Wounded to the Rear, One More Shot

Copied John Rogers, Wounded to the Rear, One More Shot, patented 1865, painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Rogers and Son, 1882.1.6
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Artwork Details

Title
Wounded to the Rear, One More Shot
Artist
Date
patented 1865
Dimensions
20 7810 789 12 in. (53.027.624.1 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of John Rogers and Son
Mediums
Mediums Description
painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • History — United States — Civil War
  • Figure group — male
  • State of being — illness — wound
Object Number
1882.1.6

Artwork Description

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.