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Civil War Harper's Weekly, May 21, 1864

We are happy to present this online archive of our collection of Civil War Harper's Weekly newspapers. Reading these original newspapers enables you to gain new insights into the important people, events, and battles of the Civil War. We have posted over 2,000 pages, and hope you find the material useful.

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[MAY 21, 1864.



JONES. . '' Do you know, Sir, what I'll do, if the Government persists in carrying out this exorbitant tax on liquors and cigars? I'll not drink another glass of liquor or smoke another cigar. No, Sir, not one!"


Bankers and Dealers in Government

No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

DRY AND GROUND IN OIL in several drab shades. For English and Gothic Cottages. Outbuildings, &c. ROBERT REYNOLDS, Agent, No. 74 Maiden Lane.

Do you want a good Magazine ? If so, subscribe to the

which is praised by literary journals in America and Europe as the best American Magazine ever published. It is thoroughly national in tone, and its literary character is the highest passible. The best American writers contribute regularly. Terms $3 a year, postage paid by the publishers. Liberal reduction to clubs. A specimen copy sent on receipt of 25 cents. Address TICKNOR & FIELDS, 135 Washington Street, Boston, Mass.


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.

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,

Watches and Jewelry

Of every description.

Orders, large or small, faithfully executed. Established 20 years.

T. B. BYNNER, 175 Broadway, New York.

Get the Best.


Card Photographs

(5000 Different Subjects)


Prominent and Noted Persons,


All the Major-Generals, the President
and Cabinet,


Prominent Officers of the Army and


10 for One Dollar, or 15 Cts. Single Picture. Sent free to any address. Enclose Stamp, and send for List of Albums and Card Photographs.

To insure prompt and honorable dealing, SEND YOUR ORDERS TO

G. G. EVANS, Publisher,

630 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Penn. N. B. A Classified Catalogue of over 16,000 different books in every department of literature sent to any address on receipt of 5 cents. Premium Certificates of new Watch and Jewelry Enterprise sent on receipt of 10 cents.

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.

The Graefenberg Company's


An infallible cure for "Female Weakness," and all Uterine complaints of women.

Price $1 50 per bottle. Five bottles for Six DOLLARS.

Shults' Onguent, warranted to produce a full set of Whiskers in six weeks, or money refunded. Sent postpaid, for 50 cents. Address C. F SHULTS, Troy, N. Y.

$50 AMERICAN $50 LEVER WATCHES. TRADE MARK, P. S. BARTLETT, WALTHAM, MASS., FULL JEWELED, WARRANTED, IN 4 oz. COIN SILVER HUNTING CASE, GOLD JOINTS, FANCY PUSH PIN, FOR $50. 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. $15 Per Day, $20 And a Gold Hunting Case Watch given free to all agents who sell our Original and a only Genuine" Extra Large Size Stationery Prize Packages. One of our Wonderful Packages contains more really valuable articles than any half dozen others ever sold. Among the surprising contents of "each package" will be found large quantities of "Fine Stationery," Pens, Pencils, Envelopes, " Engravings," 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, Games, 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. One hundred packages, with presents of jewelry and gift of a superb watch, show-bills, and sole right for a town or county, sent anywhere on receipt of $15. Smart agents can sell 100 Packages in a few hours. Agents wanted in every town. Send for our Great New Circular for 1864, containing Extra Premium Inducements, free. Address the Great AMERICAN PRIZE PACKAGE CO., Cor. Nassau and Ann St., New York. Only Original, and Largest and Oldest Prize Package House in the World.

Davis Collamore & Co., 479 Broadway, below Broome St., IMPORTERS OF FINE CHINA, WEDGEWOOD, PARIAN, &C., &c. EMGRAVED GLASS to order in great variety. COLORED STONE CHINA DINING SETS.

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 chain, for only   $8. A neat SILVER WATCH, same as above, specially adapted to the ARMY. Sent free by mail, for only   $7. $15 European Timekeeper. $15 OR, COMPASS WATCH. A SUPERB "Extra Double Gold Plated" engraved or engine turned Hunting Case Watch, Magic Spring, "Genuine English Jeweled or Nickel Movements," "M. J. TOBIAS" Independent Action, Self Balance, and has a NEAT MINIATURE COMPASS sunk in the cap and attached to the movements, making it a "Correct Guide" to the Soldier or Traveler. Perfect time-keeper, " warranted one year." WILL STAND ACID, and is an Exact Imitation of $100 Watch, Used by the British Army Officers. Sent free by mail, in elegant Morocco Case, for only $15. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of Feb. 20 says of the "European Timekeeper," "It is a novelty here, and an imitation of the celebrated timekeeper as much in use among the British army officers, and is calculated to meet the wants of our soldiers in the field." Illustrated News says, " Correct timepieces ; and for beauty and fine finish they are equal in appearance to $100 watches." Address CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., Importers, 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York.

Self-Measurement for Shirts. Printed directions for Self-Measurement, list of prices, and drawings of different styles of Shirts and Collars sent free everywhere.

ENAMELED WHITE, 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 post to any part of the Union on the receipt of 90 cents. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. AGENTS WANTED in every Town in the Union. S. W. H. WARD, 387 Broadway, N. Y.  Soldiers Discharged For Wounds, $100 Bounty paid by applying at once. Blanks and information sent by mail. SOMES, BROWN & CO, 2 Park Place, N. Y. City.

The only enameled "Turn-over" Collar made in metals. Send $1 for a "Turn-over" or 75 cents for a "Choker," to C. H. WELLING, 94 Pine Street, N. Y., and receive it by return mail.

Hardens and invigorates the Gums. Purifies and Sweetens the breath. Cleanses, Beautifies, and Preserves the Teeth. Sold by all Druggists and Fancy Goods Dealers. Price 75 cents per bottle. HALL & RUCKEL, Proprietors, 218 Greenwich St., New York.

A Chinese Preparation. Warranted to force the hair on the smoothest face, or money refunded. Sent, post-paid, on the receipt of $1. Address L. L. STONE, Albany, N. Y.

THE BOWEN MICROSCOPE, Magnifying small objects 500 times. MAILED FREE everywhere for 35 CENTS, OR FOUR FOR $1 00. Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass. Just Published. — AGENTS WANTED to sell a Portrait of LIEUT.-GEN. U. S. GRANT. Address the Publisher, WILLIAM SARTAIN, 728 Sansom St., Philadelphia.

HARPER & BROTHERS Have Just Published : SPEKE'S AFRICA. JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE. By JOHN HANNING SPEKE, Captain H. M. Indian Army, Fellow and Gold Medalist of the Royal Geographical Society, Hon. Corr. Member and Gold Medalist of the French Geographical Society, &c. With Maps and Portraits, and numerous Illustrations, chiefly from Drawings, by Captain GRANT. 8vo, Cloth, uniform with LIVINGSTONE, BARTH, BURTON, &c. Price $3 50.THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON. A Novel. By ANTHONY TROLLOPE, Author of "Rachel Ray," "Orley Farm," " Doctor Thorne," "Framley Parsonage," "'The Bertrams," "The Three Clerks," "The West Indies and the Spanish Main," &c. Illustrated by Millais. 8vo, Cloth, $175; Paper, $1 25. BARBARA'S HISTORY. A Novel. By AMELIA B. EDWARDS, Author of " My Brother's Wife," " Hand and Glove," " The Story of Cervantes," &c., &c. 8vo, Paper, 60 cents.  ANNIS WARLEIGH'S FORTUNES. A Novel. By HOLME LEE, Author of "Sylvan Holt's Daughter," " Kathie Brande," &c. 8vo, Paper, 50 cents. THACKERAY'S ROUNDABOUT PAPERS. Roundabout Papers. By W. M. THACRERAY, Author of " The Four Georges," "The English Humorists," "Vanity Fair," "Pendennis," "The Newcomes," "Adventures of Philip," &c. With Illustrations. 12mo, Cloth, $125; Half Morocco, $2 50. Sent by mail, postage-free, on receipt of price. HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE For June, 1864.

CONTENTS: A CHAPTER ON THE COOLIE TRADE. ILLUSTRATIONS.—Coolies Embarking.—Enraged Coolie.—Barracoons at Macao.—The Interpreters.—A Sampan.—Preserving the Peace.—A Providential Mischance. —Closing the Main Hatch.—Firing down the Hatchway. —Chained to the Hatch.—A vain Attempt.—The Writing in Blood.—On the Lower Deck.

MORTE D'ARTHUR. ILLUSTRATIONS,—Finding Excalibur.—The Death of King Arthur. THE HEIR OF RAYMOND HILL. WINE-MAKING IN CALIFORNIA. ILLUSTRATIONS.—Buena Vista Ranche and Vineyard. —Works of the Buena Vista Vinicultural Association.—Planting the Vine—Training the Vine.—The Tanks.—The Cellars. THREE LIVES. MY SWORD SONG. THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON. (Concluded.) CHAPTER LVIII. The Fate of the Small House. CHAPTER LIX. John Eames becomes a Man. CHAPTER LX. Conclusion. ILLUSTRATION.—In the Garden. YOUR HUMBLE SERVANT. THREE TROPHIES FROM THE WAR. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND. By CHARLES DICKENS. CHAPTER I. On the Look-out.

CHAPTER II. The Man from Somewhere. CHAPTER III. Another Man. CHAPTER IV. The R. Wilfer Family. ILLUSTRATION.—Portrait of Charles Dickens. ONLY TWELVE LEFT. THE LETTER G. A DEAD LOVE. WHY I WROTE IT. HOMOEOPATHY. TOWARD SUNSET. NORTHWARD. THE, POOR WHITES OF THE SOUTH. MONTHLY RECORD OF CURRENT EVENTS. LITERARY NOTICES. EDITOR'S EASY CHAIR. EDITOR'S DRAWER. ILLUSTRATIONS.—A Flattering Prospect.—Hard Indeed.—Rather Doubtful. FASHIONS FOR JUNE. ILLUSTRATIONS.—Breakfast Robe.—Out-Door Dress. TERMS. One Copy for one Year    $3 00 Two Copies for One Year . . .   . 5 50 An Extra Copy, gratis, for every CIub of TEN SCRIBERS, at $2 75 each, or 11 Copies for $27 50. HARPER'S MAGAZINE and HARPER'S WEEKLY, together, one year, $5 50.


Circulation over 100,000. HARPER'S WEEKLY. TERMS.

One Copy for Four Months    $100 One Copy for One Year    3 00 One Copy for Two Years   . 5 50

And an Extra Copy will, be allowed for every Club

of TEN SUBCRIBERS, at $2 75 each, or 11 Copies for

$27 50. Payment invariably in advance.

TERMS TO ADVERTISERS.--One Dollar per line for inside, and One Dollar and Fifty Cents per line for outside Advertisements each insertion.






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