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First bloodshed of the American Civil War...



Item # 689151

April 30, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 30, 1861 

* First bloodshed of the Civil War
* Pratt Street riots - massacre
* Sixth Massachusetts regiment
* Camden Station - Baltimore


The front page has 3 related prints: "The Sixth Regiment of Mass. Troops Firing into the People at the Kensington Depot, Baltimore..." (considered the first bloodshed of the Civil War).
Inside has a fullpg: "Evacuation & Burning of the U.S. Arsenal & Shops at Harper's Ferry..." "...Volunteers Leaving Jersey City..."; a very dramatic, tipped-in (no binding holes) doublepage centerfold: "...Firing into the People in Pratt Street..."; a fullpg. of soldiers "...Passing down Cortlandt St..." and more.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

Category: Yankee