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"Harper's Weekly" for June 1, 1861 with a large illustration of the Quarters of the 69th (Irish) regiment NY State Militia, at Georgetown College in Washington

Updated at 10:15 pm on March 14: This has been sold.


An original issue of "Harper's Weekly" from June 1, 1861 featuring Major-General Benjamin F. Butler on the cover, and inside, a large image of the Quarters of the 69th (Irish) regiment NY State Militia, at Georgetown College in Washington.

Also included, these images:

  • Sort of rig advisable for vessels employed in the chase of Southern privateers
  • The cabinet of the Confederate states at Montgomery
  • Luther C. Ladd, a Massachusetts volunteer, killed at Baltimore
  • William G. Brownlow, of TN
  • A juvenile party (a bird's eye view of society)
  • Fort Pulaski, Savannah river, GA
  •  Mr. Russell, Correspondent of the London 'Times'
  • Corn. Tatnall, Major Smith, and Mr. Ward inspecting the 10” Columbiad at Fort Pulaski
  • Military occupation of Baltimore
  • Major General Butler 's encampment on Federal Hill
  • White House at Montgomery
  • Rent $5000 a year
  • City of Montgomery, AL
  • Drumming of recruits for the Confederate army
  • Sand bag battery, commanding the road to Harper's Ferry, near the relay house, built by Lt. W.H. M'Cartney, Boston Light Artillery
  • The Bouquet Battery, commanding the bridge at the relay House, Lt. Josiah Porter, Boston Light Artillery, commanding
  • Sleeping bunks of the first Rhode Island regiment, at the patent office, Washington
  • The Armory at Albany, NY drumming out Albany volunteers who refused to take the oath
  • Corner scene during the excitement at St. Louis, MO
  • U.S. volunteers attacked by the mob, corner of fifth & Walnut Streets, St. Louis, MO
  • The camp at Cairo, IL
  • Cartoon of Jefferson Davis and Uncle Sam, with Davis saying, "Oh dear Uncle!  All I want is to be let alone."

Source: Seth Kaller 

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