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May 24, 1864
BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 24, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends
* Battle of North Anna
* Battle of Ware Bottom Church
The front page is entirely taken up with ads, while much of pages 2 & 4 are taken up with Civil War reports, including articles headed: "Gen. Grant's Campaign" "Lee Outflanked" "Our Army All Left Spotsylva... See More
April 16, 1861
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 16, 1861
* Opening days of the Civil War
* Fort Sumter attacked
* Troops gathering
Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "THE COMING STRUGGLE" "List of States and the Number of Regiments" "Fort Pickens Soon To Be Attacked" "Major Anderson's Farewell to Fort Sumter" "Several of his Men Killed and W... See More
April 9, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 9, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing
* Corinth, Mississippi
The back page features a map headed: "Corinth, Miss., Center Of The Rebel Defenses In The South-West" with related first column heads. Many more column heads on the Civil War on pages 4 & 5 with pg. 5 also have a small one column map: "Position of Island No. 10". The f... See More
May 24, 1862
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 24, 1862 The ftpg. has two Civil War scenes: "Capture of Fort Macon..." and: "The End of the Merrimac--Destruction of the Rebel Ironclad Steamer Merrimac...".
A wealth of other war-related prints inside including 4 view of "Baton Rouge"; a centerfold showing: "A Panoramic View of New Orleans"; 4 prints of:... See More
May 14, 1864
BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 14, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee
* Battle of New Market - Virginia
The front page is entirely taken up with ads, while much of pages 2, 3 & 4 are taken up with Civil War reports with much on the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Complete in 4 pages, larger sized paper measuring 25 x 20... See More
May 24, 1861
UNION COUNTY STAR AND LEWISBURG CHRONICLE, Lewisburg,Penn. May 24, 1861 Front page has Civil War related news from early on in the conflict.
Folio-size single sheet, some wear along the bottom margin with a little text loss, otherwise nice.
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
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
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
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
January 2, 1864
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Jan. 2, 1864 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 entire front page is taken up with: "The Military Situation" giving reports from various fields of operation.
Other items in this issue include: "The Virginia Campaigns"... See More
March 30, 1864
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 30, 1864 The ftpg. has: "A Proclamation" signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln. Among the various articles within: "The Aspiring Negro" "Negromania" "Strength of the Confederate Armies--The Starvation Theory Exploded" "War News of the Week" & much more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so ... See More
April 19, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 19, 1862 The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The Bombardment of Fort Pulaski" in Georgia. Column heads include: "The Siege Of Yorktown" "Smart Skirmish on the James River" "The Enemy Attack Our Lines" "They Are Repulsed with Severe Loss" "Jeff. Davis In The Field" and more. More war reporting ins... See More
May 16, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 16, 1864 Over half of the front page is taken up with a large & detailed Civil War map headed: "GEN. GRANT'S ADVANCE TO RICHMOND." Among the first column heads on the war are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Gen. Lee's Retreat Confirmed" "Our Cavalry Operations" "Lee's Road to Richmond Destroyed" "Sheridan Take... See More
October 22, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 22, 1861 A nice & quite famous newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page items are: "Ineligibility of Officers of the Army for Congress" "The Story of a Mormon Woman--Effects of Polygamy" "From Mecklenburg" "Medical Department of the Army" "An Interesting Incident---A Soldier w... See More
April 6, 1863
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 6, 1863 This was one of just a few newspapers from the South which printed in the dateline: "Confederate States Of America". Among the war reports are items headed: "Yankee Account of the Capture of trhe Diana" "From Panola, Miss." "Gallant Exploits of Major Dick McCann" "Yankee Gunboats Repuls... See More
May 17, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, May 17, 1861 A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Affairs At Harper's Ferry" "Affairs in Baltimore" "Further from St. Louis" "The American Crisis in the British House of Lords" "Law of the Navy" and more.
Pages 2 & 3 have much on the early events of t... See More
May 17, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, May 17, 1864 Not only a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederate states. Among the front page reports are those headed: "The War News--The Battle Commenced on the Southside--the Enemy Repulsed and a Large Number of Prisoners Captured--Latest From General Lee's Army--A Victory In the Valley--An Attack on Gene... See More
June 10, 1863
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, June 10, 1863 Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has in the first column: "Dispatch From General Lee-A Ten Hours Fight with the Enemy--Victory of the Confederate Forces ! " which includes the dispatch signed: R. E. Lee, and reads: "The enemy cross the Rappahannock this morning a... See More
September 14, 1865
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 14, 1865 The front page features a print headed: "Werze, The Andersonville Demon", being the infamous Henry Wirz, the warden of the Andersonville prison camp who supervised the horrible treatment of Yankee prisoners. He would be found guilty & was executed, one of only two people convicted for war crimes during the American Civil War.
Qui... See More
April 4, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 4, 1865 First column heads on the front page about the fall of Richmond: "GRANT" "Richmond Ours" "Weitzel Entered the Rebel Capital Yesterday Morning" "Many Guns Captured" "Our Troops Received with Enthusiasm" "The City On Fire" "Petersburg Evacuated" "Lee and His Army in Full Flight" &q... See More
December 10, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 10, 1863 Most of the front page is taken up with Lincoln's annual state-of-the-union address tgo the nation. A notable document as obviously much of the focus is on the events of the Civil War for 1863. In the message Lincoln states: "...while I remain in my present position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation, nor shall ... See More
May 8, 1863
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, May 8, 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.
Among the front page reports are those headed: "Confederate Pow... See More
September 12, 1861
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, Sept. 12, 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. This is ... See More
October 22, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1862 Among the articles are: "Negro Colonization" "Where Are We Drifting?" "All the Blame on Mr. Lincoln" "Negroes Trying to Get Into Indiana" "The Raid Upon Chambersburg" "The Boston Abolitionists Denying to a White Man Freedom of Speech" "A Degrading Spectacle--White Men Working Negr... See More
July 3, 1863
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, July 3, 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 ftpg. contains several war related reports including items head... See More
April 18, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 18, 1862 Certainly the prime feature of this issue are the two Civil War maps, one on the front page headed: "THE APPROACH TO FREDERICKSBURG". Among the many front page one column heads on the war are: "Expedition Up The Rappahannock", "The Rebels Driven Out", "Occupation of Tappahannock", "The Rebels Evacuating Frede... See More
July 11, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 11, 1862 The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Situation Of Vicksburg" with related text. Also on the ftpg. are column heads including: "The Attack On Vicksburg" "Continuance of the Bombardment" "Vigorous Defense by the Rebels" "The Running of the Rebel Batteries" "From Fortress Monroe" &qu... See More
February 13, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 13, 1863 The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Attack On Fort McAllister". Various front page column heads including: "The Department Of The South" "Landing of Gen. Foster's Forces" "Visit to the Interior by the Generals" "The Attack on Fort McAllister" and more. Page 3 has the "Evening Edit... See More
May 14, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 14, 1864 The front page is dominated by a large & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE CAMPAIGN IN VIRGINIA". Most of the first column is a long stack of Civil War heads including: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Comes Up With Lee's Rear Guard" "Hancock's Great Achievement" "No Retreat For Lee That Way" "His Army Ne... See More
November 12, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, November 12, 1861 Fully half of the front page is taken up with a nice detailed: "MAP OF THE REBEL CAPITAL, Topographical Sketch of the City of Richmond, Virginia, with the Surrounding Encampments"
Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "The Rebels And Their Capital" "RICHMOND AND ITS ENVIRONS" "Barracks and Huts for Wi... See More
February 8, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 8, 1862 The ftpg. is dominated by a large map with a banner heading: "THE IMPORTANT VICTORY IN TENNESSEE" and also: "The Capture of Fort Henry--It's Important Strategic Position--Seizure of the Railroad Bridge Connecting Columbus with Bowling Green". Many first column heads relating to the map including: "Splendid Naval Victory" "S... See More
April 20, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 20, 1862 The front page has a wealth of one column heads concerning the Civil War including "Spirited Skirmish & the Defeat of the Rebels", "Suburbs of Fredericksburg Occupied by Union Troops", "Arrival of Gen. Mitchel at Iuka", "Smart Skirmishes with the Rebels", "The Siege of Yorktown", "Occupation of Newmark... See More
February 20, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 20, 1864 (erroneously printed as 1863 on pgs. 1 & 5) The ftpg. is filled with ads being a "triple sheet" issue. Much Civil War reporting on pages 3+ with a map headed: "The Campaign In Florida" with much detail, showing from St. Mary's to Ocala & much in between. Also a smaller map showing the Natchez, Mississippi, vicinity.
Among the co... See More
December 2, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 2, 1861 A newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are: "Affairs At the South" "The Loss of the Confederate Gunboat Tuscarora--Affairs in East Tennessee--Feeling for the South in St. Louis--Kentucky Affairs" "From Leesburg" and much more.
Inside has: "Latest Southern News--The Land... See More
February 16, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 16, 1864 Among the front page items are: "The Death of Major Edgar Burroughs" "City Intelligence" "The Escaped Yankee Officers" "Telegraphic" and several Acts from the Confederate Congress.
The back page has an editorial concerning the currency bill in the South, plus much reporting from "The Confederate Co... See More
March 17, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 17, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city through which all war-related news would eventually flow.
The front page includes: "Attack On Port Hudson--The Enemy Repulsed" "Missouri From An Eye-Witness--The Military Thraldom Over the State--Outrages & Tyranny of the Enemy--Horrible Treatment of Our ... See More
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