Colonel Fry Battle of Pea Ridge 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, Battle of Pea Ridge, Colonel Fry).
Issued March 29th, 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 full front page shows: "A Thrilling Scene in East Tennessee --Colonel Fry and the Union Men Swearing by the Flag". Other prints inside include a dramatic fullpg: "The Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas--the Final Advance of Our Troops" and "Columbus, Kentucky, After the Rebel Evacuation" and "Fort Clinch, Fernandina, Florida Now Occupied by General Wright's Union Forces" and a full page: "Map of the Southern States Showing the Strategic Points & Their Railroad Connections..."
The doublepage centerfold shows military scenes: "Major-General M'Clellan, Major-General M'Dowell, and Staffs, Escorted by the Fifth Cavalry" & "Bridge Over Bull Run, Near Blackburn's Ford, Burned by the Rebels" & "Evacuation and Firing of Manassas Junction by the Rebels" Also another full page: "Rebel Winter Quarters at Centreville, Virginia..." with: "Intersection of the Orange & Alexandria Railroad...at Manassas Junction". There is also a smaller print of: "Captain John; Ericsson".
The back page has a political cartoon: "On To Richmond!! Down with M'Clellan!".