General John Logan

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, July 2, 1864

Harper's Weekly newspapers were the primary source of information for people who lived at the time of the War. There were hundreds of thousands of subscribers, and millions of readers. Today, these original documents serve as an important research tool enabling the serious student to gain new insights into the war.

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General Logan

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JULY 2, 1864.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

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"FIGHTING JOHNNY LOGAN."—[PHOTOGRAPHED BY A. S. MORSE, HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA.]

THE LATE REV. GORDON WINSLOW.—[PHOTOGRAPHED BY GARDNER, WASHINGTON, D. C.]

MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN A.
LOGAN.

GENERAL LOGAN, whose portrait we give    on this page, was originally known to the public as a member

of Congress from Illinois, and in that capacity was intimately associated with the DOUGLAS school of politicians. When secession was first threatened, LOGAN said that "the men of the Northwest in that case would with their swords cleave their

way down the Mississippi Valley to the Gulf of Mexico." It happened to be Mr. LOGAN'S privilege not only to witness but to participate in the execution of this threat. He resigned his seat in Congress at the outbreak of the war, and having raised

the Thirty-first Illinois Regiment, became its Colonel. He behaved with great gallantry at Donelson, where he was quite severely wounded in the thigh, but yet retained his post on the field ; on the surgeon's urging him to leave the field, be simply (Next page)

GENERAL SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN—GENERAL HOOKER'S ESCORT CHARGING THROUGH THE WOODS.—FROM A SKETCH BY THEODORE R. DAVIS.-[SEE FIRST PAGE.]

Johnny Logan
Gordon Winslow
Cavalry Charge

 

 

  

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