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A Negro Regiment in Action

A Negro Regiment in Action
Date: March 14, 1863
An iIllustration from pages 168-169 of the March 14, 1863 issue of "Harper's Weekly," titled "A Negro Regiment In Action."


A "Round-up"

A "Round-up"
Creator: Castaigne, A.
Date: June 1892
Cattle round-up sketched by A. Castaigne copied from Scribners Magazine, June 1892.


A Stampeded Herd

A Stampeded Herd
Creator: Castaigne, A.
Date: June 1892
Stampeded herd sketched by A. Castaigne copied from the June 1892 issue of Scribners Magazine. This image shows cowboys in the midst of a stampeding herd of cattle.


"Another Investigation Committee"

"Another Investigation Committee"
Date: January 31, 1880
This illustration by cartoonist Thomas Nast was published in Harper's Weekly. It depicts a potential Exoduster being questioned by a watchful Irishman with the caption "An' what right have you, sure, to be afther laving your native place an' coming here? Spake!" In the background a sign reads "Free Soil Kansas".


Battle of Beecher's Island

Battle of Beecher's Island
Date: Oct. 17, 1868
An illustration of the Battle of Beecher's Island printed in Harper's Weekly on October 17, 1868.


Battle of Milliken's Bend

Battle of Milliken's Bend
Date: June 7, 1863
An illustration from Harper's Weekly, July 4, 1863, depicting the Battle of Milliken's Bend where African-American soldiers of the 8th, 9th, 11th, and 13th Louisiana Infantry Regiments and 1st Mississippi Infantry fought valiantly along side the 23rd Iowa Regiment against Confederate troops. Although the African-American soldiers were recently recruited and ill-equipped, they engaged the Confederate troops in one of the longest hand-to-hand battles of the Civil War. The battle finally ended after the Union gunboats Choctaw and Lexington arrived and began firing on the Rebels.


Battle of the Washita

Battle of the Washita
Creator: Taylor, James E., 1839-1901
Date: 1969
An illustration portraying General George Armstrong Custer's surprise attack on the Southern Cheyenne camp along the Washita River on November 27, 1868. This illustration was published in the July 1969 issue of Golden West Magazine - True Stories of the Old West, page 30. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry

Bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry
Date: 1859
Illustration showing soldiers bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia).


Burning the Cheyenne village near Fort Larned, Kansas

Burning the Cheyenne village near Fort Larned, Kansas
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: April 19, 1867
This illustration portrays soldiers under the command of General Winfield S. Hancock burning a Cheyenne village on Pawnee Fork, thirty miles west of Fort Larned. The illustration was drawn by Theodore Davis and published in Harpers Weekly, April 19, 1867.


Burying dead insurgents after Harpers Ferry insurrection

Burying dead insurgents after Harpers Ferry insurrection
Creator: Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper
Date: 1859
A sketch of the dead Harpers Ferry insurgents being buried.


"Busted!" - A Deserted Railroad Town In Kansas

"Busted!" - A Deserted Railroad Town In Kansas
Creator: Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889
Date: 1874
This is an illustration titled "Busted! A Deserted Railroad Town in Kansas" published in Harper's Weekly, v. 18 (February 28, 1874), p. 192.


Butterfield's Overland mail coach starting out from Atchison, Kansas

Butterfield's Overland mail coach starting out from Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Harpers Weekly
Date: January 27, 1866
A drawing of a Butterfield Overland mail coach copied from Harper's Weekly, January 27, 1866.


C. F. Kendall Dry Goods, Topeka, Kansas

C. F. Kendall Dry Goods, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: St. Louis Illustrated Magazine
Date: September 1880
An illustration depicting C. F. Kendall's Dry Goods, copied from the St. Louis Illustrated Magazine. Copied from the St. Louis Magazine, September 1880, page 398.


Capt. Cook brought out of jail

Capt. Cook brought out of jail
Date: 1859
An illustration of Captain John Cook, a John Brown follower, being brought out of jail and surrounded by soldiers.


Carrying the prisoners from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia,  for trial

Carrying the prisoners from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia, for trial
Date: 1859
An illustration showing Harpers Ferry prisoners being carried from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia, for trial.


Cattle drive on the Great Plains

Cattle drive on the Great Plains
Creator: Castaigne, J. Andre
Date: June, 1892
A magazine illustration showing a cattle drive on the Great Plains copied from Scribner's.


Cheyenne Indians attacking a working party on the Union Pacific Railroad

Cheyenne Indians attacking a working party on the Union Pacific Railroad
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: September 07, 1867
This illustration portrays Union Pacific railroad workers being attacked by Cheyenne Indians on August 4, 1867. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on September 7, 1867. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


City of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory

City of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory
Creator: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Date: December 25, 1858
This view of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, was copied from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. It shows a number of buildings and steamboats on the river.


Clearing a field of grasshoppers

Clearing a field of grasshoppers
Creator: Harpers Weekly
Date: 1875
An illustration showing people clearing a field of grasshoppers, copied from Harper's Weekly, July 3, 1875.


Colonel Sumner arriving at Constitution Hall in Topeka, Kansas Territory

Colonel Sumner arriving at Constitution Hall in Topeka, Kansas Territory
Date: 1856
Exterior view of Constitution Hall with Col. Edwin Vose Sumner dispersing the Free-State Legislature in Topeka, Kansas Territory, on July 4, 1856. This is a copy of an illustration from the July 26, 1856, issue of "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper." This illustration depicts Constitution Hall differently than most other illustrations of the same time period.


Council at Medicine Lodge Creek

Council at Medicine Lodge Creek
Creator: Howland, J.
Date: November 16, 1867
This drawing by J. Howland, originally printed in Harper's Weekly, depicts the council between representatives of the U.S. government and the Kiowa and Comanche tribes at Medicine Creek Lodge, Kansas, in 1867. At this council the Kiowa, Comanche, Plains Apache, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes signed three successive treaties with the United States government, collectively known as the Medicine Lodge treaty.


Crossing the Plains

Crossing the Plains
Date: August 13, 1859
Photo of a sketch of covered wagons with the wording "Pikes Peak" copied from "Harper's Weekly," August 13, 1859.


Custer's Indian scouts celebrating the victory over Black Kettle

Custer's Indian scouts celebrating the victory over Black Kettle
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: January 16, 1869
An illustration portraying General George Armstrong Custer's Indian scouts celebrating the victory over Black Kettle in the Battle of the Washita in November 1868. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on January 16, 1869. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Custer's command shooting down worthless horses

Custer's command shooting down worthless horses
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: January 16, 1869
An illustration of General George Armstrong Custer's men shooting horses after the Battle of the Washita which occurred on November 27, 1868. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on January 16, 1869. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Denison, Texas

Denison, Texas
Creator: Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889
Date: August 1874
This is an illustration showing the depot and train in Denison, Texas. Also visible are covered wagons and oxen, business buildings, and a horse-drawn delivery wagon. The illustration appears in The Great South-West, August 1874. It is credited to both Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier.


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