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Louisiana Zouave Prisoners… Fortress Monroe…

Item # 172488

July 27, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 27, 1861  The front page is taken up with prints of "General Prentis" "Brigadier-General Williams" and a scene of: "Departure of General Lyon & His Command from Boonville, Missouri, for the Arkansas Border."
Other prints inside include: "The Battle of Rich Mountain" & another full page of "Wilson's Zouaves in the Ditch & Covered Way on the Land Front of Fort Pickens". A displayable full page includes 4 vignettes headed: "Fourth of July at Camp Hamilton Near Fortress Monroe (see). A half page shows "Louisiana Zouave Prisoners in the Guard House at Fortress Monroe" and a smaller print: "Infernal Machine Picked up on the Potomac by the U.S. Steamer 'Pawnee' ".
The doublepage centerfold is a montage of scenes from "Stony Point" from the Revolutionary War. A full page has 9 scenes of: "Camp Life with General Williams" and half page prints of: "Battle of Hoke's Run--Col. Starkweather with his Wisconsin Regiment Deploying as Skirmishers" and "Lieutenant Hall's Compliments to the Secessionists".
A terrific full page shows a "Balloon View of Washington, D. C." showing the Capitol dome only partially completed. Also a full page of a "Review of the New York Troops at Washington by General Sandford, in Presence of the President & Cabinet" which shows Abraham Lincoln, and another print: "Arrival of Horses at Washington For The Army".
Most of the back page is taken up with various cartoonish prints relating to the Civil War, in additional to another on an inside p[age captioned; "Fancy Sketch of Right Reverend Major-General Bishop Polk Heading His 'Division' ".
Also included is a serialized portion of "Great Expectations", by Charles Dickens. Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War