Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece: Last Tribute of Respect - 10

Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson remains one of the most intriguing characters of the entire American Civil War. To this day he is still considered one of the most brilliant commanders in the history of warfare.

The flags … tell a story by themselves. We see the Virginia flag and the first National Flag on the left. The coffin is covered with the second National Flag, reported to be the very first one to be put into use. The VMI flag with its color guard is on the right, as well as Confederate Battle Flags in the background. - Mort Künstler

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