This is a dramatic
illustration, full of Civil War action. The print shows an incredible
battle scene which includes an infantry bayonet charge. Men can be seen
running into battle, with their rifles at the ready. The battle has begun,
and the dead and wounded can be seen littered on the ground. One officer
is shown waving his hat in the air, encouraging his men forward. The line
of soldiers recedes into the background as far as the eye can see. The
illustration is captioned, "The Battle of Rich Mountain, Virginia." There
is an incredible amount of important historic details in this print.
This is a highly
collectible print, rich with historic content. Original prints such as
this are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and I do not know when I
will ever be able to offer another Rich Mountain piece. This leaf will
make a handsome display when framed and placed in your office or study.
It will make an excellent addition to your Civil War collection, or a
wonderful gift for any student of Virginia history.
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 assure you this piece will get noticed!
The leaf is in very
good condition, and has the rich sepia tone that you expect in original
material from this period. It has a few spots of light foxing, and a few
finger smudges in the margins from folks handling the print over the last