The Press: Faithful Reproduction

On the cover is a steel engraving of South Carolina's Governor—as he appeared in 1861. Inside are maps and pictures of Charleston Harbor and a side view of Star of the West, the side-wheel steamship that was standing up the Charleston channel on Jan. 9, 1861 when it became the first target of the Civil War. A story on page 2 lists the principal Southern forts; on the back cover, Ballou Brothers, a New York concern, offers French yoke shirts at $12 a dozen. Nothing in the magazine could be considered timely, but last week 1,600 subscribers studied it as avidly...

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