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Civil War Harper's Weekly, April 9, 1864

Welcome to our archive of Harper's Weekly newspapers. Harper's Weekly was the most read newspaper during the Civil War, and served as the primary source of news for people during the War. The paper was read by millions of Americans, and today serves as a primary source for research into the war.

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Metropolitan Fair

New York Metropolitan Fair

Democrats Slavery vote

Democrats Vote Against Abolishing Slavery

Forrest's Attack of Union City

General Forrest's Attack on Union City

New York Fair

New York Fair

Knoxville in the Civil War

Slaves Escape From South

Hair Style Cartoon


Sanitary Commission

Sanitary Commission


Knoxville, Tennessee

Soldier's Ball in Huntsville

Soldier's Ball in Huntsville

Runaway Slaves

Runaway Slaves






Bankers and Dealers in Government Securities,



No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

Watches Given Away.

Agents and Dealers look at the Great Chance to make Money we offer, by engaging in the sale of our NEW NOVELTY STATIONERY PRIZE PACKET. Only $15 capital required to obtain a WATCH, FREE, with first order. We also offer SPLENDID STEEL ENGRAVINGS. $10 invested will yield $50, Never before such inducements were offered. Full particulars in Circulars, mailed free.

G. S. HASKINS & CO., 36 Beekman Street,. N. Y.,
The Oldest Established Prize Package House in the U. S.


Manufacturers of Photographic Materials,

501 Broadway, New York. ,

Card Photographs.

Our Catalogue now embraces considerably over


different subjects, to which additions are continually being
made of Portraits of Eminent Americans, etc., viz. :

72 Major-Generals,   525 Statesmen,

190 Brigadier-Generals,   127 Divines,

250 Colonels,   116 Authors,

84 Lieut.-Colonels,    30 Artists,

207 Other Officers,   112 Stage,

60 Officers of the Navy,   46 Prominent Women, 147 Prominent Foreign Portraits.

Catalogs sent on receipt of Stamp.

An order for One Dozen Pictures from our Catalogue will be filled on receipt of $180, and sent by mail, free.

Photographic Albums.

Of these we manufacture a great variety, ranging in price
from 50 cents to $50 each.

Our ALBUMS have the reputation of being superior in beauty and durability to any others.

The smaller kinds can be safely sent by mail at a postage of six cents per oz.

The more expensive can be sent by express.

We also keep a large assortment of

Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Views

Our Catalogue of these will be sent to any address on receipt of Stamp.

501 Broadway, New York. Friends or relatives of prominent military men will confer a favor by sending us their likensses to copy. They will be kept carefully, and returned uninjured.

FINE ALBUMS MADE TO ORDER for Congregations to present to their Pastor, or for other purposes, with suitable inscription, &c.

Card Photographs.

A splendid assortment. Catalogues sent free. Address B. W. HITCHCOCK, Manufacturer, 14 Chambers St., N. Y.

Dyspepsia Tablets,

For Indigestion, Heartburn, &c., manufactured only by S. G. WELLING-, and sold by druggists generally. 50 cents per box. Depot No. 207, Century St., New York, second floor. Sent free by mail for 65 cents.

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. The Trade supplied by HOWARD, SANGER & CO., 105 and 107 Chambers Street, N. Y., and for sale by all Druggists.

The only enameled "Turn-over" Collar made in metals Send $1 for a "Turn-over" or 75 cents for a " Choker," to C. H. WELLING., 94 Pine Street, N. Y., and receive it by return mail.

Putnam Clothes-Wringer.

TESTIMONY OF MESSRS. JNO. W. WHEELER, of Cleveland, Ohio, and John C. Lefferts, of New York. PUTNAM MFG. Co.:

GENTLEMEN : I know from practical experience that iron well galvaizned with zinc will not oxidize and rust one particle. I can safely say, after several years experience in the manufacture of chain, for chain-pump and water drawers, in which I have tested the affinity of iron and zinc, that, if the process is conducted properly, it is a perfact weld of the two.

Nearly one year ago my family commenced using one of your Wringers. It now performs all of its functions as well as it did the first time it was used, and has become an indispensable article with us. I have closely observed several other kinds of clothes-wringers, the modus operandi being different, trying to produce the same results as the Putnam Wringer. but in my judgment they have failed. The Putnam Wringer is as near perfect as possible, and I can cheerfully recommend it to be the best in use.

Respectfully yours,   JOHN W. WHEELER, Many years' experience in the galvanizing business enables me to indorse the above statement in all particulars.

JOHN C. LEFFERTS, No. 100 Beekman Street.

New York, January, 1864.

Patented in the United States, England, Canada, and Australia. Agents wanted in every town.

No. 2. $ 5 50; No. 1, $6 00; No. A, $8, Manufactured and sold, wholesale and retail, by

The Putnam Manufacturing Co., No. 13 Platt Street, N. Y., and Cleveland. Ohio.

S. C. NORTHROP, Agent.

Shults' Onguent,, warranted to produce a full set of Whiskers in six weeks, or money refunded. Sent posts paid, for 50 cents. Address C. F. SHULTZ, Troy, N. Y.

Soldiers of the Union !!!
Read the following Letters received from your
comrades as endorsements of the



You will here find unsolicited testimonials received from all parts of the country where our army of occupation is in force.

See to your Health !

All of you have some one interested in your welfare, then do not delay.

Your Life is Valuable !

Not only to yourselves, but to your Fathers and Mothers, Sisters, Wives, and Brother. Then while you may, purchase your Health !

For 35 cents, 88 cents, or $1 40,

Will, when expanded in these medicines, bring you down to the greenest and ripest old age.

The following are geniune letters, on file for inspection at this office. 80 Maiden Lane, N. Y. QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT,    39th Illinois Volunteers, FOLLY ISLAND, S. C., November 20, 1863. Prof. HOLLOWAY, 80 Maiden Lane, N. Y.: SIR: Enclosed please find two dollars, for which send me one dollar's worth each of your celebrated Pills and Ointment, by return mail. Please attend to this at once, for I and much in need of tile above remedies. Address Lieut. A. W. FELLOWS, Q. M., 39th Illinois Vols. CAMP NEAR BRANDY STATION, VA., January 7, 1864. Prof. HOLLOWAY :

DEAR Sir: I have heard a great deal of talk about your famous Pills, and as I never was in need of them until now, I want to try them, as Diarrhoea is very prevalent at the present time: send me the worth of the enclosed. Yours, &c., JOSEPH WALSH, Co. E, 5th Regt., Excelsior Brigade.

PULASKI, Tennessee, December 26, 1863. Prof. HOLLOWAY:

DEAR SIR: Please find enclosed one dollar, and send me the amount in your famous Pills, as I am troubled with Dyspepsia, and seek cure.

Yours, &c.,


Co. 1, 2d Iowa Infantry.

MORRIS ISLAND, S. C.. January 12, 1864.


DEAR SIR: Enclosed you will find 50 cents ; for which I wish you to send me some of your valuable Pills; send than by mail. I enclose 10 cents for postage.

Address,   ISRAEL C. HALL,

Co. D, 4th N. H. Vols.,

Port Royal, S. C.

CAMP OF 5TH EXCLSIOR BRIGADE, January 22, 1864. Prof. HOLLOWAY : Sir: Please send me for the enclosed 50 cents the worth of it in Pills; enclosed find 15 cents to pay postage, and you will oblige. Address,

Yours, &c.,

Sergi. WM. POWERS,

Co. E, 5th Regt. Excelsior Brigade, Washington, D. C.

MORRIS ISLAND, S. C. January 21, 1864. Prof. HOLLOWAY : Please find enclosed the sum of one dollar for Pills. I have Diarrhoea, and can't get it stopped, so I want to try your Pills.Yours, &c., WILLIAM CHRISTY, Co. D, 104th Regt. Penn. Vols., Morris Island, S. C.

CAUTION. If the reader of this "notice" can not get a box of Pills or Ointment from the drug store in his place, let him write to me, 8O Maiden Lane, enclosing the amount, and I will mail a box free of expense. Many dealers will not keep my medicines on hand because they can not make as much profit as on other persons' make. 35 cents, 88 cents, and $1 40 per box or pot.

250 Rare Receipts.

17 Superb Electrotype Engravings. TELLS WHAT TO D0, AND HOW TO DO IT'. Both sent free by mail for 25 cents.

HUTCHIANSON & CO., Publishers,

442 Broadway, New York.

TROPICAL BALSAM Prepared by Carreno Brothers & Co. This celebrated and unparalleled medicine, composed only of salutiferous and purifying vegetables, has been for many years past the great popular remedy of South America, and is an infallible remedy for the speedy cure of phthisis, croup, and all other diseases of the chest and throat; affections resulting from falls, blows, or bruises, however severe; hemorrhages, wounds, contusions, ulcers, felons, burns, piles, headache, toothache, and other diseases. (See Directions around the bottles.) Ever since this valuable medicine has been introduced in this country, its internal and external use has never failed to produce the most wonderfully successful results. Heads of families are advised to keep always this Balsam by them, in order to use it in time in cases of wounds, hemorrhages, burns, bruises, &c. ; also those who are devoted to such occupations as expose them to danger, or require the use of instruments wherewith they may be injured in anyway. For valuable testimonal letters, see the Tribune and the Courrier des Estats-Unis. Price of bottles, 37 cts, and $1. General Depot at WM. E. SIBELL'S, No. 7 Nassau St., near Wall, New York. Retailed at the drug stores generally in NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN.

GOLD PENS AND CASES Retailed at wholesale prices. 14 kt. Gold Pen, Solid Silver Case, $1 50, warranted for one year, guarantee acompanying each Pen. Send for a circular. Pens repointed on receipt of 35 cents. E. S. JOHNSON, 15 Maiden Lane, N. Y.

[APRIL 9, 1864.


Trade Mark, P. S. Bartlett, Waltham, Mass, Full Jeweled, WARRANTED, in 4 oz. coin silver hunting case, gold joints, fancy push pin, for $47.

Also every variety of wood 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.

AND $15 Per Day made Easy.

By selling the GREAT "original and only genuine " RICKARDS' PRIZE AND STATIONERY PACKAGES, each of which contains " more real valuable articles" than any half-dozen other packages ever sold. Each Package contains Fine Writing Materials, Engravings, Fashion Plates, Fancy Articles, Yankee Notions, Games, Recipes, Many Ways to Get Rich, Rich Presents of Fine Jewelry, &c. The whole worth several dollars if bought separate. Price only 25c. Wholesale rates to Agents low. Profits large. Sales immense. Every soldier and every family wants them. Agents wanted in every town and camp. $15 per day guaranteed, and a splendid Gold or Silver Hunting-case Watch, genuine English movements, perfect timekeeper, PRESENTED FREE TO EACH AGENT. Beware of imitations.

We are the sole manufacturers of the GREAT ORIGINAL RICKARDS PRIZE PACKAGES, each of which we have copyrighted according to law. None others are genuine. For an expose of the swindling operations as practised by other parties, see editorial in New York Tribune of Friday, Feb. 26. Send for our great new Circulars for 1864, containing " extra premium inducements, free."

S. C. RICKARDS & CO. 102 Nassau St., N. Y. Original, Largest, and Oldest Prize Package house in the World.


The standard preparation for the hair. Warranted in all cases to restore faded and gray hair and whiskers to their ORIGINAL color. It restores the natural shading of one hair with another, and thus gives a life apperance instead of the dull dead black of dyes, so that the most critical observer can not detect its use. It does not require previous soaping and washing, and hours for its application, nor does it stain the skin; but is as readily applied and easily wiped from the skin as any hair-dressing. It does not claim to make the hair come in when it has once fallen out; nothing will do that, whatever may be advertised to the contrary; but it will prevent it from falling out, make it soft and silky, and cleanse it and the scalp from all impurities and humors, and entirely overcome the bad effects of previous use of preparations containing sulphur, sugar of lead, &c.

Hoyt's Imperial Coloring Cream.

An appropriate accompaniment to the Hiawatha ; oils and colors the hair at the same time, and changes light and red hair to a beautiful brown or black. Sold every where.

N.B.--Ladies' French hair-dresser in attendance to apply the Hiawatha.

JOSEPH HOYT & CO., 10 University Place, N. Y.


In Coin Silver! ! For $1 50. Including the engraving of the Name, Co., and Regiment. Also the National Battle Pin, Cavalry and Artillery Pin, Monitor, Engineer, and Signal Corps Pins. LOUIS PHILIP & CO, No. 2 Murray Street, New York.

Straight Hair made Wavy ! ! ! without heating by using Ivin's Patent Hair Crimpers. For sale at Variety Stores.

Lands. To all Wanting Farms.

LANDS.—TO ALL WANTING FARMS. —Large and thriving settlement, mild and healthful climate, 30 miles south of Philadelphia by railroad. Rich soil, produce large crops, which can now be seen growing. Twenty and fifty acre tracts, at front $15 to $20 per acre, payable within four years. Good business opening for MANUFACTURERS and others, churches,schools, and good society. 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. Letters answered. Papers containing reports and giving full information will be sent free. Address CHAS. K. LANDIS, Vineland Post Office, Cumberland County, New Jersey. From Report of Solon Robertson, Agricultural Editor of the 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. Common Camphor will not kill moths—they only dislike it. Sweeping suffocation to Moths and Millers is

Sold by druggist, and 'factured by HARRIS & CHAPMAN, Boston. Cheap, Durable, Certain, Fragrant, Best. Write for a circular.

Diarrhoea and Dysentery will decimate the Volunteers far more than the bullets of the enemy, therefore let every man see to it that he carries with him a full supply of HOLLOWAY'S PILLS. Their use in India and the Crimea saved thousand of British Soldiers. Only 35 cents, 88 cents, and $1 40 per box.   

Distilled Dew For the Skin and Complexion. Removes, tan, freckles, and discoloration, and renders the skin beautifully clear, soft, and white. Contains no chalk or powder. Sold by all Druggists. Principal Depot, 779 Broadway, N. Y.

TO CONSUMPTIVES,—You will get the Recipe for a sure cure for Cough, Colds, Consumption, and all lung complaints, by sending to Dr. Uncas Brant, Box 3531, New York. He sends it free. Write for it.—It has cured thousands.

To Consumptives. Consumptive sufferers will receive a valuable perscription for the cure of Consumption, Asthma, Bronchitis and Throat and Lung affections (free of charge), by sending their address to Rev. E. A. WILSON, Williamsburg, Kings Co.,


No. I. The Dustman (very chaste,).--No. 2. The Serpentine (quite original).—No. 3. The Hare (suitable for a Matron).—No. 4. The Excelsior (suitable for a very Young Lady).

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