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Civil War Harper's Weekly, May 18, 1861

This edition of Harper's Weekly has a number of important stories and illustrations. Of particular note are the full page illustrations of Union Soldiers and Wilson's Fighting Brigade. These are nice examples of period uniforms and equipment. There is also a nice Full page illustration of some Confederate Soldiers under the Rebel Flag.

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The lady Davis

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Editorial on Jeff Davis

Virginia Joins Civil War

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War Ship Brooklyn

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Wilson's fighting Brigade

Wilson's Fighting Brigade

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Reinforcement of Fort Pickens

Cotton on a Riverboat

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MAY 18, 1861.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

313

THE APARTMENT ON THE BERTH DECK OF THE "BROOKLYN" IN WHICH OUR ARTIST RESIDES.

THE REINFORCEMENT OF FORT
PICKENS.

WE publish herewith, from sketches by an Engineer officer of the United States sloop Brooklyn, a view of the

 REINFORCEMENT OF FORT PICKENS, of war of the GUN-DECK OF THE "BROOKLYN," and of THE OFFICERS' WARD-ROOM ON BOARD THAT SHIP. The author of the sketches thus writes us concerning them :

To the Editor of Harper's Weekly:

U. S. SHIP "BROOKLYN," OFF FORT PICKENS, FLORIDA, April 22, 1861.

On Friday, April 12, our captain received orders to prepare for landing the troops (Company A, First Artillery)

 which we brought from Fort Monroe. After sunset all the boats were hoisted out and dropped astern. Volunteers were called for to man them, and every man in the ship volunteered.

[Continued on Page 316.]

DISEMBARKING THE TROOPS FROM THE U. S, SHIP "BROOKLYN" TO REINFORCE FORT PICKENS, APRIL 13, 1861, [SKETCHED BY AN ENGINEER OFFICER ON BOARD.]

War Ship Sleeping Quarters
Sailors on Ship Deck

 

 

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