Post by Diane Merkel on Jun 10, 2006 9:55:44 GMT -5
The Norman Rockwell Museum presents the exhibit Frederic Remington and the American Civil War: A Ghost Story through October 29, 2006.
Remington was born in Canton in northern New York on October 4, 1861. His boyhood fostered a lifelong love of horses and the outdoors, while his father's tales of action as a cavalry officer in the Civil War inspired a passion for things military that found a western focus with the battle of the Little Bighorn during the nation's Centennial Year, 1876. At the age of fourteen Remington was smitten with the urge to go see the West for himself.