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July 7, 1863
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 7, 1863 This is a terrific issue on one of the most significant battles of the entire Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg. This issue was published just at its completion when it was established that the Yankees had succeeded in defeating the Confederates and causing them to retreat towards the South, never to threaten the Union forces in the North again. It was a tu... See More
May 13, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1864 The front page has nice first column heads on the Civil War including: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Gen. Grant Says the Result is So Far Much in Our Favor" "Heavy Fighting on Wednesday" "Lee Sends In a Flag of Truce" "Gen. Grant Refuses An Armistice" "Grant Pushing on to Find Them" "Our Cavalry in Lee'... See More
February 27, 1865
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, February 27, 1865
* Battle of Wilmington, North Carolina
Page 2 has various reports on the Civil War with one column headings. See images here.
Complete in 8 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. Minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More
January 14, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 14, 1861 The first column has various heads concerning the coming Civil War, including: "THE CRISIS" "The Instructions to Major Anderson Not Yet Decided On" "The President Anxious to Avoid Bloodshed" "Officeholders Holding Secession Sentiments to be Removed" "Departure of the Southern Members of Congress" "Seizure o... See More
April 15, 1865
CLEVELAND MORNING LEADER, Ohio, April 15, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth
* Early report - while he was still alive
The top of the front page has dramatic one column heads: "ASSASSINATION!" "Of PRESIDENT LINCOLN!!!" "He is Shot Through the Head While in the Theater" "Wound Pronounced Mortal!" ... See More
February 1, 1864
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 1, 1864 The front page has a column wide headlines "The Coming Draft" "Important Order from President Lincoln" "The Draft to be Made on the Tenth of March" "Five Hundred Thousand Men Called for" "Enlistments Not credited to Other Calls to be Subtracted from This". "Order, that a draft for vie hundred thousand... See More
November 21, 1863
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 21, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery
It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable Civil War newspaper. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this famous title by Horace Greeley, a Lincoln supporter, and this issue makes for one of the be... See More
March 12, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 12, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The War In Tennessee" "The Pursuit Of Van Dorn" "The Rear Guard Overtaken" "Reported Escape of Col. Coburn and 2,000 Men" "The New British Piratical Fleet".
Eight pages, uncut, nice condition.
September 29, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 29, 1862
* General David Hunter
* re. his emancipation Proclamation
* President Abraham Lincoln rebuffs
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... See More
September 4, 1863
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, September 4, 1863
* Kit Carson fights the Navajo Indians
Page 5 has a brief but notable report headed: "Victory of Kit Carson Over the Indians" 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 a... See More
November 8, 1861
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, November 8, 1861 Pages 3 and 4 contain lengthy articles related to the conviction of the slave trader Nathaniel Gordon, who would become the only American citizen in U.S. history to be tried, convicted, and executed from activities related to the slave trade - quite historic.
Also of interest: The mid-section of the front page includes three Civil War maps ex... See More
February 22, 1862
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 22, 1862
* Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee
* Slave trader Nathaniel Gordon execution
The dominant feature is the page 4 article: "A DEATH-BLOW AT THE SLAVE-TRADE," with subheads: "EXECUTION OF GORDON" and "HIS ABORTIVE ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE," which tell of the execution of Captain Nathaniel Gordon, who has the distinction of b... See More
February 7, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 7, 1862 The most noteworthy item is found on page 3 under the heading, "LAW INTELLIGENCE," which is provides President Lincoln's warrant refusing to commute Captain Nathaniel Gordon's sentence - although he did provide a few weeks of delay. See images for details.
Of interest is also the front page, somewhat inconspicuous notice, which begins: "... See More
February 24, 1862
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NY, Feb. 24, 1862 Several columns on both pages 4 and 6 are dedicated to the potential problems surrounding the emancipation of the slaves. References to President Abraham Lincoln's comments made in his annual address as well as those made by Fredrick Douglass are woven in to the discussion. Should they be relocated to another location within the country, are shou... See More
November 18, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 18, 1863
* Gettysburg battlefield ceremony close
* Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin
Among the front page column heads is: "The Heroic Dead At Gettysburg" which has a Proclamation by the governor of Pennsylvania concerning some details of the ceremony which are planned for the following day (see).
Other ftpg. heads on the Civil War include: "The Enemy D... See More
April 24, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 24, 1863 The front page, under the heading, "Award of Medals of Honor to Seamen," includes as one of the listed recipients, James Buck, who would eventually have three naval vessels named after him). Also on the front page is, "The Maltreatment of Contraband (see last two images)," which tells of the bad treatment of captured slaves, and includes a... See More
May 20, 1862
THE NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 20, 1862 Page one has, "Gen. Hunter's Emancipation Order," followed by, "Proclamation by the President declaring it to be null and void," which includes Hunter's original order, and President Abraham Lincoln's response. This was the controversial situation where Hunter pronounced slaves free in Florida, Georgia & South Carol... See More
April 19, 1864
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NY, April 19, 1864 The most noteworthy content is found on page 4 under the heading, "The Baltimore Fair," which includes excerpts and commentary regarding President Lincoln's Speech in Baltimore, it being one of only three speeches he gave outside of Washington during his presidency - particularly noteworthy in that it was just a few years earlier a plo... See More
November 11, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1864
* President Lincoln gives 1st speech upon being re-elected
* Arming Negroes ?
* Jefferson Davis' speech to the Confederacy
Page four has the 1-column heading: "UNION REJOICES," with subhead: "Serenading the President and Cabinet - Speeches of Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Seward, and others." The article includes, in part, one of the most hu... See More
March 26, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, March 26, 1863
* 1st Medal of Honor recipients
* American Civil War
* Jacob Parrott & more
This issue has--and on the front page--a report somewhat inconspicuous in its presentation yet exceedingly significant in its place in history. It lists the very first recipients of perhaps the most prestigious & coveted award for military valor: the Medal of Honor.
Nea... See More
November 6, 1863
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., November 6, 1863
* John Wilkes Booth as an actor
* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre
A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
While page 2 has various reports on the Civil War, of interest to the collector is the advertisement on page 3, headed: &q... See More
Item #652426THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), July, 1863
* Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Chiefly About War Matters"
* an original, contemporary printing - 1st appearance
signed with the pen name "A Peaceable Man"
* same year review of Victor Hugo's, "Les Misérables"
When one thinks of Nathaniel Hawthorne, most minds are rightfully immediately drawn to his mas... See More
May 9, 1862
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Massachusetts, May 9, 1862 This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated (see). Among the articles are: "The Army Not Abolition" "The Negroes & the Northern States" "Expulsion ... See More
October 15, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Oct. 154, 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
November 14, 1863
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 14, 1863 As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts.
The prime content in this issue is: "The Battle OF Gettysburg" "General Meade's Official Report" which is signed by him in type: Geo. G. Meade. This report takes close... See More
May 20, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1865 The front page has an article: "The Assassination" and another "President Lincoln's Funeral" and also includes illustrations of: "Ruins of Garrett's Barn...Where Booth Was Shot: and "Garrett's House, Where Booth Died" and: "Harold's House, Near the Washington Navy-Yard".
Inside has a ful... See More
October 29, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, October 29, 1863 Among the front page items is: "Death of General Dimmock" and a report on: "The Fayette Artillery Ball" and an item: "Charge of Disloyalty" to the Confederate government (see photos). Several other war-related reports on the front page as well.
The back page has much reporting from: "The Virginia Legislat... See More
August 12, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1861 Among the front page reports are: "Facts & Rumors--Extracts from Northern Journals--War Movements & Incidents, etc." "From Norfolk "From Charleston" "Direct Trade With the South" "Gen. McClellan and the Press" "Local Matters" and other items. War coverage continues on the in... See More
March 23, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 23, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Among the front page items are: "From Fredericksburg", "The Fight On the Rappahannock", "Another Raid In The Enemy's Lines", "Atrocities of the Enemy", which takes over half a column; "The Situation In The West", "... See More
August 21, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 21, 1861 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Much of the front page is taken up with: "Finances Of Confederate Government" taking over 2 1/2 columns. Also on the ftpg: "The Call for Militia", "Hessian Deviltry at Harper's Ferry, Va." and "A Call Upon the Ladies of Richmond". The front page ... See More
September 27, 1861
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, September 27, 1861 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 Orl... See More
April 5, 1864
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 5, 1864 This was one of very few Confederate newspapers which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline (see).
The front page has much reporting on the war including items headed: "From Richmond--Official From Gen. Forrest--Capture of Six Hundred Yankees" "Movements of Grant" "From Dalton, Ga.-... See More
May 18, 1864
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, May 18, 1864 This was one of only a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline. The front page has a wealth of war-related reports including: "Latest From Virginia", "Heavy Fighting Near Drewry's Bluff", "Enemy Defeated With Great Loss", "General Beauregard Commanding... See More
October 24, 1861
THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Kentucky, October 24, 1861 Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate & the "Journal" was more pro-Union. Thi... See More
July 21, 1862
RICHMOND WHIG, Richmond, Virginia, July 21, 1862 A newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The prime content on the ftpg. would be: "Brute Butler's Explanation of His Infamous Order", which was his order #28 given two months earlier, referring to the women of New Orleans as "women of the town, plying their avocation...". Butler took considerable criticism for t... See More
December 28, 1864
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 28, 1864 Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865 just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War.
The front page includes: "From Wilmington--Attack of the Enemy" "From Richmon... See More
January 23, 1863
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, January 23, 1863 This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.
The front page includes some items relating to the Civil War in... See More
December 25, 1863
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Dec. 25, 1863 The first column has various Civil War heads including: "Rebel Account of Averill's Great Raid" "Bridges, Fences, Railroads, Etc. Destroyed" "Derision of the Amnesty Proclamation" and more.
But perhaps more of interest is: "Dickens' New Christmas Story - Mrs. Lirripers' Lodgings" which consumes al... See More
February 14, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 14, 1862
* Cedar Keys, Florida
* Port Royal, South Carolina
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: "INTERESTING FROM KEY WEST" "THE UNION FLEET AT WORK" "The Union Expedition to Cedar Keys, Florida" "Rebe... See More
October 8, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 8, 1861 Over half of the front page is taken up with a very large map with a banner heading: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN KENTUCKY" and subhead: "Locations of the Rebel Forces--Strategic Importance of Positions Occupied by the Opposing Armies." Plus there are some first column heads relating to the war in Kentucky (see). Reporting on the war carries over to t... See More
March 14, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, March 14, 1862 This is arguable the very best newspaper to have on the famous naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac, with the front page dominated by a large and detailed map headed: "THE BATTLE OF THE IRON-CLAD STEAMERS. Scene of the Great Trial Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac, Sunday, March 9, 1862." Related are first column heads: "... See More
April 28, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1865 A very historic issue with the front page, first column heads: "BOOTH'S END" "The Shooting of the Assassin of the President" "The Flight and Desperate Resistance" "He is Traced Through the Swam[ps of Maryland and Virginia and Burned Out of a Barn" "He Refuses to Surrender and is Shot" "The Body In Wash... See More
July 4, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1863 The top portion of the first column on the front page is taken up with some great & very historic heads on the Battle of Gettysburg, including: "REBEL INVASION" "The Fighting At Gettysburg" "The Severest Actions of the War" "Losses Heavy On Both Sides" "Longstreet Taken Prisoner" "Advantage on Our Side&... See More
April 28, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1862 A terrific issue on the strategic capture of New Orleans by the Union forces, thus giving the northern troops control of the Mississippi River.
The ftpg. has a very large map of the vicinity headed: "CAPTURE OF NEW ORLEANS" "Brilliant Achievement of the Union Military &U Naval Forces". Among the first column heads are: "NEW ORLEAN... See More
April 25, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1862
* Elizabeth City, North Carolina
* Siege of Yorktown, Virginia
* Nashville, Tennessee
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: "Important From Fortress Monroe" "Union Account of the Fight Near Elizabeth City... See More
July 26, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 26, 1861 The ftpg. has: "More Privateersmen Captured" "Anecdote of Jefferson Davis" "The London Morning Herald on the Battle at Bethel" "A Federal Congressman on the Fight at Bull Run" "A Black Republican Account" and other smaller items.
Inside pages have much on the Civil War, from the Confederate p... See More
February 21, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, February 21, 1863 A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations. This was the Confederacy's only illustrated newspaper.
A nice feature of this issue is that the entire front page is taken up with an illustrati... See More
April 29, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865 The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.
Inside text articles are entitled "Abraham Lincoln", "President Johnson", "Mr. Seward", "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Foll... See More
November 4, 1863
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1863 A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Page 2 has an innocuous letter signed in type by the President: A. Lincoln, headed: "The Reply of President Lincoln to Governor Bradford" concerning a voting issue. Included also is the letter of Gov.... See More
July 5, 1863
DAILY DISPATCH---EXTRA, Richmond, Virginia, July 5, 1863 A great rarity: a Confederate broadside "Extra" reporting on the first two days of the historic Battle of Gettysburg. As the word "broadside" is defined, this is a single sheet printed on the front side only.
The heads at the top of the first column head: "Latest From The North" "Great Battle At Gett... See More
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