The Destruction of the Norfolk Navy-Yard

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, May 11, 1861

This Civil War Harper's Weekly has a variety of important stories and pictures. It shows the events unfold as they happened and are reported to eye-witnesses to the events. The paper covers the Battle of Harper's Ferry, one of the early conflicts in the war. It also has important content on the Annapolis Naval Academy and scenes of the destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard.

 

 

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This fabulous illustration is from the original May 11, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly.  The leaf shows the destruction of the United States Navy-yard at Norfolk Virginia during the opening chapter of the Civil War.  The upper illustration shows the burning navy-yard, and the lower leaf shows the destruction of the United States Navy, in order to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Confederate Forces. You can read more information on the fascinating event on Page 294.


 

 

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