Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue
Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Scenes of Gettysburg Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue
$ 375.00

Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.

(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Battle of Gettysburg).

Issued August 8th, 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.

[B8187].

Certainly one of the more desired issues of the Civil War with the nice content on the Battle of Gettysburg. The front page has 2 prints: "Saluting the Old Flag at Port Hudson" and "The Formal Surrender of Port Hudson". Inside a 1/4 pg: "Siege of Vicksburg--Huts on the Hill-side"; a full page has two prints: "Port Hudson From the Opposite Bank of the River" and "The Union Forces Entering the Breast-Works to Take Possession of Port Hudson".

The premier print is the doublepage centerfold: "The Battle of Gettysburg--Longstreet's Attack Upon Our Left Centre--Bull Ridge in the Distance", a very dramatic scene, plus another full page with 2 scenes of the Battle of Gettysburg: "...Attack of the Louisiana Tigers at the Battle of Gettysburg" and "...General Crawford's Charge  on the Rebel Lines". Yet another full page has 2 prints: "The Army of the Potomac--Execution of Three Deserters" & "The Attack on Fort Wagner--The Stormers Advancing Under Fire."

Other prints include: "Abraham, Who Was Blow'd 'Free' Mile in de Air" and "The Opening of the Mississippi--Arrival of the Steamer 'Imperial' at New Orleans From St. Louis." and a small map: "The Harbor of Charleston, Showing the Scene of General Gilmore's Operations on Morris Island."

There is nice text titled: "The Battle of Gettysburg" as well as an article: "Vicksburg" among others. The back page has a cartoon: "Public Opinion".