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1862 Wood Engraving Major General Ambrose E. Burnside Union Army US Civil YHW2

1862 Wood Engraving Major General Ambrose E. Burnside Union Army US Civil YHW2

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This is an original 1862 black and white in-text wood engraving of a portrait of Maj. General Ambrose E. Burnside, who commanded the Union Army of the Potomac between November 1862 to January 1863 during the American Civil War.


This 150+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate foxing and aging. Light wrinkling. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 9.75 inches; 16 x 25 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)

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Photography by Mathew Brady.

Keywords specific to this image: Portrait, Military, Soldier, Facial Hair