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Civil War Harper's Weekly, June 11, 1864

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VOL. VIII. - No. 389

NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1864

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.


$1,00 FOR FOUR MONTHS.

$3,00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE

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 even the Metropolitan 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 Philadelphia from the very commencement of the rebellion, this Fair will have a historic significance.

During the continuance of the Fair a newspaper,

called 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 Washington,

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, whose portrait 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 until the outbreak of the 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 the

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 GOUVERNEUR K. WARREN.[PHOTOGRAPHED BY MATHEW BRADY.]

GENERAL HORATIO GATES WRIGHT. - PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANTHONY [SEE PAGE 374.]

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General Warren
General Wright

 

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