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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 11, 1865

You are viewing a page from the original February 11, 1865 edition of Harper's Weekly. These old newspapers allow you to read the news of the war, and learn new insights from these first edition reports. The papers are full of interesting news articles, and wood cut illustrations. This material is from our private collection, which we are posting to the internet.

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Confederate Ironclads

Confederate Ironclads

Black Laws

Abolish Slavery

Congress Votes to Abolish Slavery

General Garrard

General Kenner Garrard

General Hazen

General Hazen


Smithsonian Fire

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Smithsonian Institure Fire

Fire at the Smithsonian Institute

Sherman in Savannah

General Sherman in Savannah Georgia


Civil War Scout






[FEBRUARY 11, 1865.




SLOCUM'S Patent Side-Loading REVOLVER.

Length, 71/2 Inches. Weight, 14 Ounces.
Carries a No. 32 Metallic Cartridge.

Its advantages over all others are:

1st. It does not require special ammunition.

2d. It is perfectly safe while being loaded.

3d. It can be loaded in the dark, and quicker than any other pistol.

4th. It can be carried in the pocket, without danger, when loaded.

5th. It is sure fire, and possesses great strength.



105 and 107 Chambers Street, New York. Descriptive Circular, furnished upon application.

HATCH, JOHNSON & CO., 81 Devonshire St. Boston.

J. S. Lowrey & Co., 37 Warren St., New York; Van Deusen, Boehmer & Co., 627 Chestnut St., Phila. ; Hodges Bros., 23 Hanover St., Baltimore ; Wall, Stephens & Co., 322 Pennsylvania Av., Wash'n ; Leavitt & Bevis, cor. Fifth and Vine Sts., Cincinnati; J. Von Berries & Co., 434 Main St.,Louisville ; A.Frankenthal & Bro.,6 No. Main St., St. Louis; Bradford Bros., Milwaukee ; Weed, Witters & Co., 7 to 13 Tchoupitoulas St., N. O.


The immense popularity of " Gray's Patent Molded Collar" has given rise to sundry imitations and infringements of my patents.

The public, and especially dealers in collars, are cautioned that all such violations of my rights will he strictly prosecuted.   SOLOMON S. GRAY.

BOSTON, October 1, 1864.

AGENTS WANTED. One-Half Profit.

Address Box 517, Boston, Mass.

Vineland Lands. To all Wanting Farms.

Large and thriving settlement, mild and healthful climate, 30 miles sea-tit 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.

And a splendid WATCH given free, 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, Writing Materials, Stationery, PRIZES, &c. Price only 25 cents. Articles that Soldiers and Families can not do without. Thousands sold every day. 100 Port-folios, with Jewelry, &c., and a beautiful watch, sent to any address on receipt of $15. 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 day. 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. English and American Levers from $25 up. Good Watches of all descriptions low. Address CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., Sole Importers, 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York.

MUSIC OMNIBUS. For Violin, Flute, Fife, Clarionet, or Cornet. No. 1 Contains 700 times: 40 sets of quadrilles; 100 contra and fancy dances, with figures and calls ; 100 opera melodies ; polkas, marches, waltzes, &c. Price $1 25. No. 2 Contains 850 tunes : 200 Irish, 200 Scotch, and 200 opera airs ; 100 duets for violin and flute. Price $1 25. Excelsior Book latest tunes in 10 Nos., 15c. each, mailed. Musical instruments Every description. Send stamp for price list. FRED. BLUME, 208 Bowery, N. Y.

Munro's Ten Cent Novel, No, 31, ROLLING THUNDER; OR, THE RIVAL WAR CHIEFS. . By George W. Robinson. This is a story of early life on the banks of the Ohio. The combat between two rival tribes, headed by their warlike chiefs, is described with a grandeur and interest that can not be surpassed, and seldom equaled, while "Tipperary's" account of his love scrapes, interspersed with the finest specimens of Irish wit, render this novel one of the most laughable as well as one of the most exciting that can be imagined. The following is a list of Munro's Ten Cent Novels, which are now the rage of the country: No. 1. The Hunters. 2. The Trapper's Retreat. 3. The Patriot Highwayman. 4. The Hunted Unionist. 5. The Track of Fire. 6. The Man-Eaters. 7. Charlotte Temple. 8. The Death Face. 9. The Indian-Slayer. 10. The Tiger of the Ocean. 11. The Hunter's Triumph. 12. The Ocean Rovers. 13. The Tory Outwitted. 14. Zeke Sternum, the Lion-hearted Scout. 15. The Scourge of the Seas. 16. The Captive Maiden. 17. Long-Legged Joe; or, The Demon of the Woods. 18. The Wild Scout of the Mountains. 10. The Forest Lodge. 20. The Rollicking Rangers. 21. Rattlesnake Dick; or, the Flower of the Wigwam. 22. Ricketty Toni, the Rover. 23. The Imps of the Prairie; or, The Slasher of the Cave. 24. The Robber's Terror. 25. Joe, the " Sarpint." 26. Lightfoot, the Scout. 27. The Giant Spy of Bunker Hill. 2S. Scar Cheek, the Wild Half-Breed. 20. Squint-Eyed Bob. 30. Snakey Snodgrass.

These Novels are for sale by all News Agents and Book sellers, and sent, post paid, on receipt of price, 10 cents each.   GEORGE MUNRO & CO., No. 137 William Street, New York.

THE BOWEN MICROSCOPE, Magnifying small objects 500 tames. MAILED FREE everywhere for 50 CENTS, OR THREE FOR $100, Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.

Free to Every Body. SOLDIERS, SAILORS, FARMERS, MECHANICS, AND EVERY BODY throughout the Country will receive, free, by mail, a First Class, Interesting NEWSPAPER, by sending their address to Editors of " ARMY AND HOME JOURNAL," 40 Ann Street, New York.

10-40 Bonds, 5-20 Bonds, 6s of '81 Bonds.

COUPONS CASHED IN GOLD, By HENRY A. HEISER & SON, Dealers in Government Securities, No. 44 Pine Street, New York.

In view of the prospect of PEACE and a FALL in GOLD, holders of Gold Bonds will do well to detach the Coupons, and realize the interest at present rates for Gold.

Parties residing out of the city, wishing to cash their Coupons, can forward them by express, and we will return the Gold, or its value in Greenbacks, as desired.

And Dealers in all Classes of
Weather Strips and Window Bands

EXCLUDE COLD, WIND, RAIN, AND DUST From doors and windows. Local agents wanted every where. For Circulars, address THE METALLIC WEATHER STRIP COMPANY, 644 Broadway, corner of Bleecker Street, over the Manhattan Bank. Special Notice. Beware of impostors styling themselves Brown & Co.

"Electric" Self-adjusting enameled white, $3, $5, $7, and $9 per doz. ; specimens, 50 cts., 75 cts., $1. Snow-white. linen-finished, illusion-stitched, $1 25. Suitable Tie, $1. Ladies' "illusion-embroidered" Steel Collars, $1 50 ; Cuffs, $150. Gents' steel, Cuffs, $2. Mailed on receipt of price and " size." JEANERET, 78 Nassau Street, New York.

AGENTS WANTED, on Commission or a Salary, to sell WILSON'S $10 00 ("LOCK-STITCH")

Family Sewing-Machine. For particulars, inclose stamp, and address


Cleveland, Ohio.


Send your orders early to the old depot.
T. W. STRONG, No. 98 Nassau Street, New York.

Great Imperial Watch.
See Cately Brothers' Advertisement on page 95.

Over 2000 Things Worth Knowing ! Sent post-paid for 25 cents; Soldier's Edition, 30 cents. Address "UNION BOOK ASSOCIATION," Syracuse, N. Y.

Bowel Complaints, Fevers, Sores, and Ulcers, to which soldiers are liable, are promptly cured by Holloway's Ointment and Pills.   

SPECIAL NOTICE. Railroad Agents, and others appointed to sell the New Book by the Author of "Cudjo's Cave,"


will please order fresh supplies before they are entirely out, as at present it may be impossible to supply orders by return express.


PAULINE, THE FEMALE SPY. Ask any News-Dealer for a Copy. Price 25 cents.

T. R. DAWLEY, Publisher, New York.

A certain cure for Burns, Piles, Corns, Chilblains, Cuts, and Rheumatism. Always heals without scar. Only 25 cents a Box ; or, by mail, 37 cents.


Wrapping Twine made of Paper.
Twines and Paper. H. A. HARVEY, 84 Maiden Lane,N.Y.

Notice to Soldiers. We have published three beautiful Certificates of Service, splendidly printed in five colors; size 12xl6. No veteran or volunteer soldier should be without one of them. This war will soon be over, and every Union defender will want a memorial to leave behind him, to show he has done his duty to his country and the Union. We will send either of the three Certificates, inclosed in a pasteboard tube, to any address, by mail, on the receipt of 50 cents. Or we will send all three, as samples, on the receipt of $1.

GATES & GAMBLE, 143 Walnut Street, Cincinnati.

Splendid Chance to Make Money.
Great inducements to sell our celebrated PRIZE PACKETS
and Certificates in the great Gift Sale of Watches and Jewelry. A single certificate, with special circulars to agents
how to obtain gold and silver Watches free, sent on receipt
of 25 cts. G. S. HASKINS & CO., 36 Beekman St., N. Y.

To Consumptives.

THE Advertiser, having been restored to health in a few weeks, by a very simple remedy, after having suffered several years with a severe lung affection, and that dread disease, Consumption is anxious to make known to his fellow sufferers the means of cure.

To all who desire it, he will send a copy of the prescription used (free of charge), with the directions for preparing and using the same, which they will find a SURE CURE for CONSUMPTION, ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, &c. The only object of the Advertiser in sending the Prescription is to benefit the afflicted, and spread information which he conceives to be invaluable, and Ile hopes every sufferer will try his remedy, as it will cost them nothing, and may prove a blessing.

Parties wishing the prescription will please address



Kings County, New York.

Petroleum and Mining Company,
Cash Working Capital, $150,000.


OLIVER E. WOOD, President.




E. R. BLACKWELL, Consulting Engineer and General Superintendent.


PAUL N. SPOFFORD, of Spofford, Tileson In Co., New York.

CHARLES J. MARTIN, President Home Insurance Co., New York.

Hon. ROGER AVERILL, Danbury, Conn.

Hon. ALBERT Z. CATLIN, Burlington, Vt.

JAMES CRUIKSHANK, 55 Broadway, New York. OLIVER E. WOOD, 26 Barclay Street, New York. JAMES WADSWORTH, of James Wadsworth & Co., 61 Cedar Street, New York.

JOHN W. STRONG, Detroit, Mich.

EDWARD M. MORGAN, 2 Pine Street, New York.

The subscription is so nearly completed that it is intended to close the same on or before the 12th of February. Subscriptions, $750,000, of which $600,000 purchases the land to wit, 62,860 acres. The remaining $150,000 is the permanent cash working capital of the Company. Capital stock, $6,000,000. Par value of shares, $100. Subscribers to this purchase will receive eight shares of stock for each one hundred dollars subscribed. Lands located on the Little Kanawha and Elk Rivers, in the counties of Gilmer and Braxton, in the very heart of the oil regions of West Virginia.

Professor Richardson reports: "Your property is the very centre of the West Virginia oil regions. It has numerous oil and gas springs along the banks of its streams, one of which vies with the famous ' Burning Spring' itself."

Professor Shepherd, of New Haven, Conn., reports : "I consider it eminently oil producing land. The oil-bearing shales underlie it extensively, and the long lines of carburetted hydrogen, or illuminating gas springs, some of which I saw burning, as well as the appearance of oil itself on the surface of the tract, fully confirms me in this belief.

"There can be no doubt that along your creeks and tributaries there is a large extent of valuable oil producing territory. The prodigious amount of bituminous and cannel coal, iron ore, limestone, and fire clays embodied in the high hills on your property, the tops and slopes of which are covered with an extraordinary growth of white oak and other heavy timbers, add immensely to its value."

These views are fully indorsed by the reports of the most practical and experienced men from the oil districts of both Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The Company consider themselves fortunate in having secured the services of Mr. Blackwell, a practical civil engineer, for the general superintendency, so well known as the late Chief Engineer and Superintendent of the "Commissioners of Washington Heights," New York City.

Arrangements are in rapid progress for the immediate development of the property on a scale commensurate with its value and extent.

Subscriptions payable at the time of subscribing, or one half in cash, the balance in thirty days from the time of closing the subscription, can be made in per, on or by letter at the office of the undersigned, No. 61 Cedar Street, New York ; J. K. DOBSON, No. 42 State Street, Poston; and JOHN IF. STRONG, Detroit, Michigan, where full information can be obtained.


No. 61 Cedar Street, New York.

Good and Cheap Reading.

The best Reading of the day is now found in the Monthly Magazines. The high price of books limits their circulation, and the Magazines form a good substitute. Of these Magazines the most desirable is the

which employs the first talent in the country, and furnishes its readers with THE BEST STORIES, THE BEST ESSAYS, THE BEST POEMS, which American talent can supply. The price is only $4 00 a year. Club rates liberal. A Specimen Number and Circular for 25 cents. Address TICKNOR & FIELDS, BOSTON. The National Art Association of New York Are delivering (by Mail free) the Superb Steel Line Engraving of Faed's Washington on the Field of Trenton.

Five Dollars sent to the Actuary N. A. A., 561 mid 563 Broadway, New York, will insure a copy to any addsess. Send for a circular.

$20,000 WORTH OF PAINTINGS ANNUALLY GIVEN TO SUBSCRIBERS. BOYS Can Make $3 00 per Day Taking orders for HAZELTINES LAMP CHIMNEY CLEANER. Send 25 cents to E. T. HAZELTINE, Warren, Pa., for a sample and circular.

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