Francis H. Schell"Frank"
(1834 - 1909)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Newspaper artist
Branch of Service: Civilian
Unit: Army of the Potomac
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Frank Schell had been an illustrator and lithographer in Philadelphia before going to New York and signing on with Frank Leslie as a ìspecial artistî in 1861. He was on the 1862 North Carolina Campaign earlier in 1862, then joined the Army of the Potomac before Antietam.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was on the field during combat on September 17 and sketched events there for Frank Leslie's Illustrated News.
The remainder of the War:
He was later at Vicksburg, on the Gulf, and on the Atlanta Campaign. He had more than 200 of his war images printed in Leslieís, and was the magazineís art director after the war. He also published drawings in Century Magazine and in the Battles & Leaders compilation.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic data from a biographical sketch accompanying an online exhibit from the Becker Collection/Boston College.
More on the Web:
See more about Schell's experience at Antietam in a post on behindAotW.
|Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA |
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