Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization / Volume IX, Issue 427 / Title Contents
Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization / Volume IX, Issue 427
New York: Harper's Magazine Co, March 4, 1865
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Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1865
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SHERMAN'S MARCH THROUGH SOUTH CAROLINA — ROAD AT THE SWAMP CROSSINGS, — Sketched by Theodore R. Davis. — [See Page 183.]
THE OLD SOLDIER'S REWARD.
I saw, beyond the years to be,
An old man bending low
Above a book — a history
Of glory and of woe;
His pale lips moved without a sound,
He neither sighed nor smiled,
And one thin arm was twined around
A sunny, silent child.
Page after page he read and turned,
And many a pause made he,
As if the meaning was inurned
In some dim memory;
For though the deeds he read were wrought
By help of his right hand,
They came as slowly to his thought
what, under certain circumstances, they wish to do — and following their suggestions. The proposition of Mr. Douglass is that white citizens shall not impose their whims upon black; and if any of the latter honestly wish to do as the leaders at Savannah said, it is surely no offense in General Sherman that he promised them what they wished.
Supreme good sense is always the doing the best thing under the circumstances. Thus the Metropolitan police in the city of New York is not theoretically a
THE DOUBLE-ENDER "PONTIAC" DESCENDING THE SAVANNAH RIVER. — [Sketched by B. J. S.]
THE WAR IN THE CAROLINAS.
General Sherman's campaign, as it has been developed thus far, appears not to have been a series of battles but one of difficult marches. The pleasant promenade across the State of Georgia was not repeated in South Carolina. A wide region of swampy country had to be traversed before our armies could emerge upon the sandy tract of the uplands. An idea of the difficulties which bes
MAP ILLUSTRATING THE FIELD OF OPERATIONS IN VIRGINIA AND THE CAROLINAS.
which it traverses. Howard moved against the enemy's line nearer the coast on the lower Combahee; and while Slocum crossed the Edisto west of Branchville to Orangeburg on the road to Columbia, Howard with the Fifteenth and Seventeenth Corps isolated the rebel position on the south side. We illustrate on page 136 the burning of McPhersonville by our forces. This place was five miles west of Pocotaligo.
A dispatch from
"Business!" she repeated, and suddenly, as only a woman knows how, melted from reserve and suspicion into candor and pity. "I see you will not trust me; well, I dare trust you. I am for the Union, and I believe in my heart that you are also, and that your 'business' is simply running away from a detested service; and if you are a wolf in sheep's clothing after all —"
"I am not," he said, hastily; and then, as if half ashamed of his warmth, "though it is just possible that I may be the ass in
FORT SUMTER, IN CHARLESTON HARBOR. — From Recent Sketch by William Waud. — [See Page 133.]
SHERMAN'S MARCH THROUGH SOUTH CAROLINA — BURNING OF McPHERSONVILLE, February 1, 1865. — Sketched by William Waud. — [See Page 133.]
He lay beside the bivouac fire
While slowly waned the troubled night
Which nearer brought to us the dire
Dark hours of one Virginia fight.
I could not sleep; and so the while
He slept and dreamed I watched his face,
And nearer stepped, as once a smile
Caress'd it with its soft embrace.
His lips moved gently, and betrayed
A name, the name Christ's mother bore;
And then, as if in dreams afraid
To tell his secret, spoke no more.
Slowly his eyes unclosed; and when
had suffered in the struggle for life, was left bare, and composed decently on his chest. The slaves passed through the dead man's chamber, some with dread, some in tears, none with indifference. At length came the confidential servant, wringing his hands and exhibiting excessive grief. The inquisitor bade him go to the corpse and touch its hand. The man smiled and made a ghastly effort to speak, but his lips were white and his face twitching with fear. The juror, with a laughing expression of
MISS MARY HARRIS. — [Photographed by J. B. Leisenring.]
his son's marriage with Dorothy Hall, he appeared first greatly astonished, and then as greatly relieved.
"My consent? Certainly. They're both five-and-twenty — old enough to know their own minds — and have been courting ever so long. She's an excellent young woman; can earn a good income too. Yes, Sir. Give them my cordial consent, and, in case it may be useful to them — this."
He fumbled in his pocket, took out an old purse, and
his room and passed by where she stood she shot him dead.
The lady gave her name as Mary Harris. She had resided in Chicago. She seemed about twenty years of age, was quite pale and delicate in complexion, with dark hair and eyes and an aquiline nose. The reason which she gave for committing the crime was that Burroughs had violated his promise of marriage to her, and had married another lady. Except in the simple violation of his word it seems he had done her no harm. She had met Burroughs i
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