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Civil War Harper's Weekly, August 27, 1864

This site features an online version of the Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. Harper's was the most popular newspaper of the Civil War era, and these papers serve as a valuable source of original documentation of the war. We hope you enjoy browsing these old newspapers.

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City Point

City Point

Army Songs

Mobile Bay

Battle Mobile Bay


Before Petersburg

Ezra's Church

Ezra's Church Battle




Cemetery Ridge

Charge on Cemetery Ridge


Ruins of Charleston

Central Park

Central Park

Ezra's Church

Battle of Ezra's Church




[AUGUST 27, 1864.


INQUIRING YOUTH. "Please, MAMMA, why is UNCLE'S Horse called a Cob?"

MAMMA. "Oh, my Dear ! Because--because—why because he has a thick body and short legs !" INQUIRING YOUTH. "What, like you, MAMMA?"


Bankers and Dealers in Government

No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

A Word to our Fair Readers. — Health the basis, of Beauty.—Pimples, blotches, and all skin diseases. --A clear complexion is net only essential to female loveliness, but it is equally an external evidence of health—while sallowness, pimples, and all cutaneous eruptions are indicative of a disturbed condition of the stomach and liver. Upon these organs the famous aperient and tonic known as Holloway's Pills, act with a directness, precision, and rapidity unparalleled in Medical Science, while the Ointment purges the vesicles of the skin, and imparts a brilliancy and roseate tint to that delicate envelope. All who value health and beauty should beware of tampering with cosmetics, as they are not only pernicious but highly dangerous to health.

*** Sold at the manufactory of Professor HOLLOWAY, 80 Maiden Lane, New York.

Enameled White, 50 etc. ; Pearl, 75 etc. ; "Snow-white," $1; "Linen Finished," Illusion Stitched, "corrugated," $1 25; Suitable Tie, $1. Jeaneret, 78 Nassau St., N. Y.

No. 44 Wall Street, New York,

Bankers and Dealers in all kinds of Government Stocks.

U. S. 7.30 Treasury Notes,

Converted into 6 per cent. Bonds of 1881.

The Bonds of New 10-40 Loan on hand for immediate delivery.


Campaign Medals.

Of every description now ready in Pin and Medal. Trade orders solicited and promptly filled at Factory prices, Wholesale Depot Campaign Medal Co , 436 Broadway, N. Y.

Cured by Bates' Appliances. For descriptive pamphlet address H. C. L. Mears & Co., 277 W. 23d St., N. Y.

Kendall's Amboline

For the Hair.

Will surely prevent hair falling out.

The best Hair Dressing in the market.

For sale by all Druggists.

Prepared only by


35 Dey Street, New York.


What lady or gentleman would remain under the curse of a disagreeable breath, when, by using the


it would be cured? How many lovers it has separated!!! How many friends forever parted! THE SUBJECT IS SO DELICATE, your nearest friend will not mention it; and you are yourself ignorant of the fact. To effect a radical cure, use the Balm as a tooth-wash night and morning.

For bathing suffering infants, a few drops poured into a basin of waterwill dispel all fever, tetter, &c.

When used for washing night and morning, it eradicates all Tan, Pimples, and Freckles:, rendering the skin soft and white, and free from blemish.

Price 75 Cents. For sale by all Druggists.


Tobacco Twine,
Twines and Paper. H. A. HARVEY, 84 Maiden Lane,N.Y.

$15 Per Day, $15

Made easy by every Agent who sells our Great New and Wonderful Extra Large Size Stationery and Prize Packages. $25 CAN BE MADE in a few hours by smart agents. Greatest money-making business of the age. Each Package contains large quantities of fine Writing Materials, such as Paper, Envelopes, Pens, Pencils, Blotters, Emblems, Ladies' Paris Fashion Plates, Designs for Needle-work, Cottage Keepsakes, Household Companions, Parlor Amusements, Guide for Letter Writers, Many Ways to Get Rich, Gents' Pocket Calendars for the Year. Union Designs, YANKEE NOTIONS of all kinds, Recipes, Games, Engravings, Rich and Costly Presents of Fashionable Jewelry, etc., etc., etc. Agents guaranteed $15 per day. A splendid SOLID GOLD Or Silver Hunting Case LEVER WATCH (warranted) presented FREE to each Agent. Send for our great new circulars for 1864 containing extra premium inducements, free. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau Street, N. Y.

Self-Measurement for Shirts.

Printed directions for Self-Measurement, list of prices, and drawings of different 'styles of Shirts and Collars sent free everywhere.


Having the appearance and comfort of linen, have been worn in England for the last two years in preference to any other collar, as they are readily cleaned in one minute with a sponge.

To Military Men and Travellers they are invaluable. Price 75 cts. each; sent by post to any part of the Union on the receipt of 90 cents.


AGENTS WANTED in every Town in the Union.

S. W. H. WARD, 387 Broadway, N. Y.

Gold Pens.—The Johnson pen, for the past Circe years so well known to the Soldier as being the best pen for the least money ever offered, can be had with silver case and pencil, at $1 50, $2 25, $2 75, and $3 50, warranted for one year. This pen is 14 kt. gold, and the price places it within the reach of every one to obtain a pen which never, by any other manufacturer, was offered at such low figures. Old Pens repointed on the receipt of 50 cents by mail. Send for a circular, with engravings of all sizes and styles. E. S. JOHNSON, Manufacturer, and Office 15 Maiden Lane, New York City.

A BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED WATCH, Double Case, Lever Cap, small size, enameled dial, cut hands, "English Movements," and correct time-keeper. A single one sent free by mail in neat case, WITH A BEAUTIFUL VEST CHAIN, for only   $10. A neat SILVER WATCH, same as above, specially adapted to the ARMY. Sent free by mail, for only   $8. Address CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., Importers, 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York. Davis Collamore & Co., 479 Broadway, below Broome St., IMPORTERS OF FINE CHINA, WEDGEWOOD, PARIAN, &c., &c. ENGRAVED GLASS to order in great variety. COLORED STONE CHINA DINING SETS. Vineland Lands. To all Wanting Farms. Large and thriving settlement, mild and healthful climate, 30 miles south of Philadelphia by railroad. Rich soil, producing large crops, which can now be seen growing. Ten, twenty, and fifty acre tracts, at from $25 to $35 per acre, payable within four years. Good business openings for manufactories and others. Churches, schools, and geed society. It is now the most improving place East or West. Hundreds are settling and building. The beauty with which the place is laid out is unsurpassed. Letters answered. Papers giving full information will be sent free. Address CHAS. K. LANDIS, Vineland Post-Office, Cumberland County, New Jersey. From Report of Solon Robinson, Agricultural Editor of the Tribune: "It is one of the most extensive fertile tracts, in an almost level position and suitable condition for pleasant farming that we know of this side of the Western prairies. Army and Campaign Badges. On the receipt of $1, I will send either the 1st, 2d, 3d, 5th, 6th, or 12th A. C. Badge, or the Soldier's Charm, with your Name, Regt., and Co. handsomely engraved thereon; and for $1 50 I will send either the 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 20th, or 23d A. C. Badge, or the new Artillery, Battery, Cavalry, Engineer, or Pontonier's Pin, together with my wholesale illustated circular. B. T. HAYWARD, 208 Broadway, N. Y.

DRY AND GROUND IN OIL in several drab shades. For English and Gothic Cottages. Outbuildings, &c. - ROBERT REYNOLDS, Agent, No. 74 Maiden Lane. Painting. The undersigned is fully prepared to do all plain and ornamental painting in the best manner at short notice. Best of references offered. JAS. NEWHOUSE, 272 Elizabeth St., N. Y.

HATCH, JOHNSON & CO., 81 Devonshire St. Boston. J. S. Lowrey & Co., 37 Warren St., New York; Van Deusen, Boehmer & Co., 627 Chestnut St., Phila. ; Hodges Bros., 23 Hanover St., Baltimore; Wall, Stephens & Co., 322 Pennsylvania Av., Wash'n; Leavitt & Bevis, cor. Fifth and Vine Ste., Cincinnati; J. Von Borries & Co., 434 Main St.,Louisville ; A.Frankenthal & Bro.,6No.Main St., St. Louis; Bradford Bros., Milwaukee; Weed, Whitters & Co., 7 to 13 Tchoupitoulas St., N. O. The New Books of the Season, Published by HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK. Sent by Mail, Postage prepaid, on receipt of Price. 1. HARPER'S HAND-BOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN EUROPE AND THE EAST. Being a Guide through Great Britain and Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Sicily, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Tyrol, Spain, Russia, Denmark, and Sweden. By W. PEMBROKE FETRIDGE. With a Railroad Map, corrected up to 1864, and a Map embracing Colored Routes of Travel in the above Countries. Third Year. Large 12mo, Leather, Pocket-Book Form, $5 00.

2. READE'S SAVAGE AFRICA. Western Africa: being the Narrative of a Tour in Equatorial, Southwestern, and Northwestern Africa; with Notes on the Habits of the Gorilla; on the Existence of Unicorns and Tailed Men; on the Slave Trade; on the Origin, Character, and Capabilities of the Negro, and of the future Civilization of Western Africa. By W. WINWOOD READE. With Illustrations and a Map. 8vo, Cloth, $4 00.

3. MAURICE DERING; or, The Quadrilateral. A Novel. By the Author of "Guy Livingstone," "Sword and Gown," &c. 8vo, Paper, 50 cents.

4. THE RELIGIOUS TRAINING OF CHILDREN in the Family, the School, and the Church. By CATHARINE E. BEECHER. 12mo, Cloth, $1 75.

5. CAPTAIN BRAND, OF THE "CENTIPEDE." A Pirate of Eminence in the West Indies: his Loves and Exploits, together with some Account of the singular Manner by which he departed this Life. By HARRY GRINGO H. A. WISE U. S. N. With Illustrations. 8vo, Cloth, $2 00 ; Paper, $1 50.

6. HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH H., called Frederick the Great. By THOMAS CARLYLE. Vol. IV., with Portrait, Maps, Plans, &c. 12mo. Cloth, $2 00.

7. THE LADDER OF LIFE. A Heart History. By AMELIA B. EDWARDS, Author of "Barbara's History," &c. 8vo, Paper, 50 cents. 8. PULPIT MINISTRATIONS; or, Sabbath Readings. A Series of Discourses on Christian Doctrine and Duty. By Rev. GARDINER SPRING, D,D., Pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York. Portrait. 2 vols., 8vo, Cloth, $6 00. 9. DENTS DUVAL. A Novel. By W. M. THACKERAY, Author of "Vanity Fair," " Pendennis,""The Newscomes,'' "Philip," "The Virginians," "The English Humorists," "The Four Georges," " Roundabout Papers," &c. With Illustrations. 8vo, Paper, 50 cents.





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