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The Battle of Gettysburg, in prints and in text...



Item # 172700

August 8, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1863  Certainly one of the more desired issues of the Civil War with the nice content on the Battle of Gettysburg. The front page has 2 prints: "Saluting the Old Flag at Port Hudson" and "The Formal Surrender of Port Hudson". Inside a 1/4 pg: "Siege of Vicksburg--Huts on the Hill-side"; a full page has two prints: "Port Hudson From the Opposite Bank of the River" and "The Union Forces Entering the Breast-Works to Take Possession of Port Hudson".
The premier print is the doublepage centerfold: "The Battle of Gettysburg--Longstreet's Attack Upon Our Left Centre--Bull Ridge in the Distance", a very dramatic scene, plus another full page with 2 scenes of the Battle of Gettysburg: "...Attack of the Louisiana Tigers at the Battle of Gettysburg" and "...General Crawford's Charge  on the Rebel Lines". Yet another full page has 2 prints: "The Army of the Potomac--Execution of Three Deserters" & "The Attack on Fort Wagner--The Stormers Advancing Under Fire."
Other prints include: "Abraham, Who Was Blow'd 'Free' Mile in de Air" and "The Opening of the Mississippi--Arrival of the Steamer 'Imperial' at New Orleans From St. Louis." and a small map: "The Harbor of Charleston, Showing the Scene of General Gilmore's Operations on Morris Island."
There is nice text titled: "The Battle of Gettysburg" as well as an article: "Vicksburg" among others. The back page has a cartoon: "Public Opinion". Complete in 16 pages.

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