Murder of Colonel Ellsworth

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, June 15, 1861

This issue of Harper's Weekly has a variety of interesting stories and pictures. The cover has an illustration and story on the death of Colonel Ellsworth. The issue also has a discussion on the problem of fugitive slaves. News describes early events in the Civil War.

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Ellsworth's Death

Colonel Ellsworth's Death

Revolution

The Right of Revolution

The Fugitive Slave Question

The Fugitive Slave Question

Rebel Cavalry

Capture of Rebel Cavalry

General Bragg's Camp

General Bragg's Camp

Camp Anderson

Camp Anderson

Santa Rosa Island

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Confederate Troops on the Las Moras

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Arlington heights

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Newport News

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VOL. V.—No. 233. ]

NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JUNE  15,  1861.

SINGLE COPIES SIX CENTS.

$2 50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1861, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.


PUBLISHER'S NOTICE

OF the last number of Harper's Weekly we published ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND COPIES. This extraordinary circulation, and the character of Harper's Weekly, render it superior as an Advertising medium to any other journal published in the United States. It is probable that each number of Harper's Weekly is read by at least ten adults. It circulates among the classes which advertisers desire to reach. A very large proportion of its circulation is preserved for future reference and bound The space allotted to advertisements is very limited : the price, 75 cents a line on the last page ; 50 cents a line on the page preceding.

THE MURDER OF ELLSWORTH.

WE publish herewith a picture showing the manner in which Colonel Ellsworth was murdered. It is from a rough sketch by Brownell, the gallant young Zouave who avenged his Colonel's death. The circumstances of the murder were fully detailed in our last number

We also give a view of the MARSHALL HOUSE AT ALEXANDRIA, where the murder took place. It is, as our picture shows, a second-rate tavern : its keeper Jackson, who murdered Ellsworth, and was so instantly punished for the deed, was notorious

as a secessionist leader, and a man of violent habits. He had been engaged in several street frays growing out of the secession question, and like too many Southerners, was prompt with the knife and pistol. We notice that he is becoming a martyr among the Southerners ; at Mobile alone, $1100 have been collected for his widow.

Accompanying these pictures we publish a portrait of a secessionist prisoner caught at Alexandria with a rifle of preposterous length and make.

All these pictures are from sketches by our special artist accompanying the troops into Virginia.

SECESSIONIST PRISONER CAPTURED AT ALEXANDRIA.—THE MARSHALL HOUSE AT ALEXANDRIA.—THE MURDER OF COLONEL ELLSWORTH.— [SEE ARTICLE ABOVE.]

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Colonel Ellsworth Murder

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