C. Schussele. “The Attack on Fredericksburg.” From Samuel M. Schmucker’s The History of the Civil War in the United States. Its Cause, Origin, Progress and Conclusion. Philadelphia: Jones Bros. & Co., 1865. 4 1/4 x 6 1/2. Mezzotint by John Sartain. Very good condition.
In 1863, even before the Civil War ended, historian Samuel Mosheim Schmucker (1823-1863) produced A History of the Civil War: with a preliminary views of its causes, and biographical sketches of its heroes. This work contained excellent engravings of scenes from the Civil War mezzotinted by John Sartain and his son Samuel, including some terrific nighttime marine images.