Ellsworth 1st Assassination Prints Civil War 1861 old Newspaper. Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 1, 1861. Ellsworth assassination First casualty of the American Civil War. The front page is mostly taken up with a dramatic print showing the murder of Col. Elmer Ellsworth at the Marshall House Hotel in Alexandria.Ellsworth, a personal friend of Lincoln (worked in his law office in Springfield), is considered the first casualty of the Civil War. Lincoln did not like seeing from the White House a Confederate flag flying across the river, so Ellsworth volunteered to remove it, being shot by the owner of the hotel while leaving. He became a martyr for the Union cause & Lincoln had his body lying in state at the White House. The tipped-in doublepage centerfold is a great montage of 9 scenes of the: Assassination of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth... & the back page has a memorial print to him.
There is another tipped-in doublepage centerfold showing Secession Battery at Harper's Ferry... Sixteen pages, dirtiness and foxing near the margins, generally good condition. Please Note: All of our offerings are 100% authentic!
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