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Civil War Harper's Weekly, October 5, 1861

Below we present another in our collection of Civil War Harper's Weekly newspapers. These original documents allow you to develop a better understanding of the war, by watching the war unfold in real time. Harper's Weekly was the most popular newspaper of the day, and it contained stunning, eye-witness illustrations of the war.

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, October 5, 1861

Berdan's Sharpshooters

Berdan's Sharpshooters

Parody

A Civil War Parody

Kentucky

War in Kentucky

Bailey's Cross Road

Gun Boats

Federal Hill

Federal Hill, Baltimore

Woodstock, Virginia

Woodstock, Virginia

Rebel Prisoners

Rebel Prisoners

Men of War

North Carolina

Map of North Carolina

General Joe Johnston

General Joseph Johnston

Cynthiana

Cynthiana, Kentucky

Jack Frost Cartoon

Jack Frost

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 5, 1861.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

637

MAJOR-GENERAL McCLELLAN'S BODY-GUARD (STURGES RIFLES).

GENERAL McCLELLAN'S BODY-
GUARD.

WE illustrate herewith the corps known as the STURGES RIFLES, Captain Barker, who are serving

as General McClellan's body-guard. They were recruited at Chicago, and took their name from the great grain merchant, Solomon Sturges, to whose liberality they were indebted for equipments. Before the outbreak of the war General

McClellan had been connected with them as militia officer. When the war broke out they followed him into Western Virginia, and since then to Washington. They are a gallant body of picked men, all athletic, trained to endure fatigue, and

all good shots. Their uniform is easy and comfortable, and is generally worn by General McClellan himself. Hitherto they have numbered one hundred and thirty-five men; they are now to be raised to one hundred and fifty-eight.

PRESENTATION OF A FLAG TO KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS AT CAMP BRUCE, NEAR CYNTHIANA, KENTUCKY.—SKETCHED BY CAPTAIN FINCH.—[SEE PRECEDING PAGE.]

McClellan's Bodyguard
Cynthiana, Kentucky

 

 

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