Charles City Road Battle Harper's Civil War newspaper 1862 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, Martin Van Buren, Army of Virginia, Richmond, Battle of Charles City Road).
Issued August 9th, 1862, 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 entire front page is a print captioned: "The Late Martin Van Buren, Ex-President of the United States" who had died on July 24. An article on him appears inside.
Inside contains a nearly half page: "Charge of the Fifth Cavalry at the Battle of Friday, June 27" and half pg: "Kearney's Division Fighting in the Woods, Monday, June 30". Also a full page with 5 scenes: "The Army of Virginia--Scenes on the March" which include Thornton Gap, Sherryville, Middletown and Happy Creek. Also a full page & detailed map: "The City of Richmond Virginia"; a one-third pg: "Rebel Ram 'Arkansas' Running Through the Union Fleet Off Vicksburg"; a print of "Brigadier-General Keyes", and a two-thirds pg. print of: "Major-General Halleck, commander-in-Chief".
There is a nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "...The Battle of Charles City Road, Fought by Generals Heintzelman and Franklin...".
The back page includes 3 political cartoon.