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Civil War Harper's Weekly, June 1, 1861

This Harper's Weekly newspaper features General Butler on the cover. It also has a nice full page illustration of the entire Confederate Cabinet. It also has a nice story on the first Soldier to die in the Civil War, and various other news of the War.

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General Butler

General Butler

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First Soldier to Die in Civil War

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Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet

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JUNE 1, 1861.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

343

FORT PULASKI, SAVANNAH RIVER, GEORGIA.—SKETCHED BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST, TRAVELING WITH MR. RUSSELL.—[SEE PAGE 341.]

face becomes radiant with the brightest and most sunshiny laughter. At the same moment a sudden kick out of a little foot, in the direction of one's waistcoat, the baby being in the arms of a nurse of course, shows a natural jollity and disposition at that early age to poke people in the ribs. Then the mouth struggles into the position usually employed in whistling, but the result is more in the nature of crowing. I don't think it possible to express the sound by any combination of letters at my command, so won't attempt it. The conversation does not go much beyond this, and there may be some who would object to it on the ground of want of point ; others I can fancy saying they prefer

more variety, but to me it appears very expressive—as far as it goes ; and if it is not very witty, or very learned, or particularly wise ; on the other hand, there is no effort at display ; it is not ill-natured, or self-sufficient, or pretentious, or vulgar, or silly ; and I prefer it to much of the talk that is heard in " society."

IN reference to an article in our issue of May 11, we are reminded by many correspondents in Kentucky that the Banks of that State have not suspended. The Act authorizing their suspension has passed, but they have not yet availed them-

selves of it. Heretofore the Kentucky Banks have stood very well.

THE FIGHT AT BALTIMORE.

To the Editor of Harper's Weekly:

WASHINGTON, D. C. April 20, 1861.

IN a late issue of your valuable sheet you are laboring under a mistake in making the statement that the Acton Company was engaged in the fight at Baltimore on the 19th inst. The whole of the Sixth regiment of the Massachusetts volunteer militia was not engaged in the fight. The only

companies that participated in the fight were Company C, Mechanic Phalanx of Lowell, Company J, Light Infantry of Lawrence, Company D, City Guards of Lowell, and Company L, Light Infantry from Stoneham. There are eleven companies comprising the regiment but seven of them, together with all the regimental officers, had passed through and were on the opposite side of the city - a mile and a half from the fight ; and in fact knew nothing of it until the four companies in question fought their way through the mob and rejoined them. This you may rely on as being a correct statement of the case.

Yours, etc.   C. P. L

W. H. RUSSELL, ESQ. , L.L.D.

MR. RUSSELL, CORRESPONDENT OF THE LONDON " TIMES," COM. TATNALL, MAJOR SMITH, AND MR. WARD INSPECTING THE 10-INCH COLUMBIAD AT FORT PULASKI.
SKETCHED BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST, TRAVELING WITH MR. RUSSELL,--[SEE PAGE 341.]

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