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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 5, 1863

Harper's Weekly was the most read newspaper of the Civil War era. To help you develop a better understanding of the War, we have posted our complete collection of the paper to this WEB site. We are hopeful that you find this resource useful in your research and study.

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Mosby's Raiders

Mosby Raid

Copperhead Poem

Sioux War

Sioux Indian War

Morris Island

Pictures of Morris Island

Lawrence Atrocities

Quantrill's Atrocities in Lawrence Kansas

Mosby's Guerrillas

Mosby's Guerrillas

Draft Resumes in New York

Draft Resumes

Resumption of the Draft

William Quantrill's Raid of Lawrence Kansas

Cavalry Skirmish

Cavalry Skirmish

Attack on Fort Wagner

Attack on Fort Wagner

Draft Riot Cartoon

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[SEPTEMBER 5, 1863.



GOVERNOR SEYMOUR'S "FRIEND."—"How are you, MR. HOWITZER? You and I did a good deal of raking together, in the City, a few weeks ago; but I guess you got rather the better of me—so now let us be friends, if you please!"


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. 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.





In Manufacture,

Fitting, and Material.


No. 637 Broadway.

Lockwood's, 675 Broadway.

CHARLES L. LOCKWOOD, Lafarge block.   675 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.


Manufactory and Office, 15 Maiden Lane,

New York City.

A Beautiful Complexion, free fromTan,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.

"Get the Best."

AGENTS WANTED TO SELL THISTLE & CO.'S 25 AND 10 CENT ENTIRELY NEW PRIZE STATIONERY PACKAGES. They are the largest, best, and cheapest manufactured. Send for circular containing particulars. Mailed free. THISTLE & CO., 130 Nassau St.

Cured by Bates' Patent scientific appliances the only known means for the rapid and permanent cure of Stammering, Stuttering, &c. They took the Prize Medal at the last London Exhibition. For (new Edition of) Pamphlets and Drawings describing the same, address H. C. L. MEARS, 277 West 28d Street, New York. P. O. Box 5076.

Amalgam Bells.

"The Drummer Boy

Is a story of Burnside's Expedition in North Carolina —a boy's bookfull of stirring adventure and rapid incident. The life and enthusiasm of the young hero is painted in vivid colors."—New York Evening Post.

Published by J. E TILTON & CO., Boston, and sold at all Bookstores.


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.

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.


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.

$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. 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 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.

$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.


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. DR. C. S. SEA, M.D., with 35 years' success—Rooms for Non-residents. Correspondence confidential.

253 North Bond Street, Baltimore, Md.


Scald Head,

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 ether. Established 1848. Sold by Druggists everywhere.


Humbug exploded! A Book of Wonders, containing more than 1000 THINGS WORTH KNOWING. Sent, post-paid, for 25 cents. Soldiers' edition, 30 cents. Address "Union Book Association," Box 362, Syracuse, N. Y. Agents wanted.

Barnum's American Museum.
Sioux and Winnebago

Indian Chiefs, Warriors, and Squaws. All fine specimens of their tribes, to be seen at all hours, together with


The Great Dragon of the East.

The largest of the serpent species ever seen in America.

Splendid Dramatic Performances

Every afternoon and evening at 3 and 7 3/4 o'clock.

Admission, 25 cents; Children under 10, 15 cents.

Colorific Colors Hair Beautiful

Brown or Black without wash or preparation. Warranted best and cheapest. Try it; you will use no other. Sold by druggists.

General Depot, 62 John Street, New York.

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


Agents of the American Watch Company,




Hospital Transports:

A Memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia, in the Summer of 1862. Compiled and published at the request of the Sanitary Commission. 1 vol. 16mo. 75 cents. "More absorbing than a novel, written in a very graphic and animated style, and has the great merit of telling facts. We need but name FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED as one of the writers to ensure attention to its statements." Sent, post-paid, for 75 Cents. TICKNOR & FIELDS, Publishers, Boston, Mass.

BLOOD & CO., Manufacturers and Importers, Office 335 Broadway, Moffatt's Building, cor. Worth Street, Manufacturers of superior Needles for all Sewing Machines. Send for Circular.

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.

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

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.

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