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Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 20, 1861 The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "THE FIGHT AT MUNFORDVILLE...".
Among the front page column heads on the war are: "Important From Kentucky" "The Recent Fight In Kentucky" "A Short Description of Mumfordsville And Vicinity" and more.
Eight pages, a bit irregular near the bottom of the bla... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 19, 1863 The front page is dominated by a rather large Civil War map headed: "THE SITUATION IN MISSISSIPPI" showing from Mobile to Baton Rouge and north to West Point, Miss. Among the front page column heads are: "The Capture of Jackson, Miss." "The Rebels Twice Defeated" "Battle of Clear Hill" "The Enemy Routed with th... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 4, 1863 Across the top of the front page is a Civil War map headed: "Scene Of The Rebel Raid In West Virginia" which also shows a portion of Southern Pennsylvania. Among the one column heads are: "Fredericksburg Outflanked" "The Occupation of Chancellorsville" "The Enemy Panic Stricken" "The Great Battle At Hand" "F... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 21, 1862 The front page is dominated by a large & very detailed map headed: "THE LIBERATION OF EASTERN TENNESSEE" with an explanatory caption.
Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Important From Memphis" "Activity of Guerrilla Bands" "the White River Expedition" "Gen. Buell Marching into East Tennessee&... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 9, 1862 The front page is dominated by a nice Civil War map headed: "The Defenses Of Yorktown" (see photos). There are nice one column heads also: "The Advance of McClellan's Army" "The Enemy Still In Full Retreat" "The Battle of Williamsburg" "The Operations In The Gulf", "The Capture of New Orleans" "... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, August 10, 1863 See the photo for the terrific & huge front page map, taking close to two-thirds of the front page, headed: "THE REBEL CONFEDERACY AS CLAIMED IN 1861 AND AS IT IS NOW" showing how the rebel states have shrunk in two years.
If there was ever a definitive map issue from the Civil War this might well be it, as it graphically portrays the progress... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 30, 1863 A fine issue from just one day before the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg, with first column heads noting: "THE REBEL INVASION" "Advance From Wrightsville" "Private Property Respected" "The Canal Not Interfered With" "Rebels Pouring Into Columbia" "More Railroad Track Torn Up" "No Advance O... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 16, 1861 The front page has several items relating to the Civil War including: "The Fate of Tyrants" "The Prisoners" "The Manufacture of American Salt in Case of War" "The Fifth Virginia Regiment in the Battle of Manassas" "Execution of Thos. J. Armstrong in Philadelphia" & a few smaller items. The... See More
Lincoln & Fremont on the Emancipation Proclamation controversy... Buckner takes control in Kentucky...
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 23, 1861 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "Our Correspondence--From Norfolk " "From Arkansas--Graphic Sketch of the Great Battle in Missouri--Gallantry of McCulloch's Troops" "A Desperate Expedient" "The Distinction between Aliens & Citizens... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 4, 1864 A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Among the front page items are: "The Enemy Around Richmond--Butler's Advance Up the Peninsula" which takes over a column; "City Intelligence" "Blockade Runner Blocked" "From the Rapid Ann--From Charleston--Sherman's Command&q... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 10, 1862 Not just a newspaper from the Confederate States, but from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has: "From Maryland" which tells of the advance of the Confederate army across the Potomac into Maryland (see photos). Keep in mind this was just one week before the Battle of Antietam in Maryland. The front page also has: "... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 23, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States. The front page has much on the Civil War including items headed: "The News Yesterday" "The Situation In The West" "Advance Of the Enemy Upon Jackson--Sharp Fighting Along the Lines--The Enemy Repulsed--Speech of General Johnston to His Army--Fine Condition... See More
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, April 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 Orleans... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 27, 1862 Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the ... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 25, 1863 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "The Yazoo Pass Expedition" "Entire Success of the Movement" "A Fleet & an Army Above Haine's Bluff" "Admiral Farragut at Vicksburg" "Gen. Burnside's New Command" "Leading Rebels Preparing for the Collapse" "How The Negro So... See More
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, Sept. 28, 1864 W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fer... See More
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, March 5, 1864 W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his ferv... See More
ITHACA JOURNAL--EXTRA, April 15, 1865 A terrific item, this being a slip broadside issue (printed on one side only) with the only report being the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Headlines announce: "Assassination of President Lincoln" "Attempted Assassination of Secretary Seward "Frederick Seward & Major Seward Killed in Defending their Father".
The text begins: &... See More
THE WORLD, New York, May 5, 1865 Nice first column heads concerning Abraham Lincoln's funeral: "THE LAST RITES" "President Lincoln's Remains Committed to their Final Resting Place" "The Funeral At Springfield" "Last Scene of all in the Eventful History" "From the Capitol To the Cemetery" "The People of the Great West Flocking Aro... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 5, 1863 Although almost every President since George Washington has issued a proclamation for a "day of thanksgiving", typically celebrated in November but at other times of the year as well, it was Abraham Lincoln who formalized Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated the fourth Thursday of every year and making it a national holiday.
On page 4 is the co... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 23, 1860 The top of the first column has: "Exciting News From the South" "Threatening State of Affairs in Charleston, S.C." "Anticipated Capture of the Forts by the Populace" "Important Consultation of the President with Southern Senators" "The Effect of the Crisis on the Laboring Classes" and more.
Perhaps the most not... See More
DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 18, 1861 From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 items include: "Thanks in Raleigh--The Convention" "The South in Danger of Freezing for the Want of Northern Coal" "Jewish Disability" "The Charge of Judge Smalley--What Constitutions Treason" and more.
Pages 3 & 4 have illustrated reward ads fo... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, May 27, 1865 Page 2 has an article: "Jeff. Davis' Capture" which has some interesting particulars concerning him being dressed as a woman to escape capture.
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, bit of foxing, nice condition.
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, October 27, 1862 If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do 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, the &... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Aug. 13, 1864 A tremendous amount of war reporting within these 16 pages, subtitled: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces". Included are articles headed: "The Campaign In Virginia" "The Georgia Campaign" "The Army Regulations" "Vindication of Col. Dahlgren" "The Organization of the Army" ... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor A lot of four issues each with minor Civil War content from late in the war, dated Nov. 19, 1864; Jan. 28, March 4 & April 1, 1865. Each issue cleanly cut at the spine, 8 pages, good condition.
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 17, 1861
* Pre Civil War tensions w/ Fort Sumter
* Abraham Lincoln as president elect
The top of the first column has heads on the troubling events that would lead to the Civil War in a few months; "THE REVOLUTION" "Refusal of the President to Surrender Fort Sumter" "Major Anderson Ordered to Defend It to the Last" "A Bloody Bat... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1862 Most of the front page is taken up with a huge and very detailed map headed: "MAP OF YORKTOWN AND SURROUNDINGS." with subhead: "The Virginia Peninsula Between York and James Rivers--The Scene of Major General McClellan's Operations." There are also many front page one column war heads.
Plus, there are two more Civil War maps on pa... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 13, 1865
* Henry Highland Garnet - minister - abolitionist
* 1st African American to speak to Congress
* re. end of slavery during the Civil War
The ftpg. is filled with Civil War-related content, among which is are subheads including: "Great War Meeting in Richmond--Speech of Sec. Benjamin...He Advocates the Arming of Negroes--Fierce Denunciation of Yanke... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 7, 1865
* Closing days of the Civil War
* General Robert E. Lee surrounded
* Battle of Amelia Springs - Burkeville
The front page has: "VIRGINIA ! " "Latest From The Union Army" "The Occupation of Burkesville" "Lee's Retreat to Lynchburg and Danville Cut Off" "Sheridan At Jettersville" "He Feels ... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, June 20, 1863
* Very rare Confederate title
* Prelude to the Battle of Gettysburg
* On the death of Stonewall Jackson
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 wh... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 21, 1861
* From the Confederate capital
Among the front page reports are those headed: "Late Northern War News" "Attack on a Baltimore Ship by a Confederate Battery--Premature Reports of a Movement of General Banks' Division--The War in Missouri--A Skirmish in Western Virginia" plus a great wealth of subheads, this report... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, October 9, 1861
* First (1st) Battle of Lexington, Kentucky
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "Recruiting In New York" "Another Indian Fight in Texas" "The Potomac Batteries" and "Missouri & Kentucky&q... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, April 9, 1862
* Report of the Battle of Shiloh from the Confederate capital
Page 3 begins with a very historic report headed: "The Great Victory In Tennessee" which reports on the Battle of Shiloh (or Pittsburg Landing) which begins: "Since the issue of our paper yesterday morning, we have received few additional particulars of the bri... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 5, 1861
* From the capital of the Confederacy
The front page has 1 1/2 columns on: "The Election For President And Vice President - List of Commissioners" chosen for: "...superintending the election of Electors of President and Vice President of the Confederate States...".
The ftpg. also has "What Texas Has Done the Pas... See More
NEW-YORK TIMES, July 29, 1865
* General Edmund Kirby Smith captured
Among the front page heads: "Capture of Kirby Smith by the Mexicans" "Four Pieces of Artillery and Nine Hundred Rifles Taken". In the report it says in part: "Major Texxier...has just arrived... bringing intelligence of the capture of Gen. Kirby Smith and his entire party. He was intercepted...... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 7, 1861
* Pro Confederate title
* Battle of Ball's Bluff
Among the various reports are: "Rebel Account of the Battle of Ball's Bluff..." "The Exchange of Prisoners" "The Battle of Ball's Bluff" "The Negro Clergyman with Seward's Passport in his Pocket" "Official Report of Major Sturgis of the Battl... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 12, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln's assassination mourning borders
* Confederate General Richard Taylor surrenders
All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. The front page has: "Surrender of Dick Taylor" "It Occurs on the 4th Inst." "The Terms the Same as Those Accorded Lee"... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1863
* Abraham Lincoln attends Ford's Theatre (day of)
* Actor John Wilkes Booth performs
A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Near the top of the front page is a great article headed: "Ford's New Theatre" which includes in pa... See More
DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 17, 1861
* Rare antebellum title
* Secession ?
From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 items include: "Power of the South to Protect Herself--In Men, Position, and Agricultural Wealth" "A Convention & Its Powers" "Fugitive Slaves in Pennsylvania" "The Demand of South Carolina an Unconditiona... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862
* Uriah P. Levy death (1st report)
* 1st Jewish commodore of U.S. Navy
* American Civil War - Jews
The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of flogg... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 10, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
* Fall of Atlanta - Georgia
Page 4 begins with a Proclamation of: "Thanksgiving For Victories" at Fort Powell, Mobile, Fort Gaines & Fort Morgan, signed in type: A. Lincoln. Also inside: "Colored Men & the President" "The Surrender of Fort Morgan" "Capture of Atlan... See More
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 2, 1864
* Very rare Civil War title
* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow
W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the pres... See More
THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, April 10, 1865
* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy
Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from two days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, containing three dispatches about the Union assault on Fort Steadman, each signed in type: U.S. Gra... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Aug. 20, 1864
* American Civil War - military title
* Jefferson Davis interview
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 a report on: "The Campaign In Virginia" with subheads "The Canal... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, May 20, 1865
* Jefferson Davis captured in Woman's clothes
Page 4 has a column head: "Capture Of Jeff Davis" which begins: "The following details of the capture of Jefferson Davis, while attempting to escape in his wife's clothes, have just been received from Major General Wilson..." and what follows are the details in 3 repor... See More
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
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.
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 30, 1862 Among the articles within are: "A Serious Talk with Serious Men" "Emancipation of Slaves" "...on the Bill to abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia" "War News of the Week" "Free Negroes in Ohio" "The Massacre at Lee's Mills" and so much more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
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