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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 16, 1864

Harper's Weekly was an illustrated newspaper published during the Civil War. The paper was distributed across the country, and was read by millions of Americans. These newspapers contained incredible illustrations and reports of the war.

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[JANUARY 16, 1864.



UNCLE SAM (to Young John Bull). "There, JACKY—there's one of Daboll's New Fog-Whistles for you. You're always in a Fog about our affairs, you know. Now go and blow it upon Cape Race, and say it was UNCLE SAM sent you."


Bankers and Dealers in Government Securities,



No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

Great Chance To Make Money!!

We want Agents everywhere to sell the most splendid STEEL ENGRAVINGS ever published. Will furnish them so that a stock of $10 will yield $50; also STATIONERY PRIZE PACKETS, with which we give as Premiums Gold and Silver Watches. Full particulars in Circular mailed free. Address

G. S. HASKINS & CO., 36 Beekman Street, N. Y.


For the Holidays.

Prices Reduced.


Fancy and Dress Suits,

Robes de Chambre,

Smoking Jackets,


Furnishing Goods



Metropolitan Leonard


Garibaldi Suits



Devlin Co.,

Broadway, cor. Grand St.

Broadway, cor. Warren St.


Patent compressed Ivory Billiard Balls, 2 1/2 and 2 3/8 in., $10 per set. 2 in. Bagatelle, $8 per set. 1 3/4 in. Bagatelle, $6 per set. 15 Ball Pool, $30 set. WM. M. WELLING, 207 Centre St., New York, sign of the Golden Elephant.


Holiday Presents,


J. H. Winslow & Co.'s

Advertisement on page 47.

Learn to Skate in One Hour by using

Dyspepsia Tablets,

For Indigestion, Heartburn, &c., manufactured only by S. G. WELLING, and sold by druggists generally. 50 cents per box. Depot No. 207 Centre 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.

VERMILYE & CO., Bankers, No. 44 Wall Street,



As long as issued by Government at Par and Interest. To BANKS and BANKERS the usual commission allowed. We also buy and sell at market rates, U. S. One Year CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS. U. S. COUPON BONDS OF 1881. U. S. 7.30 TREASURY NOTES. U. S. QUARTERMASTER CHECKS. Maturing Certificates of Indebtedness collected on favorable terms. VERMILYE & CO., BANKERS, No. 44 Wall Street, N. Y.


this beautiful keepsake and record of gallant acts. LOUIS PHILIP, 609 Broadway, N. Y.

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, produces large crops, which can now be seen growing. Twenty and fifty acre tracts, at from $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 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. A Household Word.—Buy your Housekeeping Articles at BASSFORD'S, Cooper Institute, New York.

Fogg's Double-Action Patent Lever


Manufactured and for sale on Straps, at wholesale, by F. STEVENS, Manufacturer of Skates, Straps, and Leather Goods, 215 Pearl St., New York, 68 Kiiby St., Boston.

And $15 Per Day Easy.

Agents should be careful in directing their orders for our Original and "only Genuine" Extra Large Size Stationery Prize Packages, which have become so popular through the fine quality and value of their contents. As we have several imitators, who copy our Styles, Advertisements, Premiums, &c., for the purpose of deceiving Agents, we are the only manufacturers of the "Celebrated Rickards Prize Packages," and none are genuine unless bought direct from us. Those parties who advertise to give a "Premium Watch" to agents will not do so unless the agent first pays them from $40 to $50 in cash. This "we challenge any of them to deny." We will present a case of 100 of our Finest Packages to any agent who obtains a watch from them without first paying the above-named amount. Their attempt to present premiums, after our long-established custom, is in this case but a poor dodge. We still do as we have done for years past, present free to every one who acts as our agent a Fine Gold or Silver Hunting-Case Watch, "Genuine English Movements," and warranted a correct time-keeper. These watches are presented on the spot or sent with the first order. No one else does this. Our Wonderful Packages contain more really valuable articles than any half dozen others ever sold. Among the surprising contents of each package will be found Fine Stationery, Pens, Pencils, Envelopes, Ladies' Fashion Plates, Designs for Needle-work, Cottage Keepsakes, Household Companions, Letter-Writer's Instructor, Parlor Amusements, Gent's Pocket Calendars for 1864, Union Emblems, Camp Companions for Soldiers, Military Likenesses, Games, Army Advice, Rare Recipes, Many Ways to get Rich, Yankee Notions, Fancy Articles, Rich and Costly Presents of Fashionable Jewelry, &c., &c., all together worth many dollars, for only 25c. Agents make immense profits. 100 to 200 per cent. allowed. We guarantee smart agents can make $15 per day. Our regular agents average that. Our Packages stand same as over, above all others for quality and quantity of contents. Agents wanted in every camp and town in the country. Goods sent safe to all parts of the army. Send for our Great New Circular for 1864, containing Extra Premium inducements, free. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau St., N. Y. Only Original, and Largest and Oldest Prize Package House in the World.

Presentation Swords. MILITARY and MASONIC Goods of every description, by EMERSON & SILVER, 447 Broome St.. 2d door West of Broadway, New York. Factory, Trenton, New Jersey. Fine Swords for PRESENTATION constantly on hand. 125 Swords are turned out finished at our Factory daily. All work warranted to give SATISFACTION.

For the human family, both as an internal and external remedy, the Pain Killer is so favorably known that it is almost useless to call attention to it. Very truly yours, S. STEWART, Druggist, HEBRON, OHIO. The Soldier's Gift To the Loved One at Home. We will deliver, free of freight chage, at any Express Office East of St. Joseph, Mo., any of our beautiful Albums of the value of $5 or more, that may be ordered by members of the Army or Navy of the United State as Presents to friends at home. We manufacture elegant styles at all prices to $25, and higher. E. & H. T. ANTHONY, Manufacturers and Importers, 501 Broadway, N. Y. SPECIAL NOTICE. AGENTS, male or female, SOLDIERS, and all having some time to spare, are particularly requested, as a FAVOR, to send us their address, and we will send in return, FREE, information for which they will be THANKFUL. We offer EXTRA INDUCEMENTS. From $6 to $15 per day ABOVE EXPENSES. We want addresses from EVERY COUNTY in the U. S., and from EVERY REGIMENT in the Army. Address in full, RICHARDS & CO., 37 and 39 Nassau Street, Box 3131, N. Y.

Approved by the Government. Warranted superior to any other Pistol of the kind. Also Pocket and Belt Revolvers. Sold by the Trade generally. E. REMINGTON & SONS, Ilion N. Y.

TO PHYSICIANS AND INVALIDS, The Rev. CHARLES E. KING, formerly Secretary to the Loudon Evangelical Alliance, and recently connected, as resident Minister and Physician, with the Venezuelean Mission, will send Free of Cost the Prescription with which he successfully treated, while in charge of the large Mission Hospital, upward of one hundred cases of CONSUMPTION in the first, second and third stages. The remedy is equally adapted to the treatment of Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis, and all affections of the Lungs, Throat, and Air-Passages; while it speedily invigorates the enfeebled NERVOUS SYSTEM, and energizes the deranged functions of the Stomach, Liver, and Bowels Address, with stamp, Rev. CHARLES E. KING, Station D, Bible House, New York. P. S.—I wish publicly to acknowledge the generosity of those publishers who, from a sense of humanity, have given this advertisement gratuitous insertion. Religious papers are earnestly requested to copy. Friends. Send a stamp for my Circulars. Address L. M. HARRIS, Boston, Mass.

$35 WATCHES. $35

Genuine Full-Jeweled American Lever Watches, in 4 Ounce Coin Silver Hunting Cases, 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.

$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."

The only enameled "Turn-over" Collar made in metals. Send $1 for a "Turn-over" or 75 cents for a "Choker," to Box 5173 , and receive it by return mail. American enameled Metallic Collar Co., 94 Pine St., N. Y.


Also, a full assortment of Jet, Coral, and Steel Goods. Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, 19 Maiden Lane & 22 John Street, N. Y., 31 Rue du Chateau d'Eau, Paris. Sands St., Birmingham, Eng. Shults' Onguent, warranted to produce a full set of Whiskers in six weeks, or money refunded. Sent post-paid, for 30 cents. Address C. F SHULTS, Troy, N. Y.

AGENTS WANTED.—$2 positively made from 20 cts.; urgently needed by every person. Call and examine, or ten samples sent free by mail for 20 cts.; retails for $2, by R. L. WOLCOTT, 170 Chatham Square, N. Y.


The public are respectfully informed that I have just received, per Steamer "Cella," a fresh shipment of the Jules Mumm & Co.'s

Verzenay Cabinet AND Dry Verzenay Champagne, of a new vintage, surpassing in richness, fineness, and delicacy of quality any Wines of the same grade ever before sent by this house. A trial of the same will convince the most fastidious. The following houses have a supply of this shipment on hand:



J. P. VAN ROSSUM. JAMES MEYER, JR., 43 Beaver Street, Sole Agent in the U. S. for Jules Mumm & Co.'s Champagnes.


Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.



"GET THE BEST."      


G. & .    MERRIAM, Springfield, Mass. TO MILITARY MENT and others interested in our Generals. The subscriber is engaged in getting up a work, entitled, THE UNION GENERALS, embracing the Lives and Services of the Generals of the Union army. The work will contain reliable biographies of all the Generals, together with an accurate sketch of each of the battles in which they have participated. It will be prepared by a rare and unequalled combination of talent, embracing the best efforts of such authors as J. S. C. Abbott, B. J. Lossing, J. T. Headley, E. A. Duyckinck, Professor H. Coppee, Dr. Tomes, Colonel Gardner, Colonel Halpine, Colonel J. Grant Wilson, Richard Grant White, and several military authors of high repute. Any information in regard to any of our Generals will be thankfully received. I would also be glad to receive any official, newspaper, or other reliable accounts in regard to the battles or sieges in which any of our Generals have been engaged. Address GEORGE W. CHILDS, Publisher, 628 and 630 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Uncle Sam




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