Engravings and Illustrations

Eli Slifer Papers
1849 - 1871

Eli Slifer was a prominent businessman who was responsible for the recruitment and supplying of regiments from Pennsylvania during the Civil War. His letters contain his personal, as well as business correspondence with family, friends, business...

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, "Carlisle... Barracks Destroyed"
July 18, 1863

Sketched by George Law, this image depicts the destruction of the US Army Barracks in Carlisle on July 1, 1863. The complete caption reads “Carlisle, Penn., Showing Gen. Smith’s Headquarters and the Barracks Destroyed by Gen. W. H. F. Lee.”

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Harper’s Weekly, "The Rebels Shelling... Carlisle, Pennsylvania," #1
July 25, 1863

Sketched by Thomas Nast, this hand-colored engraving depicts the Confederate's shelling of Carlisle on July 1, 1863. The complete caption reads, "The Rebels Shelling the New York Militia in the Main Street of Carlisle, Pennsylvania."

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Harper’s Weekly, "The Rebels Shelling... Carlisle, Pennsylvania," #2
July 25, 1863

Sketched by Thomas Nast, this engraving depicts the Confederate's shelling of Carlisle on July 1, 1863. The complete caption reads, "The Rebels Shelling the New York Militia in the Main Street of Carlisle, Pennsylvania."

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James Alexander Streams Papers
1862-1908

James Alexander Streams served with Company A of the 61st Pennsylvania Infantry. He was with the regiment from their enlistment in 1861, until his discharge in the fall of 1864. During that time, Streams, as well as the 61st PVI, fought in most...

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