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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.

490

FALL'S CHURCH, VIRGINIA, THE ADVANCED POST OF OUR ARMY ON THE POTOMAC.

TWO MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK NINTH (ISAAC BLAKEMORE AND GEORGE McMULLAN) HAULING DOWN THE SECESSION FLAG AT HARPER'S FERRY.

THE REBELS IN VIRGINIA.

WE continue our series of illustrations of THE REBEL ARMY IN VIRGINIA, from sketches by our faithful correspondent. With regard to the illustrations on pages 487 and 491, he writes us: "I send you a sketch of the camp of General Bee's BRIGADE OF THE CONFEDERATE ARMY, at the Fair Grounds near Winchester. It consists of some five regiments of Alabamians and Mississippians, in all about five thousand men. They are camped there at present, awaiting the advance of General Patterson, when I suppose General Johnston will order another retreat. The other sketch is one of a little incident which took place at Harper's Ferry yesterday. Two of the Ninth, Isaac Blakemore and George McMullan, went over and climbed the pole in the armory yard and took down the State flag of Virginia, which had been flying there since the place was first occupied by the Confederates. It was brought over to Sandy Hook and divided among their comrades, each one of whom secured a piece to send home as a trophy."

FALL'S CHURCH.

ON this page we illustrate FALL'S CHURCH, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, from a sketch by our special artist with General McDowell's corps d'armee. This is the most advanced post of our army in Fairfax County, and has been the scene of several picket skirmishes. Fall's Church was built in 1709, and rebuilt, as an inscription on the wall informs us, by the late " Lord" Fairfax, whose son, the present " Lord" Fairfax, is supposed to be serving in the rebel army. The title of Lord, we may observe, is still given to the representative of the family. The inscription on the old church reads as follows "Henry Fairfax, an accomplished gentleman, an upright magistrate, a sincere Christian, died commend of the Fairfax Volunteers at Saltillo, Mexico, 1847. But for his munificence this church might still have been a ruin."

Service was held in the old church two Sundays sinceóRev. Dr. Mines, Chaplain of Second Maine Regiment, officiating, and most of the troops in the neighborhood being present.

ROWLESBURG, THE HEAD-QUARTERS OF GENERAL HILL, IN WESTERN VIRGINIA.ó[SEE PAGE 487.]

Fall's Church
Harper's Ferry Flag
Rowlesburg, West Virginia

 

 

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