Merchant Steamers


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Civil War Harper's Weekly, October 26, 1861

We have one of the most extensive collections of Civil War Harper's Weekly newspapers in the country. We have posted our collection on-line for your perusal and study. These original newspapers are a valuable source of original material on the war. Of particular interest is the incredible wood cut illustrations created by eye-witnesses to the events depicted.

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Chickamacomico Battle

Great Eastern

The Great Eastern

Artic Expedition

Artic Expedition

War Balloons

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Confederate Ports

Southern Ports and Harbors

Proffesor Lowe Balloon

Professor Lowe's War Balloon

Review of Cavalry

Cavalry Review


Merchant Steamers

Merchant Steamers


The "Monticello"

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Islands


Paducah, Kentucky

Civil War Paducah

Grim Reaper

Jeff Davis as the Grim Reaper







Merchant Steamers

This original Civil War Harper's Weekly Newspaper from October 26, 1861 features stunning images of Civil War Gun Boats and Steamers.  The upper image is captioned "Our New Gun-Boats", and illustrates, from left to right, the Gun Boats: Chippewa, Sciota, Itasca, Winona, Huron, Ottawa, Pembina, Seneca, Unadill, Sagamore, Taoma.  The lower illustration is captioned, "Merchant Steamers Converted Into Gun-Boats", and shows: The Nashville, Alabama, Quaker City, St. Jago de Cuba, Mount Vernon, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Florida, De Soto, Augusta, James Adger, Monticello, Bienville, and the R. R. Cuyler.



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