Auction 148, Lot 151

"[Untitled - Map of United States with The Army of Liberty Song]", Magnus, Charles

Subject: United States, Civil War

Period: 1863 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 7.4 inches
12.2 x 18.8 cm

This is an uncommon patriotic Civil War era broadside with a hand colored map of the United States in the upper half and the words to the song on the bottom. This does not appear to be a page from a publication but was a separately issued handout for the soldiers. A vignette of General Washington conducting a battle is super-imposed over the mid-section of the map. The map shows Washington Territory in its inverted "L" configuration extending around Oregon into today's Idaho. Shows the newly formed Nevada, and the Dakota Territory stretches between the Mississippi river and the Rocky Mountains. The patriotic song, titled "I'm glad I'm in this Army," which begins "Come rally for our country," was obviously published to inspire the Union solider. No attribution, city, date or printer noted on this rare, unfolded broadside but OCLC indicates it was published by Charles Magnus.


Condition: A

Overall very good with just a hint of offsetting and pleasant even-age toning.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/19/2014