Our friend Evoca1 just sent us some images from “Glory” his newest piece which was just completed on the streets of Richmond for the Richmond Mural Project.
Richmond served as the capital of the Confederate States of America during the majority of the Civil War.
The Civil War is sometimes called “The Boys’ War,” because so many soldiers who fought were still in their teens.
The youngest boys served as drummers & served very important roles during the Civil War.
In the noise and confusion of battle, it was often impossible to hear the officers’ orders, so each order was given a series of drumbeats to represent it.
When the drummer boys weren’t needed for sounding calls, they walked around the battlefield looking for the wounded and brought them to medical care.
In 1865 the city finally fell to Union forces. Confederate troops were ordered to evacuate, destroying bridges and burning supplies they could not carry, with large portions of the city destroyed by fires set during the evacuation. The retreat of the Confederate soldiers marked the beginning of the end of slavery. Lincoln’s ‘Emancipation Proclamation” became effective in ALL states.
Continue reading for more high-resolution images and then check back with us soon for more updates from the streets of Richmond.