Currier and Ives Print,
"Battle of Mill Spring KY"

From the collections of the
Kentucky Historical Society
Accession Number 1997.29

Currier and Ives Print,
"Battle of Mill Spring KY," 1862

10 1/16" x 14"

This lithograph shows the Battle of Mill Springs in Kentucky. The battle was one of the first major Union victories of the war. A lithograph is a printed copy of a drawing. This one was made by Currier and Ives, a famous printing company. The process they used let them make many copies of an image that were cheap to buy. Images like this one gave people a better understanding of the war and how it was being fought.