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Murder of Ellsworth... Events in Virginia & Florida...



Item # 172476

June 15, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 15, 1861  Most of the front page is a three-part print captioned: "Secessionist Prisoner Captured at Alexandria--The Marshall House at Alexandria" with some ftpg. text headed:"The Murder of Ellsworth".
Three-quarters of a page shows: "Company of Secession Cavalry Surrendering to Colonel Wilcox of the First Michigan Regiment, in Front of the Slave Pen at Alexandria, Virginia". Other prints include: "General Bragg's Camp as Seen from Fort Pickens" and "Interior of a Sand Bag Battery at Pensacola Bearing on Fort Pickens". Two full page prints show: "One of the Mortar Batteries Just Erected on Santa Rosa Island to Support Fort Pickens...---Col. Morehead's Camp Near Patterson's Park, Baltimore" and: "Bivouac of Confederate Troops on the Las Moras, Texas, with Stolen U.S. Wagons".
The doublepage centerfold has 3 prints: "The City of Cairo, Illinois as Seen from the Camp" and "U.S. Volunteers Throwing up Entrenchments on Arlington Heights" and "Brilliant Charge of U.S. Cavalry Through the Village of Fairfax Court House". Another full page has 3 scenes: "Captain Saler's Encampment, West of St. Louis, Missouri" & "Camp Scott - Freeport, Illinois" and "Fort Wayne - Detroit Michigan" with other prints showing: "Advance of the Federal Troops (Michigan Regiment & Sherman's Battery) Into Alexandria" and "Camp Anderson, Hqts. of the New York Twelfth Regiment, Washington, D.C." and "Rebel Steamboats Overhauled by U.S. Men-of-War in the Gulf" and "U.S. Pickets Chasing & Shooting Rebel Prowlers Near  Alexandria" and a print of Stephen Douglass, a small print showing: "Grafton, Virginia, Now Occupied by General McClellan's Forces" and of: "The Whitworth Gun Presented to the U.S. Government by Loyal Americans in England" plus a small print showing; "Newport News, Near fortress Monroe, Now Occupied by General Butler".
The back page has several cartoons, and within this issue is a serialized portion of "Great Expectations", by Charles Dickens. Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War

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