Harper's Weekly featured a wide array of dramatic illustrations featuring the
art of War on Horseback. This section shows some of these illustrations. I absolutely guarantee the
authenticity of each print.
is a nice 1864 illustration showing General Grant's Cavalry. The
print is captioned, "General Grant's Campaign- Return of Kautz's
Cavalry Expedition From Its Raid In Virginia" The image shows a
group of rather ragged Cavalry soldiers returning from a raid. The
men, as well as the horses look exhausted.
soldiers are shown walking. I like this print because people don't
often realize the difficulty and danger faced by the mounted soldiers,
often forced to be in the saddle days on end. This is a nice print, and
will make a great display when framed. The print is in excellent
condition. There is a light damp stain in the lower right margin,
not affecting the print.
The Sioux War
is an extra nice illustration showing a Cavalry Charge into a
camp. The Cavalry is charging through the middle of the camp.
The Sioux are pictured desperately defending their camp with bows and
are pictured running from the camp, with their babies on their backs and
children at their sides. This is a dramatic illustration showing lots of
action. The print is in excellent condition.
Charge on Springfield Missouri
is an 1861 illustration of General Fremont's Cavalry Charge through
Springfield Missouri. The soldiers are pictured with their swords
in the air, charging ahead. One soldier is pictured over his
fallen horse. The print is in very good condition. There is
light foxing in the upper margin.
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Charge at Dug Springs
is a dramatic 1861 illustration of the Cavalry Charge at Doug
Springs. The leaf shows lots of hand-to-hand combat. Several
soldiers are caught on foot in the middle of the melee. A dead horse is
pictured in the foreground. The leaf is in very good condition,
with some light damp staining in the left margin.