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Slaves fleeing into Union camps...



Item # 172646

January 31, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1863 The full front page is a print: "Army Beef" showing soldiers shooting cattle, with 2 smaller vignettes.
Inside has a full page: "Contrabands Coming Into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation", referring to the recent Emancipation Proclamation. It shows many African-Americans and presumed slaves. Also a full page with 2 prints: "Appearance of the Site of the Deserted Rebel Camps Near Murfreesboro" & "Murfreesboro, Tennessee"; a full pg: "Rebel Attack Upon the 43rd Massachusetts Volunteers at Galveston, Texas"; a full page: "Attack of the Rebels Upon Our Gunboat Flotilla at Galveston, Texas, January 1, 1863"; a full page with 4 prints of: "Our Blockading Fleet Off North Channel, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina".
Also a small print of: "The Late Rev. Lyman Beecher, D.D." and a half page: "The Battle At Vicksburg--Gallant Charge of the Sixth Missouri Regiment". A full column map: "The Mississippi From the St. Francis to Vicksburg, Showing Arkansas Post".
The back page has 2 political cartoons, one showing Abraham Lincoln. Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War

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