1863 original Civil War Engraving Arrival of Federal Steamer at Madisonville
Original published 1863, engraving of Arrival of a Federal Steamer with Flag of Truce at Maddionville, Lake Portchartrain. This is from the London Illustrated News April 11, 1863. According to research, the caption that went with it read. Engraving represents one of the many curious and interesting episodes of the Civil War in America--the arrival of a steamer with a flag of truce in Dixie's Land. Happily, it is of a lighter and less tragic character than the majority of the illustrations which have appeared in our columns. The scene of the incident which we have illustrated is the village of Madisonville, lying upon a little river bearing the Indian name of Chefunctee, on the northern shore of Portchartrain. This coast remains in the undisputed possession of the Confederates, while the Federals occupy the southern side.
The steam-boat, one of the high-pressure kind so commonly in use on the Mississippi, and connected in our minds with thoughts of boiler explosions and snag impalements, has just landed a crowd of women and children, "registered enemies" of the United States, and who have been conveyed at their own request to the rebels--their husbands, friends, and relatives. A very fine copy that was deaccessioned from a library reference collection.
Hence the excellent sharp, crisp condition. Engraving paper size measures 13 7/8 inches x 9 3/4 inches.
Archival mounted on acid free paper. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "backtothesea99" and is located in this country: CA.
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- Modified Item: No
- Conflict: Civil War (1861-65)
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original