Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Kaufman, Theodore

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KAUFMAN, Theodore, artist, b. in Nelsen, Hanover, 18 Dec., 1814. He served for several years as a mercantile apprentice, and studied painting in Hamburg and Munich. He took part in the revolution at Dresden in 1848, came to this country in 1855, and fought in the National army during the civil war. Subsequently he resided in Boston. His works include “Gen. Sherman near the Watchfire,” “On to Liberty,” “A Pacific Railway Train attacked by Indians,” “Slaves seeking Shelter under the Flag of the Union,” “Admiral Farragut entering Harbor through Torpedoes,” and “Farragut in the Rigging.”