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Civil War Harper's Weekly, March 14, 1863

Welcome to our online collection of Civil War Harper's Weekly newspapers. We have made this collection available to enable you to develop a more complete understanding of this unique chapter of American History.

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Negro Soldiers

Abraham Lincoln as Dictator

Capture of the Jacob Bell

Capture of the "Jacob Bell"

General Hunter

General Hunter

Emancipation Meeting

Emancipation Meeting

Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

First Colored Troops in Battle

First Colored Troops in Battle

Jackson Bio

Stonewall Jackson Bio

Rebel "Nashville"

Rebel Steamer Nashville

Exeter Hall

Exeter Hall, London

Black Troops

First Black Troops in Combat


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[MARCH 14, 1863.



"If you repudiate the debt you have contracted, and abandon the government you have established, and recant vows, and break pledges, and eat dirt, it is well; we shall be charmed; the movement will suit us perfectly; and, although we shall not exactly respect the actors in that affair, yet we shall not be unwilling to trade with you—holding our noses a little—and to show you all suitable civilities—but at a proper distance."—Richmond Inquirer.


Agents and Soldiers, in camp or dischaarged, 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, &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. 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.

Tomes, Son &, Melvain,
6 Maiden Lane, New York.

Dealers in Arms and Military Goods of every

Smith & Wesson's Breech-loading Rifles and Pistols.

Bacon Manufacturing Co. Revolving Pistols.

Lyon's Kathairon.

This delightful article for preserving and beautifying the human hair is again put up by the original proprietor, and is now made with the same care, skill, and attention, which first created its immense and unprecedented sales of over one million bottles annually! It is still sold at 25 cents in large bottles. Two million bottles can easily be sold in a year when it is again known that the Kathairon is not only the most delightful hair dressing in the world, but that it cleanses the scalp of scurf and dandruff, gives the hair a lively, rich luxuriant growth, and prevents it from turning gray. These are considerations worth knowing. The Kathairon has been tested for over twelve years, and is warranted as described. Any lady who values a beautiful head of hair will use the Kathairon. It is finely perfumed, cheap and valuable. It is sold by all respectable dealers throughout the world.


New York.

Masonic Emblems and Jewelry.

To the Trade.

A large Assortment of the above-named goods for the trade, upon such terms and prices as are in the reach of every person.

The patterns are unique, and


We will make it the interest for those in the trade to give us a call, as our motto is "EXCELSIOR" For full particulars of terms and prices, address

E. M. FOOTE & CO.,

Manufacturers' Jewelry, 208 Broadway, New York.

Published Saturday, Feb. 28:


Army and Navy Pocket Dictionary.


One Comprehensive 32mo Volume, on Fine Paper, with

Pictorial Illustrations and Colored Frontispiece.

Price, in flexible leather, marbled edges. . . . $.75

Tucks, gilt edges    1.00

Sent by mail, post-paid, on receipt of the price.

In addition to a general Pocket Dictionary of the language, this work has a carefully prepared Vocabulary of Military and Naval Terms; and the following Tables, viz.: Rank, Pay, &c., in U. S. Army; Insignia of Rank in Army (illustrations); Rank, Pay, &c., in U. S. Navy; Rations in Navy; Insignia of Rank in Navy (illustrations); Rank, Pay, &c., of Marine Corps; Money, Weights, and Measures of the Principal Commercial Nations, with their value in American Money and Measures; Proverbs and Phrases from the Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek; Mottoes of U. S.; Flags of Principal Commercial Nations (illustrated in colors), &c.

For sale by MASON & HAMLIN, Boston, at our prices.

Published by MASON BROTHERS,

Nos. 5 and 7 Mercer Street, New York, Publishers of Webster's Dictionaries.



The only burner that consumes gas with economy, giving a brilliant, diffusive light, entirely free from flickering.

I have been able to write by it several hours of an evening without fatigue to the eyes. When in full action, it gives the flame a steadiness equal to that of the best organ burner, without the inconvenient heat and expense of that form of burner.


Manufactured by

E. P. GLEASON, 135 Mercer St., N. Y.

A BEAUTIFUL Engraved GOLD PLATED WATCH, Lever Cap, English Movement, perfect time-keeper. Sent to any address by mail, free, for only $7. Solid Silver, same as above, $5. CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., 40 Ann St., N.Y.

Circular sent free. Specimen Sheets of Type for 6 cents.

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.


Send for our revised Price List, ready Mar. 2. FEEKS & BANCKER, 24 Ann St., N Y. Wholesale Dealers in Daily and Weekly Newspapers, Magazines, Cheap Publications, Albums, Carte de Visite, and Merchandise of every description.

$22 Watches. $22

A genuine American Lever Watch, in heavy Sterling Silver Hunting Case, for $22, worth $35. Send for a circular. J. L. FERGUSON, 20S Broadway, 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.

Stationery Package and

Book Agents.

A new wonder, and magnificent chances for you! Address Box 362, Syracuse, N. Y.


New and Superior CARD PHOTOGRAPHS of

Gen. Tom Thumb and his Bride!

Agents wanted! Great inducements offered. Send for our NEW Circular.

G. S. HASKINS & CO., 36 Beekman Street, 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 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 in the loyal States. Wholesale orders should be addressed to


Agents of the American Watch Company,


Health Preserving Corporation.


The Orange County Condensed Milk Company put up Condensed Milk in bulk; from which is extracted eighty per cent. of water, the impurity of which is so deleterious to children (even in pure milk) and deliver at their depot in New York daily. Families, Hotels, Steamboats, Restaurants, &c., supplied in the usual way. To the Concentrated Milk is added for the Army, Ships, and Travelers' use, the best refined sugar to preserve the same. Put up in one or two pound packages.


Superior Farm Land

At low prices. Franklinville and Lake Tract, on West Jersey Railroad, 25 miles south of Philadelphia, in lots to suit purchasers. Circulars, containing reports of Solon Robinson, Hon. Wm. Parry, and others, with full information, sent free by addressing JOHN H. COFFIN, Franklinville, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

Enameled Furniture.

All styles and prices. Also Chamber Suites in Walnut and Chestnut. The best assortment in the city, Wholesale and Retail, at 277 Canal Street.   WARREN WARD.


From the World's Crisis, Boston. BRO. GRANT: With your permission, I wish to say to the readers of the Crisis, should any be afflicted with that monster, consumption, or lung or throat disease, in any form, send at once to Eld. EDWARD A. WILSON, Williamsburgh, Kings County, New York, and he will send you the receipt for the cure of said disease free of charge. Do not despair, for there is virtue in the medicine. I speak from experience, and know whereof I affirm. MARTHA W. SOBER.

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



A cure for Scrofula, Consumption, Dyspepsia, Bilious Fevers, Rheumatism, Syphilis, Mercurial Disease, &c. Dr. H. ANDERS & CO., Physicians and Chemists, Circular sent free.   428 Broadway, New York.

CONDITION OF OUR COUNTRY THAN HAS EVER BEEN ISSUED IN ANY SINGLE VOLUME. In the extent, fulness, and accuracy of its statistics, and the variety and completeness of its details, it is believed that the NATIONAL ALMANAC far surpasses any previous statistical work on the United States, and that it must become such a hand-book of reference for every thing appertaining to our NATIONAL, MILITARY, and NAVAL condition as every person will need. Notwithstanding the large amount expended in getting up this work (over five thousand dollars), and the high price of paper, it is furnished at a very low price. 12mo, 700 pages, bound in Boards, price $1.00; or substantially bound in Muslin, $1.25. Sent free, by mail, on receipt of price. Address   GEORGE W. CHILDS, Publisher, 628 and 630 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. AGENTS WANTED EVERYWHERE.

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


Retailed at wholesale prices. Goods warranted. Send for a circular, giving list of prices and engravings of Pens. Pens re-pointed on the receipt of 36 cents. E. S. JOHNSON, Manufactory and Office 15 Maiden Lane, New York City.

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. FRENCH FLANNEL ARMY SHIRTS, $24, $27, $30 and $33 per dozen.

S. W. H. WARD, front London, No. 387 Broadway.

A BEAUTIFUL MICROSCOPE For 28 cts. (in silver), Magnifying small objects 500 times. Five of different powers for $1.00. Mailed free. Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.


The papers of permanent value which have been published in almost every Number render a complete set of HARPER'S MAGAZINE a desirable acquisition to any public or private library. The Publishers can supply complete sets, or any Number from the commencement. For Twenty-five Cents they will send any Number by mail, post-paid. Any volume, containing six Numbers, bound in Cloth, will be mailed, post-paid, to any place in the United States within 1500 miles of New York, for Two Dollars and Fifty Cents. Complete sets, now comprising Twenty-five Volumes, uniformly bound, will be sent by express, the freight at the charge of the purchaser, for One Dollar and Eighty-eight Cents per Volume.


One Copy for one Year .........................$3.00

Two Copies for One Year ......................5.00

An Extra Copy, gratis, for every Club of TEN SUBSCRIBERS, at $2.50 each, or 11 Copies for $25.00. HARPER'S MAGAZINE and HARPER'S WEEKLY, together, one year, $5.00. HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS.

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