One Man’s Views about the “American Iliad”

                                 Gene Schmiel, author      Gene Schmiel

 Jacob Cox, the subject of “Citizen-General” is depicted in the two paintings on this page.  Above, “Battle of Franklin,” he is the general on the horse, commanding the Union defenses; below, “Battle of Antietam,” he is the commander of the Union left flank, and he is the general on horseback in the foreground directing the attack at “Burnside’s Bridge.”