Sep 29, 2022 - Sale 2615

Sale 2615 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(CIVIL WAR--COLORED TROOPS.) Report on the Battle of Fort Wagner in the New-York Tribune. 8 pages, 20 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches, on 2 folding sheets; stitch holes, folds, minimal wear; subscriber name stamped in outer margin. New York, 28 July 1863

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The front-page article is headlined "The Colored Troops in Charleston Harbor: Their Bravery Under Fire at Fort Wagner--Scenes in the Hospitals." It reads in part: "Fresh honors crown the colored troops. So fully had their character for bravery and reliance been established, that in the recent assault upon Fort Wagner the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts were allowed to lead our veteran troops." Several soldiers are interviewed at the hospital after the battle.