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Civil War Harper's Weekly, July 9, 1864

During the Civil War, people on the home front relied on Harper's Weekly for news of the War. The paper was the most popular newspaper of the day, and was distributed across the country. Today, it is popular with students and researchers seeking a better understanding of the important people and issues in the war.

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War Council

You are viewing a striking image of the "Council of War". The illustration shows a group of Union Officers sitting on church benches, discussing strategy. It is an original leaf from the July 9, 1864 edition of Harper's Weekly. The central illustration is surrounded by inset images from the war. The illustrations were from photographs by Gardner.


 

 

  

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