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Civil War Harper's Weekly, May 7, 1864

This site features our online archive of Harper's Weekly newspapers. These newspapers have impressive illustrations of the key people, events, and battles of the War. This archive will enable you to study the war in a way not possible before. Browse these papers and watch the war unfold before your eyes.

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Union Scout

Union Scout

Equal Pay for Colored Troops

Pleasant Hill

Battle of Pleasant Hill

Chicago Lake Tunnel

Runaway Slave

Runaway Slave

General Gregg

Cane River

Cane River


Battle of Plymouth

Escaping Slaves

Stock Exchange

Battle of Pleasant Hill

Battle of Pleasant Hill

War Bonds






[MAY 7, 1864.


[AT THE FAIR :—SCENE: Very pretty girl pinning bouquet on Young Swell's coat.]

YOUNG SWELL. "Twenty-five cents for the bouquet, I think you said: here's a Two-Dollar Greenback."

YOUNG LADY. " Yes ; twenty-five cents for the bouquet : a dollar for pinning it on your coat: and seventy-five cents for the pin. That's just right: thank you. Can't I show you something else ?"


Bankers and Dealers in Government

No. 38 Wall Street, New York.


Also, a full assortment of

Jct. 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 50 cents. Address C. F SHULTS, Troy, N. Y.

Good News for the Army.

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 front 50 cts. to $50.

Our catalogue of


now embraces about 5000 office, army and navy, statesmen actors, copies of work, 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.

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.

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. Davis Collamore Co., 479 Broadway, below Broome St.,

IMPORTERS or FINE CHINA, WEDGEWOOD, PARIAN, &c., &c. ENGRAVED GLASS to order in great variety. COLORED STONE CHINA DINING SETS. WASHINGTON, March 28, 1864. GENTLEMEN:—You may use the sentence about "Cudjo's Cave" which I wrote to Mr. Trowbridge. The book MERITS HIGHER PRAISE, and I have heard it more highly praised by discerning judges. Yours very truly,   S. P. CHASE. Messrs. J. E. TILTON & CO., Publishers, Boston. What Secretary CHASE says of the New Novel. "The inflamed condition of my right eye has prevented my reading or writing much lately. "Cudjo's Cave" I could not help reading, however. It interested and impressed me profoundly."


Superior to every other preparation for the hair in power to restore faded and gray hair to its original color and natural appearance, to prevent it from falling out, to over come effects of previous use of preparations containing sulphur, sugar of lead, &c., and to remove the impurities and humors of the scalp. Invaluable dressing for whiskers. Hoyt's Imperial Coloring Cream. Superior to any Hair Dressing in use. Oils and Colors the Hair at the same time. Changes light and red hair to a beautiful brown or black. N.B.—Ladies' French hair dresser in attendance to apply the Hiawatha. JOSEPH HOYT & CO., 10 University Place, N. Y.

BUCKLEY'S MELODIST. A COLLECTION of about ONE HUNDRED of the most popular Songs of the day, Words and Music, bound in cloth. Among the contents are. "When Johnny comes marching home;" "Break it gently to my mother ;" "Read me a letter from home;" "Do they think of me at home ?" "Her bright smile haunts me still ;" "How can I leave thee?" "Long weary day;" "Mother, is the battle over?" "Rock me to sleep, mother;" "Sword of Bunker Hill:" "There's music in the air;" "Tis midnight hour:" "Black Brigade:" "The Cure;" "The Captain ;" "Go away, black man ;" "Glory Hallelujah ;" "Invalid Corps ;" "Jeff Davis's Dream;" "Murther complate ;" "Sally come up;" "What will you do, love?" &c. Copies mailed, post-paid, on receipt of 35 cents. HENRY TOLMAN & CO., Publishers, 291 Washington Street, Boston. For sale by the AMERICAN NEWS COMPANY, NEW YORK.

IVORY JEWELRY.   A fine assortment white and imitation of CORAL, and JET BROOCHES $1 50. BALL EARRINGS, $1 50 pair. IVORY INITIAL, BUTTONS, 75c. pair. New Patterns Pearl $1 00 pair. Sent free on receipt of the price. For sale at WELLING'S, 207 Centre St., N. Y., Sign of the GOLDEN ELEPHANT, THE TRADE SUPPLIED.


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.

Soldiers of the Union!!!

Bead the following Letters received from your
comrades as endorsements of the

Professor Holloway's
Pills and Ointment.

You will here find unsolicited testimonials received from all parts of the country where our army of occupation is in force.

See to your Health!

All of you have some one interested in your welfare, then do not delay.

Your Life is Valuable!!

Not only to yourselves, but to your Fathers and Mothers, Sisters, Wives, and Brothers. Then while you may, purchase your Health

For 35 cents, 88 cents, or $1 40,

Will, when expended in these medicines, bring you down to the greenest and ripest old age.

The following are genuine letters, on file for inspection at this office,


39th Illinois Volunteers, FOLLY ISLAND, S. C., November 26, 1863. Prof. HOLLOWAY, 8O Maiden Lane, N. Y. :

SIR: Enclosed please find two dollars, for which send me one dollar's worth each of your celebrated Pills and Ointment, by return mail. Please attend to this at once, for I am much in need of the above remedies. Address

Lieut. A. W. FELLOWS, Q. M.,

39th Illinois Vols.


DEAR SIR: I have heard a great deal of talk about your famous Pills, and as I never was in need of them until now, I want to try them, as Diarrhoea is very prevalent at the present time: send me the worth of the enclosed.

Yours, &c.,

JOSEPH WALSH, Co. E, 5th Regt., Excelsior Brigade. PULASKI, Tennessee, December 26, 1863. Prof. HOLLOWAY : DEAR SIR: Please find enclosed one dollar, and send me the amount in your famous Pills, as I am troubled with Dyspepsia, and seek cure. Yours, &c., THOMAS F. TURNER, Co. 1, 2d Iowa Infantry. MORRIS ISLAND, S. C., January 12, 1864. Prof. HOLLOWAY: DEAR SIR: Enclosed you will find 50 cents; for which I wish you to send use solve of your valuable Pills ; send them by mail. I enclose 10 cents for postage. Address,   ISRAEL C. HALL, Co. D, 4th N. H. Vols., Port Royal, S. C. CAMP OF 5TH EXCELSIOR BRIGADE, Jauuary 22, 1864. Prof. HOLLOWAY : SIR: Please send me for the enclosed 50 cents the worth of it in Pills; enclosed find 15 cents to pay postage, and you will oblige. Address, Yours, &c., Sergt. WM. POWERS, Co. E, 5th Regt. Excelsior Brigade, Washington, D. C. MORRIS ISLAND, S. C January 21, 1864.

Prof. HOLLOWAY: Please find enclosed the sum of one dollar for Pills. I have Diarrhoea, and can't get it stopped, so I want to try your Pills. Yours, &c., WILLIAM CHRISTY, Co. D, 104th Regt. Penn. Vols., Morris Island, S. C. CAUTION. If the reader of this " notice" can not get a box of Pills or Ointment from the drug store in his place, let him write to me, 80 Maiden Lane, enclosing the amount, and I will mail it box free of expense. Many dealers will not keep my medicines on hand because they can not, make as much profit as on other persons' make. 35 cents, 88 cents, and $1 40 per box or pot.

10,000 Copies sold in One Week. THE NATIONAL ALMANAC And Annual Record for 1864. Containing recent, reliable, and ample statistics relating to the United States, each separate State, and all foreign countries. It is an Encyclopedia of useful and interesting information, and is indispensable to all who read or think. 12mo, 650 pages. Price in paper, $1 25; in muslin, $150. Sent free by mail. Canvassers and agents wanted. Address,   GEO. W. CHILDS, Publisher, 628 and 630 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. For sale by Booksellers and News Agents everywhere.

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

A Treatise on MILITARY SURVEYING, Theoretical and Practical, including a Description of Surveying Instruments. By G. H. MENDELL, Captain of Engineers. 1 vol. 12mo, with numerous illustrations, $2. Sent free by mail on receipt of price. Just published by D. VAN NOSTRAND, 192 Broadway, New York.

WATCHES. AMERICAN SILVER HUNTING CASED WATCHES, from $32 to $75. SWISS SILVER HUNTING CASED WATCHES, from $16 to $25. ENGLISH " " " " $35 to $75. AMERICAN GOLD HUNTING CASED WATCHES, from $75 to $150. SWISS GOLD HUNTING CASED WATCHES, from $ 45 to $100. ENGLISH " " " " " $75 to $200. All warranted as timekeepers, and each article to be worth the amount charged for the quality sent. Orders (large and small) faithfully attended to. Established 20 years. T. B. BYNNER, 175 Broadway, N. Y.

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, for only $7. 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 is 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. $11   Watches. $12 " AN ELEGANT WATCH." Set in very heavy Silver hunting cases of splendid finish, Silver capped, ruby jeweled, fine English Movements, pure white dial, and steel polished hands. Warranted a correct timekeeper, and promptly forwarded, together with a very handsome gold plated chain and key, to any address, postage paid, on receipt of twelve dollars, or eleven dollars without chain. C. E. CLARKE & CO., 208 Broadway, N. Y. P. O. Box 5650. Send for a Circular.

Ready made or to measure, at $33, $39, and $45 per doz. Self-Measurement for Shirts. Printed directions for Self-Measurement, list of prices, and drawing, of different styles of Shirts and Collars sent free everywhere. FRENCH FLANNEL OVERSHIRTS, $3 00, $3 75, and $4 50 each; all cut one yard long. A single shirt sent by mail on receipt of the cash and 63 cents postage for each shirt. Send the size of your neck. Also

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.

$15 Per Day, $20 And a Gold Hunting-Case Watch given free to all agents who sell our Original and "only Genuine" Extra Large Size Stationery Prize Packages. One of our Wonderful Packages contains more really valuable articles any half dozen others ever sold. Among the surprising contents of "each package" will Ins 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 far a town or county, sent anywhere on receipt of $15. Smart agents can sell 100 Packages in It 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.

Scurvy and Scrofulous Eruptions will soon cover the bodies of those brave men who are fighting their country's battles. Night air, bad food, and drenching rains will make sad havoc with the strongest; therefore let every man supply himself with HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT. It is a certain cure for every kind of skin disease. 35 cents, 88 cents, and $1 40 per pot.





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