Battle of Fort Sumter

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Battle of Fort Sumter

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680419

Abraham Lincoln's incoming administration... 1861...

Item #680419

February 01, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 1, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln about to change America



The front page has some column heads on the upcoming Civil War including: "The Surrender of Fort Sumter to be Demanded" "North Carolina Ready to Secede" and more. But perhaps better content is on page 5 with: "The Incoming Administration" "Mr. Lincoln and the Southern Secessionist... See More  

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678298

Terrific centerfold shows steam fire engines in 1865...

Item #678298

March 11, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, March 11, 1865  The prime print is the very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "Our Volunteer Fire Department--A Series of Illustrations Representing the Various Steam Fire Engines Now Used in New York". This is an excellent print showing 24 steam fire engines (see). A terrific print for display for any collector of fire memorabilia. ... See More  

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674901

The situation at Chattanooga...

Item #674901

November 03, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 3, 1863  Among the page 3 column heads on the Civil War are: "News From Tennessee" "General Grant's Communications Again Threatened" "15,000 Rebels Threatening to Cross the Tennessee" "Large Captures of Prisoners" "The Exact Situation at Chattanooga" "Bombardment of Fort Sumter Renews" and more.

Eight p... See More  

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662131

Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina...

Item #662131

September 08, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 8, 1863 



* Second Battle of Charleston Harbor

* Fort Wagner - Morris Island - South Carolina

* From the capital of the Confederacy




The front page includes; "Latest From The North" "From Charleston--Evacuation of Morris Island" "From Tennessee" "The Courts" "Latest News From the North--The Situation i... See More  

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661459

The Confederates on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #661459

July 11, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg

* Rebel account




Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

The front page includes: "Charleston" "Yankee Agents In England" "The Courts" "City Intelligence" "Prisoners" "Sale of Negroes in Georgia" wi... See More  

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648536

History is about to be made...

Item #648536

March 29, 1861

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 29, 1861 



* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to the outbreak



South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just two weeks after the date of this issue.

The front page has: "United States Army & Navy News&q... See More  

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645830

Beginning moments of the Civil War... Jeff Davis Proclamation on creating a navy, and more...

Item #645830

April 19, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 19, 1861 



* Civil War beginning

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Rare Confederate title




Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry... See More  

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645407

Rebels to evacuate Gordonsville...

Item #645407

August 18, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 18, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SIEGE OF CHARLESTON" "Our Batteries Have Breached Fort Sumter" "Meade's Army" "Probable Evacuation of Culpepper & Gordonsville by the Enemy" "Reported Revolt of the N. Carolina Troops" & more.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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616536

Prelude to the Civil War... Georgia to secede... Much more...

Item #616536

January 19, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1861 



* Southern secession

* Fort Sumter tensions

* Prelude to the Civil War




Among the one column heads on the ftpg. are: "The National Troubles" "Animated Debate on the Kansas Bill" "Passage of the Army Bill in Committee of the Whole" "Latest Dispatches from the South" "Declaration of the Georgia Convention in Favo... See More  

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615490

Civil War is near...

Item #615490

February 02, 1861

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 2, 1861 



* Pre Civil War tensions in the South

* Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina




The front page first column has: "The National Troubles" "Plot to Seize the Steamer Crusader at New Orleans" "Expectation of an Attack on Fort Sumter" "Immense Preparations at Charleston" "Civil War Expected by the Diplomatic Cor... See More  

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611622

Rumblings of the Civil War...

Item #611622

January 25, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 25, 1861  Page 6 has column heads including: "The Pro-Slavery Rebellion" "Affairs At Charleston" "The Soldiers Tired of Camp Duty" "Worthlessness of Charleston Harbor" "Weakness of Fort Sumter" and more.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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602835

Much war-related content...

Item #602835

May 23, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 23, 1861  Among the front page reports are: 'Very Disgraceful Treatment of the Volunteers" "Letter from Gen. Frost" "Interesting Letter from Mr. Vallandigham" "Relief for Volunteers". Among the items inside include: 'Terrible Times in Ward Townsbip! Exodus of Negroes!" "...Letter from Gen. Harney" "... See More  

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587532

Growing tensions just prior to the Civil War...

Item #587532
(5) NEW YORK TIMES, January - March, 1861 



* Five newspaper lot prior to the outbreak of the Civil War



Few periods of American history were more unsettled than the months preceding the outbreak of the Civil War, which began with the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April  12, 1861. Since the election of Lincoln the preceding November the Southern states began seri... See More  

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582881

Star of the West...

Item #582881

January 11, 1861

NEW-YORK TIMES, January 11, 1861



* Star of the West



Page 1 has a subheader reading: "Confirmation of the Reports Relative to the Star of the West".



Page 5 has the following headlines: "ARRIVAL OF THE NOVA SCOTIAN" "BOMBARDMENT OF GAETA" and more.



Many believe that Star of the West incident was the actual start of the Civil War.



Other news of the day in... See More  

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569241

Prelude to the Civil War...

Item #569241

February 09, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York, February 9, 1861  The ftpg. includes: "Our National Troubles" "the Trip of the Steam Frigate Brooklyn to Florida" "will fort Sumter Be Taken? " "The Correspondence Between Col. Hayne & the President" "Surrender of the Pensacola Navy Yard & the Cutter Lewis Cass" Condition of Things at the South" and ... See More  

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177656

y Kemble...

Item #177656

May 11, 1912

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1912  This issue has two parts, the typical first 16 pages (called Part I), and the woman's suffrage-themed supplement (called Part II). 

Part 1 includes an political cartoon: "The Representative American Citizen?" by Kemble. Also a fullpg. with 6 photos relating to the recovery of bodies from the Titanic; a halfpg. photo of a life bo... See More  

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177610
Item #177610

June 10, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York,  June 10, 1911



There is a full color cover page on this issue. The front page of this issue is a photo of "The New Ruler of Mexico."



This issue has a photo of "A Queen at Her Ease" and the double page illustration is of "A Session of the Cabinet" by T. de Thulstrup. There is a photo of "Dreamland" in Ruins"... See More  

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177601
Item #177601

April 08, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City,  April 8, 1911



There is a full color cover page on this issue. The front page of this issue is an illustration of "Revenge is Sweet" by Kemble.



This issue has a photo of "New York's Democratic Senator" and an illustration of "Champ Clark and His Friends." There is a photo of "The Burning of New York's State C... See More  

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177426

History of "Harper's Weekly"....

Item #177426

January 05, 1907

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 5, 1907  There is a front page illustration: "Thomas Nast, The Illustrious Cartoonist of "Harper's Weekly," Whose Genius Overthrew the Tweed "Ring," And for Years Waged a Memorable Fight in the Country's Political Warfare" by C. De Grimm. This issue is mostly made of articles about past issues of "Harper
... See More  

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215025

From a Confederate stronghold just months before the Civil War breaks out...

Item #215025
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1861 Here is an issue from the early months of 1861 not long before the "official" outbreak of the Civil War in April, 1861. Wilmington was a strategic port city which was not captured by the Yankees until early in 1865. As such it held much significance during the War. This is a very nice four page issue filled with various news of the day & a hu... See More  

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213974

Knoxville, Tennessee 1863 Civil War...

Item #213974

August 22, 1863

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, August 22, 1863

 
* Knoxville, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis
This 4 page newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes reports on: Knoxvil
... See More  

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177296

Mark Twain... Inauguration Day... NY Railway Strike...

Item #177296

March 18, 1905

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1905  Front page illustration "A Growing Menace" By W. A. Rogers; Photos of New York's Railway Strike; From My Unpublished Autobiography, by Mark Twain; Two Photos of Mark Twain, one from 1875 and one from 1905; "Mrs. Humphry Ward" by Albert Sterner; Double page Photos, The President and Inauguration-Day Ceremonie... See More  

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212235

1863 Civil War...

Item #212235

September 15, 1863

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT from Boston MA and dated September 15, 1863. This 4 page newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes reports on: Fort Moultrie, James Island, Fort Sumter, C... See More  

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206671

"Great Expectations" Collection IV

Item #206671

March 30, 1861

Harper's Weekly, March 30, 1861 through May 4, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 4) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www.rar... See More  

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$332.00
206668

"Great Expectations" Collection III - 6 issues...

Item #206668

February 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, February 16, 1861 through March 23, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 3) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



The individual issues are described as:



HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 16, 1861 Full ftpg. is an extremely d... See More  

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$452.00
206665

"Great Expectations" Collection II...

Item #206665

January 05, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 5, 1861 through February 9, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 2) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be v... See More  

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$332.00
206663

"Great Expectations" Collection I

Item #206663

November 24, 1860

Harper's Weekly, November 24, 1860 through December 29, 1860. This is a six-issue set (part 1) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed a... See More  

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$322.00
172444

Winslow Homer print... Map of the Northern & Southern states...

Item #172444

February 23, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 23, 1861  The front page is taken up with: "Chantrey's Statue of Washington, Now in the State House at Boston, Massachusetts". Prints within include: "Officers' Quarters at Fort Sumter", "Good-by to Sumter", and a quarter page print by famed artist Winslow Homer: "The Late Rev. Dr. Murray", plus a great full p... See More  

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172670

Much concerning Charleston... Two Winslow Homer prints...

Item #172670

April 25, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 25, 1863  The full front page is a print of: "Admiral Samuel F. Dupont, Commanding the Fleet Off Charleston". Inside page prints include a full page by famed artist Winslow Homer: "Great Sumter Meeting in Union Square, New York"; a full page Thomas Nast cartoon: "A Group of Butternut Prisoners, Taken from Life"; a full page ma... See More  

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172446

President-Elect Abraham Lincoln's address from the Astor House balcony...

Item #172446

March 02, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1861  The full front page is a very nice illustration captioned: "Abraham Lincoln, The President Elect, Addressing The People From the Astor House Balcony". Inside has a full page with 3 scenes: "Fort Moultrie, As Seen From Fort Sumter" "Morris Island, As Seen From Fort Sumter" and "Fort Johnson, As Seen From Fort Sumt... See More  

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175674

Great train robbery print... Hunting in the Adirondacks...

Item #175674

January 16, 1892

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 16, 1892  Great full front page showing a train robbery, captioned: 'The Modern Dick Turpin' is a very displayable print. Full page shows 10: 'Beacons Along the South Coast'. Full page with 4 Remington prints on 'The 6th U.S. Cavalry Camp at Rapid Creek'. Nice Remington double page centerfold: 'A Good Day's Hunting in the Adi... See More  

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172906

Barnum's Museum fire... Saratoga Lake...

Item #172906
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 29, 1865  The full front page is a political cartoon: "The Great Labor Question from a Southern Point of View" showing a Black farmer and Lincoln.

Prints inside including a half page: "Presentation of 200 Battle Flags to Gov. Fenton at Albany, New York" and "Grand Dinner to the Army of the Tennessee at the Union Hotel, Saratoga&quo... See More  

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172578

A Civil War print by the famed artist Winslow Homer...

Item #172578

June 07, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 7, 1862  The front page shows: "Brigadier-General Stoneman" and "Cold Harbor, Nine Miles From Richmond, Va., Near General M'Clellan's Head-Quarters". Other prints inside include: "Our Army In the Southwest" with 5 scenes; two halfpg. scenes: "Corduroying Roads to Corinth" and "General Buell's Army Cro... See More  

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172880

Lincoln's assassination: John Wilkes Booth on the front page...

Item #172880

April 29, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865 The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.

Inside articles are headed: "Abraham Lincoln" "President Johnson" "Mr. Seward" "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Folly of Crim... See More  

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172432

Fort Sumter...

Item #172432

January 12, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1861  Much of front page is taken up with a print of: "Major Anderson, U.S.A., Commanding At Ft. Sumter" with a biography of him. Also in this issue is a dramatic full page: "The Battle of New Orleans, Fought Jan. 8, 1815" & "Sketches of Ft. Moultrie" which has 5 prints; "Senator Seward's Arabian Horses--Maanak... See More  

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172420

Winslow Homer... Thanksgiving Day...

Item #172420

December 01, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 1, 1860 Ftpg: 'Charleston Scenes' includes 'Palmetto Tree & Old Custom House at Charleston' & 'Ft. Sumter From Sullivan's Is.'. Inside illus. of: 'Entrance to Bonaventure Cemetary, Savannah, Ga.' & 'Bonaventure Cemetary, Savannah' 'The New State House at Columbia, S.C.' Winslow Homer dblpgctrfld: 'Thanksg... See More  

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172442

Great Valentine's Day front page...

Item #172442

February 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 16, 1861  A very nice display issue for Valentine's Day as the entire front page is a handsome print titled: "Saint Valentine's Day" showing 6 vignettes (see).

Inside pages include a fullpg: "A ten-inch Mounted as a Mortar at Ft. Sumter"; a smaller print: "The Sally Port at Sumter--Interior"; a doublepage centerfold of... See More  

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172672

Lincoln on horseback...

Item #172672

May 02, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1863  The full front page shows: "Collecting Confiscated Anglo-Rebel Cotton in the Southwest" with several vignettes. Inside has a half page: "Iron-clad 'Keokuk' Sinking on the Morning After the Battle of Charleston, South Carolina" and a nice halfpg. view of: "Suffolk, Virginia". Fullpg: "The President, General ... See More  

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172904

Lincoln conspirators hanged, including Mrs. Surratt...

Item #172904

July 22, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 22, 1865  The full front page is a print captioned: "A British Midshipman Restoring the American Eagle in Front of the United States Legation at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands".

But the prime content in this issue is the somber full page print captioned: "Execution of the Conspirators at Washington" which shows four of them hanging from the... See More  

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172872

Advancing upon Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #172872

April 01, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 1, 1865  The front page has a nice print showing: "General Sherman's Entry Into Columbia, South Carolina". Pages 2 and 3 have some interesting war-related articles including: "Davis Asks to be Dictator" "Davis and Lee" "Trade With Rebels" and more.

Other prints within include: "14th and 20th Corps Crossing ... See More  

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172428

Christmas Day... Charles Dickens, new serial story...

Item #172428

December 29, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 29, 1860 Full ftpg: 'Christmas Day, 1860' shows a family at Christmas dinner. Nice fullpg: 'Christmas Chimes at Trinity Church, N.Y.   This issue also contains a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.  In addition, the 1st installment of  "Dickens's Christmas Story - A MESSAGE FROM THE SEA" is also... See More  

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173392

Thomas Nast illustration of "Fort Sumter"...

Item #173392

March 19, 1870

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 19, 1870  The front cover of the issue features a two-third illustration of "The Sheikh." One page consist of a 1/3 pg. illustration. of "The Recent Accident on the Mississippi Central Railroad"; a three small portraits including "Lieut. Commander W. L. Stewart," "Commander E. H. Williams," and "Lieut. Commander... See More  

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172868

Lincoln's inauguration...

Item #172868

March 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1865  The entire ftpg. is taken up with a very nice engraving captioned: "President Lincoln Taking the Oath At His Second Inauguration, March 4, 1865", showing just that. A great display issue as such.

An inside page has an article headed: "The President's Inaugural", which includes the text of his 2nd inaugural address, which ... See More  

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$200.00
172434

Prints regarding Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #172434

January 19, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 19, 1861  The front page has 4 prints: "Hon. Francis W. Pickens, Governor of South Carolina" "Hon. Judge Magrath, Sec. of State of South Carolina" "Rev. Dr. Bachman Who Asked a Blessing on the Secession Ordinance" and "The Charleston Zouaves". Prints inside include: "Mr. Rarey and Cruiser (horse)"; a: &qu... See More  

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172876

Printed on the day Lincoln died... Scenes in Columbia, South Carolina...

Item #172876

April 15, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 15, 1865  This was the day Lincoln died after having been shot at Ford's Theater the evening prior.

The front page shows: 'Major-General Edward R. S. Canby" and "Lieutenant-General Grant's Headwaters at City Point, Virginia". Other prints inside include: "The Rebel General Wade Hampton's Mansion in Columbia, South Carol... See More  

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172864

Sherman's march through the South...

Item #172864

March 04, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 4, 1865  The full front page is a print: "Sherman's March Through South Carolina--Road at the Swamp Crossings." which also has a nice page 2 editorial: "Sherman's True Victory.

Other prints inside include: "Camp Ford, Texas" "The Double-ender 'Pontiac' Descending the Savannah River" "Charleston &... See More  

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172584

Naval battle at Memphis...

Item #172584

June 28, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 28, 1862  Two front page illustrations: "Closing Scene of the Naval Engagement Before Memphis, Tennessee" and "Colonel Ellet's Ram Approaching the City of Memphis, Tennessee, to Demand its Surrender." Other prints inside include: "Scene of the Battle of Front Royal Between the First Maryland Regiment and the Rebel Army" &qu... See More  

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172564

Scenes of Virginia... New Orleans... Savannah...

Item #172564

April 19, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 19, 1862  The full front page shows: "Shipping Artillery at Alexandria, Virginia". Prints inside include: "City of Norfolk, Virginia" "Transports Embarking Troops at Alexandria" "Federal Troops at Hampton, Virginia"; a full page: "General Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Showing the Road to Richmond" &qu... See More  

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172436

Nice Charleston issue...

Item #172436

January 26, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 26, 1861  The front page shows: "The Prayer at Sumter". Other prints inside include: "Firing on the 'Star of the West' from the South Carolina Battery on Morris Island" "Group of Guns & Gun Carriages Dismantled by Major Anderson at Fort Moultrie" "Battery at Fort Moultrie, Bearing on Fort Sumter", a full p... See More  

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173610

North Carolina sketches...

Item #173610

April 20, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1872  Full ftpg. is a print of: 'The late Samuel Morse' with a related article inside.

Other prints include a half page: 'The burial of the late Gen. Anderson at West Point Cemetery' and also: "Lincoln, The Emancipator; two-thirds page Nast print: "See, Where His 

Grace Stands 'Tween Two Clergymen!"; full page ... See More  

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