Gettysburg Battle


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Civil War Harper's Weekly, August 8, 1863

Welcome to our Harper's Weekly online archive. Harper's was the most important illustrated newspaper of the day, and it featured incredible illustrations and first hand reports of the war. Reading these old papers will take you back in time, and yield a new understanding of the war.

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Port Hudson

Port Hudson



John Morgan Captured

Capture of John Morgan

Opening of the Mississippi River

Opening of the Mississippi River


The Riverboat "Imperial"

Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Fort Wagner

Battle of Fort Wagner


Gettysburg Battle Description

Capture of Port Hudson

Capture of Port Hudson

Gettysburg Battle

Gettysburg Battle

Riot Cartoon

Riot Cartoon




Gettysburg Battle

You are viewing a stunning illustration from an original 1863 Harper's Weekly newspaper.  The leaf presents an eye-witness sketch of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The illustration is captioned, "The Battle of Gettysburg - Longstreet's Attack on our Left Center - Blue Ridge in the Distance - From a Drawing by Mr. A. R. Waud.- [See Page 510]"




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