Recently Nathan has been producing some exciting new paintings that honor character and the principles of scripture in the context of North American historical events or frontier settings. ""I Was Thirsty"" is based on such material during the trauma of the Civil War.
"I Was Thirsty" depicts the true story of Confederate Sergeant Richard Kirkland during the Civil War battle of Fredricksburg. After a fierce battle on Dec 13, 1862, the scene shifted from heavy fighting to intense suffering. Sergeant Kirkland decided to do something about it.
After being ordered not to enter no man's land by his commanding officer, General Joseph Kershaw, he convinced the general to change his mind, and allow him to help the fallen Union enemy soldiers crying for help.