Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows


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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 24, 1864

Harper's Weekly was the most popular newspaper of the Civil War period. These newspapers have analyses of the war created by people watching it unfold at the time it was happening. The illustrations were created by eye-witnesses to the historic events.

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John Morgan

John Morgan

Peace Through Victory

Peace Through Victory

Democratic Presidential Candidate

1864 Democratic Presidential Candidate

Sherman Atlanta

Sherman Captures Atlanta

Mobile Bay

Battle Mobile Bay

Reuben Fenton

Reuben Fenton

Dress in the 1800's

Dress in the 1800's

Miles O'Rielly

Miles O'Reilly

Trench Warfare

Trench Warfare

Strange Bedfellows

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows









[SEPTEMBER 24, 1864.



(PAT and JOHN BULL, under the same Quilt.)

JOHNNY BULL. "Now, PAT, YOU get up early, and vote often for LITTLE MAC, and I'll find the money to pay the piper."

PAT. " Och, bad luck to them ! if I'd a knowed this great fat baste was in the bed, I'd never have got in at all, I wouldn't."

Bankers and Dealers in Government Securities.

No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

The only enameled "Turn-over" Collar made in metals. Send $1 00 for a "Turn-over," or 75 cents for a "Choker," to C. H. WELLING, 94 Pine Street, New York, and receive it by return mail.

Davis Collamore & Co.,

479 Broadway, below Broome St.,




The New Campaign Lantern,

With Illuminated Portraits and Mottoes of the Candidates. Clubs supplied. Depot,


9 Dey Street, New York.


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.


in several drab shades.

For English and Gothic Cottage Outbuildings, &c. ROBERT REYNOLDS, Agent, No. 74 Maiden Lane.

Enameled White, 50 cts. ; Pearl, 75 cts.; "Snow-white," $1; " Linen Finished," Illusion Stitched, "corrugated," $1 25; Suitable Tie, $1. Jeaneret, 78 Nassau St., N. Y. Mailed on receipt of price.

Campaign Badges. Lincoln or McClellan.

New designs. Neat and cheap. Samples sent for 25 cents. Photograph Albums, Photographs, &c., wholesale and retail. GEO. W. THORNE. 60 Nassau St., N.Y.

—WHITE, PINK AND BLACK, $3 50 per set; beautifully engraved with Grecian border, $5 per set. Sent free by mail on receipt of price. Ivory Combs, $5 to $10 ; Ivory Hair Pins, $3 ; Ivory Initial Buttons, $1 ; Pearl Initial Buttons, $1 50. WM. M. WELLING, 571 Broadway, N. Y.

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.


Tobacco Twine,

Twines and Paper. H. A. HARVEY. 84 Maiden Lane,N.Y.

Self-Measurement for Shirts.

Printed directions for Self-Measurement, list of price and drawings of different styles of Shirts and Collars sent free everywhere.


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.

Read Lincoln's Letters on NATIONAL QUESTIONS. TO GENERAL- McCLELLAN. TO HORACE GREELEY. TO FERNANDO WOOD. TO THE ALBANY COMMITTEE. TO GOVERNOR SEYMOUR. TO THE SPRINGFIELD MEETING. A neat pamphlet edition. Price 10 cts. a copy, or $6 a 100, we paying postage. Address H. H. LLOYD & CO., No. 21 John Street, N. Y.

Army and Campaign Badges.

On the receipt of $1, I will send either the 1st, 2d, 3d, 5th, 6th. or 12th A. C. Badge, or the Soldier's Charm, with your Name, Regt., and Co. handsomely engraved thereon ; and for $1 50 I will send either the 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 20th, or 23d A. C. Badge, or the new Artillery, Battery, Cavalry, Engineer, or Pontonier's Pin. Also, for 25 cents, I will send a Campaign Badge with the likeness of either Candidate, together with my wholesale illustrated circular. B. T. HAYWARD, 208 Broadway, N. Y.

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. THE SONG-GARDEN, Second Book, by Dr. LOWELL MASON. A New Music Book for Schools is now ready, containing a large number and great variety of New Songs, Rounds, Exercises, &c., with the Elements of Musical Notation. The series is designed to include three books, progressively arranged, but each book complete in itself. The First and Third Books will be issued as soon as ready. One copy of Book Second will be sent, post-paid, to any teacher for examination, on receipt of Seventy-five cents. Published by MASON BROTHERS, New York.

THE KEY-NOTE, a New Collection of Church Music, by WILLIAM B. BRADBURY, is the result of Mr. Bradbury's collecting and composing for several years, and is everywhere received with the greatest favor by the most experienced singers and musicians. The extent of Mr. Bradbury's popularity may be judged from the fact that, of his last book, the Jubilee, over 200,000 have been sold, and of his entire works more than 2,000,000. Sample copies by mail, pre-paid, $1 50. Published by   MASON BROTHERS, New York.

PRESIDENTIAL Campaign Medals. Of every description now ready in Pin and Medal. Trade orders solicited and promptly filled at Factory prices. Wholesale Depot Campaign Medal Co.,436 Broadway, N.Y.

$15 Per Day, $15

Made easy by every Agent who sells our Great New and Wonderful Extra Large Size Stationer and Prize Pack-ages. $25 CAN BE MADE in few hours by smart agents. Greatest money-making business of the age. Each Package contains large quantities of fine Writing Materials. such as Paper; Envelopes, Pens, Pencils, Blotters, Emblems, Ladies' Paris Fashion Plates. Designs for Needle-work, Cottage Keepsakes, Household Companions, Parlor Amusements, Guide for Letter Writers, Many Ways to Get Rich, Gents' Pocket Calendars for the Year, Union Designs. YANKEE NOTIONS of all kinds, Recipes, Games. Engravings, Rich and Costly Presents of Fashionable Jewelry, etc., etc., etc. Agents guaranteed $15 per day. A splendid SOLID GOLD or Silver Hunting Case LEVER WATCH (warranted) presented FREE to each Agent. Send for our great new circulars for 1864 containing extra premium inducements, free. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, N. Y.

$8 ARMY WATCH.   $10

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 "Days of the Week, Month, &c.," in back case. A single one sent free by mail in neat ease, WITH A BEAUTIFUL VEST CHAIN, for only $10. A neat SILVER WATCH, saute as above, with "Minature Calendar," &c., specially adapted to the ARMY. Sent free by mail, for only   $8.

BRITISH ARMY OFFICERS' WATCH, A STORM, HEAT, and Time INDICATOR, With Thermometer, Compass, and Calendar Improvement, indicating day of the month, week, hour, minute, and second, a valuable guide to the Soldier, Parlor, or Traveller, in Solid Gold Composite, Double Hunting, Magic Spring Cases, engraved or plain, Jeweled, English Action. Warranted. In Morocco case, with Key, &c., complete. Price, single one by mail, only $25. Address CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., Sole Importers, 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York. "One of Many." A Soldier's letter to Professor Holloway. The following letter is among the last received from the Army of Gen'l Grant. It is only one of many hundreds, of genuine letters which are kept on file at the United States Agency for the sale of Holloway's Medicines, 80 Maiden Lane, New York.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn, January 31st, 1864. Professor Holloway, Sir---I have used a few Boxes of your excellent Pills, and now I send money for two boxes. If the sum is not the required amount, send me one box, and let me know what is the required sum. I think if some of your circulars, &c., were here, there would be a great many of the boys sending to you for Pills. The Army doctors are not the best in the world. I am very respectfully yours. L. T. MULCREAN, 2d Minn. Vols., Head-Quarters 3d Division 14th Army Corps, Chattanooga, Tenn.

A Good Smoke. Army Pocket Pipe. Just out, the most economical and best smoking pipe in market. Every Soldier and Traveller should have one. Sample dozen sent free on receipt of $3 00. No single samples sent. Liberal discount made to the trade. Agents end Sutlers by the gross. We also manufacture the Magic Tobacco Boxes, Shaving Boxes, Prize Packages, &c., &c. Circulars sent free. Address RICHARDS & CO., 97 William St., Box 3131, N. Y.

Speranza. A safe and certain cure for Intemperance. Price $1 per box. Sent by mail anywhere. FARNSWORTH & CO., 78 Cedar Street, N. Y.

The manufacturers respectfully announce that, having now completed their new factory , they hope to be able to execute promptly all future orders for these celebrated instruments. Warerooms in New York, No. 7 Mercer Street.

Portable Engine Department

of the

Washington Iron Works, Newburgh, N. Y. Agency 55 Liberty Street, Room No. S. Engines of all sizes, from 3 30 horse power furnished at short notice.


Magnifying small objects 500 times. MAILED FREE everywhere for 50 CENTS, OR THREE FOR. $1 00. Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.

Strange Bedfellows




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