Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 22.207
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975.
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Battlefield scene depicting three captured Confederate soldiers and a Union escort standing before Union officer Brigadier-General Francis Channing Barlow (1834-1896). The figures stand against a background depicting dismounted Union soldiers and a desolate landscape covered with burned tree stumps. On the far right, a white flag bears the red cloverleaf insignia of the First Division of the Second Corps, and the Union escort to the right of the prisoners wears a cap with the same red cloverleaf insignia above the number 61, for the Sixty-first New York Volunteers. General Barlow, who was commanding officer of the First Division of the Second Corps, was also a family friend and classmate of Winslow Homer's brother Charles, and Barlow assisted Homer during his visits to the front. The scene has been identified as Barlow's capture of Confederate Colonel John A. Baker of the Third North Carolina Cavalry and two of his soldiers, which took place on June 21, 1864. Colonel Baker stands in the middle, his right hand on his hip staring at General Barlow who stares back, standing with his hands clasped behind his back.