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Date Original

1862 July 12

Description

In this addition of Harper's Weekly, two Union officers, Brigadier General George F. Shipley and Major General Lewis Wallace, are shown in large sketched portraits. Below is a depiction of the "Battle at St. Charles, White River, Arkansas-Explosion of the 'Mound City,'" which shows the battle fought between Confederate batteries and Union gunboats on June 17, 1862. The U.S.S. Mound City's steam drum was struck with an artillery shell during the battle and exploded, killing or severely injuring about 150 of the 175 crew members.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harper's Weekly, a political magazine established in 1857 in New York City, had plenty of political fodder during the Civil War. Some of its additions and illustrations included satirical political cartoons, illustrations of politicians, military figures, battles and significant locations in the course of the war. Harper's Weekly ended its operations in 1916.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 16.25"

Subjects

Arkansas; Civil War; Confederate States of America; Battleships; Naval Warfare; Illustrations

Contributor

Harper's Weekly

Geographical Area

St. Charles, Arkansas County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

G3775OV

Collection

General photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Harper's Weekly, July 12, 1862, General photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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Harper's Weekly, July 12, 1862

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