Edwin Austin Forbes (1839 - March 6, 1895) was a New York-born American artist known as a landscape painter and etcher. He gained famed during the American Civil War for his detailed and dramatic sketches of military subjects and combat scenes. Many of his etchings were presented by General Sherman to the government and are now preserved in the War Office at Washington for their historic value. In the early 1890s, he had a stroke which numbed his right side, but he continued to draw with his left hand until his death in Brooklyn in 1895.
A portion of his sketch of the "Battle of Slaughter's Mountain" was used as the cover artwork for the game Stonewall at Cedar Mountain. (The Battle of Cedar Mountain was also known as Slaughter's Mountain or Cedar Run.)