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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 4, 1862

This is an original Harper's Weekly newspaper published during the Civil War. It has a variety of wood cut illustrations created by eye-witnesses to the events, and in depth news and analysis of the War.

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Ship Island

Ship Island

Charleston Fire

Charleston Fire

Building Green River Bridge

Green River Bridge


Jeff Davis as the Devil

Ship Island

Ship Island

Savannah Map

Map of Savannah River

Burnside Expedition

General Burnside's Expedition



JANUARY 4, 1862.]



remembered when and where I had seen it, whether in my waking state or in vision, and as his hand stole down to take it from the floor I set on the wand my strong foot. I can not tell by what rapid process of thought and association I came to the belief that the possession of a little piece of blunted steel would decide the conflict in favor of the possessor, but the struggle now was concentred in the attainment of that seemingly idle weapon. I was becoming breathless and exhausted, while Margrave seemed every moment to gather up new force, when, collecting all my strength for one final effort, I lifted him suddenly high in the air, and hurled him to the farthest end of the cramped arena to which our contest was confined. He fell, and with a force by which most men would have been stunned; but he recovered himself with a quick rebound, and, as he stood facing me, there was something grand as well as terrible in his aspect. His eyes literally flamed, as those of a tiger's ; his rich hair, flung back from his knitted forehead, seemed to erect itself as an angry mane; his lips, slightly parted, showed the glitter of his set teeth ; his whole frame seemed larger in the tension of the muscles, and as gradually relaxing his first defying and haughty attitude, he crouched as the panther crouches for its deadly spring, I felt as if it were a wild beast whose rush was coming upon me—wild beast, but still Man, the king of the animals, fashioned forth from no mixture of humbler races by the slow revolutions of time, but his royalty stamped on his form when the earth became fit for his coming. *

At that moment I snatched up the wand, directed it toward him, and, advancing with a fearless stride, cried,

"Down to my feet, miserable sorcerer !"

To my own amaze, the effect was instantaneous. My terrible antagonist dropped to the floor as a dog drops at the word of his master. The muscles of his frowning countenance relaxed, the glare of his wrathful eyes grew dull and rayless; his limbs lay prostrate and unnerved, his head resting against the wall, his arms limp and drooping by his side. I approached him slowly and cautiously ; he seemed cast into a profound slumber.

" You are at my mercy now !" said I.

He moved his head as a sign of deprecating submission.

"You hear and understand me ? Speak!" His lips faintly muttered "Yes."

"I command you to answer truly the questions I shall address to you."

"I must, while yet sensible of the power that has passed to your hand."

"Is it by some occult magnetic property in this wand that you have exercised so demoniac an influence over a creature so pure as Lilian Ashleigh ?"

"By that wand and by other arts which you could not comprehend."

"And for what infamous object ?—her seduction, her dishonor ?"

"No ! I sought in her the aid of a gift which would cease did she cease to be pure. At first I but cast my influence upon her that through her I might influence yourself. I needed your help to discover a secret. Circumstances steeled your mind against me. I could no longer hope that you would voluntarily lend yourself to my will. Meanwhile, I had found in her the light of a loftier knowledge than that of your science; through that knowledge, duly heeded and cultivated, I hoped to divine what I can not of myself discover. Therefore I deepened over her mind the spells I command—therefore I have drawn her hither as the loadstone draws the steel, and therefore I would have borne her with me to the shores to which I was about this night to sail. I had cast the inmates of the house, and all around it, into slumber that none might witness her departure; had I not done so, I should have summoned others to my aid, in spite of your threat."

"And would Lilian Ashleigh have passively accompanied you, to her own irretrievable disgrace ?"

" She could not have helped it; she would have been unconscious of her acts; she was, and is, in a trance ; nor, had she gone with me, would she have waked from that state while she lived ; that would not have been long."

"Wretch! and for what object of unhallowed curiosity do you exert an influence which condemns its victim to the grave?"

"Not curiosity, but the instinct of self-preservation. I count on no life beyond the grave. I would defy the grave, and live on."

" And was it to learn, through some ghostly agencies, the secret of renewing existence that you lured me by the shadow of your own image on the night when we met last ?"

The voice of Margrave here became very faint as he answered me, and his countenance began to exhibit the signs of an exhaustion almost mortal.

"Be quick," he murmured, " or I die. The fluid which emanates from that wand in the hand of one who envenoms the fluid with his own hatred and rage will prove fatal to my life. Lower the wand from my forehead ; low—low -lower still!"

" What was the nature of that rite in which you constrained me to share?"

" I can not say. You are killing me. Enough that you were saved from a great danger by the apparition of the protecting image vouchsafed to your eye, otherwise you would—you would—Oh, release me ! Away ! away !"

The foam gathered to his lips ; his limbs became fearfully convulsed.

* " And yet, even if we entirely omit the consideration of the soul, that immaterial and immortal principle which is for a time united to his body, and view him only in his merely animal character, man is still the most excellent of animals."—Dr. Kidd on the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man (Sect. iii. page 18).


"One question more : Where is Lilian at this moment ? Answer that question, and I depart."

He raised his head, made a visible effort to rally his strength, and gasped out,

" Yonder. Pass through the open space up the cliff beside a thorn-tree—you will find her there, where she halted when the wand dropped from my hand. But—but—beware ! Ha ! you will serve me yet, and through her! They said so that night, though you heard them not. THEY said it !" Here his face became death-like; he pressed his hand on his heart, and shrieked out, " Away—away ! or you are my murderer!"

I retired to the other end of the room, turning the wand from him, and when I gained the door, looked back ; his convulsions had ceased, but he seemed locked in a profound swoon. I left the room—the house—paused by Waby ; he was still sleeping. " Awake !" I said, and touched him with the wand. He started up at once, rubbed his eyes, began stammering out excuses. I checked them, and bade him follow me. I took the way up the open ground toward which Margrave had pointed the wand, and there, motionless, beside a gnarled fantastic thorn-tree, stood Lilian. Her arms were folded across her breast ; her face, seen by the moonlight, looked so innocent and so infantine that I needed no other evidence to tell me how unconscious she was of the peril to which her steps had been drawn. I took her gently by the hand. "Come with me," I said, in a whisper ; and she obeyed me silently, and with a placid smile.

Rough though the way, she seemed unconscious of fatigue. I placed her arm in mine, but she did not lean on it. We got back to the town. I obtained there an old chaise and a pair of horses. At morning Lilian was under her mother's roof. About the noon of that day fever seized her, she became rapidly worse, and, to all appearance, in imminent danger. Delirium set in ; I watched beside her night and day, supported by an inward conviction of her recovery, but tortured by the sight of her sufferings. On the third day a change for the better became visible, her sleep was calm, her breathing regular.

Shortly afterward she woke, out of danger. Her eyes fell at once on me, with all their old ineffable tender sweetness.

"Oh, Allen, beloved, have I not been very ill? But I am almost well now. Do not weep; I shall live for you—for your sake." And she bent forward, drawing my hand from my streaming eyes, and kissing me with a child's guileless kiss on my burning forehead.

IMPORTANT FACTS. — Constant writing for six months is done cheaper with Gold Pens than with Steel Pens ; therefore, it is economy to use Gold Pens.

The Gold Pen remains unchanged by years of continued use, while the Steel Pen is ever changing by corrosion and wear ; therefore, perfect uniformity of writing is obtained only by the use of the Gold Pen.

The Gold Pen is always ready and reliable, while the Steel Pen must be often condemned and a new one selected ; therefore, there is great saving of time in the use of the Gold Pen.

Gold is capable of receiving any degree of elasticity, so that the Gold Pen is exactly adapted to the hand of the writer; therefore, the nerves of the hand and arm are not injured, as is known to be the case by the use of Steel Pens.

See "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword," in the next column.

Printing Offices for the People.


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   "   " 3, " "    7x10 " 40.00

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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.

A New Cartridge Revolver, Carrying Six Balls (80 to the pound). Any one wanting a superior Pocket or Belt Arm will find this to be the best in the market. Send for circular.

MERWIN & BRAY, Agents, 245 Broadway, N. Y.,

Or MERWIN & CO., 354 Pennsylvania Avenue; UP STAIRS, Washington, D. C.

"Something New for All."

GEN. GEO. B. McCLELLAN and our New Union Prize Gift Packages are to be wondered at. Seventy-five cents worth of indispensable articles for 25 cents. Agents are making from $5 to $10 per day. Agents wanted, male and female, everywhere. Address, with stamp for circular, RICKARDS & CO, 102 Nassau Street, New York.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION to all women afflicted with female weakness, or uterine disease, or irregularities, will be received by inclosing a postage stamp to JOSHUA F. BRIDGE, M. D., Resident Physician Graefenberg Company, No. 2 Bond Street, N. Y.

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" The PEN is Mightier
than the Sword."


The Best Pens in the World.

On receipt of any of the following sums in cash or post-stamps, the subscriber will send by return mail, or otherwise as directed, a Gold Pen or Pens, selecting the same according to description, viz.:


For 25 cents, the Magic Pen; for 38 cents, the Lucky Pen; for 50 cents, the Always-Ready Pen ; for 75 cents, the Elegant Pen ; and for $1, the Excelsior Pen. The sizes are, Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.


For 50 cents, the Magic Pen; for 75 cents, the Lucky Pen; for $1, the Always-Ready Pen ; for $1.25, the Elegant Pen; and for $1.50, the Excelsior Pen. These are well-finished, good writing Gold Pens, with Iridosmin Points, the average wear of every one of which will far outlast a gross of the best Steel Pens.

The name "A. Morton," "Number," and "Quality" are stamped on the following Pens, and the Points are warranted for six months, except against accident. The numbers indicate size only: No. 1 being the smallest, No. 6 the largest, adapted for the pocket; No. 4 the smallest, and No. 10 the largest Mammoth Gold Pen, for the desk. Long and medium Nibs of all size, and qualities. Short Nibs of Nos. 4, 5, 6, and 7, and made only of first quality. The engravings are fac similes of the sizes and styles.


For 75 cents, a No. 1 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 3d quality.

For $1, a No. 2 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 2d quality, or a No. 4 pen 3d quality.

For $1.25, a No. 3 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 4 Pen, 2d quality, or a No. 5 Pen, 3d quality.

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For $1.75, a No. 5 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 6 Pen, 2d quality.

For $2.25 a No. 6 Pen, 1st quality.   



For $1.50, a No. 1 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 3d quality.

For $1.75 a No. 2 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 2d quality, or a No. 4 Pen, 3d quality.

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For $2.50, a No. 4 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 5 Pen, 2d quality, or a No. 6 Pen, 3d quality.

For $3, a No. 5 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 6 Pen, 2d quality.

For $3.50 a No. 6 Pen, 1st quality.


For $2, a No. 4 Pen ; for $2.25, a No. 5 Pen ; for $2.75, a No. 6 Pen ; for $3.50, a No. 7 Pen.

For $4, a No 8 Pen: for $5, a No. 9 Pen; and for $6, a No. 10 Pen.

The "1st Quality" are pointed with the very best Irodosmin Points, carefully selected, and none of this quality are sold with the slightest imperfection which skill and the closest scrutiny can detect.

The "2d Quality" are superior to any Pens made by him previous to the year 1860.

The "3d Quality" he intends shall equal in respect to Durability, Elasticity, and Good Writing Qualities (the only true considerations) any Gold Pens made elsewhere.

In regard to the Cheap Gold Pens, he begs leave to say that, previous to operating his New and Patented Machines, he could not have made as Good Writing and Durable Pens, for the price, had the Gold been furnished gratuitously.

Parties ordering must in all instances specify the "number" and "quality" of the Pens or Pens and Cases wanted.

For sale by all dealers in the line throughout the country.

Address   A. MORTON,

No. 25 Maiden Lane, New York. Any one sending a single letter post-stamp will receive a circular with the engravings above referred to.

Boston Office, 292 Washington Street. Philadelphia Office, 922 Chestnut Street. Grand Display
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DO YOU WANT LUXURIANT WHISKERS OR MUSTACHES?—My Onguent will force then to grow heavily in six weeks (upon the smoothest face) without stain or injury to the skin. Price $1—sent by mail, post free, to any address, on receipt of an order.   R. G. GRAHAM, No. 109 Nassau Street, N. Y.

The Current and Back Numbers of Harper's Weekly can be had of J. P. HUNT, Wholsale and Retail News Agent, Masonic Hall, Fifth St., Pittsburg, Pa.

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DOWNER'S PATENT HEMMER AND SHIELD saves one-half the labor of hand-sewing, as it protects the finger from the needle, and makes a neat hem while the operator is sewing. Sample sent on receipt of the price, TWENTY-FIVE CENTS. A liberal discount to the trade.

Enterprizing Agents can realize $150 per Month. Descriptive Circulars furnished on application.

A. H. DOWNER, No. 442 Broadway, New York.

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A sure cure for Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and Salt Rheum. Wholesale Agents F. C. WELLS & CO., 115 Franklin St., New York. Sold by Apothecaries everywhere.


or TRAVELING AGENTS wanted in every town in the loyal States; it is no humbug; males and females wanted. Samples sent on receipt of 30 cents in stamps; also Circular of all the articles we manufacture, with prices to agents, &c. A. RICHARDS & Co., New London, Conn.

AT GIMBREDE'S Stationery Depot and Card Engraving Establishment, 588 Broadway, a Box of Note Paper and Envelopes, sixteen varieties, stamped with your Initials, forwarded free of charge on receipt of Three Dollars. 12 varieties, $2.00.

A HANDSOME HOLIDAY PRESENT- One of Gimbrede's Artistic Monograms and package of note paper (colored initials) sent free on receipt of $8.50         588 Broadway

GIMBREDE, LEADER OF FASHION in the Wedding Card Department of New York City, offers a style of work, at reduced prices, which will, by comparison, surpass the general style furnished by booksellers and jewellers. The price of our best and most highly finished work will remain the same. Samples of both qualities on inspection at 588 Broadway.

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The New Issue of Postage Stamps, of all denominations, for sale. Apply to HARPER & BROTHERS, Franklin Square, N. Y.


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Dickens' Christmas Stories.

Tom Tiddler's Ground.
From " All the Year Round."

Printed from Author's Advance Sheets.

8vo, Paper, Price 25 cents.

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* * * Sent, post free, on receipt of price, 25 cents.


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DANIEL ADEE, 378 Pearl Street, New York.



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Notwithstanding the great amount of space devoted to Illustrations of the War, Harper's Weekly commenced in No. 241, dated August 10th, A NEW AND THRILLING SERIAL TALE, by Sir EDWARD BULWER LYTTON, entitled,


which will be continued from week to week till completed.

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