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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 11, 1862

We have posted our extensive collection of Harper's Weekly newspapers from the Civil War to this WEB site. They contain fascinating images of the war, and incredible stories of the war. Study of these old newspapers to gain a completely new perspective on the key events and people of the war.

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Charleston Harbor


The Trent Controversy

Mason Slidell

Release of Mason and Slidell

Mississippi River

Mississippi River Map


Louisville, Kentucky

McCall Report

McCall's Report on Dranesville

Stone Fleet in Charleston Harbor

Stone Fleet Sunk in Charleston Harbor

Brother Jonathan

Brother Jonathan


The Battle of Dranesville

Port Royal

Port Royal, South Carolina

Washington Defenses

Green River

Battle of Green River




[JANUARY 11, 1862.




WE devote this and the following page to illustrations of the War in Kentucky.

We reproduce above a sketch by Mr. Henry Mosler, representing the ARRIVAL OF TROOPS AT LOUISVILLE. Mr. Mosler writes that regiments past counting are arriving at Louisville, and moving on no one knows where.

The picture below, also from a sketch by Mr. Mosier, represents GENERAL BUELL'S BODY-GUARD. Mr. M. writes that these are the finest body of men he has ever seen, being in truth and in fact the flower of the Pennsylvania troops. They are all from five feet ten inches to six feet in height, and were picked one man from each county of Pennsylvania.

The large picture on the following page represents the recent BRILLIANT SKIRMISH between a part of Colonel Willick's Thirty-second Indiana Regiment and several rebel regiments—among others the Texan Rangers, under Colonel Terry. The official report from General Buell to the head-quarters at Washington, sent by telegraph, gives but few particulars of the brilliant resistance made by four companies of the Thirty-second Indiana Volunteers against a vastly superior rebel force under Colonel Terry. The rebel force consisted of one regiment of Texan Rangers, two regiments of infantry, and one battery of six guns ; and that of the Unionists of but four companies, who occupied a point in front of the railroad bridge across Green River, a short distance south of Mumfordsville. The attack was made by the rebels at about two o'clock in the afternoon

of the 17th December ; and after a brief struggle, during which they lost Colonel Terry, of the Rangers—he, with thirty-three others, being killed, and about fifty others wounded—they ingloriously retreated. The Union loss was one lieutenant and eight enlisted men killed, and ten wounded.

On the same page we give a portrait of GENERAL BUELL, our Commander in Kentucky, and a view of his head-quarters. General Don Carlos Buell was born in Ohio, about the year 1819, and is consequently forty-two years of age. He entered West Point in 1837, graduated in 1841, and was appointed to the Third Infantry. He obtained his First-Lieutenancy in 1846, was breveted Captain for gallant and meritorious conduct in several conflicts at Monterey, in September of the same year; distinguished himself greatly at the

battle of Cerro Gordo; was breveted Major for gallant conduct at Contreras and Churubusco, on 20th August, 1847. In 1848 Major Buell became Assistant Adjutant-General, and fulfilled the duties of that office till 1851, when he relinquished his rank in the line. On the outbreak of the rebellion Major Buell took an active part on the side of the Government, and was soon in command of a division under General McClellan. His division was remarked as the most thoroughly drilled in the service, and his soldierly qualities were so obvious, that when it became evident that General Sherman was not the man for the command in Kentucky it was given to General Buell.

GENERAL BUELL'S HEAD-QUARTERS are situated in one of the most aristocratic streets in Louisville—Fourth, between Green and Walnut.


Buell's Troops




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