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    William Momberger Original Wash Drawing of the Battle of Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh) Signed by the Artist. This marvelous pen-and-ink illustration measures 7.5" x 4.5" on 9" x 6" card stock, and framed to an overall size of 11.25" x 8". It shows an action-packed scene in the midst of the battle at Shiloh, with infantry and cavalry soldiers engaged in a fierce battle, with officers shouting orders in the center to left-center while the wounded lay suffering in the foreground. It is a truly enthralling sketch, signed at the bottom-left "W. Momberger del." Momberger was a German-American immigrant and prolific landscape painter and illustrator in the mid-nineteenth century who made chromolithographs and drawings for bank notes, newspapers, and books, in addition to publishing his work in Civil War-related publications. A copy of the engraving made from Momberger's sketch by J. C. McRae of New York, and later included in Abbott's The History of the Civil War in America, accompanies this lot. The sketch itself is in fine to very fine condition, with very minimal toning to the paper. One small brown stain can be seen at the top-left, part of it barely inside the body of the sketch, but it does not detract from the overall appeal of this one-of-a-kind display piece from the Battle of Shiloh.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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