Trimble, Isaac R., 1802-1888

Subject: 
Painting; Portrait male; American Civil War, 1861-1865
Trimble, Isaac R., 1802-1888
Item ID: 
1956.86.45
Creator: 
Waugh, Samuel Bell, 1814-1885
Description: 
Oil painting on canvas of Isaac Ridgeway Trimble (1802-1888) by Samuel Bell Waugh (1814-1885.). Trimble was a West Point-trained engineer who specialized in railroad construction. This painting shows him examining plans for a bridge seen in the background. In 1861 at age 57, Trimble left Maryland to serve in the confederacy and rose to the rank of Major General. He lost his leg in the battle of Gettysburg and was taken prisoner by the Northern Army, but was exchanged one month before the war's end.
Date of Original: 
1852
Collection: 
Museum Department
Type/Size: 
Image
Restrictions: 
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Rights: 
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org