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  • Wonderful Standing from Lifeview of Colonel Ellsworth

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    Wonderful Standing from Lifeview of Colonel Ellsworth - Inventory Number: CDV 491

    Very scarce view with great contrast. Bottom of the card has a nice clean, calligraphy ink notation Col. Ellsworth. studio, holding a cane.

    Colonel Ellsworth was the first Union officer killed in the Civil War, which occurred on May 23rd, when Ellsworth and his Fire Zouaves, made an excursion into Alexandria, Va., where they saw the Confederate flag being flown of the Marshall House, of that city.  After cutting the flag down and making his way down the hatch of the roof, was met by the owner of the property who leveded a shotgun at Ellsworth and killed him instantly.

    The news of his killing was an immediate impetus for recruitment in the North.

    E.Anthony back mark, and in very good condition. top two corners clipped.

    Comes housed in 6 inch x 8 inch riker display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.

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    Inventory Number: CDV 491