Council of War
John Rogers (1829-1904)
Gift of Robert and Alma Watchorn
Popular sculptor John Rogers was an innovator in the mass production of sculpted works. Rogers spent the war years creating sculptures of soldiers at camp and families on the home front. This work depicting President Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant, and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton discussing strategy during the war, is one of three versions produced. Lincoln’s son Robert Todd Lincoln considered it a lifelike representation of his father.