Pirate Ship Battle

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, August 24, 1861

This 1861 newspaper has a cover illustration of President Abraham Lincoln. In addition the paper discusses important slavery issues of the day. It has a nice picture and article of Berdan's sharpshooters, and a dramatic illustration of the Battle of Dug Spring.

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Pirate Ship Battle

This original leaf from the August, 24, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly features a stunning illustration of a Civil War Battle of Pirate ships.  The leaf is captioned, "The United States Frigate "St. Lawrence" Sinking the Privateer "Petrel" at Sea, August 1, 1861, See page 538.


 

 

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