1861 Wood Engraving First Battle Bull Run Manassas Union Retreat Civil War NYN1


"General Blenker's Brigade Covering the Retreat of the Army after the Battle of Bull Run"

This is an original large-format 1861 black and white in-text wood engraving of a sketch of General Blenker's brigade covering the Union army retreat after the First Battle of Bull Run (also known as First Manassas) of the American Civil War. The 8th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment and the German Rifles, Colonel Stahel commanding, are shown repelling the last charge of the Confederate cavalry.


This 153+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. This item will be shipped folded along the two original center creases. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 21 x 15 inches; 53 x 38 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.