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Civil War Harper's Weekly, November 23, 1861

The Son of the South WEB site contains online, readable versions of all the Harper's Weekly newspapers printed during the Civil War. We hope you will sit back, relax, and really dive into this incredible Civil War resource. These pages show you the war unfold, and you can follow it just as the people of the day did.


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Missouri in the Civil War

Florence Nightingale Letter

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Thurlow Weed

Thurlow Weed

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Songs of War

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Transcontinental Telegraph



Winslow Homer Songs of War

This leaf from the November 23, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly features an illustration by Winslow Homer entitled, "Songs of War".  The leaf presents various scenes of Civil War life, with associated songs, including Dixie and Glory Hallelujah. The leaf also features George McClellan on horseback.  This is an early example of Winslow Homer's war art.



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