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Civil War Harper's Weekly, November 12, 1864

This site features an online archive of all the Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. These newspapers allow you to read eye-witness reports on the important events of the war, and view stunning illustrations of the battles and leaders of the war.

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Custer with Flags

George Custer with Flags

Voter Fraud

Voter Fraud

Arming Slaves

South Arming the Slaves

Election Poster

Election Poster

Army of the James

Army of the James

General Ricketts

General Ricketts

General Grover

General Grover

Honest Abe

Honest Abe Carton

Shenandoah Valley

Sherman in the Shenandoah Valley

Get out the Vote

Democrats Get Out the Vote








[NOVEMBER 12, 1864.


(Previous Page) his the heroic bearing, that never flinched in the thickest of the battle, and which always inspired his men, not only to duty, but to ardor. I visited him this afternoon in a house where he had been conveyed after his wound, and where he was dying. Stretching out a pale hand, a hand known of long friendship, a hand whose grasp was always an honor , but which was doubly precious and tender at such an hour, he said,

" 'Good-by,' with the words added, 'I am going fast.'

"`Indeed, indeed, General, I hope it is not so bad as that."

" 'Such is fate,' was his reply, as the shadow of more than mortal suffering passed over his face and darkened it. His suffering was soon after relieved by an opiate, and his death was comparatively peaceful."

At the time of his death General BIDWELL commanded the Third Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps. He died at 3 P.M., October 19, 1864.


WE give on page 733 a portrait of General GROVER, who lost an arm in the battle of Cedar Creek. General GROVER is a native of Maine, and graduated at West Point in 1850, with the rank of Brevet Second-Lieutenant of Artillery. At the beginning of the war he had for some time been performing military duty in Utah, but immediately he was recalled and assigned to a command in the Army of the Potomac. He commanded a brigade under General HOOKER in the Peninsular Campaign. April 14, 1862, he was appointed Brigadier-General. After McCLELLAN'S Peninsular Campaign, in which he distinguished himself, had terminated, he was assigned to the command of a division. In the latter part of the year he was transferred to the Department of the Gulf, where he commanded a division of the Nineteenth Corps. With this command, in the following summer, he participated in the siege of Port Hudson. In July the Nineteenth Corps was recalled to Virginia, and General GROVER, retaining his old command, entered upon a new field of conflict in the Valley—a field to the glory of which he has greatly contributed. He was wounded on the 19th, while leading a charge.


ON pages 724 and 732 we give illustrations relating to the campaign in front of Petersburg and Richmond. The cut on page 724 illustrates the visit made to the front, October 17, by Secretaries STANTON and FESSENDEN, accompanied by Ex-Collector BARNEY with his successor SIMEON DRAPER. These distinguished visitors, attended by Generals GRANT, MEADE, and HANCOCK, Chief Engineer General BARNARD, and others, proceeded to the scene of the late advance made by the Army of the Potomac to the left of the Weldon Railroad. On their way they visited the excellent fort on that road named after the late lamented WADSWORTH. They seemed highly delighted with what they saw, and examined the fort at great length. The sketch was taken by our artist while the group of officers were standing on the bastions looking toward General WARREN'S head-quarters at the " Blick House,"

Two illustrations given on page 732 represent GENERAL BUTLER'S HEAD-QUARTERS and the mode of SIGNALING BY TORCHES across the James River. General BUTLER'S head-quarters are in the encampment furthest to the left. It is at these quarters that the signaling is observed by means of a telescope. The messages from the high signal tower on the other side of the river are read by the sergeant or officer at the telescope, and the reply is signaled by the man with the torch.


THE evening of the 15th of February, 183—was a gala night in Paris. "Don Giovanni" was to be performed at the opera by an assemblage of talent rarely announced for one night, even at the opera house of Paris or in the great opera of " Don Giovanni." Yet it was not the names of the artistes that most attracted the attention as one read the bills—nobler and more celebrated names caught the eye. They were those, of the reigning king and queen—Louis Philippe and Marie Amelie. The affiches announced that they would honor the opera with their presence on that evening. They had been but a short time restored to their native land, and this was their first appearance at the opera since the "three days" of July had placed them on the throne ; for this reason as many Orleanists as could obtain tickets had secured them for the opera of the 15th February to hear "Don Giovanni" and to see their king and queen. About six o'clock carriages were to be seen conveying their gayly-dressed occupants to the classic building. An unusually hand-some equipage stood at the door of a large house in the Rue des Champs Elysees, evidently also for the purpose of taking some fashionables to the opera. This carriage and house belonged to the Baron de V---, who was just then standing at the bottom of he noble staircase inside the mansion, calling playfully to his wife, telling her that the carriage was waiting.

" I'm coming, I'm coming," was the answer to this appeal; "don't be in such a hurry!"

As the last piece of advice was proffered the speaker appeared at the top of the stairs.

She was a dark beauty of about one and twenty, and was dressed purely in white. She came fluttering down stairs, chattering meanwhile to her handsome husband, who stood looking admiringly at her.

"Now I'm quite ready, so please don't scold. I've only got my bracelets to put on, and those I want you to clasp for me. Here's the case, if you'll take them out, and here's my wrist. Now, suppose I were to lose them in the crowd, what would our good mother say ?"

A smile was the only answer the baron vouchsafed, as he took the bracelets out of their case and clasped them on the fair white arm of his bride.

They were very costly, being each composed of three rows of valuable table diamonds, while in the centre of either glittered a spray of heart's-ease, artistically formed of smaller diamonds. The brace-lets were rendered more precious to their possessors by the fact of their having been in the De V--family for three generations. They now by right belonged to the dowager baronne, but she had insisted on giving them to her son for his bride, who therefore wore them on such occasions as the one we are describing.

The Baron and Baronne de V— stepped into their carriage, and in a few minutes were entering their box at the opera. The house was already full, although it still wanted fifteen minutes to the time announced for the overture to begin. At length the members of the orchestra took their places, and the peculiar, subdued sound of tuning stringed instruments was heard. Still the royal box was empty, and all eyes were turned toward it in eater expectation. In another moment applause burst from the pit and gallery and the entire house, as Louis Philippe and Queen Marie Amelie, attended by a large suite of officers and ladies and gentlemen of toe court, appeared. The king and queen bowed graciously in return for the homage paid them, and then took their seats, at which the rest of the company did the same, and the overture commenced.

The queen looked unusually happy, and seemed to take a lively interest in all around her. Site not only gazed at the stage, but the boxes also came in for a share of her penetrating observation.   ,

Suddenly she bent slightly forward and looked in the direction of the box that contained the lovely young Baronne de V—. The latter was leaning forward, her right hand raised, a finger of which touched one of her dimpled cheeks, deeply interested in the fate of " Don Giovanni," and quite absorbed in the beautiful music.

Her husband had noticed the queen's gesture, and was aware that she had observed his wife, and when the queen turned away he laughingly told her of it.

"Nonsense !" cried the bride ; " don't fancy such absurdities."

The truth of what her husband had said, however, soon forced itself on her mind, for at that moment an officer, dressed in the same uniform as those at-tending the royal party, drew back the curtain he-hind their box, and stepping forward, said, " Pardon, madame, but her majesty's admiration and curiosity has been so roused by the sight of the beautiful bracelets you wear, that site has commissioned me to come and request you to spare me one for a few moments for her closer inspection." The pretty baronne blushed, looked up to her husband for his approval, then unclasped one of the bracelets and handed it to the officer, feeling not a little flattered at the attention and distinction the queen had conferred on her.

The last act of the opera began, and at length the last scene ended, yet the bracelet was not re-turned. its owners thought the officer had doubtless forgotten it, and the baron said he would go and make inquiries concerning it. He did so, and in a few moments returned, though without the bracelet.

" Adele,"said he to his wife, "it is very strange, but not seeing the officer who took your bracelet, I asked one of the others, who has been in the royal box the whole evening, and he says your bracelet was neither sent for nor fetched."

The baronne looked aghast. " Francois," she said, " that man must have been an impostor. He was no officer, but an affreux thief."

The baron smiled as his little wife jumped so speedily at such a conclusion, and persisted that the bracelet was safe and had really been sent for by the queen, and that the officer whom he had consulted was misinformed.

But woman's penetration had guessed rightly, as the morrow proved.

As the bracelet was not forthcoming the next morning, M. de V   spoke to the Chief Inspector
of the police on the subject, who quite coincided with madame's opinion as to the valuable ornament having been artfully stolen. The baron was greatly annoyed, and ordered the inspector to advertise for it in every direction, offering a reward of 3000 francs to the person who should restore it. The inspector promised to do all in his power toward the recovery of the bracelet, as well for the sake of society at large as the satisfaction of his employers.

But three months passed away—350 francs had been spent in advertising—and still the missing bracelet was not found.

It was growing dusk one evening in May, when a servant informed Madame de V    that monsieur
the Inspector wished to speak to her or monsieur the Baron. As the latter was out, Madame de

V   went down stairs to speak to the inspector,
with whom she had had many previous interviews on the subject of the diamond bracelet. As she entered the room he bowed in the respectful manner peculiar to hint. "I believe I have some good news for madame this evening," he said. His voice was rather singular, somewhat resembling a boy's when changing. Madame de V— had ( often remarked this peculiarity before, so it did not strike her that evening. "The detectives," he continued, " en-gaged in the business have met with a bracelet in a Jew's second-hand shop at Lyons so exactly the same as madame's, that it only remains for it to be identified before we can claim it as madame's property. My object in coming this evening is to ask madame to allow me to look at the other, that I may be able to swear to the one at Lyons being its fellow."

The baronne, overjoyed at the idea of recovering her lost property, tripped out of the room, and soon returned with the remaining bracelet. The inspector took it carefully in his hand and proceeded to examine it minutely. "The bracelets are exactly alike ?" he inquired of Madame de V----.

"Exactly," repeated the baronne.

" I believe I have learned the pattern thoroughly," said the inspector, musingly; "yet there may

be some difficulty in not having both bracelets together to compare them one with another."

" Wwhy not take this to Lyons, then?" suggested the baronne.

"Ah, Madame, it would scarcely do to trust even a police inspector after having been deceived by an officer in disguise."

"Oh !" laughed Madame de V--; " do you not think I would trust you, Monsieur Inspecteur, after all the interest and trouble you have taken in the matter? Take the bracelet, and I hope you will bring me both back ere many days have passed."

The Inspector still hesitated, but at length consented to do as the baronne wished him, and went away, bearing the sparkling ornament with him. On her husband's return the baronne, of course, told him of the joyful discovery.

A week, however, passed away without the Inspector's arriving with the stolen property. One morning, therefore, the baron called on the Inspect-or to make inquiries respecting it. The latter seemed very much surprised on being asked if the brace-let had been brought from Lyons. "What does Monsieur mean ? I never heard any thing about the bracelet having been found at Lyons ; it is surely a mistake. Monsieur has misunderstood Madame la Baronne."

"You had better come yourself and have this strange mystery cleared up, M. Inspecteur," answered the baron, sternly. "Madame is at home, and will be happy to assure you herself that it is no mistake that you called and informed her of the diamonds having been traced to Lyons."

The Baron and the Inspector repaired to the Pate des Champs Elysees, where they found Madame the V-- at borne, as her husband had said. She con-firmed what he had already said about the Inspect-or having called one night at dusk, and having in-formed her that the bracelet was supposed to be at a Jew's second-hand shop at Lyons.

The inspector smiled incredulously as he said, " Does Madame really think that I called at dusk, after business hours, when all the world is out, or enjoying itself with company at home? Bah! I do my business in business hours. The disguised officer most probably thought he could do another little stroke of business in an official uniform of an-other cut--the villain ! Mais—I am afraid Ma-dame will never see either of her bracelets again after this."

The inspector's words came but too true. From that day to this Madame la Baronne de V----'s diamond bracelets have never been heard of.


Pins, Ear-Rings. and Cuff-Buttons.
Latest styles, $5 00 per Set.

Gilt Belt Buckles, $3 00. Sent free on receipt of price. WM. M. WELLING, 571Broadway (sign of the Golden Elephant). GREAT CHANCE to MAKE MONEY And to receive a WATCH FREE, by selling our great NOVELTY and NATIONAL PRIZE PACKETS, containing fine stationery and one chance in the great sale of $650,000 of Watches, Jewelry, &c. These Packets retail for 30 cents, and agents and dealers remitting its $17, we will send 100 Packets, and a fine Silver Watch, thus giving the best chance to make money ever offered, as these Packets sell rapidly, the stationery alone being worth more than the price asked. Also,

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Gold, $8-Silver, $150. 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th,18th, 20th, 23d ARMY CORPS, showing each Division. By the single one, 100, or 1000. Send for Circular.   Address DROWNE & MOOREManufacturing Jewellers, 208 Broadway, N. Y. $75   PER MONTH and all expenses paid to Sewing Machine Agents. Address D. B. HERRINTON & CO., Detroit.

FO U N T A I N PEN—NO INKSTAND REQUIRED. One filling writes twelve hours. Gold pens in silver cases, 15 cents to $3 00. Send stamp for Circular. G. F. HAWKES, Sole Manufacturer, No. 64 Nassau St., N. Y.

Six Dollars made from fifty etc. Call and examine, or samples sent free by mail for 50 cents. Retails for $6, by R. L. WOLCOTT, 170 Chatham Square, N. Y.

It is easily carried in the coat pocket. Rain or dampness does not affect it.

"I should be glad to see it in general use."—Senator Wilson, U. S. Senator.

"I do not see how an Officer or Soldier can have a complete outfit without it."—Gov. Pierpont, West Virginia.

" We never saw no complete, and at the same time so convenient, a thing."--St. Louis Republican.

"It will be in great demand when once its real merits are kown."—N. Y. Evangelist.

"Light, compact, and elegant. It is what has long been wanted.''—Frank Leslie's Illustrated.

"It is brimful of just the articles a Soldier or Traveller needs for daily use."—Boston Congregationalist.

" A wonderful little thing—a marvel of usefulness, and is worth more to the soldier than any thing else of the same cost."—Mancherster Daily Mirror.

"A most convenient travelling companion. It would make a capital little present to a friend in the army."—Judd's American Agriculturist.

Price $2 25. Agents wanted to sell the above. Sent to the Army of the Potomac free of postage.

D. B. BROOKS & BROTH ER, Salem, Mass.


I am now manufacturing, and will be ready to fill orders on and after Dec. 1st. Catalogues sent free on addressing B.W. Hitchcock, Valentine Hd. Qrs.,14 Chambers St., N.Y.

J. H. Winslow Co.




Worth $500,000,

To be sold for ONE DOLLAR each, without regard to value, and not to be paid for until you know what you, are to get. Send 25 cents for a Certificate, which will inform you what you can have for $1, and at the same time get our Circular containing full list and particulars; also terms to Agents, which we want in every Regiment and Town in the Country. J.H. WINSLOW & CO., 208 Broadway, New York.

Our whole stock of Imported Watches are now offered at reduced prices. Single Watches at Wholesale rates. AN ELEGANT WATCH in Fine Gold Plated Double Cases Richly Engraved, Turned Centre, Carved Balance Bridge, English, Full Plate Jeweled Movements, adjusted Regulator, Spring Bolt, Spade Elands, and Fine Enameled White Dial, a serviceable article in running order, with Key, Case, etc., complete, and a Gent's Handsome Vest Chain and beautiful Miniature Gold Locket to match, with Double Cases, Box, and Glass for Two Likenesses. Sent Free by mail to any address for only $10. A NEAT SILVER WATCH in Heavy Double Cases, Small Size, same as the above, with Key, Case, etc., complete, and Gent's Vest Chain, Engraved Double Care Locket, etc. Sent Free by mail to any address for only $7. The Imperial Watch, Containing a Rare and Wonderful Combination of Mechanical Effects, combining within its cases and attached to its machinery a beautiful and correct working THERMOMETER, an accurately adjusted Mariner's Compass in miniature, sunk in Dial, and a Reliable Calendar, indicating day of month, week, etc., in Case, rendering this Watch a perfect STORM, HEAT, and TIME INDICATOR. The beautiful machinery of this valuable Watch is encased in Finely Finished DOUBLE HUNTING, Magic Spring 19 Line Cases (the outer cases being of fine 18-Carat Gold, inner cases of Solid Gold Composite), Richly Engraved Top and Bottom, with Panel for Name, Turned Nerl, movable Pendant Bow, and Fancy Push Spring. Genuine English Improved Jeweled Action, M. J.Tobias movements, Polished Cap and Doom, Self-acting Click, Equal Balance, Independent Actions, Fine White Dials Polished Steel Cut Hands, and is an Exact Imitation of $100 watch, and used by the ROYAL ENGINEERS and Officers of the BRITISH ARMY. None Genuine unless bearing our private trade mark. Price per single one, all complete, by mail, $20. CATELY BROTHERS, Sole Importers, 102 Nassau St., N. Y. Established 1855.

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.

ARTHUR'S HOME MAGAZINE, EDITED BY T. S. ARTHUR ANDVIRGINIA F. TOWNSEND. The HOME MAGAZINE for 1865 will be enlarged and improved, and made still more worthy of the eminent favor with which it has been received. YEARLY TERMS, IN ADVANCE—One copy, $2 50 ; third copies, $6 00; five copies, and ono to getter-up of club, $10 00; nine copies, and one to getter-up of club, $15 00. Address   T. S. ARTHUR & Co, 323 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.


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