Black Troops at Fort Wagner

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, August 29, 1863

This site presents an online archive of all the Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. These papers will take you back in time to the days the war was being fought. It give details of the attitudes and issues of the day, as they happened.

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David Farragut

David Farragut

Draft Editorial

Draft Editorial

Soldier's Letter

A Soldier's Letter

The Hartford

The "Hartford"

Black Soldier's Funeral

Black Soldier's Funeral

Prisoners in New Orleans

New Orleans Prisoners

Draft Resistance

Draft Resistance

Fort Wagner

Bombardment of Fort Wagner

Dumfries

Dumfries, Virginia

Balck Troops at Fort Wagner

Black Troops Before Fort Wagner

 

Black Troops at Fort Wagner

You are viewing a leaf from an original 1863 Harper's Weekly newspaper.  The piece features several illustrations from in and about Charleston Harbor.  The lower image is captioned, "General View of Morris Island - Union Camps and Rebel Works - Fort Johnson - The lower Harbor of Charleston, South Carolina."  The upper right image is titled, "In the Trenches Before Fort Wagner", and shows Colored Troops digging in before their fateful assault on that garrison.


 

 

 

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