Battle of the Alamo


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The Battle of the Alamo

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Remember the Alamo!

Alamo Battle

Battle of the Alamo Print

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.

This print 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.

Unlike newsprint 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 wall. 




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