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Civil War Harper's Weekly, August 20, 1864

Harper's Weekly newspaper was the most popular illustrated newspaper of the Civil War years. These newspapers were read by millions of Americans across the country during the war, and today are viewed as an invaluable resource for researchers seeking a deeper understanding of the war.

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[AUGUST 20, 1864.



BORDER COPPERHEAD. "Glad to see you and your men, General. I've allus stood up for the South, and cussed the Yankees. I'm your friend, and allus has been. You won't take nothin' of mine, will you, General?"

REBEL GENERAL. "Of course, we won't take any thing from you. But, as you're our friend, you'll be glad of a chance to help us. We want all your Cattle, and Horses, and Grain, and we'll pay you in Confederate Notes for all you have. Here, boys! be lively, and take along whatever our friend has that will help the Cause."

(COPPERHEAD thinks himself sold.)


Bankers and Dealers in Government

No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

A Word to our Fair Readers. — Health the basis of Beaut.--Pimples, blotches, and all skin diseases. —A clear complexion is not only essential to female loveliness, but it is equally an external evidence of health—while sallowness, pimples, and all cutaneous eruptions are indicative of a disturbed condition of the stomach and liver. Upon these organs the famous aperient and tonic known as HoIloway's Pills, act with a directness, precision, and rapidity unparalleled in Medical Science, while the Ointment purges the vesicles of the skin, and imparts a brilliancy and roseate tint to that delicate envelope. All who value health and beauty should beware of tampering with cosmetics, as they are not only pernicious but highly dangerous to health.

*** Sold at the manufactory of Professor HOLLWAY, 80 Maiden Lane, New York.


No. 44 Wall Street, New York,

Bankers and Dealers in all kinds of Government Stocks.

U. S. 7.30 Treasury Notes,

converted into 6 per cent. Bonds of 1881.

The Bonds of New 10-40 Loan on hand for

immediate delivery.


Campaign Medals.

Of every description now ready in Pin and Medal. Trade orders solicited and promptly filled at Factory prices. Wholesale Depot Campaign Medal Co.,436 Broadway, N.Y.

Cured by Bates' Appliances. For descriptive pamphlet address H. C. L. Mears & Co., 277 W. 23d St., N. Y.

Kendall's Amboline

For the Hair.

Will surely prevent hair falling out. The best Hair Dressing in the market. For sale by all Druggists.

Prepared only by


35 Dey Street, New York.


What lady or gentleman would remain under the curse of a disagreeable breath, when, by using the


it would be cured? How many lovers it has separated! ! ! How many friends forever parted ! TILE SUBJECT IS SO DELICATE, your nearest friend will not mention it ; and you are yourself ignorant of the fact. To effect a radical cure, use the Balm as a tooth-wash night and morning.

For bathing suffering infants, a few drops poured into a basin of waterwill dispel all fever, tetter, &c.

When used for washing night and morning, it eradicates all Tan, Pimples, and Freckles, rendering the skin soft and white, and free from blemish.

Price 75 Cents. For sale by all Druggists.

Good News for the


Hereafter we will send, post-paid, any of our PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS ordered by soldiers for themselves or friends, giving an Album of the full value of the money sent. Our Albums have the reputation of being superior to all others in beauty and durability, and range in price from 50 cts. to $50.

Our catalogue of


now embraces about 5000 officers, army and navy, statesmen, actors, copies of works of art, &c. Catalogue sent on receipt of stamp. Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Views. Our assortment of these is very extensive, including a great variety of views of the present war. Catalogue sent on receipt of stamp. E. & H. T. ANTHONY & CO, 501 Broadway, New York. Manufacturers of Photographic Materials.

CARPET WARP. Tobacco Twine, Twines and Paper. H. A. HARVEY, 84 Maiden Lane, N.Y.

A BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED WATCH, Double Case, Lever Cap, small size, enameled dial, cut hands, "English Movements," and correct time-keeper. A single one sent free by mail in neat case, WITH A BEAUTIFUL VEST CHAIN, for only $10. A neat SILVER WATCH, same as above, specially adapted to the ARMY. Sent free by mail, for only $8. Address CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., Importers, 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York. Davis Collamore & Co., 479 Broadway, below Broome St., IMPORTERS OF FINE CHINA, WEDGEWOOD, PARIAN, &c., &c. ENGRAVED GLASS to order in great variety.


Vineland Lands. To all Wanting Farms. Large and thriving settlement, mild and healthful climate, 30 miles south of Philadelphia by railroad. Rich soil, producing large crops, which can now be seen growing. Ten, twenty, and fifty acre tracts, at from $25 to $35 per acre, payable within four years. Good business openings for manufactories 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 giving full information will be sent free. Address CHAS. K. LANDIS, Vineland Post-Office, Cumberland County, New Jersey. From Report of Solon Robinson, 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.

Gold Pens.—The Johnson pen, for the past three years so well known to the Soldiers as being the beet pen for the least money ever offered, can he had with silver case and pencil, at $1 50, $2 25 $2 75, and $3 50, warranted for one year. This pen is 14 kt. gold, and the price places it within the reach of everyone to obtain a pen which never, by any other manufacturer, was offered at such low figures. Old Pens repointed on the receipt of 50 cents by mail. Send for a circular, with engravings of all sizes and styles. E. S. JOHNSON, Manufacturer, and Office 15 Maiden Lane, New York City.

DRY AND GROUND IN OIL in several drab shades.

For English and Gothic Cottages, Outbuildings, &c. ROBERT REYNOLDS, Agent, No. 74 Maiden Lane.

AGENTS WANTED. — $50 per month guaranteed. For terms and specimens, address, with stamp, L. L. TODD & CO., New York. 

Steel Collars fifty cents each. Liberal discount to the trade. Samples mailed free on receipt of the price. OTTO ERNST, ccr. Bowery and Canal Street.

"Snow-White," "linen-finished," $1. Suitable Tie, $1. Mailed on prepayment. JEANERET, 78 Nassau St., N.Y.

THE DUPLEX ELLIPTIC HOOP SKIRT is sold at the New Store, 505 Broadway.

$15   Per Day, $15

Made easy by every Agent who sells our Great New and Wonderful Extra Large Size Stationery and Prize Pack-ages. $25 CAN BE MADE in a few hours by smart agents. Greatest money-making business of the age. Each Package contains large quantities of fine Writing Materials, such as Paper, Envelopes, Pens, Pencils, Blotters, Emblems, Ladies' Paris Fashion Plates, Designs for Needle-work, Cottage Keepsakes, Household Companions, Parlor Amusements, Guide for Letter Writers, Many Ways to Get Rich, Gents' Pocket Calendars for the Year, Union Designs, YANKEE NOTIONS of all kinds, Recipes, Games, Engravings, Rich and Costly Presents of Fashionable Jewelry, etc., etc., etc. Agents guaranteed $15 per day. A splendid SOLID GOLD or Silver Hunting Case LEVER WATCH (warranted) presented FREE to each Agent. Send for our great new circulars for 1864 containing extra premium inducements, free. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, N. Y.

Painting. The undersigned is fully prepared to do all plain and, ornamental painting in the best manner at short notice. Best of references offered. JAS. NEWHOUSE, 272 Elizabeth St., N. Y.

Parr's Tool Chests, Fitted with complete sets of tools, sharpened and set ready for use, and packed in cases for shipping. Prices from $2 up, and containing from 8 to 128 different articles, according to size, and adapted to the use of Boys, Youths, Amateurs, and Farmers. Parr's Horticultural Chests, Containing complete sets of garden tools. Every one having a garden will find these chests very useful. Turning Lathes for Amateurs. Also smaller size of foot-lathes for boys, with tools to correspond. To be had of all respectable Hardware Dealers, or of the Manufacturer. Send for illustrated circular to the Manufacturer, GEO. PARR, Buffalo, N.Y.

THE BOWEN MICROSCOPE, Magnifying small objects 500 times. MAILED FREE everywhere for 50 CENTS, OR THREE FOR $1 00.

Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.


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 Travellers they are invaluable. Price 75 cts. each; sent by poet to any part of the Union on the receipt of 90 cents.


AGENTS WANTED in every Town in the Union.

S. W. H. WARD, 387 Broadway, N. Y. U. S. Army Agency,

64 Bleecker Street, N. Y., opposite Pay Department. All persons having cIaims against the Government should present them. at this office for adjustment and payment.

Bounty of $100 00, in the following cases are now being paid.

SOLDIERS DISCHARGED on account of wounds received in battle.

VOLUNTEERS or REGULARS DISCHARGED after having served 2 years. Payment

prompt. Discharge can be sent by mail.

To Everybody!

Buy your Matches now, before the stamp tax goes on and doubles the price.

The Diamond Parlor Match, the best in the world, are selling cheaper than any others, at the

Lodi Manfacturing Co.'s, 66 Cortlant St. N. Y.

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