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Civil War Harper's Weekly, October 8, 1864

Welcome to our collection of Harper's Weekly newspapers. These papers, published during the Civil War years, contain incredible reports and analysis of the key events of the war. They also have impressive drawings of the key people and battles in the war.

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Sheridan

General Phil Sheridan

Presidential Race

1864 Presidential Race

Battle of Fisher's Hill

Atlanta, Georgia

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General Russell

General Russell

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Battle of Winchester

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[OCTOBER 8, 1864.

652

THE LATE GENERAL RUSSELL.--[PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANTHONY.]

GENERAL RUSSELL.

THE late Brigadier-General DAVID A. RUSSELL, whose portrait we give above, was born in Washington County, New York. He entered the West Point Military Academy at an early age, graduating in July, 1845. He entered the army as Captain in the Fourth infantry, and until 1855 was engaged in operations on the Pacific coast. As Colonel of the Seventh Massachusetts he entered upon the present conflict, participating in the Peninsular campaign. For distinguished services in the battle of Williamsburg he was made a Brevet Major, and soon afterward a full Major in the Eighth infantry. When General BURNSIDE became commander of

the army RUSSELL had been nominated for a Brigadier-Generalship, and the appointment was confirmed March, 1863. In the attack on Fredericksburg his brigade was engaged, and also in the battle of Gettysburg. It was in November, 1863, that General RUSSELL took command of the First Division of the Sixth (SEDGWICK'S) Corps. With this command he was engaged in the battles of the Wilderness, and lately in the important and decisive battles in the Shenandoah Valley. In the battle of September 19 he was killed. General RUSSELL united to the accomplishments of a soldier the courtesy of a gentleman. He was noble in stature, heroic in action, and was beloved by his command.

THE LATE COLONEL GROWER.—PHOTOGRAPHED BY FREDERICKS.—[SEE NEXT PAGE.]

General Russell
Battle of Jonesborough
Colonel Grower

 

 

  

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