Gallant Charge of the 6th N.Y. Cavalry, on the 11th Oct. 1863 at Brandy Station Va Under the Command of the Intrepid Major Wm. P. Hall Inscribed By John Devine, Co. F., Member of the Regiment; in the Original Frame
(Americana - Civil War - Art)

New York City: Henry C. Eno, 1864. F A dramatic hand-colored lithograph of this battle scene, titled below; with the ink inscription, "Regards of John Devine Co. F 6th NYVVC"" below the margin -line; the copyright was registered by Thomas Carr, the artist of the original and a member of the regiment, who was subsequently killed in action at Todd's Tavern VA May 7, 1864; see 1892 Alonzo Foster, 'Reminiscences and Record of the 6th N.Y.V.V. Cavalry'; Foster was present at Carr's death and mentions this artwork and his enlistment in the regiment in Company F - along with the inscriber John Devine - Foster and others were from Long Island, NY although the majority of members of this Union cavalry company came from western New York state & Pennsylvania; the regiment was in dozens of actions during the American Civil War; Foster claims that "...more engagements stand to our credit than any other regiment..."; see also the more detailed 1908 "History of the 6th N.Y. Cavalry (Second Ira Harris Guard) Second Brigade - First Division - Cavalry Corps - Army of the Potomac 1861 - 1865" compiled from various records by Hall, Besley & Wood; the image size 11 1/4" 17" aprox. + text area at bottom and about 1" margins around; overall framed size 16 3/4" x 22" approx., in a wood and gilt frame, with the original wood-slat backers; the frame chipped and worn, some scratching; image with old darkened-lines from the acidity of the backer-boards; the colors still very good and vibrant; unexamined out of the frame; in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 23182)


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