Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth Engraving , ca. 1860-1880s

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Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth Engraving , ca. 1860-1880s
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1860-1880s, Large engraving of Portrait of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, Engraved and Published by William Sartain, 28 cms x 36 cms, Dark Brown, Black and white with "One of the First Martyrs of the Great Rebellion" underneath. Features Ellsworth's likeness in Union uniform, looking left. Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth (April 11, 1837 - May 24, 1861) was a United States Army officer and law clerk who was the first conspicuous casualty and the first Union officer to die in the American Civil War. He was killed while removing a Confederate flag from the roof of the Marshall House inn in Alexandria, Virginia. Before the war, Ellsworth led a touring military drill team, the "Zouave Cadets of Chicago". He was a close personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, who as President later eulogized him as "the greatest little man I ever met". After his death, Ellsworth's body lay in state at the White House. The phrase, "Remember Ellsworth", became a rallying cry and call to arms for the Union Army. William Sartain (November 21, 1843 – October 25, 1924) was an American artist, known for the moody tonalism of his paintings, and interests and influences that spanned Orientalism and the Barbizon plein air approach to art. Friend to Thomas Eakins, son of artist John Sartain and brother to artist Emily Sartain, Sartain was one of the founders of the Society of American Artists and later became president of the New York Art Club.