Harper's Weekly Article on Colonel Berdan and His Sharp Shooters Dated 24 August, 1861
Item #: WR268
This is an original article printed by Harper's Weekly on Colonel Hiram Berdan and his sharp shooters. The article is dated 24 August, 1861 and is in excellent condition. It measures 11 1/4" wide and is 15 3/4" tall. The one page article is mounted on a piece of cardboard and is protected by shrink wrap. This one page from the Harper's Weekly looks just the way it did when it was printed almost 158 years ago. There are no smudges, stains, rips, tears, creases or folds on the page. The type printed article is perfectly legible, and describes a shooting exhibition put on by Berdan for a large crowd in Weehawken, New Jersey. A line drawing of Berdan's Sharps rifle and his target, named Jeff Davis, are on the right side of the article at the top of the page. A drawing depicts Berdan firing a Sharps rifle from a rest at a man sized target at a 200 yard distance. The article looks like it could have been printed yesterday! If you collect Civil War documents, or have a Berdan Sharps Shooters collection, this piece will fit right in!
Your Price $195.00 USD
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