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Lookout Mountain Painting

  • Aired: 07/26/2010
  • 14:27
  • Rating: TV-G
Our contributor inherited a watercolor he believes was painted by a soldier, John F. Gisch, during the Civil War. He wants to know more about the artist, John Gisch, and about the painting itself. Wes Cowan learns more about the crucial battle over a strategic vantage point, Lookout Mountain and visits the Rock Island Arsenal Museum to find out more about the lives of soldiers imprisoned there.
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What can this painting tell us about a turning point in the Civil War?
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