A Requiem in Memory of Ellsworth, 1861
Colonel Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth was shot in Alexandria, Virginia on May 24, 1861, the first Union officer to be killed in the Civil War. Almost immediately afterwards, Northern publishers issued a deluge of material commemorating the dashing martyr, who was honored with a White House funeral. George William Warren composed this requiem, the title page of which is adorned with various scenes depicting the brief career of the young Zouave officer.
Original size 35.5 x 27 cm. New York State Library/Manuscripts and Special Collections [SCO12756, A Requiem in Memory of Ellsworth, 1861].