Scenes on the Road Between Washington and Alexandria


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Civil War Harper's Weekly, June 22, 1861

This Civil War newspaper features a cover illustration and story on William Russell, a war correspondent for the London Times. The paper also Covers Senator Douglas's Funeral, and has various scenes from the war.

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Washington and Alexandria

This original Civil War Harper's Weekly newspaper features a group of pictures showing scenes on the road between Washington DC and Alexandria Virginia.  The upper left inset shows a Lager Beer wagon, with the proprietor serving up his brew to thirsty troops in camp.  The upper center image shows a scene of soldiers driving cattle to camp, presumably to become the next meal for the troops.  The upper right image shows a scene captioned returning from the trenches.  In this image the soldiers are carrying shovels instead of guns.  The left middle illustration is of several soldiers stringing a telegraph wire.  The Center image shows Union Cavalry returning to camp.  The right most image in the middle shows soldiers cutting down trees.  The lower left drawing is of wagons taking supplies to camp.

The lower center image shows Arlington House, the home or Robert E. Lee, and now the location of Arlington National Cemetery.  The lower right image shows soldiers building earthworks.



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