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The New York Fire Zouaves...
Item # 172470
May 25, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 25, 1861 The full front page is a dramatic print: 'Willard's Hotel, Washington, Saved by the N.Y. Fire Zouaves' showing fireman battling the blaze.
Other prints within including a full page with 2 view of: "Camp Cameron, Georgetown, D.C.", a three-quarter page print: "Evening Parade at Fort Pickens--Col. Brown Announcing to His Men Major Anderson's Gallant Defense at Fort Sumter", a half page: "Cooking & Eating Arrangement's in the Court Yard of the Treasury Building, Washington, D.C." with two other smaller & related prints; a nearly half page: "Departure of Volunteers from Dubuque, Iowa" aboard paddle wheelers; a half page: "Eighth Massachusetts Regiment in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Washington"; a full page parade of: "The 79th Regiment (Highlanders), N.Y. State Militia" in kilts; a full page: "The Second Reinforcement of Fort Pickens on April 16"; and a full page: "Camp Scott, York, Pennsylvania, Occupied by Pennsylvania & Ohio Volunteers".
There are smaller prints showing: "Winans Steam Gun Captured by Col. Jones on the Way to Harper's Ferry", "The Relay House, Washington Junction...", "The Washington Junction Viaduct...", "Camp of U.S. Vols. at the Relay House" & "Late Hqts. of Col. Ellsworth, of the N.Y. Fire Zouaves, at the Capitol at Washington. There is another half page print of the Fire Zouaves at the House of Representatives, plus a three-quarter page map of: "The Line of the Blockade, and the Strategic Routes in the Interior" of the country.
The back page has 3 war-related cartoons, one showing: "A Rebel General startled in his Camp by the Beautiful & Unexpected Display of Northern Light". There is also a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. Complete in 16 pages.
Category: The Civil War