jubal Anderson Early, 3 Nov 1816 - 2 Mar 1894  Search this
Joseph Forney Johnston, 1843 - 1913  Search this
John Bell Hood, 29 Jun 1831 - 30 Aug 1879  Search this
Robert Edward Lee, 19 Jan 1807 - 12 Oct 1870  Search this
Ambrose Powell Hill, 9 Nov 1825 - 2 Apr 1865  Search this
Thomas Jonathan Jackson, 21 Jan 1824 - 10 May 1863  Search this
James Longstreet, 8 Jan 1821 - 2 Jan 1904  Search this
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, 28 May 1818 - 20 Feb 1893  Search this
John Hunt Morgan, 1 Jun 1825 - 4 Sep 1864  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph with tintstone on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 43.1 x 68.3 cm (16 15/16 x 26 7/8")
Sheet: 54.5 x 76.1 cm (21 7/16 x 29 15/16")
Mat: 64.1 x 87.6 cm (25 1/4 x 34 1/2") - can change to standard size D or E
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1865
Exhibition Label:
Lee’s reputation as a leader, and the swashbuckling way he won his major victories, was reflected on the generals he commanded: “Jeb” Stuart, James Longstreet, “Stonewall” Jackson, and others all became legendary. They deserved the plaudits. Yet they were not without fault, and Lee, who did not like personal confrontation, always had difficulty imposing his will on subordinates. The death of Stonewall Jackson deprived Lee of his most valued lieutenant, and he never found an adequate replacement either to command Jackson’s troops or to almost intuitively understand and execute Lee’s plans. Lee held a loose rein on his generals, trusting them as he did Jackson, but too frequently they let him down at crucial moments. This happened most notably at Gettysburg, where Stuart led the cavalry off on a wild goose chase and other generals were dilatory or recalcitrant.
Robert E. Lee y sus generales
La reputación de Lee como líder y la manera intrépida en que logró sus victorias más importantes se vio reflejada en los generales que comandaba: “Jeb” Stuart, James Longstreet, “muro de piedra” Jackson y otros, se volvieron todos legendarios. Ellos merecían los aplausos. Sin embargo, no estaban libres de culpa y Lee, a quien no le gustaba la confrontación personal, siempre tuvo dificultad para imponer su voluntad en sus subordinados. La muerte de "muro de piedra" Jackson despojó a Lee de su teniente más valorado; nunca encontró un reemplazo adecuado para comandar las tropas de Jackson o que entendiera casi intuitivamente y ejecutara los planes de Lee. Lee le dio rienda suelta a sus generales, confió en ellos como lo hizo con Jackson, pero lo decepcionaban muy frecuentemente en los momentos cruciales. Esto ocurría especialmente en Gettysburg, donde Stuart conducía la caballería hacia una persecución absurda y los otros generales eran dilatorios y recalcitrantes.
Goupil Lithography Company (activa 1848–84)
Litografía con piedra de tinta, alrededor de 1865
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Architecture\Building\Tent  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Equipment\Optical Devices\Telescope\Spyglass  Search this
Weapon\Cannon  Search this
Human Figures\Soldier  Search this
John Hunt Morgan: Male  Search this
John Hunt Morgan: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate  Search this
Robert Edward Lee: Male  Search this
Robert Edward Lee: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate  Search this
Robert Edward Lee: Education\Administrator\College\President  Search this
Wade Hampton III: Male  Search this
Wade Hampton III: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Wade Hampton III: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Wade Hampton III: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate  Search this
Wade Hampton III: Politics and Government\Governor\South Carolina  Search this
Wade Hampton III: Politics and Government\US Senator\South Carolina  Search this
John Bell Hood: Male  Search this
John Bell Hood: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate  Search this
John Bell Hood: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
James Ewell Brown Stuart: Male  Search this
James Ewell Brown Stuart: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate  Search this
Thomas Jonathan Jackson: Male  Search this
Thomas Jonathan Jackson: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Thomas Jonathan Jackson: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate  Search this
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard: Male  Search this
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard: Literature\Writer  Search this
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate  Search this
Jubal Anderson Early: Male  Search this
Jubal Anderson Early: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Jubal Anderson Early: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Ambrose Powell Hill: Male  Search this
Ambrose Powell Hill: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate  Search this
James Longstreet: Male  Search this
James Longstreet: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
James Longstreet: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
James Longstreet: Politics and Government\Government Official  Search this
James Longstreet: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Confederate  Search this
James Longstreet: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Joseph Forney Johnston: Male  Search this
Joseph Forney Johnston: Politics and Government\Governor  Search this
Joseph Forney Johnston: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Joseph Forney Johnston: Politics and Government\State Senator\Alabama State Senator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.84.272
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.272