This is a stunning print, rich with
historical content. Four men are featured prominently in the foreground,
armed to the teeth. Their large Bowie Knives are clearly showing. They
have swords and sidearms, and appear confident and well equipped. One man
is shown seated in front. He is smoking a long stemmed pipe. He has a
look of determination on his face. The men are identified as Colonel
Creighom, Adjunct Hearey, Paymaster Duffy, Surgeon Pease, Colonel Wilson
and Major Newby. Seated to the left, with a much more casual look is the
Quartermaster, Bradley. In the background soldiers can be seen relaxing
and visiting. This print is much more detailed than most, and you can
spend hours studying the detail of each uniform. Several men appear to be
wearing sashes of some sort, and they all have a peculiar ribbon on. This
is a striking print, and one you don't want to miss. It would make a
wonderful gift for any Civil War buff, particularly someone interested in
this most famous unit.
The print is in good condition and
has the rich sepia toning you expect from original material from this
period. It has a few spots of light foxing, and a few finger smudges in
the margins. This print scores high on both historical content and visual
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
Don't, miss your chance to own a
this highly collectible print.
Original 1861 Civil War Illustration of Colonel Wilson's Fighting Brigade
Item Number: h1861p309
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