Manassas Junction

 

This Site:

Civil War

Civil War Overview

Civil War 1861

Civil War 1862

Civil War 1863

Civil War 1864

Civil War 1865

Civil War Battles

Confederate Generals

Union Generals

Confederate History

Robert E. Lee

Civil War Medicine

Lincoln Assassination

Slavery

Site Search

Civil War Links

 

Civil War Art

Revolutionary War

Mexican War

Republic of Texas

Indians

Winslow Homer

Thomas Nast

Mathew Brady

Western Art

Civil War Gifts

Robert E. Lee Portrait


Civil War Harper's Weekly, August 10, 1861

This original Civil War Harper's Weekly newspaper has a number of stunning images of the Battle of Bull Run, including a battle map. This paper also has important news on the battle and various other news of the day.

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

 

Edward Bulwer Lytton

Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton

Bull Run Battle Defeat

Defeat at the Battle of Bull Run

Wounded at Battle of Bull Run

Wounded at Bull Run

Bull Run Infantry Charge

Infantry Charge at Bull Run

Battle of Manassas

Manassas Junction

News of Bull Run

News of the Battle of Bull Run

Bull Run Retreat

The Retreat From Bull Run

Bull Run Picture

Picture of the Battle of Bull Run

Battle of Bull Run Map

Bull Run Battle Map

Battle of Bull Run Infantry Charge

Chesapeake Bay

Scott Bull Run

Gen. Scott Forced to Fight Bull Run

 

 

 

AUGUST 10, 1861.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

509

THE LATE COL. CAMERON, SEVENTY-NINTH N. Y. STATE MILITIA.

COL. HUNTER, U.S.A.

COL. CORCORAN, SIXTY-NINTH NEW YORK STATE MILITIA.

THE LATE COLONEL CAMERON.

ON this page we give a portrait of the late COLONEL CAMERON, who was killed at the battle of Bull Run. The Times gives the following sketch of his career:

The country mourns the loss of the gallant Cameronian chieftain—the Colonel of the New York Seventy-ninth Highlanders—who fell at the head of his regiment in the bloody battle of Bull Run. Colonel Cameron was a man of dauntless valor, of a sterling and generous spirit, high personal honor, and fine intellectual parts—at once a gentleman, a Christian, and a hero. He had also the most commanding physical proportions, a dignified presence, and a noble countenance. Like his brother, the Secretary of War, he had been a printer, a journalist, and a lawyer, and had also taken

 an active part in forwarding the agricultural and railroad interests of Pennsylvania, his native State. In military affairs he had always taken great interest, having for years commanded a regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers. Latterly, however, he had retired from active life to his beautiful estate on the banks of the Susquehanna, intending to pass the remainder of his days in peaceful quiet. Only about a month ago was he induced to accept the command of a thousand patriotic and gallant Highland clansmen from this city, natives of the land of his sires, which he loved so warmly and well. The chief fear of his friends was that on the battle-field he would be too heedless of his own life, and these forebodings have been sadly realized. In his very first charge he fell —fell like a hero, with his face to the foe. At the head of his valiant Highlandmen he dashed into the

thickest of the fray, and shouting the inspiriting war-cry, "Scots! follow me !" he passed from the gory battle-field to Paradise.

COLONEL CORCORAN.

On this page we publish a portrait of COLONEL CORCORAN, of the Sixty-ninth N. Y. S. M., who is supposed to be wounded and a prisoner at Manassas Junction. Colonel Michael Corcoran was born in Ireland some forty years ago. His father was a British officer who left no means to his son. At a very early age young Corcoran came to this country, obtained employment front the proprietor of

Hibernian Hall in this city, and subsequently succeeded him in the establishment. Latterly, we believe, he occupied a desk in the Post-office. Colonel Corcoran joined the Sixty-ninth as a private, and served successively as orderly, lieutenant, and captain, finally rising to the rank of colonel. Let us hope that his captivity will not be of long duration, and that he will have an opportunity of pursuing the career he has so gloriously commenced.

The Sixty-ninth returned to the city under the command of Captain Kelly, of Company A, the Colonel being, as we said, wounded, and a prisoner.

THE FOURTH SOUTH CAROLINA REGIMENT WORKING IN THE TRENCHES AT NIGHT AT MANASSAS JUNCTION.—[SKETCHED BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST.]

Cameron, Hunter and Corcoran
Manassas Junction

 

 

site stats

 

Site Copyright 2003-2014 Son of the South. For Questions or comments about this collection,

contact: paul@sonofthesouth.net

privacy policy

Are you Scared and Confused? Read My Snake Story, a story of hope and encouragement, to help you face your fears.