This portrait was of Jim Williams (c. 1830-1871), aka Union Jim. He was from Washington, D.C. and member of the 95th Illinois regiment. He, along with forty other African American soldiers, held off a rebel party. Following his display of bravery, Williams wanted to raise his own company of black troops. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.
Harper's Weekly (March 28, 1863), p.196.
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North America--Washington D.C.
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