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One of the most widely-read newspapers in the United States at the time, the New York-based "Harper's Weekly" published an account of what happened in Memphis earlier in the month in its May 26, 1866, issue which was a more dispassionate report on the Memphis Massacre than most other newspapers ran. The article also featured illustrations which are the only contemporary images we have of the violence.
1866 May 26
"Memphis Massacre, 1866: "Harper's Weekly", May 26, 1866" (2021). Memphis Massacre (May 1-2, 1866), 2016. 1.