Black Troops Union Training 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, Black Soldiers, Minie Rifle, Thomas Nast, Negro Regiments).
Issued March 14th, 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 of: "Teaching the Negro Recruits the Use of the Minie Rifle", a print showing Black soldiers.
Other nice prints within include a full page with three prints and a map: "Beulah Battery, at the Junction of Burnside and Vernon Rivers", "The Rebel Turtle Ram Just Launched at Savannah", "The Rebel Steamer 'Nashville' Lying at the Railway Bridge, on the Ogeechee River" and "Map of the Environs of Savannah".
Also a one-third page print of "Major General David Hunter" and "The Overflow of the Tuscumbia River Near Corinth, Mississippi".
The action-packed doublepage centerfold shows: "A Negro Regiment in Action" which is quite dramatic, done by noted artist Thomas Nast. Also in this issue are illustrations of" "The Rebel General R. E. Lee" and "The Rebel General Stonewall Jackson". Full page: "Great Union and Emancipation Meeting Held at Exeter Hall, London".
The back page has a cartoon: "Sad Misadventure of the Copperhead Delegation to Richmond" which includes Jefferson Davis.