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Civil War Harper's Weekly, March 25, 1865

This site features our complete collection of Civil War Harper's Weekly newspapers. This online archive provides unique perspective on the war, and is full of interesting news items and incredible illustrations. This information allows the serious student or researcher to develop a deeper understanding of the important issues leading to and resulting from the war.

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Hugh McCullough

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Sherman's March

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Slave Conscription

Triumph

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James Harlan

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[MARCH 25, 1865.

188

BRIDGE ON THE MILITARY RAILROAD FROM CITY POINT TO HATCHER'S RUN.—[SKETCHED BY A. W. WARREN.]

BEFORE PETERSBURG.

Two weeks ago we gave some illustrations of the Field hospital of the Ninth Corps. The same artist now contributes sketches of the CHAPEL OF THE CHRISTIAN COMMISSION connected with that corps. We can only remark, as of the previous sketches, that they display the exquisite taste of our heroic soldiers.

We also engrave on this page a view of a BRIDGE ON GENERAL GRANT'S MILITARY RAIL ROAD, between Humphreys's and Griffin's stations, on the extension recently constructed to connect the lines at Hatcher's Run with those on the right. This view conveys a very faithful idea of the country southwest of Petersburg.

CARDINAL WISEMAN.

His Eminence NICHOLAS WISEMAN, DAD., Cardinal Priest of the ancient Church of St. Pudentiana at Rome, one of the most

eminent Catholic prelates of modern times, was the scion of a highly respectable Irish family, apparently a branch of the old Essex line, of which the present Sir WM. SALTONSTALL WISEMAN, Bart., is the male representative. Cardinal WISEMAN was the son of JAMES WISEMAN, Esq., of Waterford, of the firm of Wiseman Brothers, merchants of note and high standing at Seville, in Spain. He was born at Seville on August 2, 1802. He was sent from Spain, at an early age, to school at Water-ford. Thence, when about seven years old, he went to St. Cuthbert's Catholic College, Ushaw, near Durham, of which the celebrated Dr. LINGARD was the Vice-Principal. In the autumn of 1850 the British public were startled by the announcement of the re-establishment of the Catholic Hierarchy in England. On the 29th of September, 1850, the Papal brief' was issued; and in a Consistory held on the 30th of the same month, Dr. WISEMAN was made a Cardinal and Arch bishop of Westminster.

CHAPEL OF THE CHRISTIAN COMMISSION, NINTH CORPS—EXTERIOR.--[SKETCHED BY ANDREW M'CALLUM.]

CHAPEL OF THE CHRISTIAN COMMISSION, NINTH CORPS—INTERIOR,—[SKETCHED BY ANDREW M`CALLUM.]

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