KUNSTLER 2008 COLLECTABLE ORNAMENT – "CONFEDERATE CROSSING"
by Mort Kunstler
Edition Size: 7500
Here for your consideration is the Timber Ridge School 2008 Collectable Christmas Ornament featuring Mort Kunstler's snow scene "CONFEDERATE CROSSING." This is the 13th in a series of ornaments produced and issued by the Timber Ridge School.
> "CONFEDERATE CROSSING" depicts a day, November 28, 1864, when General Nathan Bedford Forrest led the Confederate advance which forded the Duck River near Spring Hill, TN. They moved their horses through the icy river, looking for battle against Federal troops. Although unable to affect the campaign's outcome, Forrest and his Confederate cavalry again set the standard for bold and courageous action. They aggressively engaged the Northern forces before them -- driving back the Northern cavalry, pressing the Federal infantry, and attacking Northern supply trains.
This Christmas ornament was produced and issued exclusively by the Timber Ridge School, a licensed residential treatment center and accredited educational program serving young men between the ages of 11 and 19 with a history of serious emotional, learning, and behavioral difficulties. Funds for the improvement of campus programs and facilities are raised through the original sale of ornaments. Mort Kunstler, a very generous supporter of the school, donated the use of his work "CONFEDERATE CROSSING" for this ornament. No more than 7,500 of this 13th in a series of ornaments were produced. It has a 24 karat gold plated over brass border and is finished with red ribbon. It is packaged in a presentation box with black felt backing and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity and an ornament stand so it can be either hung on a tree or displayed on a shelf.