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"Cannons on the Square"
A Painting by Ron Lesser

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The Painting

A panoramic view of the Mercersburg's Square as it was in 1862, featuring two 12-pounders from the Stuart 1st Horse Artillery. Shown left to right are troopers carrying flags of Hampton's Legion Washington Artillery and Stuart's 1st Horse Artillery, Major General J.E.B. Stuart, Captain James Breathed, and Major John Pelham. To the right of Major Pelham are 1st North Carolina cavalry under the flag of North Carolina as they ride through Mercersburg.