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Civil War Harper's Weekly, March 21, 1863

This site features all the Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. This collection serves as an invaluable research tool for the serious student of the Civil War, and offers a new perspective on the key elements of the conflict.

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Union Meeting

Union Meeting

Army Hospital

US Army Hospital

Nashville Destroyed

Destruction of the Nashville

Lake Providence

Lake Providence

New Orleans Levee

Repairing the New Orleans Levee

Building Levee

Building the New Orleans Levee

Gold Panic

Gold Panic


Rappahannock River Cartoon

Wall Street

Wall Street

The "Florda"

The Pirate "Florida" Destroys the Jacob Bell

Levee in New Orleans

Picture of the New Orleans Levee






[MARCH 21, 1863.



PICKET. "Hallo, Comrade! you must find it pretty bad walking on the Roads hereabouts."

MAN IN THE MUD. "Walking? I ain't walking. I'm GENERAL HOOKER'S Orderly, and I've got a right smart horse under me, I tell you!"

Brown & Wilson, Bankers and Brokers, No. 19 Wall St.

LEWIS M. BROWN.   HENRY S. WILSON. 7 3.10 U. S. Treasury Notes, U. S. 6 per cent Debt Certificates, Uncurrent Money, Gold and Silver bought and sold. Commission Dealers in Stocks, Bonds, and Securities. Refer by permission to Bank of the Commonwealth,   Spofford & Tileston, John J. Crane,   Moses Taylor.

Lewis B. Brown has removed from 31 Chambers Street to 19 Wall Street.

AGENTS WANTED to sell our NEW PRIZE PACKET, the "Tom Thumb Packet,"Containing STATIONERY and a fine CARD PORTRAIT of the Lilliputian couple, suitable for Albums. Great inducements offered. Splendid PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM given with every 100 Packets. Send for NEW circulars containing full particulars of our PRIZE and STATIONERY PACKETS. Also

"Army Portfolios."

PAPER and ENVELOPES, at very low prices, for Cash. G. S. HASKINS & CO., 36 Beekman 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 New Circulars. W. H. CATELY & CO., 40 Ann St., N.Y.

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. Office 9 COOPER INSTITUTE, N. Y. 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.


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.


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.

Just published:

The Resources of California.

Comprising the Chorography, Climate, Geology, Scenery, Botany, Zoology, Agriculture, Mining, General Industry, Commerce, Constitution and Laws, Society, &c., and the Past and Future history of the State. By John S. Hittell, of San Francisco. 1 vol. large 12mo. Price $1.50. Published by W. J. WIDDLETON, No. 17 Mercer Street, N. Y. Sent by mail, post-paid, on receipt of price.

Fowler & Wells,

308 Broadway, N Y., send any Book in print by first post.


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


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.


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.

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

Short-Hand Writers

May learn to write 200 words a minute. For list of Phonographic Books, send P. O. Stamp to FOWLER & WELLS, 308 Broadway, N. Y.

Soldiers Presented Free with Literature upon receipt of their Names and Address.WM. H. CATELY, 40 Ann Street, 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. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, New York, largest and oldest Prize Package Home in the World.


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

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 ROBBINS & APPLETON, Agents of the American Watch Company, 182 BROADWAY, N. Y.


Recent and valuable improvements have been made in the construction of this chimney, and it is now offered to the public as a PERFECT ARTICLE. It is warranted not to crack or break in any manner from "overheating" or changes of temperature, and to last with ordinary care just as long as the lamp on which it is used. It gives us satisfaction to announce that we have completed such arrangements as will enable us, we trust, from the present date to supply the demand for this NEW CHIMNEY, which thus far it has been impossible for us to do.

SAMPLE BOXES OF ALL SIZES, STYLES, &c., $1.25, Address New Lamp Chimney Manuf. Co., 45 Fulton St., New York.

Elegant Colored Photographs.

Any person, though not an Artist, can paint the Cartes de Visite and Photographs quickly and beautifully with "Newton's Prepared Colors."

Specimen Cards, painted with these colored sent, post-paid at 50 cents, by the subscribers. Price of a box of Paints $3.00, and with Reducing Liquid $3.25, accoutered with full directions.

Caution.—Persons are cautioned against a worthless imitation of "NEWTON'S ALBUMEN COLORS," offered in shape and style similar to the genuine.

The genuine Newton's Colors have the name of the Sole Agent for the United States, J. E. TILTON & CO., Boston, On each bottle and box.

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.

National Claim Agency.

Back Pay, Bounty, Prize Money, and Pensions procured for Soldiers and Sailors, their Widows and heirs. ISAAC VAN WINKLE, Attorney and Counsellor, No. 293 Broadway, N. Y. References: Gov. Seymour, Gov. Parker, Gov. Sprague, Maj.-Gen. Dix, Rev, H. W. Bellows, Prest. Sanitary Commission, and M. Armstrong & Sons, 11, 17 and 19 Ferry Street, N. Y.

Ladies India Rubber Pages, only 20 cents each. A new and perfect article for holding Ladies' Dresses from the sidewalk in damp and muddy weather; also useful about house. Forwarded to any address, post-paid, on receipt of 20 cents Postal Currency. Address H. A. HALL & CO., at their India Rubber Warehouse, 85 Milk Street, Boston, where the trade and every one else are supplied with all kinds of Rubber Goods, at prices that the amount of their orders entitle them to. Important to Invalids.

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.

Attention Agents, Soldiers, and Masons.

Any one wishing to purchase JEWELRY, I will send as sample, on the receipt of $1, together with my wholesale Circular, either a Gold Masonic Pin or Ring, or a Gent's Cluster Pin with Chain attached, or a neat new style Vest Chain, or Neck Clain, or a splendid Gold Pen and Pencil, or a beautiful Engraved Bracelet, or Spring Locket, or a California Diamond Ring or Pin. B. T. HAYWARD, Manufacturing Jeweler, 208 Broadway, N. Y.

$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, 208 Broadway, N. Y.

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.



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. B. SILLIMAN. Manufactured by E. P. GLEASON, 135 Mercer St., N. Y.

Metallic Artificial Legs and Arms.—Made of Corrugated Brass or other Metals. Patented Jan. 6th, 1863, by the Universal Joint and Artificial Limb Co. Weigh, only Four Pounds. Soldiers' price, $50; Civilians, $75; Silver-plated, $100. Send for a circular, 491 Broadway, N. Y. J. W. WESTON, Agt.

Agents Wanted. —$40 a Month

And EXPENSES, or Commission on Sales. Send stamp for circulars. RICE & CO., 83 Nassau Street, N. Y.

ARMY WATCHES.—A Beautiful Engraved Gold-Plated Watch, Lever Cap, English Movements, perfect timekeeper. Sent free by mail for only $7. A Solid Silver, same as above, $5. Chas. P. Norton & Co., 38 and 40 Ann St., N. Y.


Jewelry to the Trade.

The largest assortment of Jewelry to the Trade in this market, which we defy competition on. To Cash Customers, this is the place.

Our patterns are unique, and many entirely new. For full particulars of terms and prices, address E. N. FOOTE & CO., Manufacturers Jewelry, 208 Broadway, 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 giver 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.

$2 to $5 A DAY.—Agents Wanted, Local or Traveling, everywhere. Business honorable, easy, and attractive; article quick of sale to Citizen or Soldier, and useful to man, woman, or child. Send for particulars, free, or box samples by mail, 31 cents. Address A. J. BESTOR, No. 271 Main St., Hartford, Conn.

Rappahannock Cartoon
Guns and Pistols
Ward's Perfect Fitting Shirts
Craig Microscope
Brown Metal Lamp
Bullet Proof Vest
Iodine Water




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