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Confederate Uniforms, Harper's Weekly 1861

Discussion in 'The Ladies Tea' started by JPK Huson 1863, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. JPK Huson 1863

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    Confederate Uniforms, Harper's weekly, 1861
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    Harper's Weekly is a bottomless source, The End. That means for pretty much anything era- during its long run the magazine typically immersed itself in the war nearly to the exclusion of other topics, if other topics there were. For instance, if the wife of the President was forced to hurl herself from her carriage, sustaining injury because the horse became a runaway, it'd b a pretty big news story, right? Unless it happened the first days of July, 1863. Got 4 lines.

    Harper's Weekly printed everything - their artists take us from aerial views of battle to the dimness inside a hut, soldiers crowded and passing time in winter camp to sinking ships to unbelievably for the era, women in the war.

    Bumped into this- guessing between Union and Confederate the latter changed most frequently so perhaps this is some official base? Claiming it for Ladies Tea because guess who got to sew them? No uniform historian here, guessing at least whatever ' bases ' are depicted here would be accurate?
     
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  3. Keiri

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    Where do you search it? Do you go to the library and page through?
     
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    I have always liked these images. Note the wide use of caps early in the war.
     
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    No, tons easier! ' Google ' " Harper's Weekly ", scroll the results until you see anything named ' archive ' or from a college or university. They're willing to share if you do not have to sign in to use the site and if the entire collection, or a lot of it, is online. ( Single, specific images are nearly always a special collections issue- they nearly always ask we write for permission. ) Sorry, should have posted this source! ' Harpers ' is quite a few place, thankfully.

    Helpful to have a snipping tool, on your computer.
     
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    Yes, any idea why the change? Was it just too arduous, keeping up with a massive army in the field?
     

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