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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.



JOHN BULL. "Why don't you ride the other Horse a bit? He's the best Animal."

BROTHER JONATHAN. "Well, that may be; but the fact is, OLD ABE is just where I can put my finger on him: and as for the other—though they say he's some where out in the scrub yonder—I never know where to find him."


Bankers and Dealers in Government

No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

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

Copies sent by Mail, postage paid, on receipt of price.


A Pocket Companion for the Initiated.

Containing the Rituals of Freemasonry empraced in the degrees of the LODGE, CHAPTER, and ENCAMPMENT; with upward of 800 Engravings. Together with forms of Masonic Documents, Notes, Songs, Dates, &c., &c. By

ROBERT MACOY, Past Master, Past Grand Sec'y, &c.

32mo, Morocco, Tucks    Price $1 50.

" Muslin, Gilt Edges   "   1 00.

Published by   CLARK & MAYNARD,

5 Barclay St., New York.

Gold Pens.—If you want the best Pen ever used, send to Johnson for circular of engravings, giving exact sizes and prices. Pens repointed at 50c. each, by mail.

E. S. JOHNSON, Manufacturer, 15 Maiden Lane.






From their Large Wholesale Stock, Suits and Single Garments, of Every Description, equal in Quality, Style, and Finish to the best Broadway Custom Work, at Prices



New Political Torch, Burns 3 Hours FLAGS, ILLUMINATIONS, &c. The New Campaign Lantern, With Illuminated Portraits and Mottoes of the Candidates. Clubs supplied. Depot, FUNSTON & SCOFIELD, 9 Dey Street, New York.

Works on Artillery. GIBBON'S ARTILLERIST'S MANUAL. Profusely illustrated with wood-cuts and engravings on stone. 1 vol., 8vo, half roan, $6. BENTON'S ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY. A Course of Instruction compiled for the use of the Cadets of the United States Military Academy, West Point. 1 vol., 8vo, illustrated, cloth, $5. ROBERT'S HAND-BOOK OF ARTILLERY. For the Service of the United States Army and Militia. 8th edition. 1 vol., 12mo, cloth, $1 25. HEAVY ARTILLERY TACTICS. Instructions for Heavy Artillery, prepared by a Board of Officers for the use of the Army of the United States. 1 vol., 12mo, with numerous illustrations, cloth, $2 50. FIELD ARTILLERY TACTICS. Instructions for Field Artillery, prepared by a Board of Artillery Officers, and adopted by the War Department for the Instruction of Troops when acting as Field Artillery. 1 vol., 12mo, with 122 pages of illustrations. Cloth, $3. EVOLUTIONS OF FIELD BATTERIES OF ARTILLERY. Translated from the French by Brig.-Gen. ROBERT ANDERSON, United States Army. 1 vol., 24mo, cloth, $1. THOMAS'S RIFLED ORDNANCE. Ninth Edition—revised. 1 vol., 8vo. Illustrated. Cloth, $2. SIMPSON'S TREATISE ON ORDNANCE AND NAVAL GUNNERY. Compiled and arranged as a Text-Book for the United States Naval Academy. By Lieut. EDWARD SIMPSON, U. S. N. Third edition, revised and enlarged. 1 vol., 8vo. Plates and cuts. Cloth, $5. GUNNERY CATECHISM AS APPLIED TO THE SERVICE OF NAVAL ORDNANCE. By J. D. BRANDT, formerly of the U. S. Navy. Approved by the Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department. 1 vol., 18 mo, with illustrations and shifting diagram. Cloth, $1 50. GUNNERY INSTRUCTIONS. Simplified for the Volunteer Officers of the U. S. N., with Hints to Executive and other Officers. By Lieut. EDWARD BABBETT, U. S. N. 1 vol., 12mo, cloth, $1 25. LUCE'S NAVAL LIGHT ARTILLERY. Instructions for Naval Light Artillery, afloat and ashore. Prepared and arranged for the U. S. Naval Academy. By Lieut. W. H. PARKER, U. S. N. 1 vol., 8vo, with 22 plates. Cloth, $3. D. VAN NOSTRAND, Publisher, 192 Broadway. Copies of the above Works sent free by Mail on receipt of price.

Self-Measurement for Shirts. Printed directions for Self-Measurement, list of prices, and drawings of different styles of Shirts and Collars, sent free every where. French Flannel Overshirts. Cut 38 inches long, $4 75 and $5 00 each. Sent by mail on receipt of the Cash and 63 cents postage each shirt.

Enameled White having all the comforts of linen collars. Washed and dried in it moment. A sample Collar mailed free on receipt of 75 cents. Cuffs $1 00 per pair. Ladies' Collars and Cuffs same price.


S. W. H. WARD 387 Broadway, N. Y.

HAS elicited stronger testimonials of approval from the American Press than any other Magazine ever published. It continues to publish




which American talent can furnish. Send for a circular with critical opinions. A Specimen Number sent on receipt of 25 cents.

Subscription   price $1 a year. Club-rates liberal. TICKNOR & FIELDS, Publishers, Boston, Mass.

Oh, Oh, Oh, Boys !

But that's a good Pipe, as handy to carry, as pleasant to smoke, so easy to clean, always ready. It is a gay thing for the Bold Soldier Boys. 1 dozen sent free (by permission) on receipt of $2 50.

RICHARDS & CO., 07 William Street, New York.

E. & H. T. ANTHONY & CO., Manufacturers of Photographic Materials,
WHOLESALE At, RETAIL 501 BROADWAY, N. Y. In addition to our main business of PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, we are Headquarters for the following, viz: STEREOSCOPES & STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS, Of these we have an immense assortment, including Was Scenes American and Foreign Cities and Landscapes, Groups, Statuary etc., etc. Also, Revolving Stereoscopes, for public or private exhibition. Our Catalogue will be sent to any address on receipt of Stamp. PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS, We were the first to introduce these into the United States, and we manufacture immense quantities in great variety, ranging in price from 50 cents to $50 each. Our ALBUMS have the reputation of being superior in beauty and durability to any others. They will be sent by mail, FREE, on receipt of price. FINE ALBUMS MADE TO ORDER. CARD PHOTOGRAPHS. Our Catalogue now embraces over FIVE THOUSAND different subjects to which additions are continually being made of Portraits of Eminent Americans, etc., viz: about 100 Major-Generals, 100 Lieut.-Colonels, 550 Statesmen, 200 Brig.-Generals, 250 Other Officers, 130 Divines, 275 Colonels,   75 Navy Officers, 125 Authors, 40 Artists,   125 Stage,   50 Prominent Women, 3,000 Copies of Works of Art. including reproductions of the most celebrated Engravings, Paintings, Statues, etc. Catalogues sent on receipt of Stamp. An order for One Dozen PICTURES from our Catalogue will be filled on the receipt of $1.80, and sent by mail, FREE. Photographers and others ordering goods C. O. D. will please remit twenty-five per cent. of the amount with their order. The prices and quality of our goods cannot fail to satisfy.

FOR A FORTUNE, Address FRANKLIN S. M. CO., Box 302, Boston, Mass.

FRIENDS! Send a stamp for information and my Circulars. Address L. M. HARRIS, Boston, Mass.


Send us your address. Return you a Comic Paper, gratis, to read in camp and " bunk." Free to the above only. M. "A." GILBERT & CO., 36 Ann St., New York.


Playing 1 to 24 tunes ; costing from $3 50 to $650 00. M. J. PAILLARD, 21 Maiden Lane (up stairs), New York.


And $15 to $20 per day, made easy, selling our Latest Novelty, now creating such an Immense Sensation and extraordinary demand throughout the Army and Country. The Great, New, and Wonderful Prize PORT-FOLIOS. Extra Large. Size 6 by 10. Just Out. Each of which contains Several Dollars' Worth of useful and Valuable Goods, PRIZES, &c. Price only 25 cents. Articles that-Soldiers and Families can not do without. Thousands sold every day. Soldiers can clear a Month's Pay in one day. Agents wanted in every town, village, and camp for this Standard Article. A splendid Gold or Silver WATCH presented free as a premium to every Agent. This is the greatest money-making and surest business of the day. Profits very large. Sales rapid. We guarantee any agent $15 per clay. All goods forwarded, with premiums, same day the order is received. Catalogues, with Premium Inducements, sent free. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, New York, Sole Manufacturers.

A BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED WATCH, Double Case, Lever, Cap, small size, white enameled dial, cut hands, "English Movements," and correct time-keeper, with an accurate "Miniature Calendar," indicating the "Day of the Week, Month, &c.," in back case. A single one sent free by mail to any address in a neat case, WITH A BEAUTIFUL VEST CHAIN, for only $10. A neat SILVER WATCH, same as above, with " Miniature Calendar," &c., specially adapted to the ARMY. Sent free by mail, to any address, for only   $7. Address CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., Sole Importers, 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York.

A LITTLE PRODIGY. The Beautiful New TEN-DOLLAR Patent SEWING MACHINE; a perfect gem, working like a charm; indispensable to every Family, Dressmaker, Seamstress, etc. For sale at M'INTOSH'S Cloak Store, 497 Broadway, New York, where the little wonder may be seen in operation. J. P. RICHTER, General Agent for the State of N. Y.

NEW BOOKS. —NOW READY: OLD ABE'S JOKES, 128 pp., 35 cents. THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 100 pp., 25 cents. THE LIFE OF GEO. B. M'CLELLAN, 100 pp., 25 cents. THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF COOKERY, 132 pp., 25 cents. Sold everywhere. Mailed, post-paid. T. R. Dawley, N.Y.

CARPET WARP. Tobacco Twine, Twines and Paper. H. A. HARVEY, S4 Maiden Lane,N.Y.

Calenberg Vaupel's PIANOFORTES, 99 and 101 Bleecker Street, 2d block West of Broadway. Warranted for Six Years.

Vineland Lands. To all Wanting Farms. Large and thriving settlement, mild and healthful climate, 30 miles south of Philadelphia by railroad. Rich soil, producing large crops, which can now be seen growing. Ten, twenty, and fifty acre tracts, at from $25 to $35 per acre, payable within four years. Good business openings for manufactories and others. Churches, schools, and good society. It is now the most improving place East or West. Hundreds are settling and building. The beauty with which the place is laid out is unsurpassed. Letters answered. Papers giving full information will be sent free. Address CHAS. K. LANDIS, Vineland Post-Office, Cumberland County, New Jersey.

From Report of Solon Robinson, Agricultural Editor of the Tribune: " It is one of the most extensive fertile tracts, in an almost level position and suitable condition for pleasant farming that we know of this side of the Western prairies.


We will send to any address one of our large size, fine quality, warranted Gold Pens and Silver-plated Extension Cases, or silver Ebony Holder and Morocco Case, for $1 50. Pens repointed for 50 cents. Send stamp for circular. AMERICAN GOLD PEN CO., No. 200 Broadway, N. Y.

Honest Abe




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