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Near Spencer in Van Buren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gilbert Gaul, Civil War Painter

 
 
Gilbert Gaul, Civil War Painter Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 7, 2007
1. Gilbert Gaul, Civil War Painter Marker
Inscription. Just south of here was the studio of Gilbert Gaul, one of the best painters of American Civil War scenes. After being elected the youngest member of the National Academy of Design in 1882, his "Holding the Line at all Hazards" won an Academy Gold Medal. Gaul moved here from New York in 1881 after inheriting a tract of land. His most prolific work was accomplished here, engaging local folk as models.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2C 15.)
 
Location. 35° 39.547′ N, 85° 22.619′ W. Marker is near Spencer, Tennessee, in Van Buren County. Marker is on a Fall Creek Falls State Park road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer TN 38585, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail of Tears (approx. 7.2 miles away); Camp Forrest (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bragg’s March to Kentucky (approx. 9.5 miles away); Bragg Invades Kentucky (approx. 11.1 miles away); Sequatchie College (approx. 11.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Gilbert Gaul At Fall Creek Falls. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
2. Gilbert Gaul Biography.
Gilbert Gaul, Civil War Painter Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 7, 2007
2. Gilbert Gaul, Civil War Painter Marker
(Submitted on November 18, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
3. Display of Gilbert Gaul paintings, The Athenaeum. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Gilbert Gaul, Civil War Painter Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 7, 2007
3. Gilbert Gaul, Civil War Painter Marker
 
 
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