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Civil War Harper's Weekly, May 25, 1861

This edition of Harper's Weekly featured a number of popular images. The issue includes a dramatic picture of the Fire at Willard's Hotel in Washington. The issue also contains news of the opening days of the Civil War. There is a nice picture of loading ships in preparation for war.

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Fire Zouaves

The Fire Zouaves

Warning to South

Jeff Davis Cartoon

The Occupation of Baltimore

Civil War Parade

Treasury Building

Troops at the US Treasury Building

Dubuque

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Camp Cameron

Camp Cameron, Georgetown

Warship

Loading a Civil War Ship

Highlanders

The Highlanders

Pennsylvania Soldiers

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Steam Gun

Winans Steam Gun

Troops in Capitol

Civil War Troops Housed in Congress

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MAY 25, 1861.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

327

DEPARTURE OF VOLUNTEERS FROM DUBUQUE, IOWA, APRIL 22, 1861.-—[SEE PAGE 331.]

(Continued from Previous Page) As we passed M'Rae I said to myself, Now it's coming, Bob! I watched the embrasures. They looked twice as ugly as a ship's port-holes, and every gun seemed pointed at my devoted head. I knew that I would be the only one hit, for at me they aimed. The men pulled cheerily, and after a while I made up my mind that we were to get back

to our floating homes with unbroken limbs. The east was glowing with a warm, rosy light ; the morning was lovely. " Are you one of those who admire sunrise ?" said the Captain. " "No, Sir, I am not ; and I must say that this morning it was especially unwelcome. A few minutes since I would have been glad of an hour more of darkness." The

Captain laughed. «Did not you expect M'Rae to open on us?" asked I. "Most certainly," replied he. That is the way that Fort Pickens was reinforced from our squadron on the morning of the thirteenth of April, by daylight, in face of a fully-armed fort and other batteries —reinforced while a large body of men held the opposite

shore. " Well, I'm thankful I am back safe, and I don't care who knows it," said the gallant lieutenant who accompanied the expedition. Why we were not fired upon I can not say. Humanity, dislike to fire the first shot in such a war, want of orders from head-quarters—I know not. It

THE EIGHTH MASSACHUSETTS REGIMENT IN THE ROTUNDA OF THE CAPITOL, WASHINGTON.—[SEE PAGE 331]

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