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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 21, 1861

This original Harper's Weekly newspaper contains important news and illustrations of the Civil War. We have posted all this collection to help your research and study on the Civil War. These newspapers help you understand the war, by allowing you to watch it unfold as it happened.

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Army Forge

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McClellan Sabath

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Fremont in St. Louis

General Fremont in St. Louis

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Des Moines, Iowa

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[SEPTEMBER 21, 1861.

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THE DES MOINES CAVALRY COMPANY LEAVING DES MOINES (IOWA) FOR THE WAR.—PHOTOGRAPHED BY T. P. SHERMAN .—[SEE PAGE 603.]

FREMONT'S BODY-GUARD.

ON page 596 we illustrate the CAMP OF FREMONT'S BODY-GUARD, from an illustration sent us by a Volunteer correspondent from St. Louis, who writes:

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, August 30, 1861.

Inclosed please find sketch of Fremont's Head-quarters, Zagonyi's Camp. Fremont's Body-Guard is composed of three hundred picked men, under the control of Captain Zagonyi, a distinguished Hungarian officer, chosen by General Fremont as one of his aids. The camp is situated on the corner of St. Ange and Fourteenth streets—a prominent point, overlooking the entire city. Among the

body-guard there is one company of one hundred men from Covington, Kentucky, commanded by Captain James L. Foley, of Covington, a graduate of the Military Academy of Frankfort, Kentucky. The company is made up of the very best material Kentucky could afford ; average height, 5 feet 11 1/2 inches, and measuring 40 1/2 inches around the breast. Perhaps a greater variety of talent can not be found in any regiment in the entire army. They have a

number of lawyers, physicians, musicians, prominent merchants, school-teachers, ministers, three superintendents of Sunday-schools, a noted theatrical performer, and nearly every variety of the mechanical department. Among the notable features of this company is, that a chaplain is selected for each tent, and religious services are held every night, immediately after tattoo is called. The early part of the evening is spent in music from the whole company.

RETURN TO DAVENPORT (IOWA) OF THE IOWA FIRST VOLUNTEERS.—FROM A DAVENPORT CORRESPONDENT.-[SEE PAGE 603.]

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