General John E. Wool War Of 1812, Mexican War Engraving For Sale
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GENERAL JOHN E. WOOL War of 1812, Mexican War engraving
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Major General John E. Wool
War of 1812,Mexican War
FABULOUS ANTIQUE STEEL ENGRAVING
This beautiful engraving
measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/4" on heavy stock paper measuring 8" x 10 1/2".
The digital image does not do the engraving justice.
Matted and framed it would make an outstanding addition to any antique
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In the late 1800s many publications were produces depicting
scenes of the United States
and the world along with glimpses of art from the famous museums of
The majority of the population did not travel and relied upon these
to see what the rest of America and the world really looked like. They
became familiar with
the famous paintings in Europe's museums from the pictures they saw
in these publications.
Photography was developed in the mid 19th century and still in its infancy,
printing processes were developed to reproduce these original photographs
in publication for the world to see what people, places and the great
really looked like. Some of this wonderful historical record has survived
for us to study and enjoy today.
We are offering a collection of Steel Engravings which appeared in one
of these publication, in 1864.
This is your opportunity
to own and preserve a piece of history
This engraving is over 100 years old, it is not a modern reproduction.
John E. Wool was born at Newburgh, Orange County, about
1784. Young Wool, was barely 4, when his father died. He was then taken to
his grandfather's home. At age 12 he was placed in a merchant's store in Troy,
NY where he continued till eighteen, when he opened a book and stationary
store on his own account. He was driven from this by a fire and took up law
and pursued the study for more than a year with avidity, in the office of
John Russell, an eminent practitioner of Troy, NY. In the spring of 1812,
on the eve of the declaration of war, with Great Britain, he received his
appointment as captain in the Thirteenth regiment of the United States Infantry.
He immediately set to work recruiting his company, joined his regiment at
Greenbush, NY and in September, proceeded with the regiment to the Niagara
frontier. He was in time for General Van Rensselaer's famous attempt upon
the heights of Queenstown. Captain Wool was in the ranks of Colonel Chrystie,
which was the portion of the regulars to cross the river in the first assault.
Due in part to an accident to the boat that Lt. Colonel Chrystie was in, Captain
John E. Wool was thrown the command of the regulars. In the storming of the
heights, Wool was wounded, being shot through both thighs, yet in this condition
he led one of the boldest movements of the day. In 1816 Colonel Wool was
made an army inspector, the office being enlarged in 1821 to that of inspector
general. In 1836 he was involved in the removal of the Charokee Indians to
their new home at Arkansas. In 1838 he was engaged in a military reconnaissance
in Maine, because of a boundary dispute with Great Britain. In 1841 he was
commissioned Brigadier General in the line. The Mexican War called him into
the field. In addition to his military duties, General Wool is known to the
public as a prominent member of the Democratic Party. In 1850 he delivered
the address at Weybridge, Vermont, on the occasion of the completion of a
monument to Silas Wright.
An engraving is an intaglio process of printing, where
the design to be produced is cut
below the surface of the plate (made of steel, copper or wood), and the
incised lines are
filled with ink that is then transferred to paper.
Our U. S. currency is a very good example of the engraving process.
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