HARPER’S WEEKLY, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 30, 1861 – GEN. HENRY HALLECK/PORT ROYAL, SC, EXPEDITION

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Vol. V—No. 257. 16 pp. [753-768], four columns, with numerous stories, illustrations and cartoons. Front cover features full page illustrated portrait of “Major-General Halleck, U.S.A., Commanding Our Army in Missouri.” [Halleck would later become the Army chief of staff, under Lincoln, based in Washington.] Interior illustrations include two pages of scenes of the army-navy expedition that captured Port Royal/ Beaufort, SC, Nov. 7, 1861—“Interior of Fort Walker”, Headquarters of Gen. Wright at Fort Walker”, “Army-Navy Reconnaissance—Tuesday, Nov. 5”, “Signaling to the Flagship Wabash”, “The Winfield Scott Losing her Masts in the Gale of Nov. 1 & 2nd.” Plus double page centerfold, with split level illustrations: “The Great Expedition On the Way to Port Royal Inlet”; The Bombardment of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Inlet, South Carolina, November 7, 1861. Plus two scenes of Springfield, Missouri. Also a story treatment and illustrations of Captain Wilkes of the USS sloop of war “San Jacinto”, which captured Confederate Commissioner Mason and Slidell en route to England.

Exhibits mounting dots and light chipping along left cover margin. Else VG, w/smooth flat cover. Magnificent issue, reporting much action on many fronts, w/many superb illustration. In protective sleeve.  [jp]

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