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.
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 11x16 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.
The leaf is in very good condition. It has the rich
sepia toning that you expect in original material from this period. It
has several areas of light foxing, and finger smudges in the margins
from folks handling the piece over the last 130 years.
Don't, miss your chance to own an original and rare
piece of Civil War History.
Item Name: Original 1861 Civil War Illustration of Connecticut Volunteers
Item Number: h1861p423
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