Civil War Gun
Boats at Cincinnati Ohio
You are viewing an
original 1861 illustration featuring Union Gun-Boats at Cincinnati, Ohio.
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, and the
Civil War was raging on.
This is a
collectible piece of Cincinnati history. The lower image shows an
incredible view of a Union War ship being fitted up for action at
Cincinnati Ohio. The print is captioned, "Gun-boats Fitting Out At
Cincinnati, Ohio, for the Government Service on the Mississippi. A boat
in the foreground is pictured with a large number of men working on it.
Mississippi Riverboats can be seen steaming up the river in the
background. The city of Cincinnati can be seen in the background. The
leaf also includes fascinating stories and news of the day. It includes
wonderful reading on the Virginian Army, and a Bomb-proof battery.
This is a fabulous
piece that will make an excellent addition to your collection. It would
make a wonderful gift for anyone interested in Cincinnati, or in the Civil
War in general. It will make a striking display when framed. I assure you
this leaf will be cherished by its new owner.