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Frederick Sackrider Remington (1861-1909)


Although his painting career was after the Civil War and he is best known for his works dealing with the American West, Frederick Remington did execute a number of works depicting the section conflict. A native of New York, he had travelled widely gathering material for his work -- even being deported from Russia. But the West was his primary artistic interest. He became known for his action scenes and his ability to faithfully portray man and horse.

He covered the war with Spain but for some of his military works he dug back into recent history to depict the Civil War. He died suddenly of appendicitis.
Vail, R.W.G., Frederick Remington, Chronicler of the Vanished West


One of the most oft-repeated stories connected with the Spanish-American War concerns Frederick Remington. The artist was engaged by William Randolph Hearst, publisher of the New York JOURNAL, to go to Cuba with noted writer Richard Harding Davis and provide illustrations to accompany a series of articles on the Revolution. Arriving in Havana in January of 1897, Remington soon became bored with seemingly peaceful Cuba and wired Hearst: "Everything is quiet. There is no trouble. There will be no war. I wish to return." The publisher's reply is alleged to have been: "Please remain. You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war."
Who was Who in the Union, p. 329



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"Remington Corrections"
Ann Remington Long, pp. 129-135, The American Genealogist Vol. 47, No. 3, July, 1971

Unfortunately, many Americans have accepted as authoritative the English ancestry of Lt. John Remington of Roxbury and Rowley, Massachusetts, as outlined by William Pretyman in The Genealogist, New Series, Vol. 27, pp. 129-149, and "corrected" in Notes on the History of Some Remingtons of Yorkshire, 1200-1900 [printed at Bournemouth, 1911], an unsigned pamphlet also obviously by Pretyman. My Research into Remington lines after 1500 A.D. has not established the parentage of Lt. John Remington, the immigrant ancestor of many Americans of the name, so that I cannot offer the ancestry at this time.

Thomas Remington of Suffield, CT
And some descendents, by L. Dewey. 9p. 1909. $4.00


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