“The Diamond” – Gettysburg art print by York artist Bradley Schmehl
Civil War artist Bradley Schmehl of York, PA has produced an excellent depiction of Major General Jubal A. Early‘s entry into Gettysburg’s “Diamond” (the town square) on the afternoon of June 26, 1863, following his successful repulse of Pennsylvania militia defenders at Marsh Creek and Witmer Farm. Both firefights, and Early’s subsequent occupation of Gettysburg and York, are topics I cover in detail in my recently released book, Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Gordon Expedition, June 1863. The book is available on amazon.com or directly from me at www.scottmingus.com
Veteran wargamer Larry Reber snapped the above photograph of Brad’s art print at a Gettysburg gift shop, and Brad gave me written permission to reproduce Larry’s image of his copyrighted artwork.
Brad tells me “The Diamond can be ordered from us. The canvas prints are $200 + s/h ($20). Check or money orders, can be sent to 25 S Yale St, York, PA 17403. In G’burg, the Wax Museum carries them and so does Gburg Frame Shop.”
If you collect Gettysburg art prints, this one is of interest as it is one of the few prints that depicts downtown Gettysburg under the Confederate occupation, and is one of only two I am aware of concerning Early’s entry (the other one is of Early’s cavalrymen under Elijah White entering town shortly before Early’s Georgia infantry under John B. Gordon arrived).