Exclusive Offers & Updates!
Prints.Com Logo
About Us      Contact Us      View Cart
For Help Ordering    
Search our Art Prints and Posters search left
Powered by Netrics

John Paul Strain

Christmas Carol

Price:  $479.95
Item#:  28423

product details
shipping to:
edition size:
image Size:
26 x 19.5 in.
Signed by the Artist
Numbered Limited Edition
ships for:

ships in:
ships via:
$19.95 or less when combined

24 hours plus transit time
Fedex or UPS
about this piece
John Paul Strain's2006 Christmas Fine Art Print release The Christmas Carol, depicts the Opequon Presbyterian Church, Kernstown, Virginia - Winter of 1862.

The years of 1861 and 1862 had been momentous for Thomas J. Jackson. He had gone from being an unknown VMI professor with a Major's commission, to the rank of Lieutenant General commanding the II Corps in General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. In battle after battle Jackson's army had defeated those who opposed them. 'Stonewal' was now one of the most famous and feared generals of the war.

Snow blanketed the countryside on November 22 as Confederate divisions gathered in Winchester. General Lee's communiques to Jackson made it clear that it was time to consolidate the army, preparing for the Union Army's next move. Jackson's Corps numbered 33,000 troops, the largest he had ever commanded. The task of organizing and preparing the new II Corps was daunting, but the General was up to the challenge and kept on the move.

On an early November morning at the Opequon Presbyterian church, members of the choir practiced a favorite Christmas carol for the passing Stonewall Jackson and his men. With the fate of his army and possibly the South to be decided in the coming days, the beautiful melody of a Christmas carol in the distance uplifted General Jackson and his men as they prepared to leave for Fredericksburg.

Artist's Comments

Established in 1737 the Opequon Presbyterian Church is known as the Mother Church of the Valley, being the oldest organized church in the Shenandoah Valley. During the American Revolution the Opequon congregation sent many of its sons to fight in the War for Independence. In 1861 Opequon joined with other southern congregations in the formation of the Presbyterian Church of the Confederacy, sending more sons to fight for southern independence. The church sustained some damage during the First Battle of Kernstown on May 25, 1862, but continued to serve its members until after further damage in 1863 forced parishioners to move services to the stone school house next to the sanctuary.

authorized dealer

    Prints.com is an authorized

    John Paul Strain

    dealer. All

    John Paul Strain

    prints and products are printed, manufactured and distributed by the artist's authorized publisher. All images are copyrighted by

    John Paul Strain

Recently Added
Bogle Reflections Giclee on Canvas
Recently Added
Zachry Mexico Street Giclee on Canvas
Others Are Buying
Brenders Ghost Cat - Snow Leopard Artists Proof on Paper
Others Are Buying
Redlin Evening with Friends Legacy Canvas
Others Are Buying
Kinkade Lamplight Village SN Canvas
Others Are Buying
Kinkade Footprints in the Sand SN Paper