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Entered according to Act of
Congress, in the Year 1864, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of
the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
GREAT CENTRAL FAIR IN PHILIDELPHIA.
WE give herewith a
view of the
GREAT CENTRAL SANITARY FAIR BUILDINGS
at Philadelphia, Pa.
These buildings cover a space of four acres of ground on Logan square and
possess great architectural beauty. The gallery is over five hundred feet long
and thirty feet wide, and is considered fire proof. Paintings valued at $500,000
will be exhibited in this Gallery. The FAIR,
which opens the first week in
June, will, it is believed,
exceed in extent and results
Fair held in
this city. Pennsylvania, Delaware,
and New Jersey will all
contribute to the Exhibition,
and all parts of the
country will be more or
less represented by characteristic productions. As
indicative of the deep-seated
loyalty which has distinguished
the very commencement
of the rebellion, this Fair
will have a historic significance.
During the continuance of the Fair a newspaper,
Our Daily Fair, will
be published every morning, giving full reports of all current events, facts
illustrative of the Sanitary movement, and original articles from some of our
first writers. Contributions are also expected from well-known European authors.
This paper will also contain a number of interesting documents by General
Franklin, Jefferson, Lafayette,
William Penn, and other great men of our past,
never before printed. Among other literary curiosities, a curious autobiographic
letter, by the English novelist, Smollett, to an American, will be exhibited.
The heart of every soldier fighting in the field must be cheered by these
efforts in their behalf.
GEN. GOUVERNEUR K. WARREN.
GENERAL GOVERNEUR K. WARREN,
we give on the first page, is one of our ablest
and most skillful officers, having demonstrated in all
the positions he has occupied the highest qualifications
for command. He is a native of New York,
and entered West Point in 1846; and in July 1850, was appointed Brevet Second
Lieutenant of Topographical Engineers. He served acceptably in various positions
rebellion, when his high soldierly qualities found vigorous employment in the
field. Gradually rising in the scale of promotion, he was in May, 1863, made a
Major-General, and served in all the campaigns of the
Army of the Potomac with
distinguished bravery. Upon the reorganization of that army, in March last, he
was promoted to the command of the Fifth Corps, which was strengthened by the
consolidation with it of the three divisions of the First Corps, During the
present campaign General
WARREN has added to his high reputation by.
the most exalted courage. His
corps was the first to be attacked in the
battles of the Wilderness, and has
sustained heavy losses in every engagement, evincing the highest daring even in
the face of overwhelming odds. No army ever had corps commanders superior to
HANCOCK, SEDGWICK,BURNSIDE, and
WARREN. On page 372 we give a sketch of
General rallying a body of faltering Marylanders
in one of the engagements about
Spottsylvania. He seized the colors of a
regiment from the hands
of a retiring Sergeant, and, carrying them himself, led the regiment back
to its place in the line of battle in spite of a storm of shot and shell.
GREAT CENTRAL FAIR BUILDINGS, LOGAN SQUARE, PHILADELPHIA.
GENERAL HORATIO GATES WRIGHT. - PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANTHONY [SEE
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