This tragic war has been a subject for artists since the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter in April 1861. Today artists such as Don Troiani, Mort Künstler, Rick Reeves, David Wright, J.N. Muir, and Brad Schmell continue to portray the war’s defining moments in stunning paintings and sculpture. They depict the heroism, glory and tragedy of this struggle of brother against brother.
The paintings hung in chronological order to help visitors understand the battles as they occurred.
In commemoration of the Civil War, each April Booth Museum partners with Bartow History Museum to present Civil War Comes Alive! Held the last Saturday in April, visitors can experience what life was like on the home front, hear Abraham Lincoln recite the Gettysburg Address, watch cannon demonstrations and so much more.