Elmer Ellsworth, Hand-Colored Memorial Lithograph
A Colorful Tribute to Elmer Ellsworth
This memorial tribute print to Elmer Ellsworth features our hero dressed in red trousers and standing on the secessionist flag he had torn down from atop the Marshall House. Excellent with fresh colors; a handsome presentation in a decorative gold frame.
Ellsworth, Elmer. Hand-Colored Lithograph. ELLSWORTH / A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY / (image) / OF THE LATE COLONEL ELLSWORTH. Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, (1861). 9″ x 14″ (sight); framed.
More on Ellsworth….
Born in Pennsylvania in 1837, Elmer Ellsworth moved to Springfield, IL in 1860, taking a job as a law clerk in Abraham Lincoln’s office. The young clerk and Lincoln became friends; truthfully more like family. When the president-elect moved to Washington in 1861, Ellsworth accompanied him. After Ellsworth was killed removing a Confederate flag from The Marshall House, Lincoln 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.
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