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Charles E.H. Bonwill (active ca. 1861-1882)

Battle of Grand Coteau, Louisiana. Furious Attack of the Rebels

Between 1861 and 1865, Bonwill  worked as a “special artist” for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper sketching scenes of the Civil War of which 87 were published. After the war, he traveled to Canada, and his drawings of Quebec and Ottawa were published in Picturesque Canada in 1882. The Becker Collection contains drawings Bonwill made in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Louisiana between 1861 and 1863. See works by this artist.