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"Harper's Weekly" for May 11, 1861 with a large illustration of the 69th Irish regiment embarking on USS James Adger for the war

Updated at 9:15 pm on March 14: This has been sold.

An original issue of Harper's Weekly from May 11, 1861 that includes a large illustration of the 69th Irish regiment embarking on USS James Adger for the war. The ship was a sidewheel steamer and was named after James Adger, an Irish-American merchant who was born in County Antrim and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1793. He became one of the wealthiest and most influential merchants of antebellum Charleston.

Col. Wilson, of Wilson's Brigade, is featured on the cover.

Also included, these images:

  • View of Fort McHenry, Baltimore
  • Burning of the bridge at Canton, MD, by the mob
  • Rendezvous of the Vanguards at Halltown, VA to march on Harper's Ferry
  • Burning of the U.S. Arsenal at Harper's Ferry
  • March of the Vanguards on Harper's Ferry
  • View of Annapolis, with the "Constitution" in the foreground practice battery at Annapolis
  • Target practice from the Naval Battery
  • Naval monument on the grounds of the Naval School at Annapolis
  • Middles learning the ropes at the Naval School on board the "Constitution," Annapolis
  • Destruction of the U.S. Navy Yard at Norfolk, VA, by fire, by the Unites States Troops
  • Destruction of the U.S. ships at the Norfolk Navy Yard, by order of the government
  • 13th regiment NY State Militia leaving their armory in Brooklyn for the war
  • Camp on the Battery, NY City
  • Temporary barracks erected in the Park, NY City, for the accommodation of troops 
  • Fortifications thrown up to protect the U.S. arsenal at St. Louis, MO
  • Camp Curtin, near Harrisburg, PA, a rendezvous of the PA volunteers
  • 7th regiment on board the 'Boston' en route for Annapolis
  • Men of the 8th Massachusetts regiment repairing the bridges on the railroad from Annapolis to Washington

Source: Seth Kaller


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