Quantrill's Western Raid

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 27, 1862

Welcome to the online editions of all the Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. These old newspapers are a treasure trove of illustrations and news reports created by eye-witnesses to the actual events and battles.

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Rebel Invastion of Maryland

Rebel Invasion of Maryland

Robert E. Lee's Letter

Lee's Letter to the Citizens of Maryland

Fort Mitchell

Fort Mitchell

Quantrill's Raiders

Invasion of Maryland Cartoon

Invasion of Maryland Cartoon

Frederick, Maryland

Frederick, Maryland

 

Confederate Cavalry

Confederate Cavalry

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Hagerstown

Hagerstown, Maryland

Quantrill's Raiders Raid

Quantrill's Raiders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quantrill's Raiders Western Raid

You are viewing a leaf from an original 1862 Harper's Weekly newspaper. The leaf features a stunning illustration of the famous Quantrill Raiders sacking a western town.  The illustration is by Thomas Nast, one of the most famous artists of the 1800's.  This stunning illustration captures the confusion and panic in a town hit by one of Quantrill's lightning fast raids.  The image captures all the deprivations and atrocities attributed to this group of Guerrilla Fighters.   Many of Quantrill's men went on to become notorious western outlaws after the war, including Frank and Jesse James, the James Gang, and the Younger Gang. The illustration is described on page 618.


 

 

  

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