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Civil War Harper's Weekly, May 4, 1861

This original issue of the Harper's Weekly Civil War newspaper features a variety of intriguing images and stories. Topics include a picture an report on the Attack on Fort Sumter, and the First casualty of the Civil war at the Battle of Baltimore. Also of interest is material on Regiments on the way to war, and the officers at Fort Sumter.

 

   

Charleston

Charleston During the Attack on Ft. Sumter

Early News of the Civil War

Affairs in Baltimore

Virginia Battle Map

Civil War Battle Map of Virginia

News of the Beginning of Hostilities

Massachusetts Volunteers

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Fort Sumter officers

Fort Sumter Officers

Union Square in New York

Union Square in New York City

Seventh Regiment

The Seventh Regiment Soldiers Marching

First Blood

First Blood: The Battle of Baltimore

Governor's Island

Governor's Island

 
 

 

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[MAY 4, 1861.

282

DEPARTURE OF TRANSPORT STEAMERS FROM NEW YORK FOR WASHINGTON WITH VOLUNTEERS, SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 1861.

KING OLAF.

BY ARTHUR LAURENSON.

IN his high seat on the dais,

Round him many a mighty lord, Lost in thought, in silence brooding, Sat King O'af at his board.

'With his unsheathed dagger playing In a half-unconscious mood,

Strikes and hews he off the splinters From a piece of fagot-wood.

As the lords around him sitting Mirk the King's deep reverie

" It is Monday, Sire, tomorrow,"
Says an old jarl, meaningly.

Sudden looks the King upon him:

"Bring me here a burning brand!" Sweeps the splinters from the table-

Lights them on his naked hand.

Firm he holds it stretched before him,

Never does it backward draw—Till the wood was all consumed,

Till he the white ashes saw.

Thus King Olaf made atonement For his trespass on God's law.

THE "R. R., QUYLER" SAILING FROM NEW YORK WITH THE SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT NEW YORK STATE MILITIA ON BOARD, APRIL 21, 1861.

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