Posting ID : A1068533702
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Arts Crafts By Owner
Framed page from "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" recounting and picturing (with coloring added) the events of May 12, 1861.
From Wikipedia: "On the night of May 12, following the Baltimore riot of 1861, the [Federal] hill was occupied in the middle of the night by a thousand Union troops and a battery under the command of General Benjamin F. Butler, who had entered the city, under cover of darkness and during a thunderstorm, from Annapolis via the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. During the night, Butler and his men erected a small fort, with cannon pointing towards the central business district. Their goal was to guarantee the allegiance of the city and the state of Maryland to the Federal Government under threat of force."
The newspaper page itself is about 10" x 14" and the framed size is about 16" by 20 1/2". The frame has some minor dings and scratches (see pics for examples) but is in nice general condition and is signed by the person who made it.
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