antique prints, maps and watercolors

James McPherson. National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans, 1862. New York, 1865. $95.00

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James 'Bird's-Eye' McPherson (1828-1864) sometimes referred to as "the forgotten hero of the Civil War." He commanded the Army of the Tennessee. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Atlanta in July of 1864. McPherson was the highest ranking Union officer to die in battle.

From a series of beautifully engraved portraits most based upon photographs.
New York: Joshua, Fry & Co, 1867.
10 ¾ x 8 inches, sheet.
Steel engraving.
Very nice condition save minor small stain in margin at lower left.