Each of these illustrations is original, and printed within days of the
battle depicted. These are truly historical pieces.
Siege of Vicksburg
This is an original 1863
leaf portraying the siege of Vicksburg. The image is captioned,
"The Siege of Vicksburg- View Upon the Extreme Right, Showing the
Mississippi River and Below Vicksburg". The illustration shows
union soldiers in a rifle pit. Interestingly, one soldier is pictured
reading Harper's Weekly! Another
is pictured firing his rifle, while another is reloading. This is a
nice print showing the interior of a Union trench. The print will
display well, and has lots of interesting historical content.
This is an absolutely awesome 1863 battle
map depicting the key strategic elements of the Siege of Vicksburg.
The map clearly indicates the position of Union and Rebel forces.
Locations of key battles are all marked, as well as troop movements.
Names and precise locations of plantations, Railroads (including the
Vicksburg & Jackson), wagon trails, streams and hills are all marked.
This is the most detailed battle map that I have come across. You
can spend hours studying all the rich historic detail.
is a front page illustration depicting the Capture of Vicksburg. The
upper image is captioned, "The Rebel General Bowen and Colonel
Montgomery Arriving at General Burbridge's Headquarters". The
Rebels are pictured blindfolded. The lower image is captioned,
"The Capture of Vicksburg- Interview Between Generals Grant and
Pemberton, To Settle Terms of Surrender". This is a great
portrait of the two Generals. A white flag of surrender is flying in
the background. This is a rare and highly displayable leaf.
leaf shows various interesting scenes around the city of
Vicksburg. Of particular interest is the lower image, which is
captioned, "The Siege of Vicksburg- Blowing up the Rebel Fort
Hill". This shows a dramatic scene of the explosion, one of
the more unusual events of the siege. The upper image is
captioned, "The City of Vicksburg Before the War", and shows a
nice view of the city, with a variety of riverboats in the
foreground. The center images show the tunnel being dug under the
hill. Lots of interesting details in this leaf.