FOOTBALL DURING THE CIVIL WAR!

hw-football-fp.jpgINCREDIBLE FULL PAGE SKETCH OF A UNION FOOTBALL MATCH
ALSO: “CAMP LIFE IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY”

Harper’s Weekly, New York
August 31, 1861

This is just amazing- a full page woodcut print of Union soldiers involved in an early football game, showing what must be at least 30 men per side playing football for relaxation (SEE SCAN!). Titled: “CAMP JOHNSON, NEAR WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA–THE FIRST MARYLAND REGIMENT PLAYING FOOT-BALL BEFORE EVENING PARADE.” The earliest football print we have seen so far. (I’ll bet the University of Maryland Terps would love this one–my alma mater!)

Other Civil War woodcuts include , “CAMP LIFE IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY,” and a double page illustration: “UNIFORMS OF UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS AND STATE MILITIA.” I also see dramatic full page prints of five major Union generals including McClellan, Scott, Dix, Fremont and Banks, “THE ARSENAL AT ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI,” “REVIEW OF THE PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL GUARD ON THEIR RETURN FROM THE WAR” (scan), and more. The Civil War just comes alive in this issue!

16 pp., complete, and in near mint condition! As nice a Harper’s as I’ve ever seen. You’ll be amazed at all the Civil War sketches in addition to the ones I’ve mentioned above. Guaranteed to please the most finicky history buff!

$450

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