One Man’s Views of the “American Iliad”


Gene Schmiel – web-site:

 Jacob Cox, the subject of Citizen-General, is also the hero of the Union army in my new book, Lincoln, Antietam and a Northern Lost Cause, now published on’s attack as commander of the Union left flank at Antietam, the key to sweeping Lee and his army from the field, is depicted on the book cover above in the Kurz and Allison painting.  Below, in the Kurz and Allison painting of the Battle of Franklin, Cox,  the unsung Union hero  of that battle, is depicted as the general on the horse, commanding and rallying the Union defenses at a critical moment.  cropped-1280px-kurz_and_allison_-_battle_of_franklin_november_30_1864-e1516570470556.jpg