ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - Reintroducing Battle of Island No. 10 commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.
Island No. 10 is located in the New Madrid bend of the Mississippi River. The painting depicts the raging battle for control of the river in 1862. Night and day the Confederate forces were bombarded by the Union ironclads and mortars. Control of the Mississippi River was a strategic element in the Civil War.