Sherman's March Georgia Buzzard's Roost 1864 Virginia Harper's Civil War nwsppr.Brian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, William T. Sherman, March to the Sea, Georgia).
Issued May 21st, 1864, 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. Two full page maps of Virginia, one being a city plan environs of Richmond.
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 pager is a print: "General Sherman's Advance--Buzzard's Roost Pass, Georgia". Inside has a full page: "Grand Musical Festival in Philadelphia In Aid of the Sanitary Commission"; a full page: "Map of Virginia showing the Military Operations of Generals Grant and Butler" as well as: "Map of Richmond, Virginia, Showing Its Defenses & Railroad Connections".
Other prints include: "Arrival of General Butler's Advance at City Point, Virginia..." "Departure of the Union Fleet from Newport News, Virginia..." "The Late General Wadsworth" "Destruction of the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad" "Destruction of Rebel Schooners Off Homosassa River, Florida". The double page centerfold is dismal: "Rebel Atrocities" showing 6 vignettes of gruesome scenes.