|The Battle of Nashville, by Howard Pyle
(Detail) Oil on Canvas, 1906, Minnesota Historical Society Collections
One of the most famous depictions of the Battle of Nashville
was painted by Howard Pyle (1853-1911),
known as the "Father of American Illustration."
The Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Minnesota Regiments
fought in a deadly charge across a muddy cornfield near Shy's Hill on Dec. 16, 1864.
More than 300 soldiers were left on the field.
This scene is one of six mural-sized paintings of Minnesota's Civil War regiments
hanging in the Governor's suite of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul.