Harper's Ferry at the Close of the Civil War


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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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Harper's Ferry

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Harper's Ferry

You are viewing a picture of Harper's Ferry as it looked at the end of the Civil War. The illustration is from an original Harper's Weekly newspaper, and was created by an eye-witness to the scenes depicted. The leaf shows three views of the town. One shows a touching image of a woman in a cemetery, kneeling before a grave. Doubtless the grave of a loved one killed in the war. The leaf shows many important details of everyday life at the close of the war.




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