Army Beef Freed Slaves in Camp Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Army Beef, Freed Slaves, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Galveston, Texas, Gunboat Flotilla).
Issued January 31st, 1863, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued during the Civil War. Filled with commentary and wood engraved images relating to that war and issued contemporary to the events.
Original mid-19th century weekly newspaper. An actual, complete newspaper published at the date listed, not a modern re-issue.
During this period, this journal was a major, influential national publication which employed many of the top artists of the era.
Paper uniformly age toned as typical, some pages loose. Issue was once bound up in a volume and is now free-standing and complete unto itself as originally issued.
Nice looking, clean, well preserved example, pages loosened, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text on reverse of each page as always, images and maps from Harper's like this are often offered separately for display.
Newspaper measures c. 16" H x 11" W.
Periodical will be shipped gently rolled in a sturdy 3" wide tube to ensure it arrives safely to you! Multiple issues purchased at the same time will be shipped flat.
The full front page is a print: "Army Beef" showing soldiers shooting cattle, with 2 smaller vignettes.
Inside has a full page: "Contrabands Coming Into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation", referring to the recent Emancipation Proclamation. It shows many African-Americans and presumed slaves. Also a full page with 2 prints: "Appearance of the Site of the Deserted Rebel Camps Near Murfreesboro" & "Murfreesboro, Tennessee"; a full pg: "Rebel Attack Upon the 43rd Massachusetts Volunteers at Galveston, Texas"; a full page: "Attack of the Rebels Upon Our Gunboat Flotilla at Galveston, Texas, January 1, 1863"; a full page with 4 prints of: "Our Blockading Fleet Off North Channel, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina".
Also a small print of: "The Late Rev. Lyman Beecher, D.D." and a half page: "The Battle At Vicksburg--Gallant Charge of the Sixth Missouri Regiment". A full column strip map: "The Mississippi From the St. Francis to Vicksburg, Showing Arkansas Post".