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Harper, James (1795-1869) Harper's weekly. [Vol. 9, no. 447 (July 22, 1865)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08748.04 Author/Creator: Harper, James (1795-1869) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspapers Date: 22 July 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Includes engravings of the execution of Lincoln conspirators, portraits of Lewis Payne, David Harold, J.W. Atzerodt, and Mary Surratt, and image of Surratt's home in Washington, D.C. Highlights the consecration of the Gettysburg monument of July 4, 1865. Inlcudes engravings of Major-General Howard, the Gettysburg battlefield, and laying of the cornerstone. All the Gettysburg monument and execution engravings are based on Alexander Gardner's photographs.

People: Harper, James, 1795-1869.
Harper & Brothers.
Atzerodt, George A., 1835-1865.
Herold, David E., 1844-1865.
Payne, Lewis, 1845-1865.
Surratt, Mary E. (Mary Eugenia), 1820-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Lincoln, Civil War, Assassinations, Lincoln Assassination, Military Law, Death Penalty, Criminals and Outlaws, Battle, Women's History, Battle of Gettysburg, Monument, Union General, Union Forces, Photography

Sub Era: The American Civil War