FRANK LESLIE’S ILLUSTRATED / FORT DONELSON- MARCH 15, 1862

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No. 329—Vol. XIII. 16 pp. [257-272], 11’ x 15,”four columns, w/numerous stories, illustrations and cartoons. Front cover features two striking illustrations of the Federal victory at Ft. Donelson, February 15, 1862—(1) “Wounded Soldier Burning to Death on the Battlefield , During the Night of February 13, 1862, (2) “ Group of Rebel Prisoners Captured at Fort Donelson, On the Morning After the Surrender, Clothed in Bed Blankets, Patches of Carpeting.”

Panoramic two page centerfold depicts the famed charge that sealed Union victory at Ft. Donelson—“Storming of Ft. Donelson—Decisive Bayonet Charge of the Iowa Second Regiment on the Rebel Entrenchments at Fort Donelson, Saturday Evening, February 15, Resulting in the Capture of the Works on the Following Morning.” Plus a an illustration showing “The First Landing of the U.S. Troops in Tennessee, February 4, on the Banks of the Tennessee River, A Few Miles From Fort Henry.” As well as numerous maps.

Exhibits slight chipping of left margin, and very slight soiling of lower right cover corner. Else VG plus. This is the Frank Leslie’s Fort Donelson issue. Excellent collectible, in excellent shape.    [JP] [ph:L]

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