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Authentic Newspapers Printed During the Civil War in 1864
"Greatest Gun in the World" Cover! November 12th 1864 Frank Leslie Newspaper
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This is a nice original example of the most famous of all Civil War newspapers, the Frank Leslie Illustrated Newspaper. This paper is dated May 7th 1864. On the cover it has the fine image of "THE GREATEST GUN IN THE WORLD - IT'S TRIAL AT FORT HAMILTON, N.Y., OCT. 26". This depicts a 20 inch Rodman cannon. There is one of these guns surviving in John Paul Jones Park in New York. They state on their website, "John Paul Jones Park is the site of one of the three 20-inch Rodman guns ever produced. Fort Hamilton, in 1864, tested this new cannon, designed by Capt. Thomas Jefferson Rodman, which weighed 58 tons and fired shot weighing 1080 pounds up to 4 1/2 miles. A derrick had to be used to load the cannon. The cannon’s effectiveness was judged minimal after it failed two trials." On the inside it has many different fine engravings including a center spread showing the "THE RAID ON ST. ALBANS, VT...". There is also an image of Sherman in Georgia. The back pages have many interesting advertisements. The paper has has one of the ads removed and it is mentioned for exactness. This is an authentic issue of the famous Frank Leslie's Newspaper from the Civil War.

Item #: B4627
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