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printmaker

Description

The image satirically depicts the Sickle's Brigade, a disreputable group of men who were (allegedly) recruited for the Excelsior brigade by Colonel Daniel Sickles. A crowd of men stand in a street holding signs or weapons.

Description Source

Library of Congress. cph 3c00054 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c00054 (accessed June 19, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1869

Measurement

8 X 9 3/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 6 recto, in image, first sign: The Capitol in danger/Sickles Brigade/to the Rescue!!! recto, in image, second sign: Pipes for the noble saviors/of their country/by Mrs. Higby.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

Print

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

4842

Digital ID

FVW_04842.6

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Enlistment of Sickles' Brigade (from Confederate War Etchings)

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