HARPER’S WEEKLY, NEW YORK, MAY 17, 1862 - 1862 PENINSULA CAMPAIGN/ FARRAGUT ON THE MISSISSIPPI

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Volume VI—No. 281. 16 pp. [305-320], four columns, with numerous stories, illustrations and cartoons. Front cover features full page illustrations by noted artist Winslow Homer—“Rebels Outside Their Works At Yorktown Reconnoitering with Dark Lanterns”. Interior illustrations include: panoramic view of “The Union Cavalry and Artillery Starting in Pursuit of the Rebels Up the Yorktown Turnpike.” Also a depiction of the “Charge of the First Massachusetts Regiment On A Rebel Rifle Pit Near Yorktown.” Plus a hilarious sketch of “Pickets Conversing Before Yorktown”—[sketched by an artist of the Vermont Brigade.] Along with portrait sketch/story on Admiral Farragut and an illustration of “The United States Steamer “Hartford,” Commodore Farragut’s Flagship, Which Led the Squadron Up the Mississippi.”

Exhibits mounting dots along left front cover margin. Else VG plus, w/flat smooth cover. Superb issue, w/numerous exceptional illustrations. Solid collectible. In protective sleeve, w/white card backing.  [JP]

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