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The Lexington of 1861

Description

Lithographic print captioned, "The Massachusetts Volunteers fighting their way through the Streets of Baltimore, on their march to the defence of the National Capitol April 19th, 1861. Hurrah for the Glorious 6th." The event came to be known as the Baltimore riot of 1961, and it resulted in the first casualties by hostile action of the American Civil War. The print depicts a large group of men with guns and bayonets fighting against a handful of men wielding bricks and clubs.

Date

circa 1861

Publisher

Currier & Ives

Language(s)

English

Collection Number

1988.61

Dimensions

16 x 20 inches

Extent

1 print

Resource ID

3638

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.