Battle of the
You are viewing an
original 1861 Civil War Print of the Battle of the Alamo. While most
people are familiar with the Battle that occurred at the Alamo during The
War for Texas Independence, most people don't realize that another battle
occurred at the Alamo during the Civil War. This original print depicts
that incident. Note that this is not a reprint, and I absolutely
guarantee its authenticity. This leaf was printed on March 23, 1861, and
this date is clearly marked on the front of the print. On the day this
leaf was printed, Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States, and
the Civil War was raging on!
The print is an
actual page from the original May 23, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the
most popular illustrated newspaper of the day. The caption on the print
read, "The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, Late Headquarters of Ex-General
Twiggs- From a Sketch by a Government Draughtsman". The print shows a
number of armed men on horseback in front of the Alamo. Another group of
armed men stand with weapons drawn.
The State Flag of
Texas can be seen proudly flying above the Alamo.
It is interesting
that Alamo was the central icon of the Texas War for Independence from
Mexico, and also marked the beginning of hostilities when Texas Seceded
from the Union. While the image of the Alamo is burned into our minds,
original art work of this famous icon is almost impossible to find.
is a stunning and historical piece, and a "must have" for anyone with a
love for the Great State of Texas, an interest in the Civil War, or an
interest in History in general. It would make a great gift for any
proud Texan. What image better captures Texas pride than that of armed
Texans in front of the beloved Alamo?
Above the picture
of the Alamo, is a picture of Ft. Lancaster, and a picture of Fort
Brown, also in Texas. This is the perfect gift for any Texan.
This is a
beautiful print, and will be the center of attention when framed and
displayed in your study or office. It is in excellent condition, and is
a rare and important historical piece.
of this century, these older, original pages do not yellow and fall
apart. The reason is that modern newspapers use an acid based process.
Remnant acid in the paper causes the paper to quickly yellow and
deteriorate. A different process was used in the mid-1800's which
yielded an exceptional quality paper that will last for
centuries. Special acid free mats should be used when you frame this
piece to ensure that it will last another 150 years. Acid free mats are
available at most better frame shops. If you have any questions related
to handling or framing this piece feel free to email me. The print is
approximately 10 3/4 X 16 inches. I have been collecting Civil War
Newspapers for over 10 years. It is a fascinating hobby, and I find
that these pieces really get noticed when framed and displayed on your