This is a series of oil paintings created during and after the American Civil War. These images depict the emotions and brutality of racial tension between the North and the South, causing the deadliest conflict in American history. More of our own people died in this war than any other. "History repeats itself," is a common phrase among historians. In today's society, it seems that racial tension has slowly been rebuilding causing more and more hate between neighbors and friends. As you move through the paintings and get to the end, let this be a stark reminder that our country can be brought to ruin by hate if we let it. Please let this be a road we don't travel down again.