Harper’s Weekly 1865 Part 4- War’s Aftermath: Civil War (1861-1865) Illustrations – Series 1865 Part 4 Appomattox, Destruction, Recovery

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Walt H. Sirene, Apr 29, 2018 - History - 118 pages

This is a selective collection of Harper’s Weekly woodcut Civil War images during the second half of 1865. The original descriptions of illustrations and events including Davis’ flight, devastation, Gen. Grant, Amy Spain, and Richmond recovering. Events resulting from horrors of Andersonville and trial of H. Wirz occurring during this period are in Part 2.

About This Document -- Several years ago, Fauquier resident Paul Mellon kindly gifted a collection of Harper’s Weekly news magazines to the Fauquier Historical Society. They are a great educational source of engraved images highlighting Civil War events published when most newspapers were only words. The images illuminate the story.

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Presented by the Fauquier Historical Society, Warrenton Virginia 20186. Our Society & Museum -- The Society has over 200 members dedicated to preserving Fauquier County's rich history. We maintain a local museum in Warrenton beside the Fauquier County Courthouse. Our Mission -- We aim to stimulate interest in Fauquier County (faw keer) and Virginia history by preserving the evidence of our past, connecting it to our present plus educating the community about its importance to our future. Learn from the past.

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