Friday, October 11, 2013


One never knows what may turn up at the auction of a Vicksburg estate. I won this old print at a local auction many years ago. Dated 1867, it commemorates Confederate dead. The inscription beneath the Confederate battle flag reads "The warrior's banner takes its flight to greet the warrior's soul." It's surrounded by scenes from some of the great battles of the War for Southern Independence. There are many reprints of this famous poster, but this, I believe, is one of the first. It must have been a treasured possession of an old Rebel who once resided in Vicksburg.

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