Civil War Paintings
The state of Minnesota has one of the most magnificent governmental headquarters in the country. It is also home to the most iconic image of the Battle of Nashville, along with 3 other key American Civil War battles:
- The Battle of Gettysburg
- The Second Minnesota Regiment at Mission Ridge
- Fourth Minnesota Regiment Entering Vicksburg
- The Battle of Nashville at Shy’s Hill (5th, 7th, 9th and 10th MN)
The Battle of Nashville cost Minnesota when 87 died in Tennessee. The day is remembered in Howard Pyle’s painting “Battle of Nashville” at the Minnesota Capitol. Shy’s Hill was the site of the deadliest day for Minnesotans fighting in the Civil War, and the heaviest losses in the Battle of Nashville.
The paintings were almost permanently relocated after a massive renovation in 2016. “The Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board voted 5-3 to recommend that the four historic paintings not be returned to the building’s most ornate room when the $310 million Capitol renovation is completed in January.” …read more
Take a virtual reality tour of the Capitol building and the Governor’s Reception Room:
Click here: Take a virtual reality tour of Shy’s Hill in Nashville, Tennessee.
Click here: Battle of Nashville painting by Howard Pyle
Click here: Minnesota Statue at the Nashville National Cemetery
Imagery and tour by Bob Henderson