University of Maryland Libraries Digital Collections

Artist's depiction of Civil War Cavalryman, circa 1907- 1914

1907-1914PrintcolorJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Alternate title:"The Cavalryman" from original painting by W.L. Sheppard, courtesy of Confederate Museum
Summary:Artist's depiction of Civil War Cavalryman, circa 1907- 1914. Caption reads: "There are three originals of this series, now on display in the Confederate Museum at Richmond, VA. These outstanding Civil War water color paintings are by William Ludwell Sheppard (1833-1912) distinguished illustrator, portrait and landscape artist of the period. Mr. Sheppard studied in Richmond under the famous Colonel Crozet. He was in New York when the war began but returned to Richmond immediately to serve with the Confederate Army. Enlisting as a private he soon was promoted to second Lieutenant in the famed Richmond Howitzers. Later he was appointed assistant Engineer under the renowned Colonel Rives, Confederate Army Engineer. After the war Mr. Sheppard studied in Paris under Paul Soyer. His illustrations and paintings are among the finest and most authentic pictorial records of the era." Postcard number: K-15755.
Creator:Sheppard, W. L.
Provider:Tichnor Brothers, Inc.
Thompson's Community Service
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Tennessee
Place of origin – Settlement:Paris
Temporal subject: 1861-1870
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Cavalry
Sheppard, William Ludwell, 1833-1912
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
Collection may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the University of Maryland Libraries at