Help with some info on a civil war veteran document??
I am new to the forum and I was really hoping that someone here with more knowledge than myself can tell me something about this document.
I cannot post a picture yet because I am too new so I will try to give my best description. These were "Military Memorial and War Record" lithographs that were produced in 1882-1883 and from what I understand given to veterans.
"Military Memorial" is printed in the top center, surrounded by portraits of former presidents, Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, and Garfield. Below the portraits are two scenes, one of soldiers marching to war, and the other of a peaceful scene of the aftermath. More portraits of important Civil War figures decorate the upper half. Both sides are filled with numbers and facts concerning the different battles in the war. Towards the middle of the poster is written "War Record", below which a form is printed, to be filled out with the information of the soldier to whom this belongs.
I came across this at an antique mall and was immediately drawn to it.. Not knowing enough about it I decided to do some research before making the purchase. I can find very little about this or its value. If any body can help me out I would greatly appreciate it. Truly a fascinating piece of history, I just dont want to severely overpay for something that might be a lot more common than I realize.
Thanks so much for any help you can give!!!