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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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Napoleon and Lincoln

Lincoln and Napoleon


Slavery and the Civil War

Bull Run Losses

Union Losses at Bull Run


Brooklyn Navy-Yard

Dug Springs

Battle of Dug Springs

Washington Chain Bridge

The Washington Chain Bridge

Colonel Berdan's Sharpshooters

Berdan's Sharpshooters

General Lee

Robert E. Lee

George McClellan

General McClellan and Staff

Dug Spring

The Battle of Dug Spring

Pirate Ship Battle

The St. Lawrence Pirate Battle

Soldier's Health

Soldier's Health

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[AUGUST 24, 1861.



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HISTORY OF THE UNITED NETHERLANDS : from the Death of William the Silent to the Synod of Dort. With a full View of the English-Dutch Struggle against Spain, and of the Origin and Destruction of the Spanish Armada. By JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY, LL.D., D.C.L., Corresponding Member of the Institute of France, Author of " The Rise of the Dutch Republic." New Edition. 2 vols. 8vo, Muslin, $4.00 ; Sheep, $4.50 ; Half Calf, $6.00.

PPARKER'S PRESBYTERIAN'S HAND-BOOK OF THE CHURCH. For the use of Members, Deacons, Elders, and Ministers. By Rev. JOEL PARKER, D.D., and Rev. T. RALSTON SMITH. 16mo, Muslin, 50 cents.

PPRIMARY OBJECT LESSONS for a Graduated Course of Development. A Manual for Teachers and Parents, with Lessons for the Proper Training of the Faculties of Children. By N. A. CALKINS. Illustrations. 12mo, Muslin, $1.00.

WILLSON'S READERS. A Series of School and Family Readers: Designed to teach the Art of Reading in the most Simple, Natural, and Practical Way: embracing in their Plan the whole range of Natural History and the Physical Sciences; aiming at the highest degree of Usefulness, and Splendidly Illustrated. Consisting of a Primer and Seven Readers. By MARCIUS WILLSON. The Primer, and First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Readers now ready. Prices 15, 20, 30, 50, 66 cents, and $1.00.

Sent by Mail, postage prepaid, on receipt of price.
General Scott's
Infantry Tactics;

Rules for the Exercise and Maneuvres of the
United States Infantry.


3 vols. 24mo, Muslin, $2.50.
Published by Authority.
United States


Army Regulations.
Approved by the President of the United
States, and Printed under the Directions of SIMON CAMERON,
Secretary of War.

12mo, Muslin, $1.50.

  WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, May 1st, 1861. The following Regulations for the Army having been approved by the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, he commands that they be published for the government of all concerned, and that they be strictly observed. Nothing contrary to the tenor of these Regulations will be enjoined in any part of the forces of the United States by any commander whatever.


Published by HARPER & BROTHERS, Franklin Square, New York.


By Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton.
Single Copies Six Cents.

HARPER'S WEEKLY has now REGULAR ARTIST-CRORESPONDENTS at Fortress Monroe, Va., at Washington, D. C., at Grafton, Va., at Cairo, Ill., at St. Louis, Mo., and at Fort Pickens, Fla. These gentlemen will accompany the march of the armies, and will reproduce, for the benefit of the readers of Harper's Weekly, every incident of the momentous campaign which is now opening.

Harper's Weekly is, moreover, in daily receipt of valuable sketches from Volunteer Correspondents in the Army and Navy in all parts of the country. The Publishers will be glad to receive such sketches from members of our forces in every section, and will pay liberally for such as they may use.

The Publishers will send Harper's Weekly free to any Regiment or Ship of War which may supply them with the name and address of the officer to whom it should be forwarded.

The circulation of Harper's Weekly is over One Hundred Thousand Copies.

They have already published, since the Election,

Over Four Hundred Illustrations of the e

and they feel confident that the pages of Harper's Weekly will present a complete and exhaustive ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE WAR. No person who wishes to be informed with regard to the momentous events which are transpiring can afford to dispense with it. Notwithstanding the great amount of space devoted to Illustrations of the War, Harper's Weekly commenced in No. 241, dated August 10th, A NEW AND THRILLING SERIAL TALE, by Sir EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, entitled,

which will be continued from week to week till completed.

One Copy for One Year . . . . $2.50

Two Copies for One Year . . . . 4.00
Harper's Weekly and Harper's Magazine,

Volumes I., II., III., and IV. of HARPER'S WEEKLY, handsomely bound in Cloth extra, Price $3.50 each, are now ready. Muslin Covers are furnished to those who wish their Numbers bound, at Fifty Cents each. TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT. DISCOUNT allowed to Bookbinders and the Trade. *** To postmasters and agents getting up a Club of Ten Subscriber's, a Copy will be sent gratis. Subscriptions may commence with any Number. Specimen Numbers gratuitously supplied. Clergymen and Teachers supplied at the lowest CLUB RATES. As HARPER'S WEEKLY is electrotyped, Numbers can be supplied ,from the commencement. HARPER'S WEEKLY will be sent gratuitously for one month—as a specimen-to any one who applies for it. Specimen Numbers of the MAGAZINE will also be sent gratuitously.


"MR. BRECRINRIDGE offered a Petition, signed by 600 Citizens of Niagara County, New York, deprecating Civil War as leading to Disunion, and asking Congress to pass Amendments to the Constitution, or call immediately a National Convention."—Proceedings of Congress.


Embracing the Official Articles of War—A Dictionary of Military Terms— Pay List— Rations— Equipments—Courtesies, &c. Price 25 Cents.

For sale by all Book and News Dealers.

Perfect Fitting Shirts


Printed directions for Self-Measurement, list of prices, drawings of different styles of Shirts, sent free everywhere.

S. W. H. WARD, from London,

No. 387 Broadway, N. Y., up Stairs. Wanted 1000 Agents, to sell miniature Pins of Gen. Scott, Butler, and all the Heroes. Also Great Bargains in Job Lots of Jewelry. Enclose from $1 to $10 for samples. W. A. HAYWARD, 208 Broadway, N. Y.


of Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire Sauce, in Soup or Gravy, imparts a most delicious zest.   JOHN DUNCAN & SONS, Union Square and Fourteenth Street, Sole Agents.

The Artillerists' Manual.

Compiled from various Sources, and adapted to the Service of the United States. Illustrated by Engravings on Stone and Wood. By Capt. John Gibbon, 4th Art. U. S. Army. One large volume Octavo, Half Roan, $5.00.

Sent free by mail on receipt of price.

D. VAN NOSTRAND, Publisher, 192 Broadway.


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MILITARY DRILL, under an experienced officer, in connection with an English and Classical EDUCATION for Young Men ; also, for Young Ladies, INSTRUCTION in MUSIC, PAINTING, and FRENCH, under experienced Professors, at the HUDSON RIVER INSTITUTE, Claverack, Columbia Co., N. Y. For Catalogues, address Rev. A. FLACK, A.M.

The Civil War in America.

By Wm. H. Russell, LL.D. An elegant 12mo, vol. of 172 pages ; the first complete Series of Letters to the London Times. Sent, post free, for 25 cents. Address


Box 1831.   112 Washington Street, Boston, Mass.


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HARPER & BROTHERS have just Published:

FRAMLEY PARSONAGE. A Novel. By ANTHONY TROLLOPE, Author of "Doctor Thorne," "The Bertrams," "The Three Clerks," "Orley Farm," and "The West Indies and the Spanish Main." Illustrations. 12mo,
Muslin, $1.00.

TOM BROWN AT OXFORD. A Sequel to "School Days at Rugby." PART II., completing the Work. 12mo, Muslin, 37 1/2 cents.

DU CHAILLU'S EQUATORIAL AFRICA. Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa: with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chase of the Gorilla, the Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and other Animals. By

PAUL B. DU CHAILLU, Corresponding Member of the American Ethnological Society; of the Geographical and Statistical Society of New York, and of the Boston Society of Natural History. With numerous Illustrations. 8vo, Muslin, $3.00. (Uniform with Livingstone, Barth, and Burton.)

A DAY'S RIDE. A Life's Romance.

By CHARLES LEVER, Author of "Charles O'Malley," "Gerald Fitzgerald," "The Martins of Cro' Martin," "Maurice Tiernay," "One of Them," &c., &c., &c. 8vo, Paper, 50 cents.

$40 a Month and Expenses paid. For Terms address HARRIS BRO'S, Boston, Mass.

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TRUMPS. A Novel. By GEO. WM. CURTIS. Illustrated by HOPPIN. 12mo, Muslin, $1.50.


THE WITS AND BEAUX OF SOCIETY. By GRACE and PHILIP WHARTON, Authors of "The Queens of Society." Illustrated by H. BROWNE and JAMES GODWIN, and engraved by the Brothers DALZIEL. 12mo, Muslin, $1.50.


JOHN BULL. "Ah! Brother Jonathan, this War's all very well; but where am I going to get my Cotton ? Look at BULL'S RUN!"

JONATHAN. "Well, John, it ain't half so bad as the BULL'S RUN of '76, you must confess. You shall have Cotton enough, if you're civil; but if you cut any Pranks, we'll give you another touch of the Cotton Bales, as we did at NEW ORLEANS : you remember John ?"

Boy With Pimples



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