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Civil War oil paintings on display at Va. museum

Tuesday - 7/17/2012, 3:01am  ET

NEW MARKET, Va. (AP) - More than two dozen Civil War oil paintings are going on display in Virginia.

An exhibit of paintings by Mort Kunstler opened on Monday at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War at Virginia Military Institute's New Market Battlefield.

The paintings were selected by Col. Keith Gibson, who is executive director of the VMI museum system. They were featured in the VMI Museum's main gallery earlier in the summer.

Among the paintings is one titled "Angel of the Battlefield." It depicts Clara Barton, the nurse who founded the International Red Cross, and Walt Whitman, poet and Civil War nurse, in the aftermath of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

The exhibit closes Sept. 7.

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