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Robert E. Lee Portrait
On March 14, 1863 Harper's Weekly ran portraits
and biographies on both General Robert E. Lee and General Stonewall
Jackson. I have acquired an original issue of this newspaper,
and have posted the three pages dealing with Jackson and Lee on this
site. Each thumbnail below will take you to a complete and
readable version of that page in Harper's Weekly. The
thumbnail on the left takes you to the page containing the portraits
of Jackson and Lee. The thumbnail in the middle takes you to
the page containing their biographies.
This page also has a fascinating story on Civil
War Buffalo Soldiers, and their gallant exploits in the Union Army.
The thumbnail on the right takes you to the final paragraph of the
Jackson Biography, as well as a page full of Civil War
Advertisements from Harper's Weekly. (Scroll Down to See Full Page)
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MESSRS. HARPER & BROTHERS are now prepared to commence the regular issue of the Numbers Of this important NATIONAL WORK, to the Literary and Artistic preparations for which many months of labor have been devoted. These are now so far, advanced that the Publishers are warranted in promising that this work will be a thorough, careful, and impartial History of the War; based upon a laborious collection and comparison of all accessible materials.
Numbers I. and II. are now printed; Numbers III. and IV. will be ready in a short time. These four Numbers are a fair specimen of the character and execution of the whole work. Succeeding Numbers are in such a state Of forwardness that the Publishers will be able to issue them regularly and rapidly.
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Winchester, in March, with rather indifferent success. But his pursuit of
Banks down the
Shenandoah Valley was very successful, and infused some heart into the rebel cause. Again, in June, his attack on
M'Clellan's right wing at Mechanicsville helped his fame among his people. At Cedar Mountain his design showed skill, but the steady courage of Banks's troops foiled his purpose.
When Lee invaded Maryland Jackson commanded a corps under him, and it was he who forced the little garrison of
Harper's Ferry to surrender. He fought at Antietam, and again at
Fredericksburg, but the glory of the latter victory was of course appropriated by his superior, General Lee.
It is beginning to be doubted whether Jackson really possesses claims to the reputation he enjoys. Some of our officers seem to think he is nothing more than a lucky soldier and a good disciplinarian.
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Which is introductory to the whole work, gives a history of the Colonization of the country which became the United States; a condensed sketch of the War of the Revolution, showing that Independence was won by the United Colonies, not by separate ones; that from the first we were a NATION in fact, though not in form; and that we never attained prosperity until a NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, not a mere Confederacy, was formally inaugurated. This is followed by a full narration of the
Slavery Question, of the Compromises which grew out of it, and of the various infractions of these by fanatics and zealots on both sides; an account of the rapid rise of a Secession Party, consequent upon the
election of Mr. Lincoln, and the feeble measures of Mr. Buchanan; closing with the formal Secession of South Carolina, which fairly opened the War.—This Number contains the following
Nathaniel Greene. —Horatio Gates—William Pitt.— Edmund Burke—Portraits of the Signers of the
Declaration of Independence.—Gouverneur Morris.—John Rut. lodge—Alexander Hamiiton.—John Jay.—Patrick Henry. —Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. — Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence—John C. Calhoun.-Stephen A.
Douglas. —Henry Clay. — James Buchanan. — John Brown—John C. Breckinridge. Howell Cobb.— John B. Floyd. —Isaac Toucey. —John Bell. —Edward Everett.—Judge Magrath.—Robert Toombs.—Lewis Cass.
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Details at length the circumstances connected with the Investment of Fort Sumter; the commencement of decided action by Mr. Buchanan, after his Cabinet had been purged from its traitorous members; the Science of Forts and Arsenals; the rapid Secession of the Gulf States; the Formation of a Confederate Provisional Government; the
Inauguration of Mr. Lincoln; his
Inaugural Address, and the early Measures of his Administration; closing with the Bombardment and Evacuation of Fort Sumter. —This Number contains the following
Portrait, of the Federal officers at Fort Sumter.—Fort Sumter, seen from the Rear, at low Water.—Key of the Fort Moultrie Magazine.—Major Anderson's Candlestick. —Entry of Major Anderson's Command Into Fort Sum-ter on Christmas Night, 1860.—Major Anderson's Quarters at Fort Sumter.—The Prayer at Sumter, Dec., 26, 1860. —Facsimile of the Superscription and Frank of Senator Yulee's Letter.—Fac-simile of the Letter—The United States Sloop of 'War "Brooklyn "—Lieutenant
General Winfield Scott. —The Steam-ship "Star of the West."—Firing on the "Star of the West" from the South Carolina Battery on Morris's Island, January 10, 1860.—The First Flag of Truce. —Governor Pickens. —Jefferson Davis—Alexander H. Stephens.—David K. Twiggs. —Abraham Lincoln.
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OF ARTICLES TO BE SOLD FOR ONE DOLLAR EACH.
100 Gold Hunting Cased Watches $100 00 each.
100 Gold Watches 60 00 each.
20O Ladies' Gold Watches 35 00 each.
560 Ladies' and Gent's Silver Watches .. 15 00 each.
3000 Vest and Neck Chains 5 00 to 10 00 each.
8000 Gold Band Bracelets 5 00 to 10 00 each.
All Gold -Pens 14 Carats and Warranted.
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