"[Lot of 2 - Uniforms and Flags of the Civil War]", U.S. War Department
Subject: Prints Military, Civil War
Period: 1891-95 (published)
Publication: Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies...
Color: Printed Color
27.1 x 16.5 inches
68.8 x 41.9 cm
This pair of interesting Civil War prints comes from the government's comprehensive atlas covering the War Between the States. These plates were issued thirty years after the conflict (1891-95) to accompany the Official Army Records. The first sheet depicts the uniforms of both the Union and Confederate armies, from Private up the ranks to General, along with badges, buttons and chevrons. The second sheet contains the various flags of the 25 divisions of the United States Army along with a few Confederate flags at bottom.
Light toning and color offsetting, which is more prominent on the sheet of uniforms. There is a small chip in the bottom right corner of each sheet, well away from the image.