It took the editorialists and engravers at Harper's Weekly several issues to catch up with the Union defeat at Bull Run. Over the next few days we will be running some of the illustrations, which grew progressively more dramatic. This is from the issue dated August 10, 1861, and shows the charge of the Black Horse Cavalry. For more about the battle and the context, read Our Man in Charleston, now available on Amazon and at your local bookstores.
All engravings courtesy The American Library in Paris.