8-8-1863 Harper's Weekly Civil War Newspaper~ Battle Of Gettysburg
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8-8-1863 Harper's Weekly Civil War Newspaper~ Battle Of Gettysburg:
THIS IS PART OF MY VAST CIVIL WAR ERA COLLECTION I WILL BE LISTING IN THE COMING WEEKS. STARTING TODAY (MARCH WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1863 Certainly one of the more desired issues of the Civil War with the nice content on the Battle of Gettysburg. The front page has 2 prints: "Saluting the Old Flag at Port Hudson" and "The Formal Surrender of Port Hudson". Inside a 1/4 pg: "Siege of Vicksburg--Huts on the Hill-side"; a full page has two prints: "Port Hudson From the Opposite Bank of the River" and "The Union Forces Entering the Breast-Works to Take Possession of Port Hudson".
The premier print is the doublepage centerfold: "The Battle of Gettysburg--Longstreet's Attack Upon Our Left Centre--Bull Ridge in the Distance", a very dramatic scene, plus another full page with 2 scenes of the Battle of Gettysburg: "...Attack of the Louisiana Tigers at the Battle of Gettysburg" and "...General Crawford's Charge on the Rebel Lines". Yet another full page has 2 prints; "The Army of the Potomac--Execution of Three Deserters" & "The Attack on Fort Wagner--The Stormers Advancing Under Fire."
Other prints include: "Abraham, Who Was Blow'd 'Free' Mile in de Air" and "The Opening of the Mississippi--Arrival of the Steamer 'Imperial' at New Orleans From St. Louis." and a small map: "The Harbor of Charleston, Showing the Scene of General Gilmore's O\perations on Morris Island."
There is nice text titled: "The Battle of Gettysburg" as well as an article: "Vicksburg"
I will have more of these 1863 to list throughout the coming weeks. most are in good condition.