1861 Wood Engraving Fort Corcoran Earthworks Fortification U.S. Civil War NYN1


"Fort Corcoran"

This is an original 1861 black and white in-text wood engraving of a sketch by A. Waud of Fort Corcoran, an earthwork fortification constructed by the U.S. Fighting 69th Infantry, Irish Brigade 69th New York Volunteer Regiment. The Fort was a part of the defenses of Washington, D.C. during the American Civil War.


This 153+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is an original center crease. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 14 x 9.5 inches; 36 x 24 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer an unusual and rare collection of Civil War era wood engravings and advertising from the New York Illustrated News. This collection will be of interest to historians of the American Civil War and collectors of original Civil War memorabilia.