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The Course of Empire: The Savage State
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Keteltas as a brevet lieutenant colonel in the Union Army, and participated in the battles of Chickamauga, Georgia, and Mission Ridge, Tennessee. In this portrait, a gift to the Society from his sister, he is shown in uniform wearing the medals he received for gallant and meritorious conduct under fire in these battles.
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