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May 21, 1864

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 21, 1864  The front cover has a large illustration "Rebel Attack on Gen. Lee's Wagon Train at Mansfield, La., April 8", whose related text, includes in partt: "In the late reverses in Louisiana one of the most disgraceful points was the loss of the wagon train of Gen. Lee's cavalry, which had been sent so far forward that it became impossible for the defeated cavalry to retreat. This led not only to the disgraceful rout of the men but also the capture of the train...".  Inside the issue is a quarter-page "The Steam Ram Tennessee, Built by the Rebels to Protect Mobile"; half page "The Provost Guard in New Orleans Taking Up Vagant Negroes"; double-page centerfold "Columbia Leading on Her Sons to Victory" which is sewn-in; three one-third page illustrations on "The War in Louisiana"; half-page "The Blockade of Mobile - Chasing a Blockade-Runner at Night"; a third-page "The War in South Carolina - Secessionville, near Charleston" and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Yet another article mentions a quote from Davy Crockett: "The celebrated David Crockett, on visiting a menagerie, was comparing the countenance of a monkey to that of one of his fellow-members of Congress. Turning, he saw the gentleman had overheard his remarks; so, to make matters pleasant, he said, 'I do not know which to apologize to, you or the monkey."

This is complete in 16 pages and is in very good condition.

Category: Yankee