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Civil War Harper's Weekly, August 3, 1861

This Civil War Harper's Weekly newspaper describes a number of important events of the war. It includes eye-witness illustrations of the events, and important news of the day. It also has first edition coverage of the Battle of Bull Run.

(Scroll Down to see the entire newspaper page, or Newspaper Thumbnails below will take you to a specific page of interest)

 

Laurel Hill

The Battle of Laurel Hill

Editorial

Editorial

Bull Run

Early Report on Battle of Bull Run

Map Bull Run

Bull Run Battle Map

Tillman and the Waring

Tillman and the Waring

McClellan

General George McClellan Biography

Rowlesburg

Rowlesburg, West Virginia

Bull Run Battle

The Battle of Bull Run

Battle of Carthage

The Battle of Carthage, Missouri

Winchester Virginia

Winchester, Virginia

Bull Run

Start of the Battle of Bull Run

Civil War Weapons

Civil War Weapons

Bull Run Cartoon

Battle of Bull Run Cartoon

 

Hunter's Charge at Bull Run

Hunter's Charge at the Battle of Bull Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[AUGUST 3, 1861.

484

MAJOR-GENERAL McCLELLAN, U.S.A.—FROM A PHOTOGRAPH.—[SEE PAGE 487.]

MAP OF THE BATTLE OF BULL'S RUN.—[SEE PAGE 491.]

THE DEATH OF GENERAL
GARNETT.

ON page 481 we publish an illustration of the battle in which the late General Garnett, of the Rebel army, lost his life. He had evacuated his camp at Laurel Hill during the night of the 11th. General Morris's column commenced the pursuit the next afternoon. After a terrible forced march through rain and mud, over Laurel Mountain, our advance came upon the enemy at Carrick's Ford,

eight miles south of St. George, Tucker County. The rebels drew up in line of battle, and poured in a raking volley on the right of our column—the Ohio Fourteenth—which returned a hot fire, lasting twenty minutes, when Colonel Dumont's Indiana Seventh made a charge upon their battery. They broke and ran, crossing the Ford toward St. George. General Robert S. Garnett, while attempting to rally his flying men, was struck by a ball which passed through his spine and out at the right breast. He fell dead on the sand. Colonel

Dumont continued the chase two miles and bivouacked. The rest bivouacked on the battleground.

CORRESPONDENCE.

THE NAVAL BATTERY AT VERA CRUZ.

PHILADELPHIA, July 15,1861. To the Editor of Harper's Weekly :

DEAR SIR—In your issue of the 20th I see you state that the men of General Patterson's command manned the Naval Battery that did so much execution at Vera Cruz. The writer of the above has been misinformed, as the guns were manned by the sailors of the ships from which the guns were

taken. There were five guns, the whole under the command of Lieutenant Harry Ingersoll, U.S.N. By noticing the above you will but do justice to the sailors who worked the guns, and oblige one who served at the Raritan's gun as a blue jacket.

Respectfully,   WILLIAM H. STELL.

Our information with regard to the working of the guns of the Naval Battery at Vera Cruz came from a very high source ; but we will let our correspondent tell his story in his own way. General Patterson's recent performance has not justified the expectations of his friends, and but few will regret his retirement to private life. Had be followed Johnson up, the affair at Bull's Run might have terminated very differently.—ED. Harper's Weekly.

PRESENTATION OF A FLAG TO THE WEBSTER REGIMENT, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, BY HON. EDWARD EVERETT, ON BEHALF OF THE LADIES OF BOSTON. [SEE PAGE 487.]

George B. McClellan
Bull Run Battle Map
The Webster Regiment

 

 

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