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Civil War Harper's Weekly, October 3, 1863

Welcome to our archive of original Civil War Harper's Weekly newspapers. Browse through these papers and read incredible details and view impressive illustrations, all created by eye-witnesses to the events. These details are simply not available anywhere else.

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Battle of Charleston



Battle of Chattanooga

Fort Wagner

Assault on Fort Wagner

Explosion at Fort Moultrie

Harbor Obstruction

Harbor Obstruction


Georgia Battle Map

Battle at Raccoon Ford

Sword Presentation to General Meade

Sword Presentation to General Meade


Russian Frigate Osliaba

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Battle of Raccoon Ford

Battle of Raccoon Ford





[OCTOBER 3, 1863.


OLD MARM BRITANNIA, as she will catch it, one of these fine days, from her own Rams.

MASON & HAMLIN'S CABINET ORGANS, one to twelve stops each; price $70 to $600 each. A vest improvement on everything of the Melodeon or Harmonium kind. See written testimony of more than one hundred of the most eminent artists and organists of leading cities to the great excellence of these instruments, and their superiority to all others of their class for private and public use. Also Melodeons, from $60 to $170 each. Illustrated Catalogues sent free. Warerooms Nos. 5 and 7 Mercer St., New York. Address MASON BROTHERS.


Bankers and Dealers in Government Securities,




No. 38 Wall Street.

Orders received for Five-Twenty Bonds at Par, interest to commence with date of payment.

U. S. 7.30 Treasury Notes.

" One Year Certificates.

" Six per Cent. Bonds of 1881.

And all other Government Securities bought, sold, and constantly on hand.

Accounts of Banks, Bankers, and others received on favorable terms.

Special attention given to the Collection of Government Vouchers, Quartermasters' Checks, and maturing Certificates of Indebtedness.

      FISK & HATCH, 38 Wall Street.

From the N. Y. Illustrated News, Jan. 10, 1863. "One of the prettiest, most, convenient, and decidedly the best and cheapest time-piece for general and reliable use ever offered."

ranted an accurate time-piece. Its size is convenient, measuring but two inches across it. Price, superbly engraved, per case of half dozen, $204. Sample Watches, in neat Morocco boxes, $35. If sent by mail, the postage is 36 cents; registering, 20 cents.


HUBBARD BROS., Importers,

Broadway, cor. Courtlandt Street, N. Y.


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.

Shults' Onguent, warranted to produce a full sett of Whiskers in six weeks, or money refunded. Sent pstpaid, for 31 cents. Address C. F. SHULTS, Troy, N. Y.

A SECRET WORTH KNOWING.—How to make the CELEBRATED WESTERN CIDER without apples or other fruit, in 12 hours. The recipe sent everywhere for 25 CENTS.

Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.

A Beautiful Complexion, free from Tan, Pimples and Freckles, may easily be procured by using the "Balm of a Thousand Flowers." For shaving it is unsurpassed. It is composed of palm oil, honey, and other valuable articles, highly perfumed by its own ingredients, and when used for washing, night and morning, renders the skin soft and white, and free from blemish. Price 50 cents. For sale by all druggists.

H. P. FETRIDGE & CO., 31 and 33 Dey Street, N. Y., and for sale by all Druggists.

Furnaces, Ranges, and Stoves.



Send for Circulars.    No 260 Canal St., N. Y.


New Edition Revised.


With an Appendix containing the Changes and Laws affecting Army Regulations and Articles of War to June 25, 1863. Official. One volume octavo, pages 594, price $1.50. For sale by Booksellers and Newsdealers everywhere. Sent free on receipt of price.

Address GEORGE W. CHILDS, Publisher,628 & 630 Chestnut St., Philadelphia N. B. The old edition is now obsolete.

Have you seen the Neto Union Playing Cards? National Emblems. The suits are Eagles, Shields, Stars, and Flags. Colonel in place of King, Goddess of Liberty for Queen, Major for Jack. They are the prettiest card made, and are rapidly taking the place of cards having Foreign Emblems. Every body that sees them wants them. Each pack is put up in an elegant card case, and these in dozen boxes for the trade.

Two sample packs sent in cases free on receipt of $1. The trade supplied on liberal terms. Address AMERICAN CARD COMPANY, 165 William St. or 455 Broadway, N. Y.

Gold Pens and Cases,

Retailed at Wholesale Prices.

Ladies' Pens $.75 Engrossing Pens $2.00

Med. " .75 Union " 2.50

Large " 1.25 Mammoth " 3.00

Commercial Pens 1.50 Commercial Eureka 2.25

Large Eureka " 1.50 Mammoth Eureka 3.50 The above Pens are 14 carats fine, and warranted perfect in every respect for 1 year. A written guarantee accompanies each Pen. These Pens are well known in the mercantile community for the last (10) Ten years, and the subscriber believes, from the number of unsolicited testimonials given him. that they are the best Pen now in use, or he would not be able to give them the guarantee he does. Send for a circular, before purchasing elsewhere, giving the exact sizes and prices of the various styles of Pens and Cases. Pens made to order to suit any hand or style of writing. Beware of the imitation Johnson Pens, and by purchasing at the manufactory secure the genuine article. Pens repointed on the receipt of 36 Cts. E. S. JOHNSON, Manufactory and Office, 15 Maiden Lane, New York City.


AGENTS, male or female, SOLDIERS, and all having some time to spare, are particularly requested, as a FAVOR, to send us their address, and we will send in return, FREE, information for which they will be THANKFUL. We offer EXTRA INDUCEMENTS From $6 to $15 per day ABOVE EXPENSES. We want addresses from EVERY COUNTY in the U. S. and from EVERY REGIMENT in the Army Address in full, RICHARDS & CO., 37 and 39 Nassau Street, Box 3131, N. Y.

Fish's Patent Lamp Heating

Every Family should have One.

For descriptive Pamphlet and Price List, address W. D. RUSSEL, Agent, 206 Pearl St, N.Y. Agents wanted.


$15 Per Day Easy $15

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 pries. Agents wanted all through the country. Send for NEW Circulars for 1863, containing EXTRA inducements. See "15 per day Easy" on inside page. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, New York, largest and oldest Prize Package House in the World.  

Catarrh Remedy.

Exterminates Catarrh, Root and Branch, forever. Price $1. Send stamp for pamphlet. Depot 612 Broadway.

How to Paint Photographs.


Just published. Price 10 cents. Sold by all principal Booksellers, Artists' supply-men, and Stock Dealers, and sent, post-paid, by the publishers.       J. E. TILTON & CO., Boston.  

IF YOU WANT TO BE CURED OF Jaundice, Spring is the time to use DR. LEATHE'S


Which Purifies the Blood, Invigorates the Body, gives Tone to the Nerves, Strength to the Muscles, and Health to every Channel, Joint, and Limb. One Dollar per Bottle (which often cures). Depot, 130 CHATHAM ST., N. Y. Sold 502 GRAND ST. Ask for LEATHE'S YELLOW DOCK SYRUP. Take no other. Established 1848. Sold by Druggists everywhere.

To all Wanting Farms. Large and thriving settlement of Vineland. Rich soil, Good crops of Wheat, Corn, Peaches, &c., to be seen—only 30 miles from Philadelphia. Delightful climate—20 acre tracts of from $15 to $20 per acre, payable within 4 years. Good Schools and society. Good crops can be seen growing. Hundreds are settling. On account of extreme mildness of climate, it is highly beneficial to pulmonary complaints. Apply to CHAS. K. LANDIS, P.M., Vineland, Cumberland Co., New Jersey. Report of Solon Robinson and Vineland Rural sent free. From Report of Solon Robinson, Ag. Ed. Tribune. "It is one of the most extensive fertile tracts in an almost level position, and suitable condition for pleasant farming that we know of this side of the Western Prairies."


Approved by the Government. Warranted superior to any other Pistol of the kind. Address E. REMINGTON & SONS, Ilion, N. Y.

Amalgam Bells.

Patent Fountain Brush, for Marking Boxes, Bundles, &c. Man'ft'd by E. P. CLARK & Co., Northampton, Mass.

$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.

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, of Aug. 22, says: "Messrs. NORTON & CO. have combined two very desirable things in a watch — cheapness and reliability. When it is known that for $7 a person can have an excellent timekeeper, there will be greater punctuality in all the affairs of life."

A Splendid New Book for Boys!

The Drummer Boy

Is a story of Burnside's Expedition in North Carolina—a boy's book—full of stirring adventure and rapid incident. The life and enthusiasm of the young hero is painted in vivid colors."—New York Evening Post. Elegantly illustrated. Price $1.00. Just published by J. E. TILTON & CO., Boston, and sold at all book-stores.

"Get the Best."

AGENTS WANTED TO SELL THISTLE & CO.'S ENTIRELY NEW 10 and 25c. PRIZE STATIONERY PACKAGE. They are the largest, best, and cheapest manufactured. Circular sent free. Greatest inducements to Agents. THISTLE & CO., 130 Nassau Street.

American Enamelled

Metallic Collar Co.,

C. H. WELLING, 94 Pine Street, New York.


For 30 cts. (coin preferred), magnifying small objects 500 times. Five of different powers for $1.00. Mailed free. Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.

$22 WATCHES. $22

Genuine American Lever Watches, in Coin Silver, heavy Hunting Case, warranted, for $22. Retail price $35. Genuine Full Jewelled American Lever Watches, in 4 ounce Coin Silver Hunting Case, gold joint , for $35. Also every variety of good watches, at equally low rates. All orders from the army must be pre-paid, as the express companies will not take Bills for Collection on soldiers. J. L. FERGUSON, Importer of Watches. 208 Broadway, New York. S—T—1860—X.

Drake's Plantation Bitters.

They purify, strengthen, and invigorate. They create a healthy appetite. They are an antidote to change of water and diet. They overcome effects of dissipation and late hours. They strengthen the system and enliven the mind. They prevent miasmatic and intermittent fevers. They purify the breath and acidity of the stomach. They cure Dyspepsia and Constipation. They cure Diarrhea, Cholera, and Cholera Morbus. They cure Liver Complaint and Nervous Headache. They are the best Bitters in the world. They make the weak man strong, and are exhausted nature's great restorer. They are made of pure St. Croix Rum, the celebrated Calisaya Bark, roots and herbs, and are taken with the pleasure of a beverage, without regard to age or time of dey. Particularly recommended to delicate persons requiring a gentle stimulant. Sold by all Grocers, Druggists, Hotels, and Saloons. P. H. DRAKE A CO., 202 Broadway, New York.





In Manufacture,

  Fitting, and Material.


No. 637 Broadway.


Having the appearance and comfort of linen, have been worn in England for the last two years in preference to any other collar, as they are readily cleaned in one minute with a sponge.

To Military Men and Travelers they are invaluable.

Price $1 each, sent by Post to any part of the Union on receipt of $1.15.


AGENTS WANTED in every Town in the Union.

S. W. H. WARD, Sole Agent for U. S., 387 B'way, N. Y.

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.


the largest assortment in New York, $2.75, $3, $3.75 each; all cut one yard long.

A single Shirt sent by mail on receipt of the cost. The cost of postage must be enclosed—63 cents for each Shirt.

Send the size of your neck.

$2, $2.25, and $2.50.


S. W. H. WARD, 387 Broadway, N. Y.

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

Metallic Collars

They are more pliable, better enameled, and more durable than "Steel." There is no danger of their attracting the electric fluid. Inclose $1 for a "Choker," or $1.50 for a genuine "half turn-over" collar (no imported nondescript) to the AMERICAN ENAMELED METALLIC COLLAR COMPANY, Box No. 5173 New York City Post Office, and receive it by return mail.

Photograph Albums!

SUPERB STYLES, in ARABESQUE and GOLD, at ANY name from $1.00 to $25.00 each. Very Elegant Albums, French Style, for 50 pictures, sent for $5.00. Catalogue and Price List sent on receipt of Five Cents. I. W. LUCAS & CO., 173 Broadway, N. Y.





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