July 6, 2015

Civil War Mural in Marlinton

I was moved by this mural in West Virginia. Completed earlier this year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War, it is about "the hometown strife of wartime, more than it is about the more famed losses and victories," according to artist Molly Must. (See article in Pocahontas Times.)
"Born of wartime conflict, West Virginia became a state on June 20th, 1863. Pocahontas County was torn between party lines. Neighbors and kin fought on opposite sides in The Battle of Droop Mountain (Nov. 6th 1863) where Union victory caused the collapse of Confederate resistance in the state."
Last week I shared a different mural by the same artist. You can see her experience as a collage artist in the composition of both murals.

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  1. what a great mural! i love historical murals!

  2. It's very vibrant. Surprising, from a Civil War mural.

  3. Beautiful and with a quiet dignity. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.


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