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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 21, 1863

We have one of the most extensive private collections of Harper's Weekly newspapers in the country. We love these old newspapers, and have decided to make part of our collection available to the public by creating an online version of the Collection. We hope you enjoy reading these fascinating papers.

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General Tom Thumb

General Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb Wedding

Tom Thumb Wedding

Army of the Potomac

Reorganization of the Army of the Potomac

Escaping Slaves

Description of Escaping Slaves

Fort Hindman Attack

Attack on Fort Hindman


The Montauk

Charleston Fight

Fight Off Charleston

P. T. Barnum

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Freed Negroes

Freed Negroes


Beaufort, North Carolina

Fort Hindman

Fort Hindman






[FEBRUARY 21, 1863.





Agents and Soldiers, in camp or dischaarged, can make easily $15 per day Felling 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 to 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.

(Patented Jan. 6th, 1863), by the



Weighs only 4 Pounds.

Soldiers, price $50; civilians, $75; silver-plated, $100. They will lengthen and shorten, and are self-adjusting. Send for a circular to   J. W. WESTON,

No. 491 Broadway, New York.

Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machines.

Highest Premium.

International Exhibition, London, 1862.

See the recent Improvements.

Office 505 Broadway, New York.

DR. STERLING'S AMBROSIA is a stimulating oily extract of Roots, Barks, and Herbs. It will cure all diseases of the scalp, and itching of the head; entirely eradicates dandruff; prevents the hair from falling out, or turning prematurely gray, causing it to grow thick and long. Sold by druggists everywhere. Put up in a box containing two bottles. Price $1.

DR. H. H. STERLING, Sole Proprietor,

Depot No. 493 Broadway.

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.

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 ROBBINS & APPLETON, Agents of the American Watch Company,

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

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


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


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


Or, "Signs of Character, and How to Read them"—Ethnology; or, the Races of Men—Physiology, Phrenology, and Psychology—are given, in extenso, in THE PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL for 1863. $1 a year. Address FOWLER & WELLS, No. 308 Broadway, N. Y.

India-Rubber Gloves cure Chapped Hands, Salt Rheum, &c., making them smooth and white, and are suitable for house-work. For sale by the trade. Sent by mail on receipt of price and 4 stamps for postage. Ladies' sizes 87 c. per pair; Gents sizes, $1.00. GOODYEAR'S I. R. GLOVE M'F'G CO.,

205 Broadway, N. Y. Rubber Goods of all kinds Wholesale and Retail.


The Lilliputian Wedding.

By special arrangement, we will publish on the 10th February, immediately after their marriage, the Card Photograph of





with their autographs. No album will be complete without this interesting picture. Price 25 cents. Can be sent by mail. All orders must be sent to E. & H. T. ANTHONY,    501 Broadway, New York, Manufacturers of Photographic Albums, and Publishers of Card Photographs of Celebrities. Buy your Skate Straps with Fogg's Lever Buckle , Manufactured by F. 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.


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.

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

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. CATELY & CO., 40 Ann St., N.Y.

Soldiers and Everybody read the "Secret Out," on page 127, inside.

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. Send for Trade-List, revised Jan. 25, 1863.


WHOLESALE NEWS AGENTS, Successors to J. F. FEEKS & Co., 24 Ann Street, New York. All orders for Books, Stationery, and Miscellaneous Articles promptly filled.

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.

Now is the Time to Subscribe for THE BEST PAPER FOR THE TIMES MOORE'S RURAL NEW YORKER, the Leading and most Popular FARM and FIRESIDE JOURNAL in America, entered upon its Fourteenth Year and Volume in January, 1863. In all the essentials of a first-class AGRICULTURAL, HORTICULTURAL, LITERARY and FAMILY NEWSPAPER combined, THE RURAL has long been pronounced, by both Press and People, THE BEST OF ITS CLASS, And the immense circulation it continues to maintain throughout the Loyal States, Canadas, &c., proves that the War for the Union has not diminished its standing or popularity. Our aim will be in the future, as it ever has been in the past, to make it superior in all respects, and unquestionably, The Most Useful Home Journal Published in America!

Always Loyal, Practical, and Progressive, THE RURAL has long been the Favorite Agricultural and Family Weekly—largely read and ardently admired in both Town and Country. Its ample pages comprise Departments devoted to, or which treat ably and fully upon, AGRICULTURE,   HORTICULTURE, ARCHITECTURE,   RURAL ECONOMY,  EDUCATION,   ARTS AND SCIENCE,  LITERATURE, GENERAL NEWS,  With various minor Departments, and including numerous Illustrations, Tales, Sketches, Music, Poetry, Enigmas, &c., &c.—rendering the paper Instructive and Entertaining to the various members of the Family Circle. The War News, Markets, &c., Receive special attention—the RURAL containing Reports of the principal GRAIN, PROVISION, CATTLE, WOOL, and FRUIT MARKETS in the Country. Remember that the RURAL is published WEEKLY in one of the very best cultivated sections of America, and that its Editors, Contributors, and Correspondents strive to promote the Pecuniary Interest and Home Welfare of its tens of thousands of readers. Its Western Corresponding Editor, CHAS. D. BRAGDON, Esq., whose "Western Editorial Notes" have attracted much attention, and been widely copied during the past year, will hereafter devote still more time and thought for the benefit of the RURAL NEW YORKER and its readers. Style, Form, Terms, &c. VOLUME XIV., for 1863, will maintain the enviable reputation the RURAL NEW YORKER has acquired for both Contents aid Appearance. It will be published in SUPERIOR STYLE —with New Type, good White Paper, and many fine Illustrations. Its Form will continue Double Quarto, with an Index, Title Page, &c., at close of year, complete for binding.

TERMS, Always in Advance.— $2 a year;

3 copies for $5; 6 for $10; 10 for $15—with a free copy for every club of six or more. Now Is THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE AND FORM CLUBS. Efficient Local Agents wanted in all places reached by the United States and Canada mails, to whom we offer handsome Premiums. Specimen Numbers, Premium Lists, &c., sent free to all disposed to benefit their neighbors and community by introducing the paper to more general notice and support. Address   D. D. T. MOORE, ROCHESTER, N. Y.

Barnum's American Museum.


The Empress of Beauty

Sister of the late



though not half her size (16 years old),

25 Inches High and Weighs but 19 lbs.!

The smallest little Lady ever known, yet perfect in her form, beautiful face, and every way charming and pleasing. She will be on exhibition at all hours, Day and Evening, in company with Commodore Nutt, the $30,000 Nutt, the two making by far The Smallest Pair of Human Beings ever seen—smaller even than the illustrious Gen. Tom Thumb and Wife. Also, the Living Hippopotamus, Sea Lion, What is It? Albino Family, &c., &c. Splendid Dramatic Performances Every Afternoon at 3 o'clock, and Every Evening at 7 1/2. Admission 25 cents. Children under 10, 15 cents.

Male and Females. — For valuable information send 10 cents to Dr. Wm. LaRue, Box 62, Woburn, Mass.

HEIMSTREET'S Inimitable Hair Restorative. IT IS NOT A DYE, 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 this commercial agent, D. S. Barnes, 22 Broadway, N.Y. Two sizes, 50 c. and $1.

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