Chancellorsville Stoneman 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, Battle of Chancellorsville, General Stoneman, Fredericksburg).
Issued May 23rd, 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.
Nice full front page print of: "Major-General George Stoneman" on horseback. Prints within include a full page: "Capture of the Heights of Fredericksburg by the Sixth Maine Regiment, of Sedgwick's Corps" which is very displayable; a full page: "The Battle at Chancellorsville--Cough's Corps Forming Line of Battle to Cover the Retreat of the 11th Corps"; full page: "Map of the Seat of War in Virginia"; and a fullpg: "Map of the Mississippi, From Haines Bluff to Grand Gulf".
The doublepage centerfold has two prints of: "The Battles at Chancellorsville". There are also two more full pages with 5 prints of: "The Battles at Chancellorsville--Second & Third Corps's Repelling Jackson's Assault--General Hooker's Headquarters in the Field--Splendid Advance of Sykes's Regulars--Centre of our Line of Battle--Steam-Mill used as a Medical Depot".
Among the text reports within is one headed: "General Lee's Order" giving thanks to his troops for recent victories, signed in type: R.E. Lee, General.
The back page has a political cartoon: "The Music of Mozart."