Jim Barber, historian at NPG discusses the exhibiton "The Death of Ellsworth." He is interviewed by the NPG's Warren Perry. "The Death of Ellsworth" recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth in Alexandria, Virginia. Ellsworth was the first Union officer to be killed in the four-year-long struggle. His death at the hands of a local innkeeper made headlines throughout the country and he became a martyr in the North and an inspirational figure for legions of Yankees marching off to war. The exhibition is on view from April 29, 2011 through March 18, 2012; it brings together a select grouping of once-prized mementoes, including portraits of Ellsworth and Lincoln, as well as Alonzo Chappel's historic painting, "The Death of Ellsworth." Recorded at NPG, May 19, 2011.
Copyright: 2008 Smithsonian Institution
Podcast Keywords: art, portraits, portrait, portraiture, history, museum, museums, Smithsonian, NPG, National Portrait Gallery, civil war, Civil War 150, history, american, Elmer Ellsworth
Duration: 7:24 MINS
Author: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Subtitle: Jim Barber, historian at NPG discusses the exhibiton "The Death of Ellsworth"
Size: 190.9 MB
Uploaded: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 17:00:00 EST
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