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Auction 179, Lot 310

"Panorama of Richmond, Virginia, Afters Its Capture by the Federals",

Subject: Richmond, Virginia, Civil War

Period: 1865 (published)

Publication: The Illustrated London News

Color: Black & White

20.3 x 13.4 inches
51.6 x 34 cm
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Published in the October 21, 1865 issue of The Illustrated London News, this sheet features two views showing the city of Richmond after the fires were set by the retreating Confederate forces. Confederate General Ewell ordered his troops to set fire to many strategic locations including tobacco warehouses, Shockoe warehouse, along with Mayo and Dibrell's warehouse to name a few. The Union forces put out the fires as they entered the city but nearly a third of the city was burned before the flames were finally extinguished. Additional text on verso.


Condition: A

On a bright sheet with a few tiny binding holes along the centerfold and a minor extraneous crease at top.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/16/2020