738 - Harper's Weekly

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738 - Harper's Weekly

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Saturday, April 2, 1864. The front page shows portraits of General William F. Smith and Brigadier-General Henry E. Davies. The portraits are accompanied by a layout of the soldiers? cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Page four shows a dramatic full-page rendering of General Sherman?s rear-guard, while the opposite page displays a sketch of supplying rations to the destitute about Chattanooga, and portraits of Major-General James McAlister Schofield and Brigadier-General Augustus L Chetlain. The two center pages have a vignette by T.H. Nast titled 'The First of April, 1864.' It is a playful piece showing several pranks being played, such as newspapers with phony news stories being given out, and school boys attaching things to the back of their school master and ladies? full skirts. Nast sketches are extremely desirable. The paper also includes pictures of the French iron-clad 'L?Invincible'; the French floating battery 'Le Saigon;' trial trip of the French iron-clad fleet with the 'Magenta' in the foreground; the French iron-clad 'La Couronne;' the English iron-clad 'Minotaur;' ghosts on the stage (showing new theatrical optical illusions); the bombardment of Fort Powell by Admiral Farragut?s fleet on February 24, 1864; and a back page, political cartoon. The paper is in fair condition with some age damage.
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