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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 28, 1861

We have posted our collection of original Civil War Harper's Weekly newspaper on the WEB to assist you in your studies and research of the war. These newspapers allow you to see the war unfold, and read the reactions of the people who were there at the time. We hope this effort serves as a valuable resource for your studies.

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England's John Bull

John Bull










[SEPTEMBER 28, 1861.



The Union Builds Bridges,




Secession Destroys Them.



JONATHAN NORTH. "There, JOHN BULL, what d'yer think of that?"

JOHN BULL. "Lor' bless me, my dear Fella ! I 'ad no idea you were so strong!"



Embracing the Official Articles of War—A Dictionary of Military Terms—Pay List — Rations — Equipments—Courtesies, &c. Price. 25 Cents.

For sale by all Book and News Dealers. Address BEADLE & CO., Publishers, New York.

Perfect Fitting Shirts,


Printed directions for Self-Measurement, list of prices, drawings of different styles of Shirts, sent free everywhere.

S. W. H. WARD, from London,

No. 387 Broadway, N. Y., up Stairs.


To Officers of the Army and Navy.

The undersigned have just received a fine assortment of the celebrated English Double and Single Military Spy Glasses. These glasses can not be equaled in magnifying power, Field of Vision, and portability, and are the same as used by all European Officers.

They range in price from $18 to $50.

Semmons &. Co., Opticians,

No. 669 1/2 Broadway, opp. Bond St., N. Y.

N.B.—Upon receipt of a postage stamp, we forward Catalogue.


Highly Important to all.—NEW INVENTION.- For particulars address, enclosing Stamp, WM. PARSEN, 4 Ann Street, New York.

Patents for New Inventions.

Messrs. MUNN & CO., Proprietors of The Scientific American, No. 37 Park Row, New York, continue to solicit Patents in the United States, and in all foreign countries, on the most reasonable terms. Consultations and pamphlets of advice in English and German free on application to the office.


Read what the Hon. Joseph Holt, the great patriot, says:

Messrs. MUNN & Co. : It affords the much pleasure to bear testimony to the able and efficient manner in which you have discharged your duties of Solicitors of Patents while I had the honor of holding the office of Commissioner. Your business was very large, and you sustained (and, I doubt not, justly deserved) the reputation of energy, marked ability, and uncompromising fidelity in performing your professional engagements.

Very respectfully,

Your obed't serv't,   J. HOLT.

Messrs. MUNN & CO. have been engaged in soliciting Patents for over sixteen years, and more than Fifteen Thousand Patents have been granted through their Agency.

Agents Wanted.—Something New.

Articles of REAL MERIT wanted in every family : "Clark's Patent Indelible Pencil," for marking linen; "Patent Match Safe," for vest pocket ; "Downer's Patent Hemmer and Shield;" "Coffee Strainer and Economiser;" "Egyptian Cement" for family use; "Patent Work-Holder." Satisfaction given or money refunded. Address (with Stamp) RICE & CO., 83 Nassau Street, N. Y.

Portable Printing Offices

For the Army and Navy, Schools, Druggists, and all Business Men. Prices, from $15 to $60. Send for a Circular. ADAMS PRESS COMPANY, 117 Fulton Street, N. Y.

1861. Genin's Grand Opening. 1861.

Gents' Dress Silk Hats, Fall Style. Boys' Hats and Caps, Fall Style.

Misses and Infants' Hats, Fall Style.
GENIN, Hatter, 513 Broadway, NEW YORK.

CHARLIER'S FRENCH PROTESTANT INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG GENTLEMEN, No. 48 East 24th Street, New York.—Boarding and Day School, Classical and Commercial. 14 teachers (6 American, 5 French, 2 German, 1 Spanish). French is the language at large of. the school, and pupils can acquire it without any interruption in their other studies. There is a primary department, also a gymnasium and bowling alley. For full details, &c., send or write for a prospectus.


Will be reopened on Tuesday, September 17th.

The New Gas Lamps,

For burning Warren's Carbo-Naptha and Oils as Self-generating Gas Light, adapted for public and private buildings, gives great satisfaction. Price $3.00 for sample lamps. "Vesper Lamps" and Camphene Lamps repaired and altered to burn these Oils. Send Stamp for Circular. CALLENDER & PERCE, 175 Broadway, N.Y., up stairs.

$150 PER MONTH made by enterprising agents selling DOWNER'S HEMMER and SHIELD for hand sewing. Indispensable to every lady. Sample sent on receipt of 25 cents. Address A. H. DOWNER, No. 442 Broadway, New York.

ARTIFICIAL LEGS and ARMS. — (SELPIIO'S Patent), 516 Broadway, New York. Send for a Circular.

ONE POUND of B. T. Babbitt's "French Chemical Erasive Soap" will make three gallons handsome Soft Soap. For sale everywhere.   Address B. T. BABBITT, New York, 70 Washington St.

ALL WEDDINGS supplied with the new style of Wedding Cards and Envelopes, by A. DEMAREST, Engraver, 18.2 Broadway. Samples by mail.

JEWELRY! JEWELRY!—The Head-Quarters for all Cash Buyers of fine and cheap Jewelry, Miniature Pins of all the Heroes. Persons wishing to see Samples, enclose stamp for full particulars. W. A. HAYWARD (Manufacturing Jeweler), 208 Broadway.


Just Published by

THE SILVER CORD. A Novel. By SHIRLEY BROOKS. 8vo, Paper, 75 cents; Muslin, $1.00.

LIFE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. Life and Adventure in the South Pacific. By a ROVING PRINTER. Illustrations. 12mo, Muslin, $1.25.

THE HOUSE ON THE MOOR. A Novel. By the Author of " Margaret Maitland," " The Laird of Norlaw," "The Days of My Life," &c. 12mo, Muslin, $1.00.

GENERAL SCOTT'S INFANTRY TACTICS; or, Rules for the Exercise and Maneuvres of the United States Infantry. New Edition. 3 vols. 24mo, Muslin, $2.50. Published by Authority.

U. S. ARMY REGULATIONS. Regulations for the Army of the United States. Approved by the President of the United States, and Printed under the Directions of SIMON CAMERON, Secretary of War. 12mo, Muslin, $1.50.

HARPER & BROTHERS will send either of the above Works by Mail, postage, free for any distance in the United States under 3000 miles, on receipt of the price.

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