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Item # 172530

December 21, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY Dec. 21, 1861 The entire front page is taken up with seven: "Scenes Among The Beaufort Contrabands" showing slaves, one labeled "Uncle Tom".
The prime print in this issue would be the very nice doublepage centerfold by famed artist Winslow Homer, titled: "A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac".
Other prints in this issue include: "Skirmish Near Hunter's Mill, Virginia, Between two Companies of the Pennsylvania Cavalry & a Large Force of Rebels" "Honorable George Opdyke, Mayor Elect of New York" "Miss Brownlow, Parson Brownlow's Daughter" "Colonel Rankin's Lancer Regiment, Now at Detroit, Michigan"; three views of: "The Ericsson Steel-plated Battery" being built at Green Point, Long Island; "Map Showing the New Boundaries of Virginia, Maryland, & Delaware as Proposed by secretary Cameron" "War Map of the State of Tennessee, Showing All the Strategic Points" "The Combined Spanish, French, and English Expedition Against Mexico" and "Tween Decks of a United States Man-of-War in Action".
The back page has 3 political cartoons. Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War