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Wounded to the Rear, One More Shot

patented 1865 John Rogers Born: Salem, Massachusetts 1829 Died: New Canaan, Connecticut 1904 painted plaster 20 7/8 x 10 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (53.0 x 27.6 x 24.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of John Rogers and Son 1882.1.6 Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, East Wing


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Wounded to the Rear, One More Shot was the most successful of John Rogers’s Civil War groups, which continued to sell long after the war ended. General Joseph R. Hawley, who received a plaster copy in 1868, commented that “nothing relating to the war in painting or sculpture surpasses One Shot More.” It depicts two injured Union soldiers, one of whom is preparing to fire a final shot at the enemy.

Keywords

Figure group - male

History - United States - Civil War

Occupation - military - soldier

State of being - illness - wound

sculpture

paint

plaster

About John Rogers

Born: Salem, Massachusetts 1829 Died: New Canaan, Connecticut 1904

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