Alonzo Chappel. “Attack on Port Hudson.” From Evert A. Duyckinck’s National History of the War for the Union, Civil, Military and Naval. New York: Johnson, Fry & Co., 1861-. Ca. 5 x 7 1/2. Steel engraving. Very good condition.
National History of the War for the Union, Civil, Military, and Naval is one of a number of multi-volume histories of the American Civil War that were published as the hostilities progressed. Beginning in 1861 histories were being written and one volume grew to two and continued until the end. Although this one has a single copyright date of 1861, it was added to throughout the war. Duyckinck was a leading American historian of his time who was best known for biographical studies, and this set has illustrations by American artists Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast.