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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 26, 1863

This site has an online archive of all the Harper's Weekly newspapers created during the Civil War. This collection allows you to read reports of the war that were created within hours of the events described. These reports will result in new understanding of the key events of the war.

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Siege of Charleston

Jacksonian Democrat

Jacksonian Democrat


Capture of Chattanooga


Archduke Maximillian of Austria

Execution of Deserters

Execution of Deserters

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Charleston Siege

Siege of Charleston Picture

Assault on Fort Wagner

Fort Moultrie

Bombardment of Fort Moultrie

Execution of Deserters

Execution of Civil War Deserters




[SEPTEMBER 26, 1863.



DINAH. "Hi! Massa! De SWAMP ANGEL send his compelmurts wid dis here fine punkin, smokin' hot, and hope to visit you hisself in Richmond, by 'm by!"

MASON & HAMLIN'S CABINET ORGANS, one to twelve stops each; price $70 to $600 each. A vast 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.


SOLID GOLD, $3.50.   New York.

10 for One Dollar sent free. Single copies 13 cts. New Carte de Visites of President Lincoln and each of his Cabinet, Generals Washington, Scott, Halleck, Banks, Grant, Rosecrans, Meade, Burnside, McClellan, Hooker, Butler, Gilmore, Fremont, Reynolds, and Sickles; Admirals Dupont, Farragut, Foote, Porter, and other prominent Union Officers. Catalogues of Books, Photographs, and Albums sent on receipt of a red stamp. Send your orders to the Original Gift Book Store, 439 Chestnut St., Philad. Established in 1854, by G. G. EVANS.

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 Sohn 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 al-most level position, and suitable condition for pleasant farming that we know of this side of the Western Prairies."

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.

50,000 Agents Wanted.

For $1, I will send a Solid Silver Shield, or either Army Corps Pin, with your Name, Reg., and Co., handsomely engraved upon it, or a fine Gold Pen and Pencil, or a California Diamond Ring or Pin; and for 50 cents I will send the New Style Union League Pin, together with my wholesale Circular to Agents. B. T. HAYWARD, Manufacturing Jeweler, 208 Broadway, New York.

Fish's Patent Lamp Heating

Every Family should have One.

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


AT WHOLESALE ONLY! In heavy hunting cases, beautifully engraved, white enamel dial, and fancy cut hands, in good running order, by the half dozen, $66; postage, $1.80 registering, 20 cts. Sold only by the case. Can be safely sent by mail.

The sale of these watches in the army is a source of enormous profit, retailing, as they very readily do, at $25 and upward. Many hundred dollars can be made in a single pay-day by any one of ordinary business tact! TERMS, CASH IN ADVANCE. Money by express or mail, in a registered letter at our risk.

HUBBARD BROS., Importers,

Broadway, cor. Courtlandt Street, N. Y.

Shult's Onguent, warranted to produce a full sett of Whiskers in six weeks, or money refunded. Sent post-paid, for 30 cents. Address C. F. SHULTS, Troy, 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.

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

$22 WATCHES. $22

Genuine American Lever Watches, in coin Silver, heavy Hunting Case, warranted, for $22. Retail price $35.

Genuine Full Jeweled American Lever Watches, in 4 ounce Coin Silver Hunting Case, gold joints, 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.

Photograph Albums!

SUPERB STYLES, in ARABESQUE and GOLD, at ANY rater 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.


Catarrh Remedy.

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


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.

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.

Soldiers, send 10 cts. for Wm. Potter's wonderful discovery, worth $1.50. Address Box 1943, Philadelphia, Pa.





In Manufacture,

Fitting, and Material.


No. 637 Broadway,


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




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. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL AGENTS WANTED in every Town in the Union. S. W. H. WARD, Sole Agent for U. S., 387 B'way, N. Y. ALSO FRENCH FLANNEL OVERSHIRTS, 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. ALSO ENGLISH MERINO UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWERS, $2, $2.25, and $2.50. A LARGE STOCK OF SCOTCH LAMB'S WOOL UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWERS. ALSO FINE WHITE SHIRTS to order, $2, $2.50, and $3. Send for Price List at d Rules for Measurement, to WARD, FROM LONDON, No. 387 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.

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."


DR. B. C. PERRY, the Dermatologist, having filled his Boston engagement, can be consulted at his office, 49 Bond Street, New York, for all diseases of the hair and Scalp, Premature Blanching, Moth, and Freckles, and all Cutaneous Diseases. For full particulars, send stamp for a Circular.

American Enameled.


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

Get the Best—Get the Best.

Calorific colors hair beautiful brown or black, withont wash or preparation. Warranted best and cheapest. Try it; you will use no other. Sold by Druggists. General Depot, 62 John Street, New York.

Barnum's American Museum.



EVERY AFTERNOON and EVENING, introduced in an appropriate and thrilling drama.

The Sioux and Winnebago Indian Chiefs, Warriors, and Squaws. The Monster Python, Living Sea Serpent, Colored Tropical Fish, &c., &c., at all hours; and yet the price of admission is only 25 cts. Children under 10, 15 cts.

DICTIONARIES IN ENGLAND.—There are at the room of the agent for Webster's Dictionaries, at Mason & Hamlin's, 274 Washington Street, Boston, specimen copies of six different editions of Webster's Dictionary, published in England, and also specimens of "Noah Webster's British and American Spelling Book," and "The Illustrated Webster Reader," also from the English press. No person can examine these volumes without realizing how very great a popularity the name of Noah Webster has attained in Great Britain.—Boston Journal, July 23, 1863.

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."


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 arc made of pure St. Crux 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.

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.

All kinds Sewing Machine Needles at J. W. BARTLETT'S, The only GENERAL NEEDLE Depot, 442 Broadway, N. Y.

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