What a fantastic find for the Collector. This graphic account of the Civil War includes portraits, maps and plans, battle scenes, weapons and warships, forts and arsenals, military uniforms and flags. "Since Benson Lossing was both an eyewitness and an historian, his study has value in the extent of his coverage and in his unusual first-hand impressions" (Nevins II:20).An accomplished wood-engraver, Lossing became "the leading author of illustrated histories and biographies on American subjects in the last half of the 19th century" (ANB). Much of this work is based on unpublished drawings, photographs, diaries and letters, and material provided by.
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Whose artists accompanied the great armies throughout the whole struggle.