Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization / Volume IX, Issue 423 / Title Contents
Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization / Volume IX, Issue 423
New York: Harper's Magazine Co, February 4, 1865
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Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1865
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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1865, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
THE CAPTURE OF FORT FISHER.
After the failure of the first attempt against Fort Fisher in December, the fleet returned to Beaufort to await further orders from the President and Secretary of the Nav
immense bomb-proofs, about sixty feet long, fifty feet wide, and twenty feet high — seventeen of them in all — being on the northeast face. Between each traverse or bomb-proof are one or two heavy guns. The fighting lasted until ten o'clock at night, the Irensides and Monitors firing through the traverses in advance of our troops, and the level strip of land called Federal Point being enfiladed by the ships to prevent reinforcements reaching the rebels."
At four o'clock one half the fort was in
the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government," etc., etc., "do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America."
Here the rebels say exactly what they mean, and what the people of the United States, who made the Constitution, neither meant nor said. This instrument is the bond of a league of sovereign States, or federation. Ours is the act of people residing in sev
THE LATE LIEUTENANT SAMUEL W. PRESTON. — [Photographed by Brady.]
LIEUTENANT S. W. PRESTON.
Lieutenant Samuel W. Preston, killed in the attack on Fort Fisher, while acting as Flag-Lieutenant of the fleet of Admiral Porter, was a native of Canada, but at an early age removed to Illinois, from which State he was appointed to the navy in 1858. He served as midshipman and ensign until August, 1862, when he was promoted Lieutenant. When Admiral Dahlgren attacked Charleston for the first time with th
friends. This she did, in a great measure, by the sense of reliableness as a wife — I don't know how I can better describe it — which she conveyed. Her husband evidently had faith in her, in small matters as in great. It was plain that he trusted to her doing a thing as he would like to have it done, and that they had become one in the details of everyday experience as they were one in heart.
Assuredly hers was a very pleasant face, with its setting of beautiful hair and its rare eyes — eyes wh
Araminta and I just ran up and got our things and slipped home again.
"That deceitful man," said Minty.
"That bold Liddy Lizer," I gasped, and I wonder I didn't turn into a pillar of stone.
It's a good while since then. Araminta is thirty and not married yet, for young Tompkins married some one else out of pique. And I often wonder whether people know Mrs. Ashton was nothing but the Trabs' Liddy Lizer.
MY MOTHER'S GRAVE.
My mother's grave, my mother's grave!
Oh, dreamless is her slumber there,
"BLESSED TO GIVE."
The kingly sun gives forth his rays;
Asks no return; demands no praise;
But wraps us in strong arms of life,
And says distinct through human strife,
"If thou wouldst truly, nobly live,
Give — ever give."
The rustic flower, upspringing bright,
And answering back that regal light,
Fills all the air with fragrant breath,
And writes in myriad hues beneath,
"If thou wouldst gayly, gladly live,
Give — ever give."
The merchant-rain, which carries on
Rich commerce 'twixt the earth an
came up and would make me listen to some stupid story. At last Harry left the piano-forte and whispered to me that we had better go, that our remaining was merely a useless distress to Fanny. We took leave with as good grace as possible. I could see triumph in Mrs. Denby's gray eyes as I bowed to her, and I saw how intently she watched Fanny as the girl hurriedly snatched her hand from Harry's lingering grasp.
We agreed that the only thing was for Harry to write to Brown immediately. When we go
GENERAL ADELBERT AMES.
Brigadier-General Adelbert Ames is a native of Maine. He entered the Academy at West Point in 1858, and was commissioned, May, 1861, Second Lieutenant, Second United States Artillery. He was immediately afterward promoted to First Lieutenant of the Fifth Artillery. He participated in the siege of Yorktown in the Peninsula campaign, and for distinguished services rendered on that occasion was brevetted Captain in the Regular Army. For other meritorious services in the batt
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE REBEL RAM "SAVANNAH" BY THE ENEMY ON THE EVE OF THE FEDERAL OCCUPATION OF SAVANNAH. — [Sketched by Captain Batchel.]
Railway Company that lands its passengers in the so-called "Baltimore Dépôt." In respect to appearance it might do for a City Point where the soldier does not care for looks. But in respect to convenience any quarter-master would return it as unfit for
GENERAL KILPATRICK'S HEAD-QUARTERS IN SAVANNAH, January 11, 1865. — [Sketched by Theodore R. Davis.]
fight in Washington Thursday, and was knocked down by his opponent." Neal Dows and John B. Goughs are not so much needed to effect a reform as a higher tone of popular feeling respecting such things at the capital. Barnum may laugh at the Washington Monument as the humbug of Washington; but there is a moral slough in this city more shameful than this stump of an unfinished Washington Monument, and darker and fouler than the natural one from which the elder Adams redeemed the pride of the countr
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JOHN BULL'S OCCUPATION GONE.
John Bull (Coster-monger). "My heyes! — Market shut up! — and I've got to trundle my combustibles and other wegetables back 'ome again!"
The Model Pocket-Pistol of the Age.
SLOCUM'S Patent Side-Loading REVOLVER.
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Carries a No. 32 Metallic Cartridge.
Its advantages over all others are:
1st. It does not require special ammunition.
2d. It is perfectly safe while being loaded.
3d. It can be loaded in the dark, and quicker than any
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