Bull Run Battle map Scenes McClellan Harper's Civil War 1861 complete newspaperBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Battle of Bull Run, Battle Scenes, McClellan).
Issued August 3rd, 1861, 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 thin slices along spine blank gutter to first three pages, 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 front page features two prints on the Civil War, captioned: "The Death of the Rebel General Garnett, at the Battle of Laurel Hill" and "Bringing in the Misses Scott as Prisoners to Fall's Church, Va." with a related article.
Inside includes a print of "Major-General McClellan", a nearly half pg: "Presentation of a Flag to the Webster Regiment, Boston...", a nearly half pg: "The Attack on the Second Mate" which includes an African-American; small prints of: "The Schooner S. J. Waring..." and the: "Cabin of the S. J. Waring".
A full page print shows: "The Battle of Carthage, Missouri" and the very dramatic (and displayable) double page centerfold is titled: "Colonel Hunter's Attack at the Battle of Bull's Run". Other smaller prints include: "Graves of the Ohio Volunteers Near Roach's Mills, Virginia" "Camp of the First Brigade of the Confederate Army on the Fair Grounds Near Winchester, Virginia" "Skirmish Between a Portion of the Ninth & Confederate Troops Across the River at Sandy Hook" "Locomotives Dismantled by the "Rebels at Martinsburg, Virginia" "Two Members of the New York Ninth...Hauling Down the Secession Flag at Harper's Ferry" "Bowlesburg, the Head Quarters of General Hill in Western Virginia" 'Fall's Church, Virginia, the Advanced Post of Our Army on the Potomac" "Commencement of the Battle at Bull's Run" and a half page: "Firing Into a Deserted Earthwork Near Bull's Run", and a print of: "Locomotives Dismantled by the Rebels at Martinsburg, Virginia".
There is another nice full page print showing: "Second Mississippi Regiment (Wildcats) Passing Along Main Street, Winchester, on their Way to Bunker Hill, Virginia".
This issue also includes a serialized portion (the final installment) of "Great Expectations", by Charles Dickens, as well as two political cartoons on the back page.