1918 Print Drawing Colonel Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth - ORIGINAL HISTORIC WIS1


This is an original 1918 halftone print featuring a drawing made by Colonel Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth.

The Drawing was reproduced from the original in the Wisconsin Historical Library.

Elmer E. Ellsworth was a lawyer and soldier, best known as the first conspicuous casualty of the American Civil War. In 1859, Ellsworth became engaged to Carrie Spafford, daughter of a local industrialist and city leader. In 1860, he went to Springfield, Illinois, to work with Abraham Lincoln. Ellsworth studied law in Lincoln's office and helped him with his 1860 campaign for president.


This 93+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Moderate wrinkling. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 6.75 inches; 15 x 17 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)

Keywords specific to this image: American Civil War, infantry regiment, Fire Zouaves