Destruction of the Savannah Ram

 

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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

Pardon of Mrs. Hutchins

Surrender of Fort Fisher

Surrender of Fort Fisher

Soldier's Diary

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General Ames

General Adelbert Ames

Destruction of the Savannah Ram

Transatlantic Telegraph

Transatlantic Telegraph

Celebration

Soldiers Celebrating

Battle of Fort Fisher

Battle of Fort Fisher

John Bull Cartoon

John Bull Cartoon

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 4, 1865.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

77

THE DESTRUCTION OF THE REBEL RAM "SAVANNAH" BY THE ENEMY ON THE EVE OF THE FEDERAL OCCUPATION OF SAVANNAH.[SKETCHED BY CAPTAIN BATCHEL.]

(Previous Page) Railway Company that lands its passengers in the so called " Baltimore Depot." In respect to appearance it might do for a City Point where the soldier does not care for looks. But in respect to convenience any quarter master would return it as unfit for

service. But we are giving too many words to such an affair, yet the American visiting his own capital must feel that the spot where he first sets foot on the consecrated ground of his nation should not suffer in comparison with the elegant stations at the

capitals of France and England. The laws of association suggest to the traveler the hotel together with the depot, yet for another reason they might be thought of at the same time. For hotel life in Washington is a bar room life emphatically. There

has been too great a delicacy among writers in criticising the public house habits at the capital. The following, taken from a daily paper, shows how respectable such life is made, and where the reform must begin : " Senator , of --, had a bar room

GENERAL KILPATRICK'S HEAD-QUARTERS IN SAVANNAH, JANUARY 11, 1865.--[SEKTCHED BY THEODORE R. DAVIS.]

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Savannah Headquarters

 

 

  

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