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Morris Island... Charleston harbor...



Item # 172706

August 29, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1863  The front page features an illustration of: "Rear-Admiral David G. Farragut, U.S.N." and an article on him as well. Inside has 4 halfpg. prints: "The 'Hartford,' Admiral Farragut's Flag-Ship, Arriving at New York and Returning the Salutes of Foreign Frigates", "Explosion of a Torpedo Under the Bow of the United States Gun-Boat 'Commodore Barney,' in the James River", "Funeral of the Late Captain Cailloux, First Louisiana Volunteers (Colored)" and "Rebel Prisoners in the New Orleans Custom-House".
The doublepage centerfold has 4 prints: "General View of Morris Island--Union Camps and Rebel Works--The Lower Harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, Etc., Etc". A full page shows 4 scenes: "Exchange of Prisoners Under a Flag of Truce, Charleston Harbor: "The Ironclad 'Catskill' Sinking a Blockade Runner Under Sumter's Guns" "Union Sharpshooters in Front of Fort Wagner, Charleston" and "Bombardment of Fort Wagner, Charleston, South Carolina". Another full page has 2 scenes; "General Haupt's Bridge Over Potomac Creek, Virginia, Destroyed by the Rebels." and "Dumphries, Virginia".
The back page has a political cartoon: "Don't You See the  Point?" Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War

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