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Julian Scott (Johnson/1998)
Julian Scott, Vermont's most renowned Civil War
artist, was born in this Johnson house in 1846. At
the start of the Civil War, when only 15, he enlisted
as a fifer in the Third Vermont Regiment. Scott
was awarded a Medal of Honor for rescuing
wounded under enemy fire at the Battle of Lee's
Mills, Virginia. He later studied art under Emanuel
Leutze at the National Academy of Design in New
York and in 1870 was elected an associate member
of the Academy. "The Battle of Cedar Creek,"
his monumental 1874 painting, was commissioned
as a Civil War memorial for the Vermont State
House. Scott's Civil War and Native American
paintings are acclaimed for their authenticity,
detail, and democratic viewpoint. He died in
Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1901.
The pencil sketch of his home as drawn by Julian, supposedly before he left for the army so he wouldn't forget what it looked like.
(Courtesy of Phyllis Scott Johnson, Julian's grandniece)
Photographs courtesy of Dan Parent and Deanna French, respectively.