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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 25, 1865

Below we present the February 25, 1865 edition of Harper's Weekly. This original newspaper features important news and illustrations of the war. Our site allows you to read all these original documents online to help you develop a more in depth understanding of this important period in American History.

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Spring Campaign

Spring Campaign

Mine Explosion

Mine Explosion

Judah Benjamin

Judah P. Benjamin

Philadelphia Fire

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Philadelphia Fire

Philadelphia Fire

Black Practitioner

First Black Practitioner


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Petroleum Company

Pacific Cost Petroleum Company

Rowanty Creek

The Battle of Rowanty Creek

Home Again

Home Again





Home Again

You are viewing a fascinating illustration from the February 25, 1865 edition of Harper's Weekly. The picture shows a Union Soldier who was a prisoner in a Rebel Civil War Prison Camp. He is one of the prisoners released by the rebels in a prisoner exchange. The illustration shows him safe at home, sitting around a nice fire in the fireplace. Family and friends have gathered around, and he is telling chilling tales of his ordeal.




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