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Two Winslow Homer prints... Cartoons on Butler's New Orleans Proclamation...



Item # 172588

July 12, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 12, 1862  The front page has 3 prints: "Major-General Lewis Wallace in Command at Memphis, Tennessee" "Brigadier-General George F. Shepley, Commandant of New Orleans" & "Battle at St. Charles, White River, Arkansas--Explosion of the 'Mound City' ".
Page 3 has a small cartoon: "The Rebel Flea." Other prints within include a great full page by noted artist Winslow Homer: "The Surgeon at Work at the Rear During an Engagement" plus the doublepage centerfold also by Homer: "The War For the Union--Bayonet Charge" which is full of action.
Additional prints including; "Bird's-Eye View of Richmond and the Vicinity" "The Old Hampton Church at Hampton, Virginia" "The Army of the Potomac--A Foraging Party" "Major General Benjamin F. Butler, Commanding Dept. of the Gulf" "Contrabands [slaves] Escaping to the United States Bark 'Kingfisher' Off the Coast of Florida" and "Major-General John Pope, Commanding the Army of Virginia".
The back page has two political cartoons which relate to the controversial Proclamation of Butler concerning the women of New Orleans: "The Ladies of New Orleans Before General Butler's Proclamation" and "After General Butler's Proclamation". These cartoons are of such significance that Wikipedia uses them in its report of the Proclamation (see hyperlink).

Category: The Civil War