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Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War
We offer these special packages as a great way to acquire a collection of newspapers that cover the scope of the American Civil War. To learn more about newspapers from this era and to shop individual issues, be sure to visit our main Civil War newspapers page.
February 22, 1865
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1865
* Fall of Charleston, South Carolina
* Fort Sumter gets U.S. flag
This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "CHARLESTON", "The Rebel Garrison Leave Under Cover of Night", "The City Surrendere... See More
October 10, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, October 10, 1864
* Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads
* Richmond-Petersburg Campaign
* Abraham Lincoln
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "RICHMOND", "Particulars of the Desperate Rebel Attack on the 7th", "Our Cavalry Overwhelmed & Drives Back, Losing Eight Guns", "The Attack Up... See More
December 29, 1864
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, December 29, 1864
* General William T. Sherman
* March to the sea
* Savannah, Georgia occupied
Page 2 has various reports on the Civil War with one column headings. See images here.
Complete in 4 pages, this issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and easy to handle. M... See More
May 31, 1864
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1864
* Totopotomoy Creek
* Dallas, Georgia
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT'S ARMY" "Our Forces All South of the Pamunky" "A Severe Cavalry Fight on Saturday" "The Enemy Driven Back With Loss" "Further News from General Sherman" "A Fight On Saturday Near Dallas"... See More
December 17, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1862 Among the column heads on the Civil War are: "The Most Heinous Act of the Abolition Congress" which was the admission of West Virginia into the Union (see photos); "The Last Dodge Worse than the First--The President Convicted Out of the Mouth of His Own Friends". Most of a pg. is taken up with: "The War Power Of the President... See More
November 6, 1861
DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, November 6, 1861
* Rare title from the Civil War
This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.
This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and easy to handle. Complete in 4 pa... See More
September 29, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 29, 1862
* General David Hunter
* re. emancipation Proclamation
* President Abraham Lincoln
Although there is nice Civil War coverage on the front page, the best content is on page 4 where is found: "The Proclamation", "The Emancipation Manifesto of Gen. Hunter and the Counter Blast of the President", "Mr. Lincoln's Three Mo... See More
September 6, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 6, 1862
* Famous Abraham Lincoln letter
* "A Prayer of Twenty Millions" reply
* Horace Greeley
The front page shows: "Thomas Fitch Rowland, Builder of the New Monitors" and "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Ironsides' In Fighting Trim" with related articles.
Of special note is the historic letter headed: "The Pres... See More
February 12, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, February 12, 1862 Among the front page column heads are: "The Burnside Expedition" "Capture of Roanoke Island" "Two or Three Days Hard Fighting" "Sinking & Capture of the Rebel Gunboats" "Interesting from Tennessee" "Preparations for an Attack on Fort Donelson" "A Desperate Battle Anticipated", &... See More
February 28, 1865
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 28, 1865
* General William T. Sherman
* Onward march in the South
* Final months of the Civil War
* Union prisoners
This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "FROM WASHINGTON", "Strength of the Rebel Army in Front of ... See More
August 24, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 24, 1864
* Battle of Summit Point
* General Philip Sheridan
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GENERAL SHERIDAN'S ARMY" "An Engagement near Charlestown, Va." "Position of the Main Lines of Both Forces" & more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
March 12, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 12, 1862 This is a very nice issue covering perhaps the most famous naval battle of the 19th century, certainly of the Civil War. The creation of ironclad steamers Monitor & Merrimac ushered in a new era in naval warfare, being the first ironclad vessels that would become the prototype for all of naval engineering that would follow. Pg. 4 has a nice editoria... See More
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, March 24, 1864 The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 5 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, war of 1812 war hero, and credited as to having abolished the disciplinary procedure of flogging (see).
The ftpg. features a large & detailed map: "THE BOMBARDMENT OF ISLAND NO. 1... See More
July 29, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, July 29, 1863 The front page is dominated by a very large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "MEADE'S AND LEE'S FIELD OF OPERATIONS. Scene of the Present Movements of the Union & Rebel Armies in Virginia." Among the front page one column heads are: "The Rebels Retreat from Jackson, Mississippi" "The City in Possession of Our Troops... See More
March 29, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, March 29, 1865 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "The Victory of Saturday" "Further & Interesting Particulars" "Extend & Importance of Lee's Designs" "Position of the Line Gained by Grant" "A Resume of the Day's Operations--Causalities".
Eight pages, very nice... See More
January 24, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 24, 1865 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "WILMINGTON" "The Enemy in Font of It on the 18th" "Preparations for an Advance Movement: "THE SOUTH" "Reorganization of the Rebel Army" "Lee's Army the Confederacy's Only Hope" and much more.
Eight pages, nice condition.
September 5, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES Sept. 5, 1864 An historic issue as the front page announces the fall of Atlanta, with first column heads including: "OFFICIAL" "The Fall of Atlanta" "The Official Report of Maj.-Gen. Sherman" "His Strategy And Battles" "Gen. Hood Decamps from Atlanta in the Night". The report is signed in type: W. T. Sherman.
The back pag... See More
July 6, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, July 6, 1864 Among the ftpg. reports: "THE ALABAMA" "The Pirate Sunk off Cherbourg by the Kearsarge" "Details of the Engagement" & much more. This was considered by some the greatest maritime battle of the Civil War (see hyperlink).
Page 4 has: "Proclamation By The President" "Martial Law Declared in Kentucky" "The H... See More
May 26, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 26, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Grant's Rapid Pursuit of Lee" "A Considerable Skirmish There" "Desperate Charges of the Enemy" "The Rebels Leave--Grant Crosses" "Grant Picks Up a Thousand Prisoners" "Rebels Attack Him Nine Times" "Surrender Dem... See More
August 4, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 8, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBEL INVASION" "Probable Strength of the Cavalry Force in Maryland" "Rebels Reported to be Crossing Above Hancock & Moving on Wheeling" "Gen. Hunter Superseded by Gen. Sheridan" "GEN. GRANT'S ARMY" "The Rebels Explode a Mine but do no Damag... See More
August 2, 1861
The DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, Aug. 2, 1861 This is a single sheet newspaper with just a one column masthead, not uncommon from the Confederacy where newsprint was often difficult to come by. From the early part of the Civil War with many items relating to it, including article headed "Resolutions of Mississippi on the Victories in Virginia" is concerning Bull Run; a... See More
October 11, 1862
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Oct. 11, 1862 Printed in the dateline is "Confederate States of America" although lightly inked in portions (see). Among the articles: "Where Is Lee's Army?" "The Fight at Franklin" "From Northern Virginia" which includes two letters each signed in type: R. E. Lee, General Commanding (see).
Four pages, nev... See More
February 19, 1862
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 19, 1862 Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans ... See More
May 20, 1865
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 20, 1865 The ftpg. has: "Description of the Assassins" and over half a column with: "Instructive Letter From President Lincoln" which relates: "...evidence of his readiness to listen to all complaints & to deal justly and kindly with all..." signed in type: A. Lincoln, July 28, 1862.
Pg. 2 has an editorial: &... See More
January 4, 1864
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 4, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. As would be expected there is various reporting on the latest news from the battle fields, including items headed: "Rumours From Richmond" "The Enemy Before Charleston" "The Siege of Charleston" "Reported Appointments" and a few other items.
The back... See More
January 13, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, January 13, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy with a wealth of war-related news, from the Confederate perspective.
The ftpg. includes: "The War News" "Meat Supplies" "Congress--The General Appropriations" "the Heroine of Tennessee" (small wear hole here) "Arrival in Richmond o... See More
January 26, 1863
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, January 26, 1863 A great newspaper not only from the Confederacy, but from its capital. A nice single sheet issue (typical late in the war) with a full masthead, with front page reports headed: "The Yankees Across the Rappahannock" "Appointments In the Department" "The Nautical Jeffreys" "Our Military Resources with sever... See More
June 29, 1864
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, June 29, 1864 The key content would be the page 2: 'President Lincoln's Acceptance" letter in which he agrees to being the Republican nominee for President for another 4 years, as was determined by the National Union Convent, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.
Other articles: "Rebel Prisoners" "The Army of the Potomac" "The Rebe... See More
September 22, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 1862 If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, ... See More
May 14, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, May 14, 1864 The front page has some nice one column heads concerning the Battle of Spotsylvania, including: "THE GREAT CAMPAIGN" "Gen. Grant's Decisive Battle" "Lee's Army In Full Retreat" "Our Army In Pursuit" "Grant Finds the Rebels in the Last Ditch" ""Full Details of the Great Battle" and more... See More
December 9, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 9, 1862 A newspaper not only from the Confederacy, but from its capital. Among the front page items are: "Evacuation of Winchester" "The State Line" "East Tennessee" "The Situation In The West" "Homespun" "City Intelligence" "Richmond Detectives in Washington" and other items includi... See More
December 10, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 10, 1862 A nice newspaper not only from the Confederacy, but from its capital, through which all war-related news would flow.
The front page includes: "The Spoils Gathered In Kentucky" "Confederate States Prison Items" "The Prices of army Cloths" "Progress of the Abolitionists" "Capture of Gunboats" an... See More
February 11, 1865
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Feb. 11, 1865 A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city through which all Civil War reports would flow. This issue is from quite late in the war.
The first column on the ftpg. begins with ads, then begins the always interesting editorial, this one beginning: "That the enemy is, from some reason or other, very desirous of peace with us... See More
February 8, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1862 The ftpg. features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Scene Of Our Naval Victory In Northern Tennessee". First column heads include: "Another Great Victory" "The Capture of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River" "The Rebel Commander and a Large Number of Officers and Men Captured" "The War Carried Into Tennessee"... See More
February 8, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1862 The ftpg. features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Scene Of Our Naval Victory In Northern Tennessee". First column heads include: "Another Great Victory" "The Capture of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River" "The Rebel Commander and a Large Number of Officers and Men Captured" "The War Carried Into Tennessee&qu... See More
February 15, 1862
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN--EXTRA, Massachusetts, Feb. 15, 1862 This is a very desired broadside "Extra", meaning just a single sheet rather than the more typical 4 pages, and printed on the front side only. The reverse is blank.
The first column has Civil War reports with heads and subheads reading: "From Fort Donelson"; "Rebel Accounts of the Battle Thursday&quo... See More
May 31, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1862 The front page features a very nice map headed: "RETREAT OF THE REBEL ARMY FROM CORINTH" with the map showing from New Orleans to Memphis, to Pensacola. There are many nice first column war heads as well including: "ANOTHER TRIUMPH" "Corinth in Possession of Gen. Halleck" "Important Events Proceeding the Evacuation" "H... See More
September 4, 1863
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 4, 1863 Page 5 has a brief but notable report about the defeat of a group of: " ...Navajoe Indians beyond fort Canby..." by part of the 1st New-Mexican Regiment led by Kit Carson (see ). Quite rare to see a report mentioning this famous Old West scout and explorer, especially from the Civil War period.... See More
Eight pages, nice condition.
Eight pages, nice condition.
November 21, 1862
RICHMOND WHIG AND PUBLIC ADVERTISER, Nov. 21, 1862 The ftpg. has: "Interesting Historical Relations --The Last Effort To Save The Union" Also within: "The End Not Yet" "From Fredericksburg" "Atrocities of the Enemy" "Latest From the North" "Programme of Rosecrans--Successful Dash Into Kentucky" "Progress of the War" and... See More
January 10, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, Jan. 10, 1863 A very rare publication from the Confederacy, only a few issues of which having come into our inventory over the past 35 years. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page features a nice print of: "Gen. Benj. Franklin Cheatham" with much of the balance of the... See More
April 21, 1864
NEW ERA, Baltimore, April 21, 1864 A very uncommon title that lasted for only 15 issues. Front page has: "The Story Of The Dying Sergeant. By an Officer of the Army of the Potomac". Bits of general news, a few topical items, and many ads.
This is the volume number 4 issue. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, 11 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches, good condition.
February 1, 1862
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 1, 1862 The ftpg. shows: "Campaign on the Potomac--Guard House Near Langley, Virginia, with Rebel Prisoners". A fullpg. print shows: "Port Royal Expedition--Scene in the Military Market at Beaufort" showing many African-American slaves.
Other prints include: "Encampment of the National Army Near Rolla", Missouri; &... See More
October 15, 1861
SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 15, 1861
* Ruby Valley Pony Express Station
The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "Arrival of the Pony Express" with a dateline of Ruby Valley, beginning: "The Pony Express arrived at this place this afternoon at fifteen minutes after three o'clock with advices for the Union...". Page 2 has a follow up headed: "Anot... See More
June 14, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1862
* Robert Smalls, "Hero of the Planter", who would eventually go from the walls of slavery to the halls of The House of Representatives
Perhaps the most notable print (with related text) is that of: "Robert Smalls, Captain of the Gun Boat 'Planter' " which includes a related article as well. As Wikipedia note... See More
May 16, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, May 16, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House w/ map
* J.E.B. Stuart killed at Battle of Yellow Tavern
Among the ftpg. one column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT ! " Lee's Army on the Right Bank of the Po" "Sheridan's Brilliant Operations" "General J.E.B. Stuart Defeated & Killed" "Sketch of Stuart" "... See More
February 6, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln peace meeting
* William T. Sherman victory march
Among the front page items concerning the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S NEW CAMPAIGN" "His Army on the March for Eight Days" "Charleston, Augusta, Branchville" "Rebel Solicitude & Speculations as to the Campaign" "The Peace Conference" &... See More
March 27, 1865
THE CIRCULAR, Mount Tom, Connecticut, March 27, 1865 An inside page contains two interesting and rather lengthy articles, one titled: "Improved Breeding By Selection" and the other "Darwin's Principles of Breeding" the latter taking nearly a full page, and as noted at the bottom of the article it is from "Darwin on the Origin of Species".
Complete in 8 pages, app... See More
February 7, 1865
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 7, 1865
* General William T. Sherman
* Branchville SC South Carolina
* Final months of the Civil War
Among the many front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S MARCH" "The Movement Upon Branchville" 'Feeble Resistance of the Enemy" "A Movement Upon Char4leston" "General Alarm of The Enemy"... See More
March 8, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, March 8, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln's administration settles in
Among the first column heads are several relating to Abraham Lincoln's inauguration: "Interesting Debate on the Inaugural Address" "Messrs. Wigfall & Mason Consider it a Declaration of War" "Mr. Douglas Again in the President's Defence" "The Diplomatic Corps I... See More
December 29, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 29, 1864
* First Battle of Fort Fisher
* Wilmington, North Carolina
* Battle of Nashville, Tennessee
* William T. Sherman's march to the sea
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "WILMINGTON" "The Attack On Fort Fisher" "Bombardment On Christmas Day" "The Flag of the Fort Captured" "THE WAR IN TENNESS... See More
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