This section of the WEB is dedicated to the leaders, both North and South,
who played a defining role in the war. Each print is in fine condition,
and was printed during the Civil War years. I absolutely guarantee the
authenticity of each print.
Robert E. Lee
is one of the rarest and most collected of all Civil War Generals- Robert
E. Lee. The print is the front page of an original 1864 Harper's
Weekly. The General is shown proudly standing in his full
Confederate uniform. Hat in one hand, and sword in the other, Robert
E. Lee is pictured as the world remembers him- a soldier and a
gentleman. Making this an even more important print, surrounding the
portrait is a biography of this most beloved Rebel. The biography
contains many interesting details of the General's life, and describes him
as "unquestionably a consummate master of the art of war". The
story describes Mr. Lee as, "six feet in height, erect, well-formed,
and of imposing appearance; he has clear black eyes, dark gray hair, and a
heavy gray beard." The back of the page has more information on
Lee, as well as other news of the war. the print is in very good
condition. The margins have some areas of light foxing, which do not
affect the print. This is an extremely hard to find print, and when
it goes, I don't know when I will be able to offer another one.
a spectacular, original 1861 print showing all the Union Generals on
horseback and in uniform. This is a brilliant print that will make a
spectacular display. Making it even better, it is a Harper's Weekly
centerfold- making it 16x22- twice as large as most prints. This
leaf was printed during the opening days of the Civil War, and it
serves as a "cast of characters" for the bloody drama that was
about to unfold. This print is both visually dramatic and historically
h1861p647 Price: $150
General Ulysses S. Grant
is a very nice 1862 portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant. It is
particularly important because this was the first time that Grant
appeared on the front page of Harper's Weekly, and the first time in the
Civil War in which he received significant distention. The print
is captioned, "Major-General Ulysses S. Grant, U.S.A., the Hero of
Fort Donelson. Original Grant material is always very popular, and he is
the most collected of all Union generals. This is a particularly
nice print of Grant.
This is a dramatic and highly collectible original
image of one of Dixie's most beloved leaders.
The portrait shows Beauregard standing in his uniform, and captures the pride and dignity of
this great leader. Making the print even more collectible is the bio that appears below the
print. The bio describes his military career, including his education at West Point, where he
graduated second in a class of 45. The bio describes him as, "43 years of age, in prime of
life, and vigorous health, erect as a soldier, well made, and remarkably active".
Period material of Confederate leaders is becoming more difficult to find, making this leaf
an important and collectible piece. The leaf was printed within days of Beauregard's victory at Ft.
Major Anderson's surrender, marking the Rebels opening victory in the war.
h1861p269 Price: $100
General Philip H. Sheridan
is a very nice 1864 portrait of Philip Sheridan. Sheridan
entered the Civil War in 1861 as a captain and a year later was a
major general of volunteers. His able leadership of campaigns in
Tennessee caused General Ulysses S. Grant, to appoint Sheridan commander of cavalry in the
Army of the Potomac. During May 1864, Sheridan's cavalry cut rail
communications about the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia. From
August to October, as commander of the Army of the Shenandoah,
Sheridan drove the Confederate forces in Virginia out of the
Shenandoah Valley; he then devastated the region to prevent it from
being used to supply food for the Confederates. This is a great print
of this important Union officer.
Grant at Headquarters
is a highly collectible portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant. This
leaf was printed in 1864, and is highly desirable because it is a front
page print, and because the image is from a photograph by Mathew
Brady. The print shows Grant in the field, in front of his
tent. Grant appears confident but not arrogant in the
picture. He looks like a man with a job to do, and the confidence
to get it done. The print is in extra fine condition, and will
make a stunning display when framed. There is one very small area
of light foxing in the upper left margin of the print, which does not
detract from the leaf.
is a portrait of Union General Burnside, commander of the Army of the
Potomac. The print is the front cover of an original 1862 Harper's
Weekly. The portrait is from a photograph by Mathew Brady, the
most famous photographer of the 1800's. Making this an even more
important leaf is that the portrait is surrounded by a biography of this
famous General. The biography includes many fascinating details on
Burnside's life. The story starts out, "The portrait of
General Burnside, which accompanies these lines, will introduce the
reader to the face and figure of one of our most gallant soldiers- the
Commander of the Army of the Potomac." The back of the print
includes many interesting stories on the war and the news of the day.
is another great portrait of General Burnside. This one is the
front page of an original 1863 Harper's Weekly. The print is
captioned, "The War in East Tennessee- Reception of General
Burnside by the Unionist in Knoxville." The print shows
Burnside entering Knoxville on horseback, being received by a cheering
crowd. Men and children can be seen waving their hats in salute,
and a woman is shown giving a thirsty soldier a drink of
water. This is a dramatic and highly displayable print. It
will make a stunning display when framed and placed in your office or
study. The leaf has a story on the back which is an interesting
eye-witness account of this historic event.
is a portrait of Union General Butler. The print is the front page
of an 1864 Harper's Weekly, and pictures General Butler in camp in front
of his tent. General Butler is shown in a relaxed pose, smoking a
cigar. Two of his officers are shown standing nearby, and three
battle flags are seen leaning against the tent. This is an
impressive portrait, and the back of the leaf is filled with the news of
Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson
It just does not get any better than this for Rebel Fans. This
amazing print from an original 1863 Harper's Weekly has a portrait of
both Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Lee is pictured standing
with binoculars in one hand and his sword in the other. It is a
great portrait of THE general. Standing beside him is the
brilliant Stonewall Jackson. Stonewall is pictured with his hat in
his hand. On the back of the print are fascinating biographies of
the two men. In the Jackson biography, we are told that he spent
hours in Prayer trying to decide whether to go with the South, and in
the end he concluded, "I must go with Virginia!" The
leaf is in good condition, with moderate foxing in the margins.
is a superb Portrait and story of the Rebel Stonewall Jackson. The
portrait is captioned, "The Late Stonewall Jackson".
This print is from an original 1863 Harper's Weekly, and was printed
shortly after the Rebel's death. Surrounding the portrait and continuing
on to the back of the leaf is a fascinating biography on the late
general. There are many interesting details on his life.
There is a particularly nice story related to Stonewall's black servant
who always seemed to know before anyone else when Stonewall was about to
go into a major battle. When asked how he always knew this, the
man answered, "Massa Jackson allers prays ebery night and ebery
mornin'; but when he go on expedishum he pray two, or tree, or four
times duren de night. When I see him pray two, or tree, or four
times duren de night, I pack de baggage, for I know he goin on an
expedition." The story concludes with a wonderful description of
the Rebel's last hours of life. The print has a moderate amount of light
foxing across the print. Click on the image to see a close up.
leaf is from an original 1862 edition of Harper's Weekly. In the lower
left is a portrait of the Rebel General Stonewall Jackson. It is
a nice, clear portrait of him. Above the portrait is a biography
of him titled, "The Rebel General Stonewall Jackson".
The story includes his military exploits, both as a US and Rebel
commander. He is described as "energetic, lucky, and skillful".
Story describes how he got the name "Stonewall" at the Battle
of Bull Run. Lots of interesting historic content in the story.
The print has a few small spots of light foxing.