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Study for wounded soldier extracting cartridge shell with pocket knife

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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Paxson, Edgar Samuel 16
Descriptions
pencil on paper 221
Names
Drawing 735
Subjects
military 54 Figure 353 Springfield carbine
Date:
1898
Dimensions:
H: 9.875 in, width: 8.283 in
Title:
Study for Wounded Soldier Extracting Cartridge Shell with Pocket Knife
Gloss:
Paxson researched the Battle of the Little Bighorn and made numerous drawings to plan his composition. Captain E.S. Godfrey, one of his sources, wrote that one of the three causes of Custer's defeat was "the defective extraction of empty cartridge-shells from the carbines." Paxson made a point of illustrating that idea.
Inscription:
UR: Paxson/98;UR: For Custer/By Paxson/98
Remarks:
framed with 27.71.8
Accession Number:
27.71.9

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