I Will Never Retreat! (The 54th)
Tod Haskins Fredericks
- Limited edition with an edition size of 999 pieces.
- Measures 24x20 inches (paper size) x 19.5x15.125 inches (image size)
- Offset Lithograph
- Ships signed and numbered and with a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
- A tribute to the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment
A limited edition work of art that pays tribute to the legacy of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
In response to President Lincoln's call for additional soldiers, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment became one of the first all-black military units to serve in support of the Union during America's Civil War. This regiment was formed by recruiting free African Americans primarily from Northern states.
The regiment earned a reputation for its fearlessness and commitment, playing an instrumental role in securing multiple crucial triumphs for the Union. The unit's success opened doors to African Americans becoming part of the U.S. military.
On July 18th, 1863, the 54th Massachusetts faced their most memorable battle at Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina. This attack proved to be a brutal and bloody conflict that resulted in more than 272 casualties from fatalities, injuries, or capture.
In spite of the odds stacked against them, the regiment fought courageously and showed extraordinary bravery in the face of heavy enemy fire. Though ultimately compelled to retreat, the 54th Massachusetts made an everlasting impression on Confederate soldiers through their unwavering courage, tenacity, and determination.
Measures 24x20 inches (paper size) and 19.5x15.125 inches (image size). Ships signed and numbered by the artist with a certificate of authenticity. Edition size of 999 pieces. Offset lithograph with gold foil embellishment at the bottom that honors heroism of the 54th.
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Tod Haskins FredericksHailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tod Haskin Fredericks began his artistic journey at The Layton School of Art in the fields of Commercial Art and Art Education. He later ventured to University of Wisconsin-Madison where he furthered his studies in Fine Arts. Upon his college graduation, Tod proudly served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969. As a painter, he now centers his work on African American culture and history, often focusing on the military contributions of this demographic. Through his art, this creative genius has skillfully explored the irreplaceable spirit and soul of African Americans in our nation. His works honor their immense contributions to society, while simultaneously celebrating their never-ending dignity and continued struggle.
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