surrender, he replied, "I have
the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication, demanding
the evacuation of this fort, and to say, in reply thereto, that it is
a demand with which I regret that my sense of honor and my obligations
to my Government prevent my compliance". Well, the rest is
history. The story goes on to tell the dramatic account of the
Battle of Fort Sumter, which was the initiation of the bloodiest
conflict our Nation has ever experienced.
This is an excellent opportunity
to own an important piece of history. Period Winslow Homer
prints are becoming increasingly difficult to find as they are being
horded by serious collectors. Pieces like this with important
Civil War content are popular with both Homer collectors and Civil War
This is a
stunning print, and will be the center of attention when framed and
displayed in your study or office. The print is in good
condition. The print has several has several areas of light
foxing and some finger smudges in the margins.
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. Civil War period
Homer prints are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and
particularly prints such as this one with important historical
content. Don't miss your chance to own both a fine piece of art,
and a piece of history.
Buyer pays $3.50 shipping. Immediate
shipping for Money Orders, Allow 10 days for personal checks to clear.
Item Name: Original Civil War Illustration General Thomas Swearing in Volunteers
Item Number: h1861p257
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