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Farragut enters the Mississippi... Fort Macon bombarded...



Item # 172572

May 17, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 17, 1862  The full front page is an illustration of: "Rebels Outside Their Works at Yorktown Reconnoitering With Dark Lanterns" which was drawn by famed artist Winslow Homer.
Inside prints include a full page: "The Union Cavalry and Artillery Starting In Pursuit of the Rebels Up the Yorktown Turnpike"; a half page: "Charge of the First Massachusetts Regiment on a Rebel Rifle Pit Near Yorktown"; smaller prints of: "Commodore Farragut" and "George Peabody, Esq."; a full page: "Map of the Theatre of the War in Virginia"; a cartoon: "Picket's Conversing Before Yorktown--A Common Scene"; a halfpg: "United States Steamer 'Hartford', Commodore Farragut's Flagship Which Led the Squadron up the Mississippi". Also a full page with 3 scenes of: "Fort Macon Repossessed--bombardment of Fort Macon".
The doublepage centerfold is a great bird's-eye-view naval scene of: "Commodore Farragut's Squadron and Captain Porter's Mortar Fleet Entering the Mississippi River".
The back page has 3 war-themed cartoons: "Whew! That Old Hen, Jeff Davis, has been trying to hatch a Rotten Egg." and "The Mayor of New Orleans yielding to 'Brute Force'."
Complete in sixteen pages.

Category: The Civil War

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