6 results, ordered by Publication Date
[Michael Angelo] Woolf, OUR NATIONAL BIRD AS IT APPEARED WHEN HANDED TO JAMES BUCHANAN. MARCH. 4. 1857. [:] THE IDENTICAL BIRD AS IT APPEARED. A. D. 1861. “I was murdered i’ the Capitol” Shakespeare. New York: Thomas W. Strong, 1861.

Witty political cartoon attacking the legacy of the Buchanan Administration

An elegantly-vicious political cartoon attacking the damage done by James Buchanan’s ineffectual administration in the years leading up to the Civil War. The Buchanan Administration (1857-1861) is generally viewed as a disaster. His advocacy of states’ rights, reluctance to wield the power of the Federal Government, and sympathy for southern slaveowners enabled sectional tensions to […]

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Printed by Lang & Cooper 117 Fulton St. N.Y., COLTON’S New Topographical Map of the EASTERN PORTION OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA WITH PART OF VIRGINIA & SOUTH CAROLINA FROM THE LATEST & BEST AUTHORITIES. New York: J. H. Colton, 1860/1863.

Colton’s spectacular Civil War map of Eastern North Carolina

A large, striking and scarce Civil War-era map of Eastern North Carolina by one of the country’s great 19th-century map publishers. The map’s coverage includes North Carolina from the coast to roughly 25 miles west of Raleigh, along with adjacent parts of Virginia and South Carolina. It depicts roads and railroads (the latter highlighted in […]

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Jed[ediah] Hotchkiss, Top. Engineer, Staunton, Virginia, THIRTY FIVE MILES AROUND RICHMOND, VA. Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va.: C[asimir] Bohn, 1867.

Terrific Jedediah Hotchkiss map of Richmond and surroundings

A rare 1867 map of Richmond, Virginia and surroundings by Jedediah Hotchkiss, formerly mapmaker to Generals Stonewall Jackson and Lee. Beginning with McLellan’s abortive Peninsula Campaign of 1862, the Confederate capital at Richmond was of course a primary target of the Union, both for war planners and in the mind of the general public. A […]

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