PROPERTY FROM A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF CAPTAIN BENJAMIN PATTERSON
On September 22, 1864, when his regiment was part of General Jubal Early's army fighting near Strausburg, Virginia, Benjamin was wounded at the Battle of Fisher's Hill, captured and sent to Fort Delaware. He was finally released at the end of the war in May 28, 1865.
After the war, he married Frances Coiner, sold 342 acres on the east side of South River near Harriston, Virginia, property he had inherited from his mother's family, the Craig's, and entered law school in Harrisonburg. He became a successful lawyer and served in the Virginia House of Delegates in the 1890s. Benjamin died March 9, 1900.
Max Neugas, a Jewish Confederate soldier and artist (born in Germany, circa 1836) was a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware from 1863 to 1865. He created a series of detailed drawings of Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island, providing a record of the life and architecture of the fort. Neugas joined the Confederate Army in South Carolina and fought in several Civil War battles. He was captured by Union troops after the Battle of Gettysburg and imprisoned at Fort Delaware.
Although executed in watercolor rather than pencil, the present pair of drawings relate closely to other known examples of Neugas' work.
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