The Great Naval Expedition


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Civil War Harper's Weekly, November 2, 1861

This site features readable versions of the original issues of Harper's Weekly newspapers from 1861-1865. You can browse these newspapers by topic, or search on a specific topic using the search box on the bottom of this page. We hope you enjoy reading these old newspapers, and gaining perspective on the important people and places of the Civil War.

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Civil War Naval Expedition

This original Civil War Harper's Weekly illustration shows "The Great Naval Expedition".  The lower image shows a number of US Warships, including (from left to right); Curlew, the Ocean Queen, Oriental, Baltic, O.M. Pettit, Gem of the Seas, Great Republic, the Wabash, Seneca, Pembina, Connecticut, Mercury, Unadilla, Augusta, Alabama, and the James Adger.  The upper left inset presents an incredible views of loading horses onto one of the warships.  The upper right inset shows Horses in Stalls between the decks of one of the warships.



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