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War in the nation's harbors...

Item # 172514

October 26, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 26, 1861  The front page has: "A Night Reconnaissance on the Potomac" and a print of: "Lieutenant Braine, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monticello' ". Other prints inside include: "Grand Cavalry & Artillery Review at Washington" "The 'Monticello' Shelling the Rebels Near Hatteras" "Camp of the Sixth Regiment New York Volunteers (Wilson's Zouaves), on Santa Rosa Island, Florida, Fort Pickens in the Distance" "The War Balloon at General Mc'Dowell's Headquarters Preparing for a Reconnaissance" "General Fremont's Camp Near Jefferson City, Missouri".
The doublepage centerfold has two naval prints, captioned: "Our New Gunboats"and: "Merchant Steamers Converted into Gunboats". Most of a page is taken up with 7 maps of the: "Southern Harbors" showing Charleston, Beaufort, New Orleans, Brunswick, Mobile, Wilmington, Fernandina, and Savannah.
Also a full pate with 5 scenes of; "The War In Kentucky--In & About Paducah" "Grand Saloon of the 'Great Eastern' During the Gale" "Dining Room of the 'Great Eastern' During the Gale".
The back page has a large & rather famous political cartoon: "Jeff Davis Reaping the Harvest". Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War