The painting “The Spirit Endures” was conceived by the artist to depict the War Horse, History's Unsung Hero series… "Look back at our struggle for freedom… Trace our present day's strength to it's source…. and you will find that man's pathway to glory is strewn with the bones of the horse" …Anonymous
It is a tribute to the estimated 1.2 million horses that were vanquished in the Civil War. . . To their valor. . . To their heroics. . . To their steadfastness, often in the face of hardship and starvation. . . and to their willingness to carry their Masters unflinchingly into unspeakable danger and sometimes death.