Walt Whitman 2nd Wisconsin Vols Harper's Civil War newspaper 1861 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, Walt Whitman, Poetry, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteers).
Issued September 28th, 1861, 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.
One of the prime features of this issue is Walt Whitman's first Harper's Weekly appearance: "Beat! Beat! Drums!"
Additional content includes: the full front page is a scene of the: "Gallant Exploit of Captain Strong of the Second Wisconsin Volunteers". The many prints inside include a very small: "Plan of the Harbor of Beaufort, North Carolina" and much larger prints of: "The Rebel General Albert S. Johnston, Commanding on the Mississippi" "Terrible Accident & Loss of Life at the Continental Theatre, Philadelphia" "The U.S. Screw Steam Gunboat 'Winona' Launched at New York..." "The U.S. Sloop of War 'Jamestown' Driving the 'Alvarado' Ashore, Near Fernandina, Florida" "Rebel Entrenchments on the Martinsburg Turnpike, Near Winchester, Virginia" "The Western Wharves at Washington, Where Army Supplies are Received" 'The United States Army Supply Train Passing Through Hagerstown, Maryland" "The Western Wharves at Washington, Where Army Supplies are Received" "View of the James River Canal, Near Balcony Falls--Rebel Troops Going from Lynchburg to Buchanan on their Way to Western Virginia" "Crossing the Manassas Gap Railroad & the Alexandria & Warrington Turnpike, at White Plains - Arrival of Reinforcements For Beauregard at the Camp of the Tiger Zouaves of Louisiana" "Fort Snelling Minnesota, Rendezvous of the Minnesota Volunteers" and "Fort Porter, New York, Where the Second Buffalo Regiment is Quartered". There are also 4 prints on: "The Fisheries of Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds, North Carolina" captioned: "Going Out" "Hauling the Seine" "A Night Haul" and "Heading Herring".
The back page has 4 political cartoons.