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Allegheny Arsenal Painting



By Alina Josan

Many images and still photographs remain from the Battle of Antietam. However, no images survived that captured the equally tragic event at the Allegheny Arsenal. Drawing from the firsthand testimony of witnesses, newspaper accounts, and other written records of the explosion, this painting represents a modern artistís rendition of the blast.

Read Alina Josan's Artist Statement

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