Nathan B. Abbott
View of Military Post Cowan, Tennessee
Henry C. Eno
The 1860’s would see American railroads used directly in military operations during the Civil War. This lithograph, based off of art done by a Connecticut soldier, shows a Union Army post in Cowan, Tennessee which was along the railroad line between Nashville and Chattanooga. Images like this combined the latest technology of the day, the railroad, with the current events of the Civil War and were highly profitable for their publishers.