1861, Bivouac of Confederate Troop on the Las Moras, Harper's

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1861, "Bivouac of Confederate Troops on the Las Moras, Texas, with Stolen U.S. Wagons, Etc.," From Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization." (Image: approximately 14" wide x 9 1/2" high). This unusual print depicts Confederate troops slaughtering a pig, a man getting water from Las Moras Creek (probably in Kinney County), two mules watering in the creek, a captured U.S. Quartermaster wagon, a sentry and a soldier feeding a camp fire. Very good condition. "Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization," was the creation of Fletcher Harper, one of the four brothers who founded the famous printing and publishing house in 1857. It was Harper’s intention to publish a high quality, weekly newspaper, featuring literature having only a limited number of pictures suitable for family reading. By the end of its first year, however, the "Weekly" had become a fully illustrated and sought after publication. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, its circulation and influence increased dramatically increased and the paper earned a justified place as one of the leading newspapers in the country.


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