Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Context||Like today's embedded journalists, Homer was on the lines with the Union army, though he used paintings and drawings rather than prose.|
|Audience||Readers of Harper's Weekly, a prominent Northern magazine|
|Purpose||To depict the war|
Winslow Homer, who would later become one of the nation's most distinguished painters, lived among the Union troops as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly. His early works featured heroic charges calculated to increase patriotism.