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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.
July 4, 1863
THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2 (4), 1863
* Most sought Confederate newspaper to be had ?
A fascinating newspaper and arguably the most famous of any newspaper printed on Confederate soil, not just for being printed on the back of wallpaper (many others were as well) but because of the circumstances which surrounded the creation of this issue.
This newspaper was edit... See More
January 7, 1863
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 7, 1863
* Very rare Confederate title
This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South. Note that this "Memphis" newspaper was published in Jackson, Mississippi, and also that this is labeled the: "Army Edition" which we have not seen in other issues of this title we have offered. See th... See More
October 30, 1862
DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 30, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
* J.E.B. Stuart's raid on Chambersburg
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 are: "Interesting from New Orleans" "The Recognition of the Confede... See More
November 9, 1864
AMERICAN & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Baltimore, Nov. 9, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln's election win (2nd)
* Original Civil War reporting
The ftpg. has some reports on the election, headed: "The Election - A Great Union Triumph" which includes: "Our returns s we write are fragmentary & incomplete, but there is no doubt of the result...The stream of Union gains is unre... See More
September 22, 1861
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 22, 1861
* Battle of Cheat Mountain WV
* First Battle of Lexington
* Missouri State Guard victory
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Another Defeat of the Rebels at Cheat Mountain" "Important From Missouri" "Progress Of The Siege Of Lexington" "Important From Kentucky&quo... See More
April 15, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 15, 1863 Among the ftpg. column heads relating to the Civil War are: "From Norfolk--Confederate Movements--Appearances of an Approaching Struggle... "Gen. Keyes's Proclamation--A Panic--Rebel Operations at Suffolk..." "The Siege of Vicksburg" "Another Warning to England" "The Reports of French Successes in Mexico" and m... See More
September 23, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 23, 1862
* Emancipation Proclamation
* President Abraham Lincoln
Page 4 contains the full texts of the Emancipation Proclamation, perhaps the most significant Presidential pronouncement of the entire Civil War wherein Lincoln declared all slaves free. Headed: "A Proclamation By the President of the United States" the document begins at the b... See More
March 17, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 17, 1862 The front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of Richard III at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. See the photo below for the complete ad which notes: "...First appearance in New York of the young Ame... See More
September 15, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 15, 1862 The front page has a nice Civil War map headed: "THE PRESENT FIELD OF OPERATIONS" which shows from Hagerstown to Leesburg, with an inset of Harper's Ferry.
First column heads include: "The Maryland Invasion" "Occupation of Leesburg by Our Troops" "Reported Battle at Harper's Ferry" "Great Slaughter of the ... See More
October 7, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 7, 1862 The front page is dominated by a large Civil War map headed: "The Seat Of War In The South-West" with a detailed & lengthy caption.
Among the front page war-related column heads are: "The Battle Of Corinth" "Great Victory By Rosecrans" "A Second Battle on Hatchie River" "The enemy Whipped Again" "Why w... See More
November 8, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 8, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Army Operations In Virginia" 'The Army of the Potomac in Motion in a Snow Storm" "Our Forces in Possession of Warrenton" "Chester Gap Held by Stonewall Jackson's Command" "The Fight with Stuart's Cavalry on Wednesday" "36 Dead Left on the Field by the... See More
January 8, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 8, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "News From the South" "Dispatches from Europe to Jeff. Davis" "The Rebels Acknowledge the Federal Blockade Effective" "Peculation in the Rebel Army" "Naval Engagement Near Mobile" & more.
Twelve pages, light damp stain in a lower corner, minor wear at the ma... See More
March 13, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, March 13, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. BUTLER'S DEPARTMENT" "An Expedition to King and Queen County, Va." "Vengeance Visited Upon the Murderers of Col. Dahlgren" "The Exchange of Prisoners Proceeding" "The War in Louisiana" and more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
March 4, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, March 4, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "News from Mobile, New Orleans and Brownsville, Texas" "General Sherman's Army Expected at Mobile" "The Latest News form Texas" "Gen. Kilpatrick's Expedition" "About 40 Miles of Track Destroyed" "Meade's Army" and much more.
Eight pages, v... See More
June 20, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, June 20, 1862 Among the ftpg. first column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. McClellan's Army" ""Editorial Correspondence of the N.Y. Times "Probable Intentions of Gen. McClellan" "An Immediate Advance on Richmond Expected" "The Meaning of the Recent Rebel Raid on the Right" "Present Position of the Opposing Forc... See More
November 18, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 18, 1861
* The Trent Affair
* Slidell and Mason
* Diplomatic incident
Most of the front page is taken up with the latest news on Trent Affair. This was a diplomatic incident that threatened a war between the United States and the United Kingdom. The U.S. Navy illegally captured two Confederate diplomats from the British ship Trent. England protested vigorously. The Un... See More
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
February 8, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, February 8, 1863
* Battle of Dover - Stewart County
* 2nd Fort Donelson, Tennessee
* Vicksburg Mississippi
The front page has a map titled: "THE ATTACK ON FORT DONELSON". Also a smaller map also on the front page: "Scene of the Gallant Exploit" showing the area around Vicksburg.
Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "The Attac... See More
February 16, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 16, 1863
* CSS Pirate Alabama w/ map
The ftpg. features a map headed: "The Alabama's Escape From Martinique. The Harbor of Fort Royal, Martinique, Showing the Manner in which the Privateer Alabama Escaped the Blockade of the U.S. Steamer San Jacinto" shows the islands as well. The first column has related heads.
Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More
March 12, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, March 12, 1863
* Nashville, Tennessee Civil War map
The front page has a one column map showing the Nashville vicinity, with one column Civil War heads: "Impending Battle Near Nashville" "Skirmishes of the Contending Forces" "The Scene of Operations" "Sketch of General Granger" plus other war-related heads on the front page as we... See More
January 21, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 21, 1862
* Battle of Mill Springs - Kentucky
A terrific issue for display, as over half of the front page is dominated by two maps, one very large headed: "THE IMPORTANT VICTORY IN KENTUCKY." and the other headed: "The Rebel Zollicoffer's Stronghold On The Cumberland River." Plus, there are very nice first column heads including: "Bril... See More
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, 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 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 procedu... See More
March 15, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 15, 1862
* Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia
* Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (CSS Virginia)
* Civil War ironclads
Page 5 contains some nice one column heads on the Civil War: "The Damages To The Merrimac," "The Condition of the Minnesota," "The Merrimac Hemmed In," "The War In the South-West," "New Madr... See More
April 7, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 7, 1862
* CSS Manassas ironclad ship
War reports are found on pages 4 & 5 with column heads including: "The War For The Union" 'The Abolition of Slavery in the District" "The Confiscation Bill" "The Rebel Blockade Run" "The Latest About the Merrimac" "Rebel Force on the Peninsula" "The Advance U... See More
August 23, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 23, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War: "Ovation to Gen. Corcoran" "General Corcoran's Response" "The Procession" "From Gen. McClellan's Army - Reported Evacuation of Williamsburg" "The Movement of Troops...Richmond Almost Bare of Rebel Troops...".
Plus there is more on pages 4, 5 and 8 includin... See More
April 17, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, April 17, 1861
* Opening week of the Civil War
* Post Fort Sumter attack
* Troops gathering
Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR" "Extraordinary Enthusiasm Throughout the County" "Alacrity in Obeying the President's Call to Arms" "30 Men Killed at Fort Moultrie During the Battle" "Expected Secess... See More
May 29, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 29, 1862
* Battle of Hanover Court House, Virginia w/ map
The front page is dominated by a large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "The Seat Of War In Eastern Virginia" which shows from Harper's Ferry to Norfolk.
Among the one column heads on the front page are: "The Battle at Hanover Court House" "Complete Rout of the Enemy&q... See More
June 27, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, June 27, 1862
* General Benjamin Butler
* Women of New Orleans
The front page is filled with various Civil War reports including some one column heads: "From Gen. M'Clellan's Army" "The Step in Advance Toward Richmond" "Gallantry of Our Troops" "Camp of the Rebels Occupied by Hooker's Men" "Corps of Gens. Fremont... See More
August 16, 1864
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, August 16, 1864
* Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama
* Wooden ships - Ironclad monitors
* General Ambrose Burnside relieved
Pages 2 & 3 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 ve... See More
November 30, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 30, 1861
* Gulf of Mexico coast map
* Texas - Mexico
An extremely decorative issue, as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE GREAT EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC" with a subhead: "The Gulf Slope of Mexico--The Harbor of Vera Cruz and the National Road to the Capital--Scene of Operations of the English, Fren... See More
April 6, 1864
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 6, 1864
* From the origin of the American Civil War
* re. Abraham Lincoln's amnesty proclamation
This was one of the few newspapers from the Confederacy which printed: "Confederate States of America" within its dateline.
The front page is almost entirely filled with reports concerning the Civil War, with items headed: &quo... See More
May 23, 1862
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 23, 1862
* Rare anti-slavery title
* Hunter's emancipation order
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.
Page 3 has nice reporting concerning the General David Hunter "emancipation&qu... See More
January 23, 1864
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Jan. 23, 1864
* Seven Days Battles
* General George B. McClellan
* Lengthy official report
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 front page has: "The Military Situation" with various reports, and also: "The Sp... See More
April 18, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 18, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination funeral
* Black mourning column borders
Over half of the first column on the front page is taken up with a nice series of headlines concerning the death & funeral of President Abraham Lincoln, who died just 3 days previous. Some of the heads include: "MOURNING" "Further Details of the Terrible Tragedy a... See More
April 28, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1865
* Assassin John Wilkes Booth
* Found at Garrett's Farm & shot dead
* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination
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 Swamps of... See More
March 6, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, March 6, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln 2nd inauguration
* Closing weeks of the Civil War
* Assassination nears
Page 4 headlines at the top of last column about the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln include: "INAUGURATION" "Our Report of the Second Installation of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States" "Scenes at the White ... See More
January 25, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 25, 1863
* Fort Hindman Arkansas captured
* Map w/ fort diagram
* St. Charles & more
The front page features a map titled: "THE CAPTURE OF FORT HINDMAN" Also on the ftpg. is a diagram titled: "Inside Of Fort Hindman" with much detail.
Among the one column ftpg. headlines on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT FROM ARKANSAS" "Ope... See More
January 29, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 29, 1863
* Front Page Map of Mexico
* Port Hudson MS
* Vicksburg, Mississippi
The front page. has a large map headed: "THE FRENCH IN MEXICO. Operations of the French Army--The Route of the Troops from Vera Cruz to the Mexican Capital" with related front page heads as well.
There are also front page Civil War reports including: "Rebel Army Under G... See More
February 17, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 17, 1862
* Battle of Fort Donelson - Tennessee
The front page features a nice & detailed map titled: "FORT DONELSON, TENN. The Scene of General Grant & Commodore Foote's Latest Achievement".
Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE SIEGE OF FORT DONELSON"; "Details of Three Days Desperate Fighting"; &quo... See More
March 14, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 14, 1862
* Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia - Civil War Ironclads clash
* Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (CSS Virginia)
* Slavery at the Capital
A significant issue reporting one of the most famous naval battles of the 19th century: the Monitor vs. the Merrimac. It ushered in "modern" naval engineering with the use of iron-clad vessels.
One co... See More
April 25, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1861
* Beginning of the Civil War
* Post Fort Sumter attack
* Troops on the march
The first column has a great stack of war-related headlines on the beginning events of the Civil War including: "THE WAR" "The 7th Regiment in Washington" "Jefferson Davis and Gen. Beauregard in Richmond" "Arrangements for an Attack on the Na... See More
June 1, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 1, 1861
* Battle of Aquia Creek Civil War map
* Union Navy gunboats vs. Confederate batteries
The ftpg. is filled with ads. The back page has a war map headed: "Acquia Creek And Its Environs". Also a notable report: "Virginia Votes For Secession" and other war-related items.
Page 5 has a nice stack of column heads: "THE WAR FOR THE UNI... See More
May 3, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 3, 1862 The front page is dominated by a nice map headed: "SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA".
A wealth of ftpg. column heads on the Civil War include: "The Capture of Fort Macon" "Official Report" "The Fight Above Elizabeth City" "Capture of New Orleans" "Gen. Butler on Lake Pontchartrain" "Rebel Accounts ... See More
July 16, 1861
DAVENPORT GAZETTE---SUPPLEMENT, Iowa, July 16, 1861 This is a folio size, single sheet broadside (printed on the front only), being the: "Oration Delivered at Big Walnut Grove, Scott County, Iowa, July 4th, 1861, By Hon. J. B. Leake". It consumes the entire front.
Single sheet, printed on the front only, great condition.
July 26, 1862
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 26, 1862
* From the Confederate capital
A wealth of reporting from the Confederate capital, some articles headed: "the Movement of Morgan in Kentucky" "The Richmond Battles in England" "The War--The President & the Border States..." "Yankee Account of the Arkansas" "the Raids of Morgan..." &q... See More
April 6, 1865
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, April 6, 1865
* Fall of Richmond, Virginia
* Last days of the Civil War
The front page has some notable column headlines on the closing moments of the Civil War with: "FROM RICHMOND" "Sheridan Close Upon Lee's Heels" "Grant Confident of Capturing or Destroying Lee's Army" "Complete Details of the Occupation" "Lee... See More
February 11, 1863
THE MACON GAZETTE, Macon City, Missouri, Feb. 11, 1863
* Rare Civil War era publication
A quite scarce title as only one institution has any issues of this title.
From a state fractured by alliances to the North & the South, this title is decidedly pro-North. Among the ftpg. articles are: "What the Soldiers Think" "The Rebels 'Won't be Reconstructed' &qu... See More
May 12, 1865
THE WORLD, New York, May 12, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln's conspirators
* Kirby Smith continues rebellion
The top of the ftpg. has a column headed: "THE CONSPIRACY" "Continuation of the Secret Military Trial at Washington" "How the Prisoners Are Confined" "Description of the Cells in Which They are Placed" and more.
This is the trial of those wh... See More
March 18, 1865
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1865
* John Wilkes Booth as an actor at Ford's Theatre
* Only weeks prior to Abraham Lincoln's assassination
A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
The front page has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which incl... See More
November 14, 1864
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 14, 1864
* Rare Confederate title
* Civil War nears the end
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 not long before surrendering.
The front page has: "Tribute to the Me... See More
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