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123.00 The American Civil War in Maps and Prints:
The American Civil War is the most profound military experience to date in American history. It was waged throughout some 10,000 geographic places from New Mexico in the west through the entire southern half of the nation and into several northern states including Maryland and Pennsylvania. More than 600,000 men died in some of the most furious battles and hand-to-hand combat ever recorded with one of the most destructive cataclysms of warfare in American history. The story of this event has been told many times in various books and publications. Part of the documentation used to describe the conflicts, weaponry, and the affect on the people of this tragedy came from the illustrations of the war correspondent artist known as ‘special artists’. They captured, in field sketches, the human aspect of the conflict, the enormous destruction, and the determination of both sides to endure. Those men included Alfred Waud and Thomas Nast, although he was not part of the special artists group. Harper’s Weekly from the spring of 1861 until the summer of 1865 flashed in front of its readers the aguish and brutality of the Civil War skillfully reproduced through wood-block engravings. Other publications that made similar attempts to capture the war in images included The Illustrated London News, The History of the Civil War in America 1863-1866 by John S.C. Abbott and Harper’s History of the Great Rebellion / Harper’s Weekly, and Frank Leslie’s Weekly. The prints that follow were taken from these publications. Each noted with its date of issue, publisher and each with a Certificate of Authenticity inscribed with the purchasers name. These last vestments of printed record are modestly priced and offer an opportunity to have an actual piece of American history. The prints are supplemented with a small number of battlefield maps, full copies of era newspapers and bounded volumes. Additional prints, books, and maps will be added to this section as they become available. Civil War prints are priced from $36. to $90. each plus shipping.
General of the Army Ulysses S. Grant
General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.
20.00 Civil War and Reconstruction Era Newspapers
Captured in time are the daily lives of the people of the greater Boston region during and just after the Civil War. The newspapers are from the Boston Daily Advertiser 1874-1875 and the Boston Semi-Weekly Courier 1862. Fascinating personal stories of the War Between the States and the years following as the Nation recovered. The newspapers are duplicate issues from several major library collections. Our supply is very limited. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity, sealed in their own plastic selves.
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Boston Semi-Weekly Courier (1862)………….. $ 20. each
Boston Daily Advertiser (1874-1875)………….. $ 15. each
[our choice of day / month your choice of newspaper. Price includes shipping. Each paper comes with a Certificate of Authenticity inscribed with the purchasers name]
Items are NOT necessarily in numerical order, please review all pages.
123.101 - Position of the Water Batteries at Fort Pillow - Main Battery at Fort Pillow, on the Mississippi, July 1862, by The illustrated London News, London
Two prints on one sheet. The first print shows the Federal batteries at Ft. Pillow on the Mississippi after the evacuation with Union gun boats on the river. The second…Read More
123.102 - The Battle of Chickamauga - The wounding of General Hood, 1863, by The Illustrated London News, London
A dramatic sketch of the battle of Chickamauga with Confederate General Hood being wounded while on horseback. The Confederate forces are shown with their battle flag. The print measures approximately…Read More
123.103 - Union Baggage and Gun Carriages of the Army of the Potomac, 1863, by The Illustrated London News, London
Wood block engraving of a Union gun carriage in deep mud as a wagon train moves past. The print measures approximately (9.4″ x 13.9″) excluding the matte.Read More
123.104 - Fort Wagner, Charleston Harbour - Morning After, July 1863, by The Illustrated London News, London
The scene is the ditch on the southern slope of Fort Wagner the morning after the failed Union attack. A group of Confederate officer view the carnage. The print measures…Read More
A view of Petersburg, Virginia in the spring of 1861 with Confederate troops marching in the foreground. The print measures approximately (6.5″ x 9.5″) excluding the matte.Read More
123.13 - Two Views: The City of Richmond After its Surrender and the Ruins of the Armory - the Arsenal by The Illustrated London News, June 3, 1865
Striking views of the devastation after the fall of the Confederate capital in June 1865. The engraving measures approximately ( 14.5″ x 9.5″ – 37 x 24.3 cm).Read More
Double view print measures approximately (11.5″ x 17.2″) excluding non-ascitic matte. $50. ($12. shipping / handling / ins. – foreign postage addnl.)Read More
Print measures approximately (11.5″ x 17.2″) excluding non-ascitic matte. $50. ($12. shipping / handling / ins. – foreign postage addnl.)Read More
Federal troops bathing near the shoreline with the encampment in the background. Print measures approximately (11.5″ x 17.2″) excluding non-ascitic matte.Read More
123.34 - Fort Calhoun, Hampton Roads, Virginia During the Advance on Richmond, 1864, by Harper's Weekly, New York
The Federal fleet being fired on by Confederate batteries; Union Ironclad can be seen in the lower right. The print measures approximately (11.5″ x 17.2″) excluding the non-ascitic matte.Read More