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Civil War Harper's Weekly, June 7, 1862

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General Stoneman

General Stoneman

Louisiana Tigers

Louisiana Tigers

Run Away Slave

Runaway Slave


Corinth, Mississippi

Stoneman Biography

General Stoneman Biography

Jefferson Davis Coachman

Jefferson Davis's Coachman

William Jackson

William Jackson

Woman's Beauty

A Woman's Beauty

Army in the Southwest

Army in the Southwest


Civil War Hospital

Marching Army

Marching Army

Cumberland, Virginia


Secesh Cartoon










JUNE 7, 1862.]



"Assist Miss Vanstone," said the captain. "And the next time you forget yourself in your chair, fall asleep straight—don't annoy me by falling asleep crooked."

Mrs. Wragge opened her eyes a little wider, and looked at Magdalen in helpless amazement.

"Is the captain breakfasting by candlelight?" she inquired, meekly. "And haven't I done the omelette?"

Before her husband's corrective voice could apply a fresh stimulant Magdalen took her compassionately by the arm, and led her out of the room.

"Another object besides the object I know of?" repeated Captain Wragge, when he was left by himself. "Is there a gentleman in the back-ground, after all? Is there mischief brewing in the dark that I don't bargain for?"


BEAUTY.—Women, because beauty is supposed to be peculiar to them, are called the fair sex, but throughout nearly all foreign nations the women are no more beautiful than the men, and most of the men are hideously ugly. In England there are more beautiful women than there are any where else; but even there female beauty is so much the reverse of common that a woman herself, meaning to say that another is ugly, will term her ordinary, or, as that word is too generally pronounced, ornary.

A beautiful girl, red and white, much resembles an apple-tree out in bloom; only apple-bloom fades rather faster than beauty. At twenty, beauty, like the Grave-digger's tanner, "will last you nine year;" perhaps a year or two more; very likely not so many years; but its decay, though quickly observed, is slowly felt. Loss of beauty is of not much consequence to a wife; for a husband soon gets used to his wife's beauty, and then, if ever so great, it is just as if it were not; girls had therefore better not accept men who want to marry them for their beauty, and a girl able to get a husband by more durable attractions is likely to be happier in marriage without beauty than she would be with it.

Beauty is chiefly a matter of limited roundness of form, relative proportion, and color in the right place; for color in the wrong place is not beautiful—for instance, red at the end of the nose. When rotundity exceeds a certain arch, the form which was beautiful grows funny. Beauty of figure and complexion is best preserved by moderation in eating, not to say drinking, plenty of exercise, and the use of soft water, without any other cosmetic than soap, of which the best is yellow. Beauty of feature is kept longest by discarding envy, hatred, malice, small vanity, and anxiety about money matters—emotions which gradually muddle the eye and pull the outlines of the face out of shape; anxiety about money matters especially having the effect of causing a dull, unhappy scowl, and distorting the mouth. Hence matronly beauty is rather often spoiled by engrossing attention to domestic economy; while, on the other hand, so very lively a beauty distinguishes unmarried girls and young wives who repose implicit confidence in the solvency of their husbands and fathers, as many of them do, although the income of those gentlemen depends upon their personal industry.

Habitual regardlessness of expense is the chief cause of the superior beauty of the superior classes, especially the aristocracy, producing that beautiful serenity of countenance which, reclining in the carriages that revolve around the Ring in Hyde Park, they most of them exhibit in strong contrast with the sordid uneasiness generally remarkable in the clouded and puckered visages of those who have, as the saying is, to pull the devil by the tail.

The only perennial beauty is that which is sublimated by cultivating the moral sentiments and the intellect. It is very rare indeed. The rest is merely animal beauty, and when the beauty goes the animal only remains; the grace of the fawn is replaced by the clumsiness of the cow, the plump elegant young lady expands into the bulky middle-aged woman; and the fine girl that once was becomes what she and the dandies who then dangled after her used contemptuously to call an "elderly party." Here a woman who had never any animal beauty to lose, but who has some spiritual beauty which is not to be lost, catches the other up and passes her by. Let this be a consolation to every plain sensible girl, whose personal defects are the subject of satire, if such a girl can over survive such satire.—Punch.


Stories of the War for the Union.


Illustrated by Stories of the Camp and Field. By TIM TRAMP. Recruiting Stories; Drilling Stories; Tent Stories; Hospital Stories; Stories of Chaplains; Stories of Sutlers; Battle Stories; Stories of Sentinels; Wonderful Stories; Humorous Stories; Pathetic Stories; Marvelous Escapes and Adventures; all drawn from actual life in the Camp and Field. 1 vol. 12mo. with elegant colored illustration. Price 25 cents. Bound in Cloth, 50 cents.

Sent to any address, free of postage, on receipt of the price. Orders from the trade solicited. Published by CALLENDER, PERCE & WELLING, 208 Broadway, New York.

Gen. Barnard's New Book.

The C. S. A. and the Battle of Bull Run. By J. G. Barnard, Major of Engineers, Brigadier-General, and Chief Engineer Army of the Potomac. With Five Maps. One Volume Octavo. $1.50. Sent free by mail on receipt of price. D. VAN NOSTRAND, Publisher, 192 Broadway.

The Great Cure.

RHEUMATISM and GOUT. Those afflicted read this.

Gents:—I can not express what I have suffered for the past years from Chronic Rheumatism, nothing seeming to reach my case until I tried one pair of your ELECTRO GALVANIC INSOLES, and after a short time effectually cured me. I hope those who are afflicted will try them, and find to their joy, as I have, permanent relief from years of pain.   PETER CONNOLLY, 121 East 22d St.
To Messrs. Mettam & Co., 429 Broadway, N. Y. Send for Circular.

Commercial Travelers and Agents
Wanted to Sell our

25 Cent Portfolio Package.

Contents—18 Sheets Note Paper, 18 Envelopes, 1 Penholder, 1 Pen, 1 Pencil, 1 Blotting Pad, 100 Recipes, 1 War Hymn, 5 Engravings, 1 New Method for Computing Interest, 9 Fashionable Designs for Marking Letters, 4 Ladies' Undersleeves, 2 ladies' Collars, 1 Ladies' Underskirt, 1 Ladies' Embroidered Body and Sleeves, 2 Infant's Christening Robes, 1 Child's Apron, 1 Child's Full Dress, 1 Misses' Embroidered Dress, 1 Handkerchief Border, 1 Pen Wiper, 1 Edging. Also, one FASHIONABLE article of RICH JEWELRY. Agents make $10 a day. Send stamp for Circular of wholesale prices. Sample 50 cents. WEIR & CO., Publishers, 34 South Third St., Philadelphia, Pa.

DO YOU WANT LUXURIANT WHISKERS OR MUSTACHES?—My Onguent will force them 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.

Every Man his own Printer.

Portable Printing Offices

For the use of the Army and Navy, Druggists, Merchants, and Business Men generally.

From the Pennsylvania Thirteenth, Jan. 18, 1862.

Our circulation has increased to 1500 copies, which were worked in three and a half hours on the Cottage Press of the Adams Press Co., 31 Park Row, New York, which is admirably calculated for the purpose. By turning a crank, the tympan is thrown, the bed run under a cylinder, which gives the impression; out at the other end, and the tympan raised for the removal of the sheet. By reversing the crank, the operation is repeated. Our paper has now reached its ninth number, and the whole expense to this date (the printers refusing all compensation), has been as follows:

Press, Type, &c   $54.12

Paper and Ink    13.75
Sundry Expense...5.91

A Total of only   $73.78

We would advise all who need a small printing establishment to address the A. P. C. on the subject.

GOUVERNEUR, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1861.

ADAMS PRESS Co.: Gentlemen—Your Cottage Printing Press, designed for the use of Druggists and others, is an admirable, economical, and convenient institution. I find in its use that it fully supplies a want I have long felt in dispensing Drugs and Medicines.


Druggist and Apothecary. Printing Office No. 2, press prints 5x8 inches, $25.00

" " 3 " " 7x10 " 40.00

" " 4 " " 12x18 " 60.00

Circular sent on application to


31 Park Row New York.

An Intensely Interesting Book.



This is an entirely new, original, and novel story—different from any thing ever before published, and can not fail to intensely interest every class of readers.

Mrs. DENISON is widely known as an authoress who never fails to enchain the interest of her readers, and no less to engage their sympathies; while her purity and elevation of purpose, impart to her productions a charm and lasting worth which rarely attach to works of fiction.

In the present book, these peculiarities are especially apparent. The characters are mostly MUSICAL PEOPLE, and the interest centres among a class of the community rarely brought thus prominently forward.

The interest of the reader is at once aroused, and is sustained, and increases to the last page of the book. The plot of the story is well managed, the incidents are natural, and the style is easy, flowing, and often strikingly eloquent.

It is eminently a book worthy the large sale to which it can not fail to attain. 16mo. 75 cents. For sale by all Booksellers everywhere, or sent by mail free on receipt of price.


W. W. & Co. have recently Published:


Cloth, $.50 PRAYERS, by THEODORE PARKER; with Portrait.               Cloth, 75

THE TRUE STORY of the BARONS of the SOUTH ......................Cloth, 75

Gems of Art!

Elegant Steel Plate Engravings of our Military and Naval Heroes, and Eminent Men of the day. Printed on plate paper, size 9x11 inches, copied from Photographs by Gurney, Brady, and other celebrated Artists. Copies sent by mail, post-paid, for 25 cents. Agents wanted. A liberal discount to Agents and the Trade. Send for a circular. Address FRANCIS MORRISON & CO., 177 William Street, New York City.

Howe's Drawing-Room Dances,

Arranged for the Piano-forte.

Designed for Social Evening Parties.

This work contains all the Popular and Fashionable Quadrilles, Cotillions, Fancy Dances, &c., with every variety of the latest and most approved Figures and Calls for the different changes. Arranged for the Piano-forte. $1. Copies mailed on receipt of price, by OLIVER DITSON & CO., Publishers, Boston.

GET THE BEST.—AGENTS WANTED to sell THISTLE & CO.'S 25 and 10 cent UNION PRIZE STATIONERY PACKAGES. They are universally acknowledged to be the best and cheapest in the market. Circulars sent free. THISTLE & CO., 130 Nassau Street, N. Y.

WANTED.—SOMETHING NEW.—EMPLOYMENT.—Male and female Agents wanted in every town and city in the United States; $20 to $40 per month can be made, and no humbug. Business easy and respectable. It requires a very small capital, and will not interfere with other employment. This is no book agency or humbug of any kind. No person will regret having sent for this information, let his employment be what it may. Full particulars given to all who enclose a three-cent postage stamp, and address HARVEY BROWN & CO., Amoskeag, N. H.

To all Wanting Farms.

NEW SETTLEMENT OF VINELAND.—30 miles from Philadelphia by Railroad. Good loam soil, highly productive for Wheat, Corn, Grass, Fruits, and Vegetables — good market—delightful climate where farming is profitable, especially these times, and where good business openings can be found. Large numbers are settling. Society good. Farms from $15 to $20 per acre only. Village 5 and 10 acre Lots for sale. Four years' time given. Report of SOLON ROBINSON, Ag. Ed. of the Tribune, who has visited the place, together with the "Vineland Rural," giving full description, will be furnished. Address

CHAS. K. LANDIS, P.M., Vineland P.O., Cumberland County, New Jersey.


LONDON PACKETS. REMITTANCES TO ENGLAND, IRELAND, &c. PASSAGE TO OR FROM GREAT BRITAIN OR IRELAND at the lowest rates, and DRAFTS, payable on demand anywhere throughout the UNITED KINGDOM, can be obtained, as heretofore. For circular inclose postage stamp to

TAPSCOTT & CO., 86 South Street.


DOING well selling DOWNER'S PAT. HEMMER and SHIELD for Hand-Sewing, and other new articles of ready sale. Profits are large. Samples sent free on receipt of the price (25c.). Send 3-cent stamp for price-list and terms. A. H. DOWNER, 442 Broadway, N. Y.

You must Notice,

That the name of the firm of W. Forsyth & Co. is changed to J. H. Winslow & Co., Mr. Forsyth having retired from the concern. Business continued the same, and all Certificates with the name of W. Forsyth & Co., 208 Broadway, attached are good, and will be redeemed by us alone, with the same promptness and faithfulness as heretofore, on their being returned to us.

Worth $500,000.
To be sold for One Dollar each, without regard to value,
and not to be paid for till you know what you are to get.

Splendid List!!
Of Articles to be Sold for One Dollar each.

100 Gold Hunting Cased Watches..$100,00 each

100 " Watches ...........................60,00 each

200 Ladies' Gold Watches ........35,00 each

500 Ladies and Gents' Silver Watches ..15.00 each 5000 Vest and Neck Chains 5,00 to 10,00 each

3000 Gold Band Bracelets .5,00 to 10.00 each

3000 " " " ............................3,00 to 5,00 each

3000 Cameo Brooches .......4,00 to 6,00 each

3000 Mosaic and Jet Brooche 4,00 to 6,00 each 3000 Lava and Florentine Brooches ........4,00 to 6,00 each 3000 Coral, Opal, and Em. Brooches .......4,00 to 6,00 each 3000 Cameo Ear Drops ...........................4,00 to 6,00 each 3000 Mosaic and Jet Ear Drops ...............4,00 to 6,00 each 3000 Lava and Florentine Ear Drops .......4,00 to 6,00 each

3000 Coral, Opal, and Em. Ear Drops .....4,00 to 8,00 each 5100 Gents' Breast Pins ..........................2,50 to 8,00 each 3000 Watch Keys .....................................2,00 to 6,00 each

5000 Fob and Ribbon Slides ....................2,00 to 6,00 each 5000 Sets of Bosom Studs .......................2,50 to 6,00 each

5000 Sleeve Buttons ............2,50 to 6,00 each 7000 Plain Rings 2,50 to 5,00 each 7000 Stone Set Rings .......2,50 to 6,00 each 7000 Lockets ....2,50 to 10,00 each 10000 Sets Ladies' Jewelry  5,00 to 10,00 each 10000 Gold Pens, 14 Carats and War'd ....4,00 to 5,00 each (with Silver Mounted Holders.)

All of the above list of Goods will be sold for one dollar each. Certificates of all the various articles, stating what each one can have, are first put into envelopes, sealed up, and mixed; and when ordered, are taken out without regard to choice, and sent by mail, thus giving all a fair chance. On receipt of the Certificate you will see what you can have, and then it is at your option to send one dollar and take the article or not.

In all transactions by mail, we shall charge for forwarding the Certificates, paying postage, and doing the business, 25 cents each, which must be enclosed when the certificate is sent for. Five Certificates will be sent for $1, eleven for $2, thirty for $5, sixty-five for $10, and one hundred for $15.

AGENTS.—Those acting as Agents will be allowed ten cents on every certificate ordered by them, provided their remittance amounts to one dollar. Agents will collect 25 cents for every Certificate and remit 15 cents to us, either in cash or postage stamps. Great Caution should be used by our correspondents in regard to giving their correct address, Town, County, and State. Address


P. O. Box 5029,   208 Broadway,   New York. N.B. We wish it distinctly understood that all articles of jewelry not giving perfect satisfaction can be returned and the money will be refunded.

Weale's Series of Books on Physical Science, Building and Architecture, Civil Engineering, Ship Building, Navigation, Arithmetic, and Mathematics, can now be supplied on liberal terms, by VIRTUE & CO., No. 26 John Street, New York.

Prescott's Cartridge Revolvers

The 8in., or Navy Size, carries a Ball weighing 38 to the lb., and the No. 32, or 4in. Revolver, a Ball 80 to the lb. By recent experiments made in the Army, these Revolvers were pronounced the best and most effective weapons in use. Also,

Ballard's Patent Breech-Loading Rifle.

This arm is entirely new, and is universally acknowledged to be the nearest to perfection of any Breech-Loading Rifle ever made. Length of barrel 24 inches, weight of Rifle 7 pounds. Size of Calibre adapted to Nos. 32, 38, and 44 copper water-proof Cartridges. For particulars call or send for a Circular to

MERWIN & BRAY, Sole Agents,

No. 262 Broadway, N. Y.

Grand Opening !!!

Stock of Spring
Now Ready for Inspection
at his


300 Canal Street,
His Palace of Fashion,
Under the Fifth Avenue Hotel,
Corner of 23d Street,
New York.

Wedding Cards and Note Papers at J. EVERDELL'S celebrated Engraving Establishment, 302 Broadway, cor. Duane Street, N. Y. Samples by mail.

SOMETHING NEW. — AGENTS WANTED. 12 New Articles. Sales and profits large. Samples 25 cents. Inclose stamp. RICE & CO., N. Y., or Chicago, Ill.


All Articles for Soldiers at Baltimore, Washington, Hilton Head, Newbern, and all places occupied by Union troops, should be sent, at half rates, by HARNDEN'S EXPRESS, No. 74 Broadway. Sutlers charged low rates.


THE FRANKLIN SEWING MACHINE CO. want a number of Agents. A liberal salary and expenses paid, or commission allowed. Address, with stamp, HARRIS BROTHERS, Boston, Mass. (Clip this out for reference.)

EMPLOYMENT.—Agents Wanted in every

Town and County to enter into a respectable and permanent business. For particulars address, with red stamp,   DR. J. H. WARNER,

54 East 12th Street, New York.

Head-Quarters for Cheap Jewelry.—Head-Quarters for Lockets, Bracelets, Vest Chains, Pins, Rings, Studs, Buttons, and everything in the Jewelry line. For full particulars address W. A. HAYWARD, Manufaacturing Jeweler, 208 Broadway, New York.

For Sale or to Let.

The premises Nos. 809 and 811 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, formerly occupied by Messrs. L. J. Levy & Company. For Terms, &c.

New York.

Have Just Published;

CAPTAIN BURTON'S CITY OF THE SAINTS. The City of the Saints; and across the Rocky Mountains to California. By Captain RICHARD F. BURTON, Fellow and Gold Medalist of the Royal Geographical Societies of France and England; H. M. Consul in West Africa; Author of "The Lake Regions of Central Africa." With Maps and numerous Illustrations. 8vo, Muslin, $3.00.

THE LAST OF THE MORTIMERS. A Story in Two Voices. By the Author of "Margaret Maitland," "The House on the Moor," "The Days of My Life," "The Laird of Norlaw," &c., &c. 12mo, Muslin, $1.00.

THE SAGACITY OF ANIMALS. The Children's Picture-Book of the Sagacity of Animals. Illustrated with Sixty Engravings by HARRISON WEIR. Square 4to, Muslin gilt, 75 cents.

"The Sagacity of Animals" forms the Fifth Volume in the highly popular and beautiful Series of


Square 4to, about 300 pages each, beautifully printed on tinted paper, embellished with many Engravings, bound in Muslin gilt, 75 cents a volume; or, the Series complete in neat case, $3.75.

THE CHILDREN'S BIBLE PICTURE-BOOK. Illustrated by Eighty Engravings, from Designs by Steinle, Overbeck, Veit, Schnorr, &c.

THE CHILDREN'S PICTURE FABLE-BOOK. Containing One Hundred and Sixty Fables. With Sixty Illustrations by Harrison Weir.

THE CHILDREN'S PICTURE-BOOK OF BIRDS. Illustrated with Sixty-One Engravings by W. Harvey.

THE CHILDREN'S PICTURE-BOOK OF QUADRUPEDS, and other Mammalia. Illustrated with Sixty-One Engravings by W. Harvey.

THE CHILDREN'S PICTURE-BOOK OF THE SAGACITY OF ANIMALS. Illustrated with Sixty Engravings by Harrison Weir.


THE STRUGGLES OF BROWN, JONES, AND ROBINSON. By One of the Firm. A Novel. By ANTHONY TROLLOPE, Author of "Framley Parsonage," "The Bertrams," "Dr. Thorne," "Castle Richmond," "The Three Clerks," &c. 8vo, Paper, 25 cents.

A STRANGE STORY. A Novel. By Sir E. BULWER LYTTON, Bart., Author of "What will He do with It?" "My Novel," "The Caxtons," "Pelham," &c., &c. Illustrated by American Artists. 8vo, Paper, 25 cents.

GIESELER'S CHURCH HISTORY. A Text-Book of Church History. By Dr. JOHN C. L. GIESELER. Translated and Edited by Rev. HENRY B. SMITH, D.D., Professor in the Union Theological Seminary, New York. Vol. IV.—1517-1648. The Reformation and its Results to the Peace of Westphalia. 8vo, Muslin, $2.00; Sheep, $2.25; Half Calf, $3.00.

Commencement of Twenty-Fifth Volume.
For June, 1862.

Any Number will be sent by Mail, post-paid, for Twenty-five Cents. Any Volume, comprising Six Numbers, neatly bound in Cloth, will be sent by Mail, to any part of the United States within 3000 miles of New York, post-paid, for Two Dollars per Volume. Complete Sets will be sent by Express, the freight at the charge of the purchaser, at a Discount of Twenty-five per Cent. from the above rate. Twenty-Four Volumes, bound uniformly, extending from June, 1850, to May, 1862, are now ready.


One Copy for one Year    $3.00

Two Copies for One Year .....................5.00
Three or more Copies for One Year (each) .. 2.00
And an Extra Copy, gratis, for every Club of EIGHT

HARPER'S MAGAZINE and HARPER'S WEEKLY, together, one year, $4.00.


Single Copies Six Cents.  

WILKIE COLLINS'S New Story, entitled "NO NAME," was commenced in the Number for March 15 (No. 272) of

And will be continued from week to week until completed.


One Copy for One Year ...................$2.50

One Copy for Two Years .................4.00

Ten Copies for One Year .................18.00

An Extra Copy will be allowed for every Club of TEN SUBSCRIBERS.

HARPER'S MAGAZINE and HARPER'S WEEKLY, together, one year, $4.00.

HARPER'S WEEKLY is electrotyped, and Back Numbers can be had at any time.

Vols. I., II., III., IV., and V., for the Years 1857,1858, 1859, 1860, and 1861, of "HARPER'S WEEKLY," handsomely bound in Cloth extra Price $3.50 each, are now ready.







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