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Civil War Harper's Weekly, November 26, 1864

Welcome to our online collection of Civil War Harper's Weekly newspapers. These papers have reports and analysis not available anywhere else. The illustrations bring the war to life, and allow you to develop a more complete understanding of the war.

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Pirate Florida

Pirate Ship "Florida"

Sherman in Georgia

General Sherman's March Through Georgia

McClellan Resigns

General McClellan Resigns

Before Petersburg

Troops Before Petersburg

Reinforcements

Reinforcements

Pirate Florida

Capture of the Pirate Ship Florida

Lincoln's Home

President Lincoln's Springfield Home

Long Abe Lincoln

Long Abraham Lincoln

Blockade Runner

Blockade Runner

Civil War Map

Civil War Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 26, 1864.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

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BEFORE PETERSBURGóREINFORCEMENTS GOING TO THE FRONT.--[SKETCHED BY A. W. WARREN.]

(Previous Page) obedience of orders is always just: still we can only regard it as natural that a soldier enlisting as a cavalryman should object to serving in another capacity. The punishment, however, which lasts three or four hours, is usually effectual, and the "mounted" infantry-man leaves his horse well satisfied with his short service in the cavalry."

CAPTURE OF THE " FLORIDA."

WE illustrate on our first page the capture by the Wachusett of the rebel war-steamer Florida, which took place in the Bay of San Salvador October 7, and give the portraits of Captain MOORIS, of the Florida, and Captain COLLINS, of the Wachusett.

The Florida, formerly known as the Oreto, was originally built for the Italian Government, as was alleged, was purchased by the rebels and sent to sea in March, 1862, and has enjoyed a longer lease of predatory life than has been allowed to other privateers. This vessel has outrivaled even the Alabama in its destructive work. She was, after the

destruction of the Alabama, the most powerful privateer in the Anglo-Confederate navy. Her burden was 750 tons. She arrived at Bahia, in the Bay of San Salvador, on the 5th of October, having just one week before captured and burned the Mondamon off Pernambuco. The United States steamer Wachusett was then in port, and at first the Florida (Next Page)

BEFORE PETERSBURGó" MOUNTED INFANTRY."--[SKETCHED BY A. W. WARREN.]

Before Petersburg

Wooden Horse

 

 

  

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