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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, Virginia

Balck Troops at Fort Wagner

Black Troops Before Fort Wagner





[AUGUST 29, 1863.



You surely will not array yourself, by word or deed, against the draft.   Resistance to

the Government is certainly a thing that never could have entered your mind   Of course
you perceive that it is your duty to go quietly up and stand your chance of being drafted.   But, supposing that I am mistaken in assuming all this with regard to you; why, then —here goes!"—(See GENERAL DIX'S Address to the People.)

Wanted, at $15 per Day.

We want energetic Agents and reliable Canvassers for a genteel business, at a commission of from $5 to $15 per day. No humbug! Address C. M. DUNN & CO., Publishers, at Cincinnati, O., Chicago, lll., or 185 Reade St., N.Y.


Agents in Towns, and Soldiers in camp or discharged, are making easily $15 per day selling our GREAT NEW and WONDERFUL UNION PRIZE AND STATIONERY PACKAGES, NOVEL AND UNEQUALED, and unlike all the old styles; containing all New Articles, and of fine quality. Writing Materials, Games, Useful and Fancy Articles, Likenesses of Heroes, Camp Companions (for the Army), rich gifts of Jewelry, &c., &c., altogether worth over $1, for ONLY 25c, They are just the thing for a present to your ,friend in the Army. No family should be without one. Profits immense, sales quick. Soldiers in camp can act as Agents, and make money fast. A SPLENDID WATCH, warranted as a perfect time-keeper, presented free to all Agents. Packages in endless variety and at all prices. Agents wanted all through the country. Send for NEW Circulars for 1863, containing EXTRA inducements. See "15 per day Easy" on inside page.

S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, New York, largest and oldest Prize Package House in the World.

LANDS.—To all wanting Farms. Thriving Settlement. Rich soil. Mild climate. See advertisement of Vineland, on previous page.





In Manufacture,

Fitting, and Material.


No. 637 Broadway.

Agents and Soldiers.

Wanted everywhere. From $5 to $15 a day guaranteed. Send your name and the names of your friends.

I will pay any person $1 for each extra name they send that will act as an agent. Write plain the names, Post-Office, County, and State; if a Soldier, the name, company, regiment, and location. Address


Cincinnati, Ohio,

Lockwood's, 675 Broadway.

A Bad Breath—The Greatest Curse the human family is heir to. How many lovers it has separated—how many friends forever parted. The subject is so delicate, your nearest friend will not mention it, and you are ignorant of the fact. To effect a radical cure, use the "BALM OF THOUSAND FLOWERS" as a dentrifice, night and morning. It also beautifies the complexion, removing all tan, pimples, and freckles, leaving the skin soft and white. Price 50 cents. For sale by all druggists. H. P. FETRIDGE & CO., 31 and 33 Dey Street, N. Y., and for sale by all Druggists.

STEIN WAY & SONS, Nos. 82 and 84 Walker Street, N. Y., were awarded a .first prize medal at the late Great International Exhibition, London. There were two hundred and sixty-nine pianos from all parts of the world entered for competition. The special correspondent of the New York Times says: "Messrs. Steinways' endorsement by the Jurors is emphatic, and stronger and more to the point than that of any European maker."

Gold Pens and Cases,

Retailed at Wholesale Prices. Ladies' Pens $.75   Engrossing Pens $2.00 Med. " .75         Union " 2.50 Large " 1.25         Mammoth " 3.00 Commercial Pens 1.50   Commercial Eureka 2.25 Large Eureka " 1.50   Mammoth Eureka 3.50 The above Pens are 14 carats fine, and warranted perfect in every respect for 1 year. A written guarantee accompanies each Pen. These Pens are well known in the mercantile community for the last (10) Ten years, and the subscriber believes, from the number of unsolicited testimonials given him, that they are the best Pen now in use, or he would not be able to give them the guarantee he does. Send for a circular, before purchasing elsewhere, giving the exact sizes and prices of the various styles of Pens and Cases. Pens made to order to suit any hand or style of writing. Beware of the imitation Johnson Pens, and by purchasing at the manufactory secure the genuine article. Pens repointed on the receipt of 36 Cts. E. S. JOHNSON, Manufactory and Office, 15 Maiden Lane, New York City.


Approved by the Government. Warranted superior to any other Pistol of the kind. Address E. REMINGTON & SONS, Ilion, N. Y.

Artificial Legs and Arms, Selpho's Patent, 516 Broadway, N. Y,, are the best substitutes for lost limbs the World of Science has ever invented. (Established 24 years.) Send for Pamphlet. Soldiers supplied.

"The Drummer Boy Is a story of Burnside's Expedition in North Carolina —a boys book—full of stirring adventure and rapid incident. The life and enthusiasm of the young hero is painted in vivid colors." —New York Evening Post. Published by J. E TILTON & CO., Boston, and sold at all Bookstores.


For 30 cts. (coin preferred), magnifying small objects 500 times. Five of different powers for $1.00. Mailed free. Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston. Mass.

BEAUTY.—Hunt's Bloom of Roses, a charming and perfectly natural color for the cheeks, or lips. Will not wash off, but remains durable for year. Can only be removed with vinegar, and warranted not to injure the skin. Mailed free from observation for one dollar and 18 cts. HUNT & CO., Perfumers, 133 S. Seventh St., Philad.

$22. WATCHES. $22.

A Splendid Silver Hunting Case Lever, that indicates the day of the month accurately, for $22; usual price $35 to $45.

$22. Genuine. $22.

Genuine American Lever Watches, in Sterling Silver Hunting Case, for $22; worth $35 at retail. Also every variety of good Watches at equally low rates. All orders from the Army must be pre-paid, as the Express Companies will not take bills for collection on soldiers. J. L. FERGUSON, IMPORTER OF WATCHES, 208 Broadway, New York.

Attention, Army and Navy!

50,000 Agents Wanted.
Army Corps and Division Pins.

American Watch Chains, Engraved Spring Lockets, Guard and Neck Chains, Bracelets, Seal Stone, Masonic, California Diamond, Plain and Chaced Rings, Fine Gold Pens, with Silver Extension Case and Pencil, Gents' Fine Gold California Diamond Pin and Cluster Pins with Chain attached, Coral, Opal, Lava, Mosaic, and Jet Enamelled Brooches and Ear Rings, Kearney Cross in Gold Plate, a Solid Silver Shield or either Corps or Division Pin, with your Name, Co., and Regiment handsomely engraved upon it. I will send to any one, on the receipt of $1, either of the above articles, together with my wholesale circular to Agents. B. T. HAYWARD, Manufacturing Jeweler. Box 4876.         208 Broadway, N. Y.  S—T—1860—X.

Drake's Plantation Bitters.

They purify, strengthen, and invigorate. They create a healthy appetite. They are an antidote to change of water and diet. They overcome effects of dissipation and late hours. They strengthen the system and enliven the mind. They prevent miasmatic and intermittent fevers.

They purify the breath and acidity of the stomach. They cure Dyspepsia and Constipation. They cure Diarrhea, Cholera, and Cholera Morbus. They cure Liver Complaint and Nervous Headache. They are the best Bitters in the world. They make the weak man strong, and are exhausted nature's great restorer. They are made of pure St. Croix Rum, the celebrated Calisaya Bark, roots and herbs, and are taken with the pleasure of a beverage, without regard to age or time of day. Particularly recommended to delicate persons requiring a gentle stimulant. Sold by all Grocers, Druggists, Hotels, and Saloons. P. H. DRAKE A CO., 202 Broadway, New York.

$7. WATCHES. $7.

A Beautiful Engraved Gold-Plated Watch, Lever Cap, small size, English Movements, perfect time-keeper. Sent free by mail, in neat case, for only $7. A Solid Silver, same as above, $7. Specially, adapted to the ARMY. CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., 38 & 40 Ann Street, N. Y.

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, of Aug. 22, says: "Messrs. NORTON & CO. have combined two very desirable things in a watch — cheapness and reliability. When it is known that for $7 a person can have an excellent timekeeper, there will be greater punctuality in all the affairs of life."

National Union League.

E. N. FOOTE & CO.,

Manufacturers Jewelry, 208 Broadway, New York.


Also, a full assortment of Jet, Coral, and Steel Goods. Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, 19 Maiden Lane & 22 John Street, N. Y., 15 Rue d'Enghein, Paris, 47 Hampton St., Birmingham, Eng.

Made to Measure at $24, $30, $36 & $42

PER DOZEN. Self-Measurement for Shirts. Printed directions for self-measurement, list of prices, and drawings of different styles of shirts and collars sent free everywhere. S. W. H. WARD, No. 387 Broadway, New York, A liberal discount to dealers. Agents wanted throughout the country.

[First Published August 1, 1863.]

Lloyd's Great County Map

Whole United States

Including California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, with all the other Territories, and shewing the new State of West Virginia, is the largest, latest, and cheapest Map of the United States ever issued to illustrate our whole country and the war. It is colored by counties.


Price, in sheets, 50 cents, postage free.

Heavy Bound, Pasteboard Edition, $1.25.


Address   H. H. LLOYD & CO.,

      No. 81 John Street, N. Y.

DR. C. S. SEA, M.D., with 35 years' success—Rooms for Non-residents. Correspondence confidential.

253 North Bond Street, Baltimore, Md.

"Nose Illustrated."

THE AUGUST DOUBLE Number PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, contains Noses of Americans, English, Irish, French, German, Hungarians, Russians, Indians, Negroes, &c.; portraits and characters of General Meade, Commodore Foote and Cobbett, with thirty illustrated engravings on Ethnology, Physiology, Phrenology, and Physiognomy—new volume. Only 15 cents, by first post, or $1.50 a year.   FOWLER & WELLS, 308 Broadway, N, Y.

Soldiers and Everybody!
A Great Book for you.

"The Road to Beauty, Health, and Fortune!"
Over 1000 Things worth Knowing!
Mailed free for 25 cents.

Address "Union Book Association."

Box 362 Syracuse, N. Y. Agents wanted.

AGENTS WANTED for our Splendid New Mammoth Eureka Prize Package. 200 per cent. profit. Superb Watch free to Agents. $18 per day made. Send for New Circulars. W. H. CAT ELY & CO., 40 Ann St., N.Y.

American Watches

For Soldiers


American Watches for Americans!

THE AMERICAN WATCH COMPANY give notice that they have lately issued a new style of Watch, expressly designed for Soldiers and others who desire a good watch at a moderate price. These watches are intended to displace the worthless, cheap watches of British and Swiss manufacture with which the country is flooded, and which were never expected to keep time when they were made, being refuse manufactures sent to this country because unsalable at home, and used here only for jockeying and swindling purposes.

We offer to sell our Watch, which is of THE MOST SUBSTANTIAL MANUFACTURE, AN ACCURATE AND DURABLE TIME-KEEPER, and in Sterling Silver Cases, Hunting pattern, at nearly as low a price as is asked for the fancy-named Ancres and Lepines of foreign make, already referred to.

We have named the new series of Watches, WM. ELLERY, Boston, Mass., which name will be found on the plate of every watch of this manufacture, and is one of our trade-marks.

Sold by all respectable watch dealers iu the loyal States.

Wholesale orders should be addressed to


Agents of the American Watch Company,




Have Just Published:

LIFE ON A GEORGIAN PLANTATION. Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839. By FRANCES ANNE KEMBLE. 12mo, Cloth, $1.25.

THE INVASION OF THE CRIMEA: Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress down to the Death of Lord Raglan. By ALEXANDER WILLIAM KINGLAKE. With Maps and Plans. 2 vols. 12mo. Vol. I. just ready. Price, $1.50.

AFRICAN HUNTING FROM NATAL TO THE ZAMBESI, including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, &c., from 1852 to 1860. By WILLIAM CHARLES BALDWIN, F.R.G.S. With Map, Fifty Illustrations by Wolf and Zwecker, and a Portrait of the Great Sportsman. Small 8vo, Cloth, $1.50.

BARRINGTON. A Novel. By CHARLES LEVER, Author of "Charles O'Malley," "Gerald Fitzgerald," "One of Them," "The Martins of Cro' Martin," "Maurice Tiernay," "The Dodd Family Abroad," &c., &c., &c. 8vo, Paper, 50 cents.

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