You are viewing an
original 1861 print featuring the First Connecticut Volunteers. It is
from an 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the most popular illustrated
newspaper of the day. Note that this is not a reprint, and I
absolutely guarantee its authenticity. This leaf is over 140 years old,
and the date is clearly marked on the front of print. On the day this leaf
was printed, Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States, Southern
States had seceded from the Union, and the Civil War was Raging on.
This is a
fascinating and highly displayable print. The upper image is a camp scene
of the First Connecticut Volunteers. The image is captioned, "The
Encampment of the First Connecticut Volunteers at Roach's Spring,
Virginia". This is a detailed view of a Civil War Union camp. The print
shows the men relaxing after a hard day's march, and includes great detail
on their uniforms and gear. The lower image shows a nice view of the
Battle of Romney, Virginia. It shows the battle at the Covered Bridge.
The leaf includes a detailed description of the Battle.
This print will make
an excellent addition to your collection, or a wonderful gift for any
Civil War buff. It will make a nice display when framed, and will become
the center of attention wherever it is placed.