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The Famous War Engine 'General' of the Western & Atlantic R. R. Now on Permanent Exhibition in Union Depot, Chattanooga, Tenn.
n.p: Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, n.d - An absolutely brilliant chromolithograph, printed on heavy coated stock, its clarity of detail putting most examples of this medium to shame. Caption states: "The 'General' was captured at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw), Ga. April 12, 1862, by the 'Andrews' Raiders', and recaptured near Ringgold, Ga., by W.A. Fuller, Conductor, and Anthony Murphy, Shop Foreman for the Railroad Company, assisted by Confederates and others, after an exciting chase of about ninety miles." Illustrated here in repose, the elegant engine glows as a work of art (CIVIL WAR / RAILROAD) Image 14 x 19 inches; matted to 21-1/2 x 26 inches overall. Full color chromolithograph, with printed caption. Small portion of blank lower right corner missing (well away from image and caption, and covered by mat); a few spots of almost imperceptible abrasion to surface, else fine and handsome
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA
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