We are offering a RARE "transfer on glass" of an illustration from a June 8, 1861 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled Stampede Among Slaves in Virginia -Their Arrival at Fortress Monroe, May 23, 1861. From sketches by our Special Artist at Fortress Monroe. The illustration depicted fugitive slaves - men, women and children - arriving at Fort Monroe, Virginia (a Union military fort commanded by General Butler) on May 23, 1861. The slaves are at the drawbridge to the main entrance of the fort that is guarded by sentinels. Leslie's illustration was from original sketches by an artist who was present at the fort on May 23, 1861 when the slaves arrived.This event occurred just weeks after the outbreak of the Civil War, and the slaves were seeking the protection of General Butler and the Union army. WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANOTHER ONE LIKE THIS. WE HAVE ONLY FOUND PHOTOS OF FRANK LESLIE'S NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE, & VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE WEBSITES CONDITION: The glass illustration, which was hand-colored, is in the center of a wood "frame", and can be viewed from both sides. There is a revenue stamp affixed to the lower left corner. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "propicker" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.