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**If you were invited here and do not wish to watch this page, I completely understand. That invite feature can be pretty annoying. This will likely be the only time I use the invite feature anyway. Thanks for stopping by. :)


Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. 

- President Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address

I am beginning a new chapter in my life as an artist. This wiki will be devoted to my drawings of individual men and women that played a roll in the terrible Civil War in the United States in the 1860's. My plan is to create one new drawing per week for a year (50 - 52 drawings in all).

I do ask that you respect this wiki because it holds much personal value, not only for the artwork, but also as a memorial to those brave souls that fought, both the North and the South. Trash-talking will not be tolerated and will be immediately reported.
A music list that I compiled for this wiki. Much of it comes from The Civil War - A Film by Ken Burns.

<img150*0:>The North - Union States
North Updates:
Abraham Lincoln, uploaded 7/24/2011
Ulysses S Grant, uploaded 9/1/2011


<img150*0:>The South - Confederate States
South Updates:
Robert E. Lee, uploaded 7/11/2011
Jefferson Davis, uploaded 8/12/2011


<img:stuff/aj/160592/abolitionappeal.jpg>The Abolitionists
Abolitionist Updates:
Frederick Douglass, uploaded 9/21/2011

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2011-07-14 [Thunder Cid]: More more more more!

2011-07-14 [Dark Side of the Moon]: workin' on it ;)

2011-07-14 [Thunder Cid]: Awesome. I can't wait to see what you do :D

2011-07-25 [Dark Side of the Moon]: cripes, I'll have to get a camera to make these drawings look half-way decent. My scanner - it's no good. :^P

2011-07-31 [Dark Side of the Moon]: *note to self - new Lincoln scan uploaded*

2011-08-01 [jacen81]: Beautiful work!

2011-08-02 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Thank you much!!

2011-08-04 [Artsieladie]: Wow! Melanie your work is "Oh my gosh! Fantastic!" Kudos for both the topic and the the art. Simply awesome. :)

2011-08-08 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Well thank you dear! I'm working on Mr. Jefferson Davis at the moment. Hopefully will have it finished by this weekend so will have another to add to this page soon. :^)

2011-08-08 [Artsieladie]: ..And I shall look forward to seeing it. :)

2011-08-12 [Skydancer]: Places on watch

2011-08-12 [Kyrinn]: this is a must watch for a Civil War nut like me. Very awesome!

2011-08-12 [Lord Josmar]: Lincoln looks like he is giving me a "come hither" look.

2011-08-12 [Kyrinn]: O_O

2011-08-12 [hanhepi]: these are really good! finally, i'm invited to a wiki that's worth watching.

2011-08-12 [Thunder Cid]: Same here *stalk*

2011-08-12 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Thanks all! I just finished Jefferson Davis and I'm going to upload a cleaner scan of Lee tonight. I mentioned in a forum posting that it is my goal to complete one drawing a week for a year (50 - 52 drawings in all) for this particular wiki. Since it's going to be massive, I'll eventually divide everything into South and North and include some extra history, major battles, etc. beneath each portrait. Since my husband is Mr. History he can help me out with getting all of the facts straight. Hopefully anyone that watches this will not only see the artwork but maybe learn something as well. :)

2011-08-12 [Thrice]: Wow. Great job, Dark! I can't wait to see more.

And, I agree with hanhepi. "Finally, I'm invited to a wiki that is worth watching."

2011-08-12 [Paul Doyle]: Nice!

2011-08-12 [Lord Josmar]: @Celsius: What do you mean Celsius. I have never gotten an invite for a bad wiki...

2011-08-12 [Akayume]: I like dis. (:

2011-08-12 [Thunder Cid]: So much win!

2011-08-12 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Jefferson Davis uploaded and a clean scan of Robert E. Lee. Next on the drawing board - Ulysses S Grant. :)

2011-08-12 [Mortified Penguin]: [hanhepi], you seem to be forgetting about Bob's Diner, Maze of Guile, Chess Tournament, and all the other wonderful wikis I've invited you to.

2011-08-12 [Alexi Ice]: Ah! Love it!!

2011-08-12 [Lord Josmar]: Im going to have to start inviting people to my wikis. I keep forgetting I can do that, lol.

2011-08-13 [Lothuriel]: Oh wow!! Thank you for the invitation! <img:stuff/dand-gif.gif>

2011-08-13 [Stephen]: Nice page. :)

2011-08-13 [Paul Doyle]: Lincoln: "I don't need a neckbeard to be a 19th Century ladykiller. Just look at me!" *duckface*

Very nice renditions! The descendants of Lincoln, Jeff Davis and General Lee would be very proud :)

2011-08-13 [Lerune]: These are excellent, really. Thank you so much for inviting me to see it. =o)

2011-08-13 [hanhepi]: mort: those were forever ago. it's been months since i got invited to any wiki's as good as those! until i got invited here anyway.

2011-08-13 [Dark Side of the Moon]: The only thing I don't like about the scans here is that all of the really fine detail gets washed out, such as the lines at the corners of their eyes. The faces on the originals are more grey than what these show.

Thanks for joining everyone!

2011-08-13 [hanhepi]: my scanner does that too, but sometimes playing with the settings it will actually pick up some details.

2011-08-13 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Unfortunately, I have to use the photocopier at the office to scan these. It doesn't allow for very much of the finer detail, no matter how much I play with it. :P I might get a digital camera and take photos of the drawings outdoors to see how that looks.

2011-08-13 [hanhepi]: oh, not a personal machine. that does complicate matters.

2011-08-13 [Kyrinn]: digital cameras are a good alternative, I do that too when my scanner decides to be stinky. Just take pictures on a sunny day to get the best clarity. :D

2011-08-13 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Definitely! I have a really good digi-cam that my folks gave me, but darn it all, no one can find the adaptor to re-charge the camera. *sulk*

2011-08-14 [Dark Side of the Moon]: I swear I'll stop making changes to this page soon. After today, most of the changes will take place on the other related wikis. :)

2011-08-21 [Artsieladie]: I am delighted that I was invited and yes, even though I was already watching and admiring your work. This wiki is both informative and enjoyable. Awesome! <img:stuff/ThumbsUp_Wh_Mood_rev.gif><img:stuff/mood33-gif.gif><img:stuff/ThumbsUp_Wh_Mood.gif>

2011-08-22 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Thanks dear!

2011-08-31 [Dark Side of the Moon]: I promise there will be an update soon, folks. Grant is nearly finished. ;^)

2011-09-02 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Grant uploaded to The North - Union States. :^)

2011-09-02 [Paul Doyle]: Sweet! Please keep it coming! This makes being a history buff more fun.

2011-09-02 [Dark Side of the Moon]: It shall be done! I'm kind of up in the air about what to draw next though. I think I'll create another branch of this for the abolitionists because I've wanted to draw Frederick Douglass and others.

2011-09-22 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Portrait of Frederick Douglass uploaded to The Abolitionists.

2012-01-06 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Been away for a while, busy with other commissions. Have a few more to do and will (hopefully) be getting on with this project again. Next up on the board will be Nathan Bedford Forrest and afterward J.E.B. Stuart. Will probably be a month or so before I can get started again but will update soon as I can. :^)

2014-07-16 [Stephen]: Congratulations - this page has been featured on Main Street as a Featured Wikipage!

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