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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 17, 1864

During the Civil War, Americans relied on Harper's Weekly as their primary source of news on the war. These newspapers contained detailed accounts of the battle, and insightful analyses of both the war and the politics of the day. Today, they make for incredible reading.

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1864 Campaign

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General McClellan

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McClellan 1864 Presidential Nomination

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Ezra Church

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[SEPTEMBER 17, 1864.


THE WAY TO SETTLE THE BUTTER QUESTION. CARTMAN. "Family Butter at Seventy Cents, eh? Not so long's I've any cart-grease left!"


Bankers and Dealers in Government

No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

Selpho's Patent Legs

And Arms, established 24 years. These celebrated substitutes can be had only of Wm. Selpho & Son, 516 Broadway, N. Y. Send for Pamphlet. N. B. The Surg. - General having adopted the above limbs for the U. S. Army and Navy, Soldiers and Seamen are supplied free on application as above.

Davis Collamore & Co.,

479 Broadway, below Broome St.,


Presidential Campaign Medals, either in

Yellow or White Metal ; also Campaign Badge Pins, likenesses correct: Workmanship superior to anything yet offered the public. Price from $40 to $75 per 1000.

A complete set of forty different samples. Two sizes of Medals and four forms of Pins, of each candidate, in two kinds of metal, and a first-rate Medal of


Sent for $5 00. Single samples 25 cents.



139 Fifth Street, Cincinnatti, O.

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 piece 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

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 parairies.


in several drab shades, For English and Gothic Cottages, Outbuildings, &c, ROBERT REYNOLDS, Agent, No. 74 Maiden Lane.

Ivory Jewelry

—WHITE, PINK AND BLACK, $3 50 per set; beautifully engraved with Grecian border, $5 per set. Sent free
by mail on receipt of price. Ivory Combs, $5 to $10 ; Ivory
Hair Pins, $3 ; Ivory Initial Buttons, $1; Pearl Initial Buttons, $I. 50. WM. M. WELLING, 571 Broadway, N. Y.

U. S. Army Agency,

64 Bleecker St., N. Y., Opposite Pay Department. Heirs of Deceased Soldiers should present their Claims at this office for settlement. Information given when requested by letter. Legal Heirs seeking information as to whereabouts of Soldiers killed or wounded in Battle, should apply at this office by letter or otherwise. All just claims against the Government unsettled should be presented at this office.

Colored Soldiers who have not received full pay while in service, can receive the difference. They are entitled to same pay and allowances as white soldiers ; also Pensions and Bounty. $100 Bounty due to soldiers discharged for wounds received in Battle. $100 Bounty due to regulars enlisting July 1, 1861, discharged for wounds. All applications by letter, postage stamps should be enclosed.

Gold Pens.—If you want the best Pen ever used, send to Johnson for circular of engravings, giving exact sizes and prices. Pens repointed at 50c. each, by mail. E. S. JOHNSON, Manufacturer, 15 Maiden Lane.

Enameled White, 50 cts. ; Pearl, 75 etc. "Snow-white," $1: "Linen Finished," Illusion Stitched, " corrugated," $125; Suitable Tie, $1. Jeaneret, 78 Nassau St., N. Y. Mailed on receipt of price.


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

Self-Measurement for Shirts. Printed directions for Self-Measurement, list of prices and drawings of different styles of Shirts and Collars sent free everywhere.


Having the appearance and comfort of linen, have been worn in England for the last two years in preference to any other collar, as they are readily cleaned in one minute with a sponge.

To Military Men and Travellers they are invaluable. Price 75 cts. each ; sent by post to any part of the Union on the receipt of 90 cents.


AGENTS WANTED in every Town in the Union.

S. W. WARD, 387 Broadway, N. Y.

Army and Campaign Badges.

On the receipt of $1, I will send either the 1st, 2d, 3d, 5th, 6th. or 12th A. C. Badge, or the Soldier's Charm, with your Name, Regt., and Co. handsomely engraved thereon ; and for $1 50 I will send either the 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 20th, or 23d A. C. Badge, or the new Artillery, Battery, Cavalry, Engineer, or Pontonier's Pin. Also, for 25 cents, I will send a Campaign Badge with the likeness of either Candidate, together with my wholesale illustrated circular.

B. T. HAYWARD, 208 Broadway, N. Y.

Kendall's Amboline

For the Hair.

Will surely prevent hair falling out.

The best Hair Dressing in the market.

For sale by all Druggists.

Prepared only by


35 Dey Street, New York.

A Good Smoke.

Army Pocket Pipe. Just out, the most economical and best smoking pipe in market. Every Soldier and Traveller should have one. Sample dozen sent free on receipt of $3 00. No single samples sent. Liberal discount made to the trade. Agents and Sutlers by the gross. We also manufacture the Magic Tobacco Boxes, Shaving Boxes, Prize Packages, &c., &c. Circulars sent free. Address

RICHARDS & CO., 97 William St., Box 3131, N. Y.

" One of Many."

A Soldier's letter to Professor Holloway. The following letter is among the last received from the Army of Gen'l Grant. It is only one of many hundreds of genuine letters which are kept on file at the United States Agency for the sale of Holloway's Medicines, 80 Maiden Lane, New York.


January 31st, 1864.

Professor Holloway, Sir—I have used a few Boxes of your excellent Pills, and now I send money for two boxes. If the sum is not the required amount, send me one box, and let me know what is the required sum. I think if some of your circulars, &c., were here, there would be a great many of the boys sending to you for Pills. The Army doctors are not the best in the world.

I am very respectfully yours.


2d Minn. Vols., Head-Quarters 3d Division 14th Army Corps, Chattanooga, Tenn.

$15 Per Day, $15

Made easy by every Agent who sells our Great New and Wonderful Extra Large Size Stationery and Prize Packages. $25 CAN BE MADE in a few hours by smart agents. Greatest money-making business of the age. Each Package contains large quantities of fine Writing Materials, such as Paper, Envelopes, Pens, Pencils, Blotters, Emblems, Ladies' Paris Fashion Plates, Designs for Needle-work, Cottage Keepsakes, Household Companions, Pallor Amusements, Guide for Letter Writers, Many Ways to Get Rich, Gents Pocket Calendars for the Year, Union Designs, YANKEE NOTIONS of all kinds, Recipes, Games, Engravings, Rich and Costly Presents of Fashionable Jewelry, etc., etc., etc. Agents guaranteed $15 per day. A splendid SOLID GOLD or Silver Hunting Case LEVER WATCH (warranted) presented FREE to each Agent. Send for our great new circulars for 1864 containing extra premium inducements, free. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, N. Y.

PRESIDENTIAL Campaign Medals. Of every description now ready in Pin and Medal. Trade orders solicited and promptly filled at Factory prices, Wholesale Depot Campaign Medal Co.,436 Broadway, N.Y.


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." A single one sent free by mail in neat case, WITH A BEAUTIFIUL 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, for only   $8. BRITISH ARMY OFFICERS' WATCH, A STORM, HEAT, and TIME INDICATOR, With Thermometer, Compass, and Calendar improvement, indicating day of the month, week, hour, minute, and second, a valuable guide to the Soldier, Sailor, or Traveller, in Hunting Cases. Price single one by mail, only $25.

Address CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., Sole Importers, 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York.


Magnifying small objects 500 times. MAILED FREE everywhere for 50 CENTS, OR THREE FOR $ 1 00. Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.


Have Just Published :

HARPER'S HAND-BOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN EUROPE AND THE EAST. Being a Guide through Great Britain and Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Sicily, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Tyrol, Spain, Russia, Denmark, and Sweden. By W. PEMBROKE FETRIDGE. With a Railroad Map, corrected up to 1864, and a Map embracing Colored Routes of Travel in the above Countries. Third Year. Large 12mo, Leather, Pocket-Book Form, $5 00.

READE'S SAVAGE AFRICA. Western Africa: being the Narrative of a Tour in Equatorial, Southwestern, and Northwestern Africa; with Notes on the Habits of the Gorilla; on the Existence of Unicorns and Tailed Men; on the Slave Trade; on the Origin, Character, and Capabilities of the Negro, and of the future Civilization of Western Africa. By W. WINWOOD READE. With Illustrations and a Map. 8vo, Cloth, $4 00.

MAURICE DERING; or, The Quadrilateral. A Novel. By the Author of " Guy Livingstone," "Sword and Gown," &c. 8vo, Paper, 50 cents.

THE RELIGIOUS TRAINING OF CHILDREN in the Family, the School, and the Church. By CATHARINE E. BEECHER. 12mo, Cloth, $1 75.

CAPTAIN BRAND, OF THE " CENTIPEDE." A Pirate of Eminence in the West Indies: his Loves and Exploits, together with some Account of the singular Manner by which he departed this Life. By HARRY GRINGO (H. A. Wise, U. S. N.). With Illustrations. 8vo, Cloth, $2 00; Paper, $1 50.

Any of the above Works sent by mail, post-paid, on

receipt of price.


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