Bummers [Foragers]

The Civil War Art of Edwin Forbes


During the American Civil War, often both sides had to augment what they were provided with what they were able to forage from the lands that they were in… and forage didn’t just mean what was found on the land or in the woods. It often meant what was found in the homes, shops, barns, and other properties of the people.

Created between 1862 and 1864

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919
part of: Civil War drawing collection of
Library of Congress image

Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine March 2011

america, american history, civil war, history, military

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