December 2, 1863


SECOND WEEK—OF THE—Mirror of the Rebellion

Devoted by the proprietors, to the patriotic object of raising funds for the founding of a National Home for Invalid Soldiers.

For schedule of Donation, Property, and other particular see descriptive bills

National Home Tickets,–good for one share in the donation property, and for admissions to the Mirror—One dollar.  Single admission, 25 cents.

Exhibitions every evening at 7:45 and Wednesday and Saturday Afternoons at 3 o’clock.

Dollar Tickets for sale at the Melodeon, Ditson & Co’s Music Store, Federhen & Co’s 13 court Street, 15 State Street, 76 Washington Street, and at Dyer & Co’s 35 School Street.

Orders by mail or express should be sent to JOSIAH PERHAM, Agent, Adams House, Boston.

From The Boston Daily Advertiser, December 2, 1863 [Historic Newspaper Collection] 

October 1, 1863


Reengagement of the great and gifted artist, CAMILLE URSO.

Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday evening next, Oct. 3 and 4

The Unanimous desire for another opportunity to hear the greatest Lady Violinist of the age, has induced the Manager top comply with the general wish. And to repeat the concerts of last Saturday and Sunday, which were attended with such great success, on the above after noon and evenings, and for the information of the public, and in order to afford ample time and opportunity for all who may desire to hear this charming artist, the Manager would now announce, that he has secured her services for a third series, to take place on the following Saturday and Sunday evenings.

All the attractions of the last Concerts, including M. ARBUCKLE, FR. RUDOLPHSEN, F. ZOHLER, a grand Orchestra, and Gillmore’s full Millitary Band, have been secured for the above entertainments, and the programmes will be made up of such selections, classical and popular, as will afford the greatest amount of pleasure to the largest number of hearers.

Tickets Twenty-five cents

Boston Daily Advertiser, October 1, 1863 [Historic Newspaper Collection]

September 5, 1863


As regards the retaliation question General Lee and Captain Winder are in close confinement still, and authorities never having received any notice of Captain Sawyer and Flynn being placed on a level with other prisoners of war.  The sake is the case with Morgan in Ohio.  He will be released when the rebel Commissioner notifies General Meredith that Colonel Streight and his officers are released in Alabama as reported.


The following was found written upon the back of a $500 note sent into the Treasury for redemption:—


“This bill was paid for one plate of ice cream in Jersey City, at a fair for the benefit of the sick and wounded soldiers, by J. A., esq, April 11, 1863.  H.M.H.”

Boston Daily Advertiser, September 5, 1863 [Historic Newspaper Collection]

September 1, 1863

The Richmond Whig of the 29th has the following sign Samuel Jones, Major-General, and dated at White Sulphur Springs, Va., 27th:–

“We met the enemy this morning about a mile and a half from this place on the road leading to the Warm Springs.  We fought him from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.

“Every attack made by the enemy was repulsed.  At night each side occupied the same as they had n the morning.

“The enemy made thwo other attacks and were handsomely repulsed, when he abandoned his position and retreated towards Warm Springs, pursued by cavalry and artillery.

“The enemy were about 3000 strong with six pieces of artillery, under Brig-Gen Averill.  Our loss is about 200 killed and wounded.  The enemy’s loss is not known.  We have taken about 150 prisoners nd one piece of artillery.”

Engagement near White Sulphur Springs,” Boston Daily Advertiser, September 1, 1863 [Historic Newspaper Collection]

August 25, 1863

A DARING ATTEMPT AT ROBBERY—A bold attempt of burglars to plunder the millinery rooms of Mr. James Coverly, on the second floor of No. 139 Tremont street, at the corner of Winter Street, was frustrated last evening, although the proprietor had a narrow escape for his life.  Mr. Coverly, who had just returned from an absence from the city, was sitting at his desk about eight o’clock, after the place had been closed for the day, when he was suddenly startled by the appearance of a young burglar who had descended through a skylight, or glass window at the back.  Mr. Coverly challenged him and demanded his business, but the young desperado only drew a pistol, and warned him away, at the same time advancing towards the door.  Mr. Coverly was not intimidated but followed him up, when the young rascal made his retreat through the door, firing at Mr. Coverly, at the moment of closing it.  Mr. Coverly received the ball in his right cheek, and although stunned for an instant, pursued the burglar who took to his heels down the stairs.  The street was, of course, at that time in the evening well filled with people, who were warned of the trouble by the outcry raised.  The young fellow was tripped up before he got across the street, and secured, as we are informed, by Mr. F. A. Shaw.  Mr. Coverly took charge of his burglar and conducted him in triumph to the station house, where he was secured for the night.  The prisoner, who seems unusually sly and crafty, gave his name as Daniel Delany and his age as fifteen years.  He states that he came from Portland last week, but it is much more probable that he is a professional housebreaker from New York.  It is thought that he had an accomplice with him, although he, himself, denies it.  No burglar’s instruments were found, except a doubled rope, knotted to serve as a ladder.  Mr. Coverly’s wound, although likely to prove troublesome, is not, it is hoped, of a serious nature.  We are informed by the police that an early hour in the evening is considered the best for breaking into a store, since at that time a man with a bag of plunder has little risk of being stopped by the police.

“Local Matters,” Boston Daily Advertiser, August 25, 1863, front page [Historic Newspaper Collection] 

August 15, 1863

The 44th Regiment Dramatic Club repeated last evening their pleasant entertainment of Tuesday night.  The performance proceeded more smoothly than on Tuesday night, and the actors showed a considerable amount of dramatic talent, and we hope to see them again before the public.  The “Olio” was very good, and the whole performance admirably considered its purpose—to illustrate the amusements which the Regiment enjoyed while in camp at Newbern.  The Club should feel satisfied with the success that has attended their efforts as it was perhaps more than was to be expected at this season.  The managers deserve great credit for their arduous labors.

Buckley’s Minstrels offer an excellent bill this evening, and lovers of the black art should not fail to be present.  Songs, dances, comic acts, and the burlesque on the opera of Cinderella form altogether a very attractive entertainment.

Professor Harrington performs his wonders of magic and ventriloquism both afternoon and evening at the Museum, and the simple announcement is enough to ensure him good houses.

“Dramatic and Musical,” Boston Daily Advertiser, August 15, 1863, front page [Historic Newspaper Collection]  

August 6, 1863

Scene in the House of Commons [From the Court Journal]

The honorable and learned member for Westminster, Sir De Lacy Evans, who has fought Many brilliant battles in Spain, and who invaded the Crimea without loss of life or limb, measured his full length on the floor of the House of Commons, the other evening, in a very distressing and undignified manner.  The honorable and gallant gentleman was passing in front of the Treasury Bench, when his spurs got entangled, some way or other, in the long legs of the Right Honorable F. Peel, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and the result was that he lost his balance and sprawled over the feet of the whole Cabinet!  Lord Palmerston most fortunately managed to get his legs out of the way in time, and escaped disaster, but Mr. Milner Gibson and the Chancellor of the Exchequer were sadly spurred although they good-naturedly picked up the member for Westminster and set him upright.  Mr. Frederick Peel rubbed his shins, as well he might—an operation which occasioned no small amount of amusement to the occupants of the Treasury Bench opposite.  For the future, it is clear that Sir De Lacy must either abandon the use of spurs in the House of Commons, or Mr. Frederick Peel must keep his legs out of the way.  The former, we scarcely say, is far more easy of accomplishment than the latter.

Boston Daily Advertiser, August 6, 1863 [Historic Newspaper Collection]