1862 HARPERS~Civil War ORIGINAL~Battles~NOLA~Pulaski TN~Williamsburgh~Yorktown

Harper's Weekly Magazine, May 24 1862

History as it is being made - these are the early days of the Civil War!

Every page crackles with news of the epic War Between The States, with page after page after page of engravings and woodcuts!


Mathew Brady was the staff photographer and is the source of many of the engravings during these early days of the war

Cover : 5 panel engraving showing the occupation of Norfolk Virginia by the Union forces of General Wool (see below)

Article about the terrible fire which destroyed much of Troy New York

War coverage:

Blow by Blow account of the Battle Of New Orleans

Blow by blow account of the Battle of Norfolk Virginia

Naval battle in the Mississippi River near Cairo Illinois

Memphis Tennessee falls to Buell's Union troops

McClelland's forces march on Richmond Virginia

Morgan's Raiders strike in Pulaski Tennessee


Double page 12 panel engraving of the Battle of New Orleans

6 panel engraving of further action in New Orleans

Massive 8 panel double page engraving of scene from the Battle of Yorktown Virginia

View of the city of Norfolk Virginia

Map of the war theatre in Virginia

2 panel engraving of the Battle of Williamsburg

3 panel engraving of General Winfield Hancock/Commodore Goldsborough/Terrible fire in Troy New York

Serial fiction by WILKIE COLLINS: "No Name"


The names of the truly great magazines in American journalistic history number very few: Scribner's, McClure's, Cosmopolitan, Century, Hearst's, The American Mercury. But head and shoulders above all, both in longevity and continued excellence, is Harper's Weekly (and its sibling, Harper's Monthly Magazine. )

The very precepts of American journalism, which would grow through the muckrakers cultivated by S. S. McClure, have their foundation well before the Civil War in the pages of Harper's. And the illustrators who are now revered, who are featured their own postage stamps, began with the war artists working in woodcuts, and later half-tone illustrations, in the pages of Harpers.

I have found a number of good condition vintage Harper's Weekly at estate sales, and I will now give you a description of the contents and condition of this one.

The main features are in blue above;

and of course, there's pages of period ads!

I'm very proud to present such a nice specimen. This magazine is in nice shape, having been bound for most of its life. The only real flaw is the glue remnants on the spine and very minor foxing.

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