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Civil War Harper's Weekly, October 10, 1863

This site features our collection of Civil War Harper's Weekly newspapers. Harper's Weekly was the most popular illustrated newspapers of the day. Our online version of this historical record will help students of the war find in depth information and incredible illustrations of all the key events in the War.

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General Thomas

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Battle of Chickamauga

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Sabine Pass

Battle of Sabine Pass

Sabine Pass

Sabine Pass

Dead Horse

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[OCTOBER 10, 1863.

652

Rebel Battery.

Clifton.

Transport General Banks.

Sachem.

Arizona.

THE ATTACK ON SABINE PASS, SEPTEMBER 8, 1863.—SKETCHED BY AN EYE-WITNESS.—[SEE PAGE 646.]

CUMBERLAND GAP.

WE are indebted to the politeness of Sergeant Brennan, Company D, Eighth Michigan Cavalry,

for the view of CUMBERLAND GAP, which we publish on this page. The Gap is one of the famous places of the war. It has been occupied and re-occupied both by Federals and rebels, and has seen

more than one surrender. Last month General Burnside moved against it, and compelled the rebel commander, General Frazier, to surrender unconditionally. The following tells the story:

Before leaving Kentucky General Burnside ordered Colonel De Courcy, with a brigade of infantry, to march upon Cumberland Gap by the direct route, through Loudon and Barboursville. Learning on the 4th that the rebel force defending the Gap was strong, and likely to offer resistance, (Next Page)

GENERAL BURNSIDE'S ARMY OCCUPYING CUMBERLAND GAP.—SKETCHED BY SERGEANT BRENNAN, EIGHTH MICHIGAN CAVALRY.

Sabine Pass
Cumberland Gap

 

 

 

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