8.5 inches X 23.5 inches (6.5 X 21.5 image size).
Edition of 500 signed and numbered prints.
I think the title of a work of art is very important. When I was sketching the idea for this image several years ago, I knew then that I needed a title that would accurately convey my feelings of patriotism and sacrifice in two or three little words. Although I think the title that I eventually settled on works, I think the quote below is closer to what I had in mind.
"I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom." The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VIII, "Letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby" (November 21, 1864), pp. 116-117.

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