Surrender of Fort Donelson, February 16, 1862. View of Principal Fortifications , including the Water Batteries. National Gunboats on the Cumberland River, and Town of Dover--Exhibition of White Flags on the Works--National Troops Marching to occupy the Fortifications

Frank Leslie's Weekly Hawley, Hughson (illustrator)

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Frank Leslie's Weekly
Date Published: 1862

Description: View. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 14.75 x 42.75". Sheet measures 24 x 48.5".

Comments: This view of the Union army's march on Fort Donelson appeared in the March 15, 1862 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustraed Newspaper. This scene took place on February 16, 1862, when, after a failed surprise attack on Union forces, the Confederate army under General Buckner unconditionally surrendered to Union General Grant. White flags of surrender can be seen flying from a flag pole in the Confederate outpost, while the foreground of the print is occupied by triumphant Union forces marching into the distance and waving the stars and stripes. The print is in very good condition with wide margins as issued. Some staining to upper margin not affecting the image. Frank Leslie's Weekly, originally known as Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, was a leading American illustrated news magazine published between 1852 and 1922. Its pioneering use of mass-market reproduction techniques--wood engravings, then daguerrotypes and other photography--made it able to bring visual news to the masses at a remarkably fast speed for the time period. This large-scale print, made relatively early in the newspaper's life, demonstrates the ambitions that drove its production from the start.

Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 244110


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Dear Mr. Hample, Just a short note to confirm receipt of the book and my absolute satisfaction with it. I am in the process of building a library of books from the interwar period to document and understand the events as seen by contemporaries as very often knowledge of what happened afterwards colours the views of historians. I am mainly focussed on Italian matters but books describing current events in other countries such as Germany, UK, France, Spain, Japan and the US are of interest to me. If you have a catalogue or can indicate to me any other books that you think could interest me, I would be very gratefll.Thank you in advance and best regards. - Massimo C.
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