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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 23, 1864

Welcome to our online archive of Harper's Weekly newspapers. During the Civil War Harper's Weekly was the most popular newspaper in the country. Today, the papers serve as an incredible resource for students and researchers interested in learning more about the war.

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William Thackeray

Railroad Annoyances

Negro Soldiers Liberating Slaves


Leland Stanford

William Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray





Colored Troops








You are viewing stunning Civil War image of Volunteer Soldiers returning home on Furlough.  The image celebrates this happy occasion by showing soldiers stepping off a train, and being greeted by their jubilant family.  A man can be seen hugging and kissing his wife.  His child has his pack and rifle, and is celebrating the return of his father.  A tattered flag is seen in the background, doubtless having seen duty, like the soldiers on recent battlefields.  A dog is pictured in the foreground, welcoming his master home.  This illustration shows the happy occasion of a Soldier returning home on Furlough




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