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Federal cavalryman of the Civil War period. (Submitted)

York graphic artist adding military sketches to portfolio

I have long enjoyed looking at full-color drawings of different military uniforms through the ages. It developed to¬† love for graphically illustrated books. My interest dated back to my childhood and many illustrated books that I checked out of the library in my hometown in southeastern Ohio. Over the years, I began collecting Osprey Publishing’s finely-detailed books on uniforms and equipment, particularly during the Civil War period. Their stable of graphic artists is second to none in the military book world.

During a recent book signing in Gettysburg, I met Mark Leinweaver through a mutual friend. Mark is well known in the York, PA community as a graphic artist and designer through his Studio M. He has designed book covers, packaging, print advertisements and brochures, T-shirt graphics, and much else. He has recently begun expanding his portfolio of illustrations of American soldiers, including Civil War (Union and Confederate subjects), WWI, and other periods. Check out his website for complete information!

Mark and I began chatting, sharing our mutual interest in Civil War and military history in general. He graciously sent me a few sample illustrations of his work.

A sergeant major in the US infantry in 1827. (Submitted)
An American “doughboy” from the 28th Division in World War I. (Submitted)
The colorful garb of the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry, also known as Collis’s Zouaves. (Submitted)

To chat with Mark and learn his pricing structure for prints of these or other images, or to inquire as to possible custom work, please send him an email and/or visit his website.