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A slave becomes a Yankee soldier...

Item # 172690

July 4, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1863  Half of the front page is taken up with a somber print: "Execution, by Hanging, of Two Rebel Spies, Williams and Peters, In the Army of the Cumberland" with text as well.
Other prints within include two full pages on: "Our Works Before Vicksburg--Battery Powell--Battery Hickenlooper"; a nice doublepage centerfold: "Charge of General Buford's Cavalry Upon the Enemy Near Beverley Ford, on the Rappahannock"; a half page: "Battle of Milliken's Bend" shows Negroes in battle; a half page: "Army Beef Swimming the Occoquan River, Virginia"; half page: "Raid of Second South Carolina Volunteers (Col. Montgomery) Among the Rice Plantations on the Combahee, S.C."
There are three illustrations which accompany an article: "A typical Negro", the prints captioned: "Gordon as He Entered Our Lines" "Gordon Under Medical Inspection" showing the scars on his back; and "Gordon in His Uniform as a U.S. Soldier".
The back page has a political cartoon. Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War

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