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Civil War Harper's Weekly, July 12, 1862

For students and researchers interested in a more in depth examination of the Civil War, we have posted all the original Civil War Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. Harper's Weekly was the most popular newspaper of the day, and this online collection can provide incredible details not available elsewhere.

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Lew Wallace

Lew Wallace

Cotton Shortage

Cotton Shortage

mechanicsville

Battle of Mechanicsville

Hampton

Hampton, Virginia

Lewis Wallace

Lewis Wallace Biography

General Butler

General Butler

General Pope

General Pope

New Orleans Cartoon

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Surgeon

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Richmond

View of Richmond

Bayonet Charge

Winslow Homer "Bayonet Charge"

 

 

 

 

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[JULY 12, 1862.

438

THE OLD HAMPTON CHURCH, AT HAMPTON, VIRGINIA.

THE OLD CHURCH AT HAMPTON, VIRGINIA.

WE give on this page a picture which shows in the fore-ground the OLD CHURCH AT HAMPTON—the oldest in the United States, which was built of bricks brought over from England.in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Hampton used to be a delightful place of residence, especially in summer. Rude war and the savage destructiveness of the

rebels have now left it desolate, and many a year will revolve before it recovers its ancient aspect of quiet happiness and repose.

BRIGADIER-GENERAL GEORGE
F. SHEPLEY.

GENERAL SHEPLEY, whose portrait we give on page 433, is the son of ex-Chief-Justice Shepley,

of Maine, the most eminent jurist of that State. He was born at Saco, and is now forty-two years of age. Was a graduate of Dartmouth, of the law school of Cambridge, and further perfected his studies in the office of Judge Howard, of Portland.

He commenced the practice of his profession in the city of Bangor at the age of twenty-one, and almost immediately entered upon a large practice, and was engaged as counsel in some of the most important causes in the Supreme Court of the State.

A few years afterward he removed to Portland, continuing there the practice of his profession, to which he has been devotedly attached, and from which he has never allowed himself to be diverted for any length of time by any allurements of political or official position. Near the close of President Polk's term, though then a very young man, he received the responsible office of United States District Attorney, which position he held to the close of Mr. Buchanan's Administration. (Next Page)

THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC—A FORAGING PARTY.

Hamton Virginia
Army of the Potomac

 

 

  

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