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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.
January 24, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, January 24, 1862 Among the ftpg. one column heads are: "Important From Kentucky" "Additional Details of the Battle of Mill Spring" "Desperate & Decisive Bayonet Charge of the Union Troops" "General Buell Master of the Situation in Kentucky" "The Burnside Expedition" "An Attack Anticipated in N... 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
March 13, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 13, 1862 Page 5 has a report with heads: "The Engagement in Hampton Roads" "The Rebel Official Report' "The Merrimac Badly Damaged" "Her Prow Shot Away" with the entire detailed report taking over a full colum. Plus, the back page has a nice diagram headed: "The Rebel Monster Merrimac" with descriptive text, as we... 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.
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
March 18, 1864
DER CHRISTLICHE BOTSCHAFTER, Cleveland, Ohio, March 18, 1864 This is an interesting German-language newspaper, which translates to "The Christian Ambassadors" obviously with a Christian theme & published for the German community living in Cleveland at that time. Contains various news of the day, including some military reports from the Civil War, and other items as well, ... 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
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
November 9, 1864
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 9, 1864 A very significant & displayable issue on Lincoln's second election as President, with the top of the first column having heads including: "THE VICTORY" "Lincoln Re-Elected" "He Has Nearly All The States" "All New England For Him" "New-York Close But Pretty Sure" "New Jersey For McClellan"... See More
May 4, 1865
NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, May 4, 1865 Page 2 begins with a lengthy article headed: "The Authors of the Assassination". Other pg. 2 articles: "A Monument to Mr. Lincoln" "Jeff. Davis's Specie Lost" "Mr. Lincoln's Remains at Springfield" "Arrest of Rebel Sympathizers" and other items. The other pages are mostly taken up with ... See More
August 2, 1861
FARMERS' CABINET, Amherst, New Hampshire, Aug. 2, 1861 Over two columns of the ftpg. are taken up with: "Second Battle At Bull's Run" "Its Fight, Fright, and Flight" "By an Eye-Witness" with much text as well as a few crude diagrams of the battle (see). There is more related content on pg. 3 headed: "The Great Bull Run Battle" and "Corresp... See More
October 16, 1862
THE TRI-WEEKLY MERCURY, Charleston, South Carolina, Oct. 16, 1862 Among the ftpg. reports on the Civil War: "The Repulse at Corinth--Full and Authentic Details" taking nearly the entire first column. Also: "The Seal of the Confederacy" "The Campaign In Maryland" "Yankee Atrocities In Florida" "From the North" "The Confederate Flag" ... See More
May 4, 1864
THE WORLD, New York City, May 4, 1864
* Davenport Brothers exposed
* Magicians - Mediums ?
* Supernatural illusions
Page 5 has an article headed: "THE DAVENPORT PERFORMANCES" with subheads. (see)
Other news of the day with Civil War reporting. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
October 19, 1861
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 4, 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 Ne... See More
January 5, 1863
THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, January 5, 1863 Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from the midst of the war, the earliest war-dated issues we have offered in many years.
Pages 2, 3 & 4 are entirely taken up with reporting on the Second Battle of Galveston fought January 1 and which was a victory for the C... See More
July 1, 1861
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, July 1, 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 the pro-... See More
May 26, 1865
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 26, 1865 Pages 2 & 3 have some nice items relating to the end of the Civil War with: "The Distinguished Traitors" 'Kirby Smith in a Tight Place" "More Testimony Against Dr. Mudd" "Preparations for Blowing Up Libby Prison" "More Evidence Against Mrs. Surratt" "Malignity of the Rebels in Canada... See More
March 15, 1862
THE WORLD WEEKLY EDITION, New York, March 15, 1862 The ftpg. is dominated by a nice map headed: "THE NAVAL BATTLE IN HAMPTON ROADS. Map of Fortress Monroe, Norfolk, and Portsmouth, Showing the Position of the Vessels engaged in the late Fight".
The ftpg. has a report concerning the historic battle of the ironclads: "...The Merrimac was first seen from Fortress Monroe at 1 1/4... See More
May 26, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, May 26, 1862 The front page contains the "infamous" General Order #28 from General Butler concerning harassment of his soldiers by the women of New Orleans, in which he threatens to prosecute such "...as a woman of the town plying her avocation.". (see) The first column heads even mention this controversial order: "An Explanation of Gen. Butler's ... See More
May 13, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 13, 1864 The front page has nice first column heads on the Civil War including: "THE GREAT STRUGGLE" "More Magnificent Fighting" "Lee Reported Retreating with Heavy Losses" "Deadliest Battles of History" "Sherman Drives the Enemy to Buzzard Roost" and much more. The first report of the ftpg. is a dispatch from General... See More
August 17, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 17, 1864 Among the many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. .GRANT'S ARMY " "Gen. Sheridan's Army" "Early Retreats Beyond Strasburg" "The Shenandoah Valley Devastated by the Enemy" "Operations Against Mobile" "Preparations for the Siege of Fort Morgan" "Invasion of Illinois, etc.&quo... See More
May 23, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 23, 1864 Among the many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "EIGHT DAYS OF BATTLE" "The Great Engagements of the Wilderness and Spottsylania Described" "Death of General Sedgwick" "The Battles of the Wilderness" "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "Rebels Reported to Have Crossed the North Anna" "Rebel Losses Sta... See More
May 24, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 24, 1864 Among the many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Sherman's Movements" "The Advance from Chattanooga Upon Johnston" "Sherman's Flank Movement" "General Butler's Army" "Condition Of Affairs in Lee's Army" "Gen. Grant's Advance" & much more.
Eight pages, very nice ... See More
May 26, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 26, 1864 Among the many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "ON TO RICHMOND" "Lee Reported Hastily Retreating" "Lee Drawn Out of his Intrenchments" "He Tries to Frighten the Negro Troops into Surrender" "One Half of Beauregard's Forces Join Gen. R.E. Lee" "A Message From the President" concerning th... See More
June 6, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 6, 1864 Among the many ftpg. column heads relating to the Civil War are: "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "The Enemy Repulsed with Severe Loss" "A Bloody Battle In Georgia" "Rebels Defeated Near Dallas" "Gen. Sherman's Advance" "A Bloody Battle near Dallas" "Gen. Grant's Progress" & much more.
Ei... See More
June 10, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 10, 1864 Among the many ftpg. column heads relating to the Civil War are: "Mr. Lincoln Congratulated on his Renomination" which includes a speech by Lincoln (see). Also: "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "Severe Orders by Gen. Meade" "Morgan's Raid in Eastern Kentucky" & much more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
June 16, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, June 16, 1864 Among the many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. Sherman's Army" "Our Lines Advancing on Keneshaw" "Complete Details of Gen. Grant's Great Movement" "Reported Capture of Fort Darling" "Reported Astonishment of Lee" "The Evacuation of Richmond Discussed by the Rebels" &... See More
July 29, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, July 29, 1864 Among the many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SECOND INVASION" "Details of the Battle of Winchester" "Alarm Among the People of Maryland" "Gen. Sherman Holding his New Position" "President Lincoln's Ultimatum" & much more.
Eight pages, great condition.
July 19, 1861
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, July 19, 1861 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 has several items relating to the Civil War, with a... See More
January 18, 1864
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 18, 1864 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--see the information at the bottom of this listing.
Among the front page reports are: "Elevated Patriotism & Duty" "An Appeal to the Country", reports from the: "Confede... See More
December 31, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, Dec. 31, 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--see the information at the bottom of this listing.
Among the front page reports are: ""Interesting Captured Federal Correspondence" "The Administration & the Negro"... See More
October 7, 1863
WEEKLY STANDARD, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 7, 1863 Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederate States. The front page has a terrific letter by the editor, William Holden, expressing his frustration with the destruction caused to his business by troops from Georgia on September 9. This letter takes nearly 3 1/2 columns or over half of the front page. This is part of a ... See More
June 25, 1864
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, June 25, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city to which all war reports would flow. The front page has "The War News" which begins: "From seven till ten o'clock yesterday morning a heavy cannonade was heard in the direction of Petersburg..." with more, including subheads: "The Latest From Hunter--Lautz &a... See More
January 24, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 24, 1862 A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city to which all Civil War reports would eventually be sent. Half of the front page is taken up with ads, the other half having various Civil War reports including: "The Burnside Expedition - The Great Yankee Fleet" this report taking over two columns. Also on the ftp... See More
December 19, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 19, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states, with the front page containing various advertisements as well as news reports, some of which are headed: "The Yankee Raid In Southwestern Virginia", "The Courts", "A Gunboat Blown Up by a Torpedo", "City Intelligence" and other smaller items.
... See More
October 7, 1864
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Oct. 7, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city to which all war report would eventually be sent and typically find the way to the printed page. The front page has: "The War News" which is a reflection upon the latest reports as received & includes as subheads "The Repulse of the Enemy on the Darbytown Road Last Satu... See More
December 17, 1864
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1864 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); "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
August 22, 1863
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, August 22, 1863 The front page shows: "View of Petropolis, Near Rio de Janeiro". Inside has: "Embouchure of a River of the Western Coast of Madagascar" "A Kabar, or Council of War, in Madagascar" and "A 'Te Deum' in a Country Church". A full page "Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII at Rheims&... See More
May 27, 1865
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 27, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination plot
* Trial of the conspirators - assassins
The ftpg. has: "What the Freedmen Say of Gen. Banks". Pg. 2 has: "The Assassination Plot- The Rebel Chiefs, Captured & Otherwise--The Great Review at Washington--Southern & Reconstructive--Military Personal--Closing Acts of the War...&... See More
January 18, 1865
THE BOSTON HERALD, Boston, Massachusetts, January 18, 1864
* Second Battle of Fort Fisher
* Original Civil War reporting
* Final months of the war
This 4 page issue is not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and easy to handle. This issue is loaded with Civil War reports from the day it was first reported with the foll... See More
Item #643189CHARLESTON COURIER, S.C., a lot of 5 Civil War dated issues, all in "2nd rate" condition with some disfigurements such as small holes, staining, tape mends, or similar problems. Not fully damaged, yet not in "nice" condition. Dateline on each issue has: "Confederate States Of America".
April 15, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth
Not only this event but this title remain among the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.
The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President Lin... See More
March 22, 1861
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 22, 1861
* Pre Civil War era
* Oneida Community print
The front page features a very nice print of a "Community Dwelling at Oneida", plus most of the front page is taken up with explaining to the curious just what the Oneida Community is all about, including many subheads such as: "Religious Foundation & Principles" "Social ... See More
February 8, 1862
DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Feb. 8, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
* General Stonewall Jackson
Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Among the various reports inside is an interesting one: "The Richmond Whig is pained to hear that Gen. Jackson ('Stone Wall... See More
July 7, 1863
UTICA MORNING HERALD, New York, July 7, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
* Most historic battle of the Civil War
Fully half of the front page is taken up with very fine, detailed accounts headed: "THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG" "Details and Incidents of the Fight". This carries over to take a full column on pg. 2. Page 2 also has a ice editorial headed: "T... See More
December 18, 1863
EVENING BULLETIN, San Francisco, California, Dec. 18, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery
One of the more popular and successful newspapers of the West Coast from during the Civil War. And page 2 prints one of the most famous speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address.
It is headed: "President Lincoln's Address at Get... See More
April 19, 1862
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 19, 1862 Very unusual for this scientific journal to have most of the front page taken up with a nice map captioned: "Map Of The Battle of Newbern" with the balance of the page consumed with a related article. The map shows some detail of the New Bern vicinity including the various ships in the Neuse River (see).
A very nice, displayable issue ... See More
July 18, 1863
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 18, 1863 Although not expected in this scientific journal, page 3 does contain a report mentioning the battle of Gettysburg although lacking the detail expected in a daily newspaper (see).
Under the heading: "Major-General George Gordon Meade", a portion of the report includes: "...Meade...put it in rapid motion towards Gettysburgh, Pennsyl... See More
April 10, 1865
THE CIRCULAR, Mount Tom, April 10, 1865 A small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesting community in in upstate New York.... See More
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