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Civil War Harper's Weekly, May 16, 1863

You are viewing part of our online archive of original Harper's Weekly newspapers. These newspapers are full of incredible pictures and reports on the Civil War. The collection serves as an excellent source of information on the war.

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Rappahannock Bridge

Rappahannock Bridge

Charity Grimes

Charity Grimes

Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Irish Bend

Fredericksburg Battle Map

Fredericksburg Map

President Lincoln Cartoon

President Lincoln Cartoon

Shelling Vicksburg

Shelling Vicksburg

Russell's Brigade

Russell's Brigade


Pontoon Bridges

Irish Bend

Battle of Irish Bend

Twelfth Massachusetts

Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment




[MAY 16, 1863.


MR. BULL (Confiding Creature). "Hi want my Cotton, bought at Fi' Pence a Pound."

MR. LINCOLN. "Don't know any thing about it, my dear Sir. Your friends, the Rebels, are burning all the Cotton they find, and I confiscate the rest. Good Morning, JOHN!"



Dealers in Government Securities,
Agents for U. S. Five Twenty Loan,

are prepared to furnish the U. S. FIVE TWENTY-YEAR SIX PER CENT. BONDS, direct from the Government, at PAR and ACCRUED INTEREST, as heretofore.

ON AND AFTER JULY 1, THE PRIVILEGE OF CONVERTING LEGAL-TENDER NOTES INTO THE FIVE TWENTY-YEAR BONDS AT PAR WILL CEASE. Parties wishing to secure a United States Bond paying six per cent. interest IN GOLD, AT PAR, should send in their orders before that time.

We also keep on hand a constant supply of all classes of Government Securities for sale at the lowest market rates.


U S. 6 PER CENT. BONDS of 1881.



No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

Brown, Wilson, & Fisher,

Bankers and Brokers, No. 19 Wall St.

Stocks, Bonds, and Securities of all kinds bought and sold on Commission at the Board of Brokers. Orders received for the new 5-20 6 per cent. Bonds at par and accrued interest. We buy and sell, and keep constantly on hand, all kinds of U. S. Government Securities, Gold, Silver, Uncurrent Money, &c., &c.


CHARLES A. FISHER, Member of N. Y. Stock Exchange.

Refer by permission to

Bank of the Commonwealth, Spofford & Tileston, Moses Taylor, James B. Wilson, Lewis B. Brown, John J. Crane.


The largest and choicest

Assortment in the City.


Broadway,      N. Y.

For sale by all the principal dealers throughout the
United States.
BALLOU BROTHERS, 403 Broadway, New York.

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.

$40 a Month and Expenses. For particulars address (with stamp) HARRIS BROS., Boston, Mass.

"Iceberg, Ice-King."

See page 318.

$22 American $22
Lever Watches.

Handsome Sterling Silver Hunting Case American Lever Watches, warranted for two years, for $22: retail price, $35.

Heavy Sterling Silver Hunting

Case English Patent Levers,

4 pairs extra jewels, compensation balance, gold hands, sunk second (retail price $60), for $40.

Sterling Silver Hunting Case Patent Lever, full jeweled,

Patent Key attached to the Cap,

something new and very convenient, for $20.

Sterling Silver hunting Case Patent Lever, full jeweled, sunk second, indicates the, day of the month accurately, for $22. All orders from the Army must be pre-paid.

J. L. FERGUSON, IMPORTER OF WATCHES, 208 Broadway, New York.

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.

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,

A THOUSAND REFRIGERATORS found at E. D. BASSFORD'S Great Bazaar, Cooper Institute, New York.

To Consumptives.

The Rev. Edward A. Wilson continues to mail (free of charge) to all who desire it, a copy of the Prescription by which he was completely cured of that dire disease, Consumption. Sufferers with any Throat or Lung Affection, should obtain the Prescription, and try its efficacy at once. Delays are dangerous. Address



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 House in the World.

Agents. Agents. Agents.

New Inducements.

A splendid WATCH, CORRECT TIMEKEEPER, that will sell for $15, GIVEN FREE to every Agent. We offer these extra inducements to get our celebrated Cement more thoroughly introduced. The Original Richards & Co.'s Union Crystal Cement is warranted to stand hot water and fire, and mend any article of the following substances (or $5 will be paid for every bottle that fails): all kinds Furniture, Glass, China, Pearl, Leather, Porcelain, Bone, Coral, Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Jet, and Ivory. Try it on every broken article. One bottle will save every family $20. We give a rich present, valued from 50 cents to $6, with every bottle, so that no one can lose by buying and trying the article. There has been se many humbug cements in the market, that we find this necessary to get the public to try our really genuine good cement. Sample box, containing 1 doz. Cement and 12 rich prizes, sent to any address on receipt of $1.75. Address RICHARDS & CO., Nos. 37 and 39 Nassau St., N. Y.


50,000 Agents Wanted.

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 Chain, 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.

$7. WATCHES. $7.

A Beautiful Engraved Gold-Plated Watch, Lever Cap, small size, English Movements, perfect time-keeper. Sent free by mail, in neat case, for only $7. A Solid Silver, same as above, $7. Specially adapted to the ARMY. CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., 38 & 40 Ann Street, N. Y.

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

Dealers in Arms and Military Goods of every Description.


Smith & Wesson's Breech-loading Rifles and Pistols. Bacon Manufacturing Co. Revolving Pistols.

Davis Collamore & Co.,

479 Broadway,

Below Broome Street, N. Y.,

Are now offering Dining and Tea Sets at prices a little less than last month.


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.


Hosier, Glover,



No. 637 Broadway,

New York City


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.

Central Mills fragrant


Sold by all Grocers.

BARTLETT'S BURNISHED NEEDLES "Sew Easier." —150 for 25c. All sizes. Free by mail. For all Sewing Machines and hand sewing. 442 Broadway, N. Y.


For the Benefit of your Family.


Insurance Company,

No. 98 BROADWAY, New York, Offers more advantages to Insurers than any other Company in the United States. Its prominent features are as follows: A permanent Capital Stock of $125,000, now largely added to by accumulation. Stockholders receive no other dividends than legal interest on their stock.

Policy-Holders receive



The only Stock Company in the United States whose Charter expressly requires that ALL the profits shall be divided among the Policy-Holders.

It has, therefore, all the advantages and security of a Stock and Mutual Co. combined, without their separate disadvantages.

Dividends to Policy-Holders once credited, are never forfeited.

Proportion of Assets to Liabilities LARGER than most other Companies in the United States. Liberality and Promptitude in the settlement of Claims. All reasonable aid granted to Members to enable them to KEEP THEIR POLICIES IN FORCE in case of their inability to pay their future premiums.

Let no Member therefore ALLOW HIS POLICY TO LAPSE without first advising with the Company. CYRUS CURTISS    President. CLEAYTON NEWBOLD   Vice-President. W. A. BREWER, JR   Actuary and Secretary. WHOLE LIFE, SHORT TERM, ENDOWMENT, and ANNUITY POLICIES issued in all their various and approved forms. Printed documents, containing full information, furnished without charge, and sent free by mail. Good Agents wanted in every city and town throughout the Loyal States.

Insoluble Cement

Is not a combination of Glue, Rubber, or Gutta Percha, and will not decompose or become corrupt. It is the only Liquid Cement extant that will stick Patches and Linings to Boots and Shoes sufficiently strong without stitching, and effectually mend broken Furniture, Crockery, Toys, Bone, Ivory, and article's of household use. It is a liquid. It is insoluble in water or oil. It will adhere oily substances firnily and completely. HILTON BROTHERS & CO., Proprietors, Providence, R. I. Put up in packages for Family and Manufacturers' use from 2 oz. to 100 lbs. For sale by all Druggists, and Dealers in Leather Findings, &c.

Union League Badge.

National Union League. To the Trade.

E. N. FOOTE & CO., Manufacturers Jewelry, 208 Broadway, New York.

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.

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

Artificial Legs and Arms, Selpho's Patent, 516 Broadway, N. Y., are the best substitutes for lost limbs the World of Science has ever invented. (Established 24 years.) Send for Pamphlet. Soldiers supplied free.

Agents Wanted—To sell our new Tom Thumb Packet, containing the Stationery, and a Card Picture of the Lilliputian Couple, besides a Gift of Jewelry. We also give a splendid Photographic Album to each Agent. Send for our new circular. G. S. HASKINS & CO., 36 Beekman Street.

"Capture of the Ariel" by the 290.

A beantifiil card photograph just published by E. & H. T. ANTHONY, No. 501 Broadway, N. Y. Price 25 cents; can be sent by mail.

A Saving of 20 per cent. by buying Housekeeping Articles at E. D. BASS FORD'S Great Bazaar, Cooper Institute, Astor Place, New York.

Lincoln Cartoon




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