Jefferson Davis as the Devil


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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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Jeff Davis as the Devil

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Burnside Expedition

General Burnside's Expedition




[JANUARY 4, 1862.


KING JEFF THE FIRST. ' Let them burn ! Let the Women and Children Suffer! I'm bound to keep Warm!"

Scene.—Rebel Pickets in Western Virginia.

FIRST PICKET. "Awful Cold, ain't it?"

SECOND PICKET. "Co-o-ld ! yes, an' I'm jist gitting another Shake of that Ager, and no Quinine in the 'Federacy !"

FIRST PICKET. "Worser still ! Got them Blue Devils after me, an' nary drop o' Whiskey." (With much feeling.)

SECOND PICKET. "I wish I was Ho-o-me."

[They part, singing, mournfully, DIXIE, without the Variations.]

The Lights and Shadows of Slave Life.

Maum Guinea

And her Plantation "Children."




For sale by all News Dealers. Price Twenty Cents. Beautifully illustrated. Sent post-paid on receipt of price. Address   BEADLE & CO., Publishers, New York.

Holiday Presents

Take a Second Look At W. Forsyth & Co.'s Advertisement in Harper's Weekly of Dec. 28th, page 832, of Watches, Chains, Jewelry, &c. Hurry up the Orders for Certificates. Price 25 cents each. W. FORSYTH & CO., 208 Broadway, N. Y.

Address ROBERTSON &. Co., 84 Nassau St., N.Y. City.

Best Thing for Agents.

AGENTS WANTED—To sell something entirely new and original—none others like them - the Union Prize Stationery and Receipt Package. Each package contains a beautiful and correct engraving of


6x10. 75 Valuable Receipts.

6 White Flag Envelopes, in colors.

6 Ladies White Flag Envelope, in colors.

6 Buff Envelops.

6 sheets Commercial Note Paper.

6 Sheets Fine Ladies' Note Paper.

6 Sheets Ladies Billet Paper.

1 Accommodation Penholder.

2 Fine Steel Pens.

1 Fine Pencil.

1 Sheet Blotting Paper.

Retail price for the whole, twenty-five cents. Agents wanted in every city, town, and village. Call on or address, enclosing stamp, RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, New York.

Head-Quarters for Jewelry.

A full assortment of all kinds appropriate for the Jewelry Envelope and Gift Jewelry Business. Persons can order the amount they would like to have sent, and pay the Express, and have the privelege of returning any thing they may wish to. W. A. HAYWARD, Manufacturing Jeweler, 208 Broadway, New York.

WEDDINGSS supplied with the new style of Marriage Cards and Envelopes, by A DEMAREST, Engraver, 182 Broadway. Samples by mail.

The Christmas Gift. .

OLD Christmas had come, with his bright, merry face, And bracing airs joyous and keen,

And while the gay holiday folks at each place, Selecting their gifts, might be seen,

An old man walked on, at a very brisk pace,

In search of a SEWING-MACHINE.

Perplexed he appeared nay, bewildered in mind—Amid all the vast moving scene,

Unable to meet with precisely the kind

Of thing he was seeking, I ween;

(Indeed, it is not quite so easy to find A really good SEWING-MACHINE).

For hours he paced up and down all Broadway, With puzzled and sorrowful mien;

For all his researches, throughout the long day, Entirely fruitless had been,

Till Fortune benignantly threw him in way


"Ah, here !"—he exclaimed as a happy smile graced His features so bland and serene-

Ah ! here I have managed to find out, at last,

"The very MACHINE that I mean;

"Yes, yes—I'd forgotten the name in my haste" 'Twas FINKLE AND LYON'S MACHINE!

"Was ever invention like this 'neath the sun!

"What movements!—how rapid and clean!" Continued repeating the joyous old man,

As he on his elbows did lean,

Beholding what wonderful things can be done By FINKLE AND LYON'S MACHINE. His choice of a gift was no longer delayed; (And here his great wisdom was seen)- That Christmas, his daughter—a blooming young maid— Was rendered as proud as a queen; Next morn, when she rose, in her boudoir there laid A FINKLE AND LYON'S MACHINE! Superior Winter Clothing, Consisting of OVERCOATS, BEAVER AND CLOTH PALETOTS, WALKING COATS, CASSIMERE SUITS, And every description of MEN'S and BOYS' CLOTHING, ALL AT LOW PRICES.


Broadway, corner of Warren Street, Broadway, corner of Grand Street.

Unceasing Wonders.

Parisian Cabinet of Wonders and Anatomy, 553 Broadway, New York.

(Next door to Ball and Black.)

Where man may trace his development from the 21st day of conception, and where at one glance is seen 1700 parts of the human body. In conjunction with these wondrous sights, a monster child, with FOUR legs, TWO heads, and FOUR arms, has just been added to this already interesting and instructive institution.


Open for gentlemen only. from 10 A.M. till 10 P.M. Admission 25 cents.


Wholesale News Dealers,


All the Daily and Weekly Newspapers, Magazines, Books, &c., &c., with great dispatch. MISCELLANEOUS ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. We sell at prices that defy competition. We have unequaled facilities, and guarantee dealers the closest attention. Send for price-list and give us a trial. JOHN F. FEEKS & CO., No. 24 Ann Street, New York.

TO CONSUMPTIVES.-The advertiser, having been restored to health in a few weeks by a very simple remedy, after having suffered several years with a severe LUNG AFFECTION, and that dread disease, CONSUMPTION, is anxious to make known to his fellow-sufferers the means of cure. To all who desire it, he will send a copy of the prescription used (free of charge), with directions for preparing and using the same which they will find a SURE CURE for CONSUMPTION, ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, &c. The only object of the advertiser in sending the prescription is to benefit the afflicted, and he hopes every sufferer may try his remedy, as it will cost them nothing, and may prove a blessing. Parties wishing the prescription will please address   Rev. EDWARD A. WILSON, Williamsburgh,   King's County, N. Y.

To Military Officers and
The Public.

MILITARY SINGLE and DOUBLE SPY-GLASSES for Land and Sea use, with extraordinary power and defination. SPECTACLES of the greatest transparency, to improve the sight. For sale by SEMMONS & CO., Opticians, 348 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, and 669 1/2 Broadway, New York. N. B. By enclosing stamp, Catalogues sent free.

Snow's Pure Confectionerys

200 Kinds, 623 Broadway, N. Y. Wholesale and Retail. `Dealers enclose stamp for catalogue and prices.

ASTOUNDING ! — $100 per Month salary, and all expenses paid. A New Article. Every Family and every Soldier must have it. Retail price, $1. For conditions of Agency address A. C. BALLOU & SON, Haverhill, Mass. Samples furnished by mail to applicants for Agencies for 28 cents.

For FARMERS, MILLERS, and OTHERS. Also ANTI-FRICTION HORSE POWERS. These Mills and Powers have taken NINE FIRST PREMIUMS at Western State Fairs this Year, and are superior to all others. Agents wanted in every county. Rights for sale. Send stamp for illustrated circulars to BENNET BROTHERS, 42 Greene St., New York.

Something New for Agents.

A portable writing-desk, containing three kinds of writing paper and envelopes; also a pen, pencil, pen-holder, blotting-paper, and a bottle of ink. EACH DESK CONTAINS A GIFT OF JEWELRY, ECLIPSING ALL AND EVERY GIFT JEWELRY ARTICLES EVER OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC. The retail price for the McClellan Gift Writing-Desk IS ONLY 25 CENTS! Agents wanted all over the country. For particulars address, with stamp, W. H. CATELY, 102 Nassau Street, New York City. SENT BY EXPRESS EVERYWHERE.

Retailed at Wholesale Prices,
Made to Measure at $18 per doz.

With fine Linen Bosoms, and warrranted as good a Shirt
as sold in the retail stores at $2.50 each.


P. S.—Those who think I can not make a good Shirt for $18 per dozen are mistaken. Here's the cost of one dozen $18 fine shirts.

30 yards of New York Mills Muslin at 14 1/2c. per yd.     $4.35

7 yards of fine Linen, at 50c. per yard    3.50

Making and cutting ...............................6.00

Laundry, $1 ; buttons and cotton, 50c    1.50

Profit    2.65

Self-Measurement for Shirts. Printed directions for self measurement, list of prices, and drawings of different styles of shirts and collars sent free everywhere. These rules ere so, easy to understand that any one can take their own measure. I warrant a perfect fit. The cash can be paid to the Express Company on re-receipt of the goods. The Express Company have orders to allow all parties to examine the goods before paying for them. If the goods are not as represented, you are at liberty to return them.

S. W. H. WARD, from London,

387 Broadway, up stairs, Between White and Walker Streets, NEW YORK.

Jefferson Davis as the Devil
Rebel Cartoon
McClellan Writing Desk




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