Large color-printed woodcut, 29 x 43 in., boldly headed in blue and red, SPRAGUE LIGHT CAVALRY!, calling for men to join the Best Corps in the Field...being organized at Plattsburgh, NY, under the immediate supervision of Adj't Gen. Sprague. Featuring a vibrantly colored vignette depicting mounted Union cavalrymen facing off against Confederate forces, approx. 27 x 11 in. Signed in print by Spencer H. Olmsted, Col. Commanding. Printed by Clarry & Reilly, NY.
The Sprague Light Cavalry was part of the 16th New York Cavalry, which fought at Gettysburg and cornered Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, in a tobacco barn near Port Royal, VA.
Provenance: Property of N. Flayderman & Co.
Colors are strong, vibrant. Broadside with strong horizontal and vertical folds, with top right quadrant fully separated at folds from remainder of broadside; lower right quadrant partially separated along vertical fold; top left quadrant partially separated along horizontal fold. Few holes/areas of loss, especially along central vertical fold. Short tears, chips along margins.
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