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Civil War Harper's Weekly, March 11, 1865

This site features an online archive of the Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. This archive includes incredible eye-witness accounts of the key events of this period. This material offers the serious student of the war a resource not available elsewhere.

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Capture of Wilmington

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Lee Colored Troops

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Capture of Charleston

Capture of Charleston, South Carolina

Field Hospital

Civil War Field Hospital

Transatlantic Telegraph

Laying First Transatlantic Telegraph

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Signal Station

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MARCH 11, 1865.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

149

EXTERIOR VIEW OF HOSPITAL TENT AND WAGON.

INTERIOR OF HOSPITAL TENT AND WAGON.

VIEW OF PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA.

WE gave some weeks since a view of Petersburg, taken by an English artist in the rebel lines. We give this week another view of that town, taken

than Richmond, or rather that it preserved the communications southward from Richmond itself. This position not only covered the Southside Railroad, but was the only possible support to Fort Darling, the loss of which would open up the James to our gun-

We give on our first page an illustration of our soldiers before Petersburg, receiving their rations of quinine and whisky, which are issued to them twice each day. These rations are very efficient safeguards against diseases of the camp.

especially relate to the hospital of the First Division, Ninth Corps, they yet have a general application to all other hospitals of the same class. The feature which will immediately engage the reader's attention is the neatness and taste displayed in the

BEFORE PETERSBURG—FIELD HOSPITAL OF THE FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS.—[FROM SKETCHES BY A. M'CULLUM.]

from a point on our extreme left. It now appears quite probable that the rebel General-in-Chief will soon find it absolutely necessary to evacuate Petersburg. The great value of the rebel position here has been that it afforded a more satisfactory base

boats. But SHERMAN'S advance will soon render both Petersburg and Richmond useless to the Confederacy. If General LEE insists upon retaining them, he will soon be isolated from the Confederacy, of' which his army is the chief defense.

FIELD HOSPITALS.

WE have engraved on this page a number of sketches, illustrating various scenes in the Field Hospitals of our army. Although these sketches

life of our sick soldiers, and in all their surroundings. No labor is spared in beautifying the grounds, and all the internal arrangements are controlled with a tasteful skill that does credit to the directors. Cleanliness and comfort are secured to the disabled

OPERATING-ROOM.

INTERIOR OF A HOSPITAL WARD.

Hospital Tent
Hospital Wagon
Field Hospital
Operating Room
Hospital Ward

 

 

  

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