Assault on Fort Fisher


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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 4, 1865

This site features an online archive of Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. These old newspapers make fascinating reading, and present first reports of the battles and key events. The woodcut illustrations were created by eye-witnesses to the events and shed new light on this important conflict. This material is simply not available anywhere else.

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Fort Fisher

Battle of Fort Fisher

Sherman March

Editorial on General Sherman's March


Pardon of Mrs. Hutchins

Surrender of Fort Fisher

Surrender of Fort Fisher

Soldier's Diary

Soldier's Diary

General Ames

General Adelbert Ames

Destruction of the Savannah Ram

Transatlantic Telegraph

Transatlantic Telegraph


Soldiers Celebrating

Battle of Fort Fisher

Battle of Fort Fisher

John Bull Cartoon

John Bull Cartoon




Battle of Fort Fisher

You are viewing a stunning eye-witness drawing of the battle of Fort Fisher. The image is captioned, "The Assault and Capture of Fort Fisher, January 19, 1865." The image presents a dramatic image of the battle, showing men charging the embankment. Fallen soldiers are cheering on their comrades. The image shows incredible detail of a civil war battle, and captures the intensity of the engagement.




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