J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Darius Cobb’s Evacuation of Boston Harbor

Last week on Evacuation Day, Stanwood Cobb Myers contacted me with an image of the British departure painted by his great-grandfather Darius Cobb (1834-1919) of Boston. The image above comes from Legendary Auctions, which sold the painting in 2005.

Some years after the Evacuation Cobb produced a matching Battle of Bunker Hill that centered on the doomed Dr. Joseph Warren, visible at Wikipedia. Find-a-Grave offers photos of Cobb and his gravestone.

1 comment:

Stan said...

Thank you for honoring the memory of Darius Cobb, a great painter and an honorable man. This will be appreciated by his many descendants.

Stan Myers