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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 12, 1863

Reading original Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War is one of the best ways of gaining a deeper understanding of the War. We have made our entire collection of papers available online to allow you to read detailed reports of the key events in the war.

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Sioux Battle

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Monitor's at Charleston

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Rebel Torpedo

Quincy Gilmore

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Sioux Expedition

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Sibley Expedition

Sibley's Sioux Expedition

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Fort Sumter after Bombardment

Fort Sumter After the Bombardment

James Island

James Island, South Carolina

Charleston Campaign

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[SEPTEMBER 12, 1863.




"A villainous compound!    It's against the cause of Humanity, and the laws of Civilized Warfare!!"

American Patent




The American Enamelled Steel Collar Co.


The American Patent Enamelled Metallic Collar Co.,

Are prepared to fill orders from the trade for their Enamelled Collars of "Choker" and "Turn-over" Pattern, to any extent. Address


94 Pine Street, New York.

      C. H. WELLING.


Approved by the Government.

Warranted superior to any other Pistol of the kind. Address


      Ilion, N. Y.

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.

"Get the Best."

AGENTS WANTED TO SELL THISTLE & CO.'S ENTIRELY NEW PRIZE STATIONERY PACKAGES. They are the largest, best, and cheapest manufactured. Circular sent free. Greatest inducements to Agents.

THISTLE & CO., 130 Nassau Street.

STERLING SILVER HUNTING CASE WATCHES presented to all who sell our Great New Double-sized Prize Packages. Profits 200 per cent, Sells rapid. Agents wanted everywhere. Send for Circulars. W. H. CATELY & CO., 38 Ann Street, N. Y.

A Bad Breath—The Greatest Curse the human family is heir to. How many lovers it has separated—how many friends forever parted. The subject is so delicate, your nearest friend will not mention it, and you are ignorant of the fact. To effect a radical cure, use the "BALM OF THOUSAND FLOWERS" as a dentrifice, night and morning. It also beautifies the complexion, removing all tan, pimples, and freckles, leaving the skin soft and white. 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.

The Improved American


Cheapness and beauty combined. Everybody should have them. Just introduced by E. & H. T. ANTHONY, No. 501 Broadway, Manufacturers of Albums, Photographic Materials, &c.

The Phrenological Journal

For SEPTEMBER, now ready, contains Physiognomy Illustrated; Family Likenesses, with Portraits; Sketches of Gen. Grant, Wm. L. Yancey, and Thomas Addis Emmet, with Portraits; Phrenology of the Rioters, Illustrated; Wedding Rings; Choosing a Wife; The American Aborigines; Doings in Dahomey; Curiosities of Photography; Flogging; A Wonderful Child; Growing in Grace; Hines, the Idiot; Errors of Education; Crinoline; Phonographic Reporters; The Country Girl, etc. Only 15 cents, by first post, or $1.50 a year. Address, FOWLER & WELLS, N. Y. Lockwood's, 675 Broadway.

$22. WATCHES. $22.

A Splendid Silver Hunting Case Lever, that indicates the day of the month accurately, for $22; usual price $35 to $45.

$22. Genuine. $22.

Genuine American Lever Watches, in Sterling Silver Hunting Case, for $22; worth $35 at retail. 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.


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





In Manufacture,

Fitting, and Material.


No. 637 Broadway.

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 nearly 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,



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 day. 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.

STEINWAY & SONS, Nos. 82 and 84 Walker Street, N. Y., were awarded a first prize medal at the late Great International Exhibition, London. There were two hundred and sixty-nine pianos from all parts of the world entered for competition.

The special correspondent of the New York Times says:

"Messrs. Steinways' endorsement by the Jurors is emphatic, and stronger and more to the point than that of any European maker."

American Manufacture


Send One Dollar or One Dollar and a Half for a genuine turn-over Collar (no imported humbug) of the American Enamelled Steel Collar Co.'s manufacture to Box 5173, New York Post Office, and receive it by return mail. Box 5173, New York Post Office.

[First Published August 1, 1563.]

Lloyd's Great County Map OF THE Whole United States. AGENTS MUST SEE FOR THEMSELVES. Price, in sheets, 50 cents, postage free. Heavy Bound, Pasteboard Edition, $1.25, OUR NEW AGENTS' LIST IS READY. Address   H. H. LLOYD & CO., No. 81 John Street, 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. 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."

FRENCH AND ENGLISH FANCY GOODS. 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 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.

ENAMELED WHITE, 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. To military men or travelers they are invaluable. Price $1 each; sent by post on receipt of $1.15. Wholesale and retail. S. W. H. WARD, No. 387 Broadway, New York. A liberal discount to dealers. Agents wanted throughout the country.

BEAUTY.—Hunt's Bloom of Roses, a charming and perfectly natural color for the cheeks, or lips. Will not wash off, but remains durable for years. Can only be removed with vinegar, and warranted not to injure the skin. Mailed free from observation for one dollar and 18 cts. HUNT & CO., Perfumers, 133 S. Seventh St., Philad.

Photograph Albums! Elegant styles, in ARABESQUE and GOLD, from $1 to $25 each. Sent to any part of the country. Our Catalogue and Price List sent on the receipt of five cents. P.O. Box 4590. I. W. LUCAS & Co., 173 Broadway, N. Y.

DR. C. S. SEA, M.D., with 35 years' success—Rooms for Non-residents. Correspondence confidential. 253 North Bond Street, Baltimore, Md.

Vineland. LANDS.—TO ALL WANTING FARMS.—Large and Thriving SETTLEMENT of VINELAND—mild and healthful climate, 30 miles South of Philadelphia by Railroad. Produces large crops, which can now be seen growing. The soil is a rich calcarious marl soil, varying from a clay loam to a sandy loam. Produces large crops of Indian Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Wheat, Grass, Grapes, and Peaches. Especially adapted to Fruits. The climate is so mild and open that plowing and all kinds of outdoor work can be done the entire winter—most of the winter more resembles Spring than anything else. Persons suffering from Pulmonary Complaints have been vastly benefitted by the climate alone. The water is pure, soft, and delicious. 10, 20, and 50 acre tracts at from $15 to $20 per acre, payable 1/4 cash, balance in 4 years. We have churches, schools, and good society. For business there are excellent openings. It is now the most improving place East or West. Hundreds are settling and building. The beauty with which the place is laid out is unsurpassed. Papers containing Reports and full information will be sent free by addressing CHAS. K. LANDIS, Proprietor, Vineland P.O., Cumberland Co., New Jersey. From Report of Solon Robinson, Ag., Ed. N. Y. 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."

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