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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 7, 1863

This site features all the Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. These newspapers can yield unique insights in the war, as they were created by eye-witnesses to the events depicted. You can watch history unfold before your eyes, week by week.

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David Porter

Porter and McClernand

Wall Street

Wall Street

General Hooker

General Hooker Takes Command

Gun Boats

Gun Boats


Civil War Torpedoes

Fredericksburg Poem

Battle of Fredericksburg Poem

War Atrocities

Atrocities of War

Fighting Joe Hooker

Fighting Joe Hooker

Monitor Sinking

Monitor "Weehawken" in Storm



Arkansas Post

Battle of Arkansas Post

River Torpedoes

River Torpedoes

Lavinia Warren

P. T. Barnum's "Miss Lavinia Warren





FEBRUARY 7, 1863.



FIRST CITIZEN. "So the Army of the Potomac has crossed the Rappahannock again!" SECOND CITIZEN. "Ah! indeed! which way?"


ARMY CONTRACTOR'S WIFE. "And say, Young Man, put me up a Diamond Necklass and a couple of Gold Watches along of them other things!"



Beadle's Dime Book of Verses,

Comprising Rhymes, Lines, and Mottoes: also

Valentines, Album Pieces, Gift Verses, Birthday Lines, Epitaphs, &c.

Tax Law Decisions (Complete).

Alphabetically arranged—a requisite for every Taxpayer and Collector.

Ten Cents each. Single copies sent, post-paid, on receipt of price. For sale by all Booksellers and News Dealers. Address

BEADLE & CO., 118 William Street, New York.

Barnum's American Museum.


THE LITTLE QUEEN OF BEAUTY, will positively be

Married to General Tom Thumb,


and certainly closes her public exhibition on Saturday, February 7th.

This is the last chance of seeing her. She is on exhibition every day, from 10 A.M. till 10 P.M., till then. Admission 25 cents; Children under 10, 15 cents.

TRUSSES. Dr. Riggs' Hard Rubber Truss challenges the severest criticisms. Water-proof, cleanly, and indestructible. This truss and a Varicocele Instrument may be seen at Dr. Riggs' Office, No. 2 Barclay St., N. Y.

$5.—A BEAUTIFUL Engraved GOLD PLATED WATCH, English Movement, perfect time-keeper. Sent to any address for $5. Fine Watches and Jewelry at low prices. CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., 40 Ann St., N. Y.

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


Inimitable Hair Restorative.


But restores gray hair to its original color, by supplying the capillary tubes with natural sustenance, impaired by age or disease. All instantaneous dyes are composed of lunar caustic, destroying the vitality and beauty of the hair, and afford of themselves no dressing. Heimstreet's Inimitable Coloring not only restores hair to its natural color by an easy process, but gives the hair a

Luxuriant Beauty,

promotes its growth, prevents its falling off, eradicates dandruff, and imparts health and pleasantness to the head. It has stood the test of time, being the original Hair Coloring, and is constantly increasing in favor. Used by both gentlemen and ladies. It is sold by all respectable dealers, or can be procured by them of the commercial agent, D. S. Barnes, 22 Broadway, N.Y. Two sizes, 50 c. and $1.

Agents.   Soldiers

In camp or discharged, can make 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, &e., &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. Fine Jewelry and Watches at low prices. Send for NEW Circulars for 1863, containing EXTRA inducements. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, New York, largest and oldest Prize Package House in the World.

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 as low a price as is asked for the trashy 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 in the loyal States.

Wholesale orders should be addressed to


Agents of the American Watch Company,


Valentine Packages
And Valentines for Soldiers.

New and Very Attractive

Prize Packages.

Many Varieties Adapted for the Army.

Send for NEW Circular.

G. S. HASKINS & Co, No. 36 Beekman St., N. Y.

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


Of which over 80 dozen, and 250 dozen mounted objects have been sold since the 1st of Oct. in the city of Boston alone, will be sent, postage paid, with 6 beautiful mounted objects, for $3. Liberal discount to dealers. Address

HENRY CRAIG, 182 Centre Street, New York.

Portable Printing Offices,

For the use of Merchants, Druggists, and all who wish to do their own Printing. Circular sent free. Specimen Sheets of Type, Cuts, &c., on receipt of two 3 ct. stamps.

ADAMS PRESS CO., 31 Park Row, N. Y.


WORK, Wrought, Cast, and Wire.

IRON RAILINGS, VERANDAHS, BALCONIES, GUARDS, and IRON FURNITURE of every description. Illustrated Catalogues mailed on receipt of four 3 cent stamps. HUTCHINSON & WICKERSHAM, 259 Canal Street, near Broadway, New York.

Rheumatism—Who has it?

It has been confessedly acknowledged by thousands who have used them, that the Galvano Electro Metallic Insoles are the only preventive and cure. Sold by all druggists and shoe dealers generally. Price $1; sent by mail for $1.25. Secured by English and American Patents Send for a circular. METTAM & CO., 429 Broadway.


Engraving, and Printing, by LONG & COOPER, 117 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK. Transferring from Plate to Stone made equal to copper-plate printing at one half the cost. Country orders particularly attended to. Send for samples and prices.

Made to Measure at $24, $30 and $33 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. FRENCH FLANNEL ARMY SHIRTS, $24, $27, $30 and $33 per dozen. S. W. H. WARD, from London, No. 387 Broadway

A REALLY VALUABLE MICROSCOPE, one that a child can use, sent by mail on receipt of 38 cents. S. WOODWARD, P. O. Box 3273, Boston.

PHYSIOGNOMY, or Signs of Character, PHYSIOLOGY, and the Bodily Functions; PHRENOLOGY, or the Brain and Nervous System; PSYCHOLOGY, the Science of the Soul; ETHNOLOGY, or the Natural History of Man, with Instructions, in the Choice of Pursuits, Personal Improvement, etc., are some of the topics elucidated in the PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL AND LIFE ILLUSTRATED for 1863. No. 1 now ready. Only $1 a year. Address FOWLER AND WELLS, 308 Broadway, N. Y.

Buy your Skate Straps with Fogg's Lever Buckle, Manufactured by F. STEVENS, 215 PEARL STREET, NEW YORK, 68 KILBY STREET, BOSTON.

TO CONSUMPTIVES.—You will get the Recipe for a sure cure for Coughs, Colds, Consumption, and all lung complaints, by sending to D. Adee, 381 Pearl St., N. Y. He sends it free. Write for it.—It has cured thousands.

To Color Photographs

Elegantly and rapidly, you have only to use NEWTON'S PREPARED COLORS. To get the genuine, see that each box and bottle has the name of the sole agent for the United States affixed, J. E. TILTON & CO., Boston. For sale in New York by WALTER LOW, 823 Broadway. Price $3.00 per box, and with a large bottle of Reducing Liquid, $3.25.


Fac-Simile Confederate Treasury Notes. So exactly like the genuine that where one will pass current the other will go equally well. $500 in Confederate Notes of all denominations, sent free by mail on receipt of $5, by W. E. HILTON, 11 Spruce Street, New York.


MAGNIFYING 500 TIMES, FOR 28c, COIN PREFERRED. Five of different powers, $1, Mailed free. Address   F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.

By the Author of Aurora Floyd.


Author of "AURORA FLOYD," "JOHN MARCHMONT'S LEGACY" "THE LADY LISLE," &c. Cloth, 75 Cents.   Paper, 50 Cents. This Novel has caused an immense excitement in London, and will have as enormous sale here. The English press pronounce it to be far superior to the "WOMAN IN WHITE" or "EAST LYNNE." Published by DICK & FITZGERALD, No 18 Ann Street, N. Y. Copies of the above book sent by mail, to any address, free of postage, on receipt of the price.

10,000 Agents Wanted.

Business permanent, respectable, and very profitable Enclose stamp for full particulars. Address JONES & CLARK, 80 Nassau Street, New York. Send for Trade-List, revised Jan. 25, 1863. FEEKS & BANCKER, WHOLESALE NEWS AGENTS, Successors to J. F. FEEKS & Co., 24 Ann Street, New York. All orders for Books, Stationery, and Miscellaneous Articles promptly filled.

Observe, each Skate is labeled with the trade mark.

Also, 50,000 pair of Ladies' and Gents' Ice Skates, comprising all the new and most improved patterns, made from welded steel and iron hardened; Skate Straps and Leather Goods of every description; Fogg's improved Lever Skate Buckle. Sole Agent for Williams, Morse & Co.'s celebrated Skates. FREDERICK STEVENS, 215 PEARL STREET, NEW YORK. 68 KILBY STREET, BOSTON.

IMPORTANT TO AGENTS!! — We have reduced the wholesale price of our GREAT STATIONERY PORTFOLIO PACKAGE. We also give better Watches to our Agents than any other firm. Send stamp for new circular. WEIR & CO., 34 South Third Street, Philadelphia.


Retailed at wholesale prices. Goods warranted. Send for a circular, giving list of prices and engravings of Pens. Pens repointed on the receipt of 35 cents in P. O. Stamps.

E. S. JOHNSON, Manufactory and Office 15 Maiden Lane, New York City. Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machines. Highest Premium. International Exhibition, London, 1862. See the recent Improvements. Office 505 Broadway, New York.

Confederate Money.

$20,000! - TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS in fac-simile REBEL NOTES of different denominations sent, post-paid, to any address, on receipt of $5, by S. C. UPHAM, 403 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.



Have Just Ready:

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

CHRONICLES OF CARLINGFORD. By Mrs. OLIPHANT, Author of "The Life of Edward Irving," "The Last of the Mortimers," "The Days of My Life," "The Laird of Norlaw," &c. 8vo, Cloth, $1.00; Paper, 75 cents.

THE STUDENT'S HISTORY OF FRANCE. A History of France from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Second Empire in 1852. Illustrated by Engravings on Wood. Large 12mo (Uniform with "The Student's Hume," "The Student's Gibbon," "Student's Greece," "Liddell's Rome," &c.), Cloth, $1.25.

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Lavinia Warren




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