Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization (January 16, 1864)

Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization (January 16, 1864)

January 16, 1864

Harper & Brothers Publishers


AVERILL'S RAID. --vintage print Civil War.

Brigadier General William W. Averell’s raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Salem, Virginia, in December 1863. Averell reported losing seven men to drowning, seven wounded, one missing and 97 captured, most of them at the crossing near Covington. What his report could not reflect was that a staggering 71 of those 97 captured would eventually die in captivity, most at the notorious Confederate prison at Andersonville, Ga.


Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor, alongside illustrations.


It carried extensive coverage of the American Civil War, including many illustrations of events from the war. During its most influential period, it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast.


Two inch fore edge tear with mild creases and small edge tears.
About 16-1/2 x 11-1/4.
Scarce Civil War era journal!


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