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Civil War Harper's Weekly, December 17, 1864

We created this web site to make our collection of Harper's Weekly newspapers available online for your study and research. This site features all the Harper's Weekly published during the Civil War period. These newspapers allow an in depth study of the important events of the War.

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George Thomas

George Thomas

Florida Capture

Capture of the Ship "Florida"

Battle of Franklin

Battle of Franklin


General John Schofield

General Sherman

General Sherman on Horseback

Hampton Roads

Fleet at Hampton Roads


Robbing Cradle

Robbing Cradle and Grave

Fort Wool

Fort Wool


Arson in the Civil War








[DECEMBER 17, 1864.



SOUTHERN MATRON. "Well, father, you've got to go, I see. JEFF DAVIS had better take little PETE along too. You'd both be jest the age for two soldiers. You're sixty-nine years old, and he's one. That's zactly thirty-five on an avridg."


Bankers and Dealers in Government

No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

$10 to $20 a Day. Agents wanted, on commission or a salary, to sell Wilson's $18 ("Lock Stitch") Family Sewing Machine. For particulars, inclose stamp, and address MATHER & WILSON, Cleveland, Ohio.

Calenberg & Vaupel's PIANOFORTES,

99 and 101 Bleecker Street, 2d block West of Broadway.
Warranted for Six Years.

OLD ABE'S JOKES. A rare Book. 140 pages. Price 35 cents. Sold by Booksellers and News-Dealers. ! Mailed, post-paid. T. R. DAWLEY, Publisher, N. Y.


Over 2000 Things Worth Knowing!

Sent post paid for 25 cents ; Soldier's Edition, 30 cents. Address " UNION BOOK ASSOCIATION," Syracuse, N. Y.

A Splendid Present.

Harper's Illuminated and Pictorial


Including the Apocrypha. Superbly embellished by over Sixteen Hundred Illustrations, exquisitely engraved by Adams, after Designs by Chapman, exclusive of a Series of Rich Illuminations in Colors, comprising Frontispieces, Presentation Plate, Family Record, Title-Page, &c. The whole forming a sumptuous Folio Volume.

PRICES.—Morocco, gilt edges, beveled and paneled sides, $35 00; Morocco extra, gilt edges, $32 00.

HARPER & BROTHERS, Publishers, New York.

For sale by A. WILLIAMS & Co., Boston: SMITH, ENGLISH & Co., Philadelphia; CUSHINGS & BAILEY, Baltimore; FRANCK TAYLOR, Washington ; J. B. COBB & Co., Cleveland ; ROBERT CLARKE & CO., Cincinnati; KEITH & WOODS, St. Louis; S. C. GRIGGS & Co., Chicago; A. ROMAN & Co. and H. H. BANCROFT & Co., San Francisco; DAWSON & BROTHERS, Montreal.

Vineland Lands. To all Wanting Farms. Large and thriving settlement, mild and healthful climate, 30 miles south of Philadelphia by railroad. Rich soil, producing large crops, which can now be seen growing. Ten, twenty, and fifty acre tracts, at from $25 to $35 per acre, payable within four years. Good business openings for manufactories and others. Churches, schools, and good society. It is now the most improving place East or West. Hundreds are settling and building. The beauty with which the place is laid out is unsurpassed. Letters answered. Papers giving full information will be sent free. Address CHAS. K. LANDIS, Vineland Post Office, Cumberland County, New Jersey.

From Report of Solon Robinson, Agricultural Editor of the Tribune: "It is one of the most extensive fertile tracts, in an almost level position and suitable condition for pleasant farming that we know of this side of the Western prairies.

Drums and Trumpets. FLUTES, VIOLINS, GUITARS, and musical instruments of every description. Send stamp for price list, Silk violin strings , 25c., mailed. Fredrick Blume, 206 Bowery.







&c., &c.

G. H. & W. G. ALISON.,

96 Beekman Street, New York. Martel's Great Picture OF


Now on exhibition and for sale at Messrs. BALL, BLACK & CO.'S, TIFFANY & CO.'S, APPLETON & CO.'S, WM. SCHAUS, and WILLIAMS & STEVENS, this city, sent to any part of the world on receipt of price (six dollars), or by express, C. O. D. (Address) CENTRAL PARK PUBLISHING CO., 720 Broadway, New York.

(First-Class Local Agents Wanted every where.)


JOHN N. GENIN, in view of the immediate advent of the Fur Season, would draw the attention of the Fashionable world and the public to his extensive stock of


and to the MODERATE PRICES which he has determined to affix to them. The assortment, manufactured expressly for the approaching season, comprises the popular Fancy Furs of the day, together with many superb sets of Royal Ermine, and Russian and Hudson Bay Sable.

The stock of Sleigh-Robes, besides the usual variety, includes magnificent specimens of Arctic Fox Robes, white as the polar snow, and of ample dimensions; also Ladies' Fur Hoods and Foot-Muffs ; Gentlemen's Fur Collars and Gloves. The entire exposition, which is now complete, is remarkable for its variety and beauty.


No. 513 Broadway, St. Nicholas Hotel.



And Dealers in all Classes of



This Hotel, situated at NASSAU, NEW PROVIDENCE, BAHAMAS, was built by the Colonial Government, and is a handsome three story building, erected on an elevation a few minutes' walk from the shore, and commanding a fine view of the ocean, harbor, and town of Nassau.

Surrounding the Hotel is a piazza ten feet wide, from which the inmates can at all times enjoy the gentle, cooling, easterly trade winds. INVALIDS unable to bear much fatigue will have a promenade extending one thousand feet, without leaving the building. All of the TROPICAL FRUITS grow in great abundance, and are in season the entire winter.

But little rain falls from the month of October to the first of June. THIS IS CONSIDERED THE PECULIAR SEASON FOR INVALIDS, though they can reside the entire year with comfort and safety. The roads are macadamized, and kept in good order. A most BEAUTIFUL DRIVE extends for twelve miles along the sea shore. In fact, every thing combines to make it a pleasant home for the robust as well as for the invalid.

The Lessee of the Hotel has recently secured the services of Mr. James Carroll, late of the " NEW YORK HOTEL," who will have the entire superintendence, and is determined to do all in his power to minister to the wants and comforts of his guests.

The CULINARY and other departments shall be well supplied, the cooks the best obtainable, and the servants attentive and unobtrusive.

The CUNARD CO.'S STEAM-SHIP CORSICA leaves the wharf at Jersey City and New York once a month for Nassau. The fare to Nassau is forty-five dollars. The charges for board are Three Dollars ($3 00) per day.

Carriages awl horses for rides may be hired at reasonable rates.   GEO. O. JOHNSON, Lessee.

NASSAU, N. P., November 1, 1864.

THEODORE TILTON, of The Independent, furnishes a very attractive and artistic poem in the January Number of Demorest's Illustrated Monthly, that will be read with much interest by the ladies. With such contributions in connection with the many other features of this Magazine, it must become the leading Parlor Magazine in America, especially as ten dollars' worth of full size patterns, and three dollars' worth of new music, are to be given during the year to each subscriber.


The Premises Nos. 809 and 811 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,

The Building is one of the finest in the city.
48 ft. 10 in, X 178 ft.

For terms, &c., apply to

HARPER & BROTHERS, Franklin Square, New York.

And a splendid WATCH given free, selling our Latest Novelty for the HOLIDAY Trade, now creating such an Immense Sensation and extraordinary demand through out the Army and Country. The Great, New, and Wonderful PRIZE PORT FOLIOS. Extra Large. Size 6 by 10. Just Out. Each of which contains Several Dollars' Worth of useful and Valuable Goods, PRIZES, &c. Price only 25 cents. Articles that Soldiers and Families can not do without. Thousands sold every day. 100 Port-folios, with Jewelry, &c., and a beautiful watch, sent to any address on receipt of $15. Soldiers can clear a Month's Pay in one day. Agents wanted in every town, village, and camp for this Standard Article. A splendid Gold or Silver WATCH presented free as a premium to every Agent. This is the greatest money making and surest business of the day. Profits very large. Sales rapid. We guarantee any agent $15 per day. All goods forwarded, with premiums, same day the order is received. Catalogues, with Premium Inducements, sent free. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, New York, Sole Manufacturers.

A BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED WATCH, Double Case, Lever, Cap, small size, white enameled dial, cut hands, " English Movements," and correct time keeper, with an accurate " Miniature Calendar," indicating the "Day of the Week, Month, &c.," in back case. A single one sent free by mail to any address in a neat case, WITH A BEAUTIFUL VEST CHAIN, for only   $10. A neat SILVER WATCH, same as above, with "Miniature Calendar," &c., specially adapted to the ARMY. Sent free by mail, to any address, for only   $7. Address CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., Sole Importers, 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York.

CARPET WARP. Tobacco Twine, Twines and Paper. H. A. HARVEY, 84 Maiden Lane, N.Y.

  FRIENDS ! Send a stamp for information and my Circulars. Address L. M. HARRIS, Boston, Mass. GOLD PENS. We will send to any address, on receipt of the following prices, one of our first quality, 14-carat, warranted (diamond-pointed) GOLD PENS and silver ebony Desk Holders, and morocco case, or silver-plated extension case: No. 3. Large Pen and Holder    $1 50 No. 4. Commercial Pen and Holder    2 35 No. 5. Engrossing Bank Pen and Holder   3 20 No. 6. Mammoth Pen and Holder    4 00 Send a stamp for our circular of engravings of all our new styles, and giving exact sizes and prices. Pens repointed for 50 cents. Address AMERICAN GOLD PEN CO., 200 Broadway, N.Y.

E. & H, T. ANTHONY & CO., Manufacturers of Photographic Materials,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL 501 BROADWAY N. Y. In addition to our main business of PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, we are Headquarters for the following, viz: STEREOICOPES & STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS, Of these we have an immense assortment, including War Scenes American and Foreign Cities and Landscapes, Groups, Statuary etc., etc. Also, Revolving Stereoscopes, for public or private exhibition. Our Catalogue will be sent to any address on receipt of Stamp. PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS, We were the first to introduce these into the United States, and we manufacture immense quantities in great variety, ranging in price from 50 cents to $50 each. Our ALBUMS have the reputation of being superior in beauty and durability to any others. They will be sent by mail, FREE, on receipt of price. FINE ALBUMS MADE TO ORDER. CARD PHOTOGRAPHS. our Catalogue now embraces over FIVE THOUSAND different subjects to which additions are continually being made)of Portraits of Eminent Americans, etc., viz : about 100 Major-Generale, 100 Lieut.-Colonels, 550 Statesmen, 200 Brig.-Generals, 250 Other Officers, 130 Divines, 275 Colonels,   75 Navy Officers, 125 Authors, 40 Artists,   125 Stage,   50 Prominent Women, 3,000 Copies of Works of Art. including reproductions of the most celebrated Engravings, Paintings, Statues, etc. Catalogues sent on receipt of Stamp. An order for One Dozen PICTURES from our Catalogue will be filled on the receipt of $1.80, and sent by mail, free. Photographers and others ordering goods C. O. D. will please remit twenty-five per cent of the amount with their order. The prices and quality of our goods cannot can to satisfy. Soldiers' Pocket Albums for 1S Pictures, 75 cents. FOR A FORTUNE, Address FRANKLIN S. M. CO., Box 302, Boston, Mass.

Self-Measurement for Shirts. Printed directions for Self-Measurement, list of prices, and drawings of different styles of Shirts and Collars, sent free every where. French Flannel Overshirts. Cut 38 inches long, $4 75 and $5 00 each. Sent by mail on receipt of the Cash and 63 cents postage each shirt.

Enameled White, having all the comforts of linen collars. Washed and dried in a moment. A sample Collar mailed free on receipt of 75 cents. Cuffs $1 0(1 per pair. Ladies' Collars and Cuffs same price. Wholesale and retail. AGENTS WANTED in every Town in the Union. S. W. H. WARD 387 Broadway, N. Y. IVORY AND PEARL JEWELRY. Pins, Ear-Rings, and Cuff-Buttons. Latest styles, $5 00 per Set. Ivory and Pearl Sleeve Buttons,
$1 and $1 25 per pair each.

Sent free on receipt of price. WM. M. WELLING, 571 Broadway, N. Y. (sign of the Golden Elephant).

MACMILLAN'S NEW YORK SKATE, With Brady's Patent Sole Fastening without Straps, All Sizes for Gentlemen and Ladies. 702 Broadway, New York.

Robbing the Cradle




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