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Harper’s Weekly – June 11, 1864
Harper's Weekly archives ^ | June 11, 1864

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Free Republic University, Department of History presents U.S. History, 1861-1865: Seminar and Discussion Forum
The American Civil War, as seen through news reports of the time and later historical accounts

First session: November 21, 2015. Last date to add: May 2025.
Reading: Self-assigned. Recommendations made and welcomed.

Posting history, in reverse order

https://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:homerjsimpson/index?tab=articles

To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by reply or freepmail.

Link to previous Harper’s Weekly thread

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/4242085/posts

1 posted on 06/11/2024 6:43:27 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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Great Central Fair in Philadelphia – 1
Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren – 1-2
Our War Maps – 2
The Baltimore Convention – 2
General Horation Gates Wright – 2, 8
Common Sense versus Prejudice – 2-3
The Latest Portrait of the President – 3, 7
Senator Powell’s Constitutional Anxiety – 3
The Seventh Regiment, Then and Now – 3
The French in Mexico – 3
The National Loans – 3-4
“The Louisville National Union Press” – 4
Domestic Intelligence – 4
Belle Plain, Virginia – 5
Army of the Potomac-General Warren Rallying the Marylanders – 6
Foreign News – 8
News from the Front – 8
Humors of the Day – 8
The Station-Master’s Daughter – 8-10
Grant Turning Lee’s Flank – 10
General Grant’s Campaign – 11, 14-16
A Girl’s Love-Song – 12
Quite Alone, by George Augustus Sala, Ch. XXVI – 12-13
Scenes at Fredericksburg – 13-14
A Blockader’s Story – 14
Gen. Sherman’s Campaign – 17-18
The Coast-Guardsman’s Tale – 18
2 posted on 06/11/2024 6:44:28 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Battle Maps of the Civil War: The Eastern Theater, American Battlefield Trust

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Continued from June 7 (reply #32).

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/4242085/posts#32

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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume Two

3 posted on 06/11/2024 6:45:50 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Continued from Continued from June 9 (reply #47).

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/4242085/posts#47

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Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee, an abridgement by Richard Harwell

4 posted on 06/11/2024 6:46:29 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Continued from June 10 (reply #55)

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/4242085/posts?q=1&;page=51#55

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Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography, by Jack Hurst

5 posted on 06/11/2024 6:47:03 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Diary of a Confederate Soldier: John S. Jackman of the Orphan Brigade, Edited, with an introduction, by William C. Davis

6 posted on 06/11/2024 6:47:39 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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With Lincoln in the White House: Letters, Memoranda, and Other Writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865, edited by Michael Burlingame

7 posted on 06/11/2024 6:48:21 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Colonel William F. Bartlett to Charles L. Bartlett, June 11, 1864 (“If there is anything I detest in any officer, it is writing to a newspaper.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2016/08/colonel-william-f-bartlett-to-charles-l.html

Diary of Gideon Welles: Saturday, June 11, 1864 (“Some repulse we have had beyond what is spoken of, I have no doubt. But our army holds on with firmness, and persistency, and courage, being constantly reinforced.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2020/06/diary-of-gideon-welles-saturday-june-11.html

Captain Charles Wright Wills: June 11, 1864 (“Rumor says that Sherman has said that he can force them to leave here any moment, but will wait for supplies and the roads to dry up.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2018/12/captain-charles-wright-wills-june-11.html

Diary of 2nd Lieutenant Lemuel A. Abbott: Saturday, June 11, 1864 (“Goodness! We traveled all night and haven’t got out of sight of our old position. Did ever anyone see such stupidity?“)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2016/11/diary-of-2nd-lieutenant-lemuel-abbott_29.html

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: June 11, 1864 (“George Hendryx was one of the originators of the plan. He took advantage of the excitement consequent upon its discovery and made good his escape, and I hope will succeed in getting to our lines.” https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38511512/george_c-hendryx)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2017/07/diary-of-1st-sergeant-john-l-ransom_31.html

Francis Lieber to Senator Charles Sumner, June 11, 1864 (Francis Lieber visualizes an international agreement to protect the globe-spanning telegraph line, which doesn’t yet exist.)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2015/07/francis-lieber-to-senator-charles_24.html

Diary of Private Louis Leon: June 11, 1864 (“Five hundred more prisoners came in today.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2024/03/diary-of-private-louis-leon-june-11-1864.html

Diary of Margaret Junkin Preston: Saturday Morning, June 11, 1864 (Lexington VA prepares for the expected arrival of a Union force.)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2015/06/diary-of-margaret-junkin-preston_16.html

Diary of Margaret Junkin Preston: Saturday Evening, June 11, 1864 (The Yankees occupy Lexington.)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2015/06/diary-of-margaret-junkin-preston.html

Diary of Judith Brockenbrough McGuire: June 12, 1864 (“I am grieved to say that we have had a reverse in the “Valley,” and that General Jones, of the cavalry, has been killed, and his command repulsed.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2016/02/diary-of-judith-brockenbrough-mcguire_24.html


8 posted on 06/11/2024 6:49:23 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Today’s posts:

American Battlefield Trust atlas map, “Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume Two,” reply #3
“Lee,” #4
“Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography,” #5
John Jackman, #6
John G. Nicolay, #7
Links to 10 items at Civil War Notebook, #8


9 posted on 06/11/2024 6:52:44 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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The West Point Atlas of War: The Civil War, Chief Editor, Brigadier General Vincent J. Esposito

Continued from June 3 (reply #59).

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/4240561/posts?q=1&;page=51#59

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Bruce Catton, Never Call Retreat

10 posted on 06/12/2024 6:55:21 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Continued from June 5 (reply #12).

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/4242085/posts#12

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Jean Edward Smith, Grant

11 posted on 06/12/2024 6:56:07 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Continued from June 11 (reply #3).

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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume Two

12 posted on 06/12/2024 6:56:49 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Home Letters of General Sherman, edited by M.A. DeWolfe Howe, 1909

13 posted on 06/12/2024 6:57:25 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Diary of a Confederate Soldier: John S. Jackman of the Orphan Brigade, Edited, with an introduction, by William C. Davis

14 posted on 06/12/2024 6:58:11 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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With Lincoln in the White House: Letters, Memoranda, and Other Writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865, edited by Michael Burlingame

15 posted on 06/12/2024 6:58:50 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Major-General George G. Meade to Margaretta Sergeant Mead, June 12, 1864 (“To-day we commence a flank march, to unite with Butler1 on the James. If it is successful, as I think it will be, it will bring us to the last act of the Richmond drama”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2014/10/major-general-george-g-meade-to_29.html

Diary of Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes: Sunday, June 12, 1864 (“General Hunter burns the Virginia Military Institute. This does not suit many of us.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2020/07/diary-of-colonel-rutherford-b-hayes.html

Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes to Lucy Webb Hayes, Sunday, June 12, 1864 (“some things done here are not right. General Hunter will be as odious as Butler or Pope to the Rebels and not gain our good opinion either.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2020/07/colonel-rutherford-b-hayes-to-lucy-webb_17.html

Lieutenant-Colonel Theodore Lyman to Elizabeth Russell Lyman, June 12, 1864 (“General Grant has appeared with his moustache and beard trimmed close, giving him a very mild air — and indeed he is a mild man really.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2014/12/lieutenant-colonel-theodore-lyman-to_27.html

Major Charles Fessenden Morse: June 12, 1864 (“I would rather go into a pitched battle than be situated as we are now. Within five hundred yards of us is a rebel battery posted on a hill, which completely enfilades our line.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2016/06/major-charles-fessenden-morse-june-12.html

Captain Charles Wright Wills: June 12, 1864 (“The deserters say it disgusted them so much they concluded they’d quit and go home.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2019/01/captain-charles-wright-wills-june-12.html

Diary of 2nd Lieutenant Lemuel A. Abbott: Sunday, June 12, 1864 (“was informed this afternoon the army would move tonight at 7 o’clock; dread leaving the skirmish line, but I suppose we can do it”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2016/11/diary-of-2nd-lieutenant-lemuel-abbott_30.html

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: June 12, 1864 (“Fort Pillow prisoners tell some hard stories against the Confederacy at the treatment they received after their capture. They came here nearly starved to death, and a good many were wounded after their surrender.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2017/08/diary-of-1st-sergeant-john-l-ransom.html

Diary of Private Louis Leon: June 12, 1864 (“To-day, as the negro guard was relieved, two of them commenced playing with their guns and bayonets, sticking at one another. Fortunately one of their guns, by accident, went off and made a hole in the other one’s body, which killed him instantly.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2024/03/diary-of-private-louis-leon-june-12-1864.html

Diary of Margaret Junkin Preston: Sunday Morning, June 12, 1864 (Preston describes the looting of her home by Yankees.)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2015/06/diary-of-margaret-junkin-preston-sunday.html

Diary of Margaret Junkin Preston: Sunday, June 12, 1864 – 12 o’Clock (“If our house is burned to night, and we hear of my husband being captured or killed, what will life be worth?”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2015/06/diary-of-margaret-junkin-preston-sunday_62.html

Diary of Margaret Junkin Preston: Sunday, June 12, 1864 – 3 P. M. (“I am in despair! Forty thousand troops are marching upon Richmond through here; eight thousand more left in Staunton, as an intelligent guard told us. Richmond must fall — how can it withstand such numbers!”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2015/06/diary-of-margaret-junkin-preston-sunday_18.html

Diary of Judith Brockenbrough McGuire: June 12, 1864 (“I am grieved to say that we have had a reverse in the “Valley,” and that General Jones, of the cavalry, has been killed, and his command repulsed.”)

https://civilwarnotebook.blogspot.com/2016/02/diary-of-judith-brockenbrough-mcguire_24.html


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Today’s posts:

West Point Atlas of War map, “Never Call Retreat,” reply #10
“Grant,” #11
“Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume Two,” #12
Gen. Sherman letter to Mrs. Sherman, #13
John Jackman, #14
John G. Nicolay, #15
Links to 13 items at Civil War Notebook, #16


17 posted on 06/12/2024 7:03:20 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Shelby Foote, The Civil War Narrative, Volume Three, Red River to Appomattox

Continued from 6/12 (reply #12).

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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume Two

18 posted on 06/13/2024 6:50:56 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Continued from Continued from June 11 (reply #4).

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Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee, an abridgement by Richard Harwell

19 posted on 06/13/2024 6:51:42 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Diary of a Confederate Soldier: John S. Jackman of the Orphan Brigade, Edited, with an introduction, by William C. Davis

20 posted on 06/13/2024 6:52:22 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation gets the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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