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NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 31, 1863 Among the many ftpg. one column heads on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT REBEL NEWS" "An Attack Upon the Rebel Rifle Pits on Wednesday" "The Shelling of Charleston" "Explosion of Shells in Streets & Warehouses" "Death of John B. Floyd" "Important From New Orleans" "Commerce of the Mississippi&quo... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1863 The front page has prints of: "Residence of John Burns, At Gettysburg, Pennsylvania" and "John Burns, the Only Man in Gettysburg, Pa., Who Fought at the Battle".
A full page with 8 prints show: "Views of the Gettysburg Battle Field"; another full page has: "General View of Gettysburg, From the West" and &... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 15, 1863 Half of the front page is a nice print captioned: "Morgan's Raid--Entry of Morgan's Freebooters into Washington, Ohio.", the balance of the ftpg. taken up with an article on it.
Inside has a full page: "Bird's-Eye View of Charleston, South Carolina and its Environs, Showing the Scene of General Gilmore's Operation... See More
THE DAILY EXPRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, Aug. 15, 1863 Petersburg was a critical city to the Confederacy, located not far south of the capital of Richmond, and the focus of a six month long siege when ended in early April, 1865, when Lee withdrew his troops from Petersburg and urged Jefferson Davis to remove the capital from Richmond. The war would end shortly thereafter.
This is an uncommo... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 18, 1863 The full front page is a print: "The Bombardment of Port Hudson--The 100-Pound Parrott Gun of the 'Richmond' at Work". Inside has another fullpg. with 2 scenes: "The Bombardment of Port Hudson--A Mortar Schooner at Work" & "Scene of General Paine's Assault on Port Hudson--carrying Off Our dead & wounded... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 11, 1863 The full front page is an illustration of: "Major-General George G. Meade, the New Commander of the Army of the Potomac". Other prints inside include a full page: "The Siege of Vicksburg--Approach of M'Pherson's Saps to the Rebel Works"; a full page with 3 illustrations: "View of Springfield Landing, Below Port Hud... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, July 2, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg beginning
* General George Meade
* Robert E. Lee
The first column heads on the front page tell of the early reports of the Battle of Gettysburg, which was fought July 1-3. The heads include: "THE REBEL INVASION" "Defeat of Stuart's Cavalry in Three Fights" "The Rebels Driven from Westminster to Hanover b... See More
THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 20, 1863 Although it is the quite famous July 2/4, 1863 issue of the Citizen which is so famous (and many reprints exist: be careful), few might know that the publisher, J.M. Swords, printed several previous issues on wallpaper as well. Like several other Southern newspapers of the Civil War period its stock of newsprint paper became exha... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 7, 1863 The front page features a full-figure print of: "The Late Nicholas Longworth, the Western Millionaire" with the balance of the front page taken up with an article on him, carrying over to page 2.
Other prints within include a full page: "Paying Off The Teamsters in the Army of the Potomac" showing many African-Americans. Also ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 20, 1863
* Confederate General Beauregard proclamation
* Citizens of Carolina and Georgia called to arms
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Important from Vicksburgh" "Rebel Steamer Vicksburgh Badly Injured by the Ram Queen" "An Immediate Attack Upon Charleston & Savannah Expected" "A Bombastic Proclama... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1863 The full front page is a print: "Army Beef" showing soldiers shooting cattle, with 2 smaller vignettes.
Inside has a full page: "Contrabands Coming Into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation", referring to the recent Emancipation Proclamation. It shows many African-Americans and presumed slaves. Also a full page with 2 prints: ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 17, 1863 Certainly the most historic content would be the page 2 complete printing of: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" which is the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln.
Half of the front page: "The Teamsters' Duel" showing two Black men ... See More
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
Jeff Davis' Proclamation on the Mumford controversy: death for Butler... Battle of Murfreesboro... A "Memphis" title......
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 3, 1863
* Battle of Stones River - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
* Jefferson Davis proclamation
* Very rare title
This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. The most notable content in the issue is the back page report headed: "The Battle At Murfreesboro" "Confed... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, December 24, 1862
* Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia
* Rare Confederate title
* Publishher on the run
If the title and city of publication seem to indicate an error, but there is not one. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June ... See More
RICHMOND WHIG AND PUBLIC ADVERTISER, Virginia, Nov. 14, 1862
* Rare from the capital of the Confederacy
This is one of the less common titles from the capital of the Confederates States of America. The front page has: "Supplies for the Army" "Eastern North Carolina" "The Affair Near Shepherdstown, Sept. 30th--Misrepresentations Corrected" "The Late In... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 13, 1862 The front page is taken up with a nearly full-figure print of "Major-General John Pope, Commanding the Army of Virginia" along with a biography of him.
Inside includes a full page with 2 prints of: "Manassas Junction...Scene of Several Recent Fights" which is the Second Battle of Bull Run; a full page with 3 prints of: &q... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 4, 1862
* Battle of Bull Run # 2
* Manassas VA Virginia
Near the lower right of the front page are two small one column wide Civil War maps showing the position of various troops at the 2nd battle of Bull Run (see). The balance of the front page is taken up with tremendous details of the battle with first column heads including: "THE WAR IN VIRGINIA&q... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, August 18, 1862
* Battle of Baton Rouge
* Mississippi River MAP
Front page heads at the top of the third column: "Important From The Mississippi" "Arrival of the Trade Wind from New Orleans" "The Rebel Attack On Baton Rouge" "The First Day's Fight and Repulse of the Rebels" "The Death Of Gen. Williams Confirmed" &q... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 16, 1862 The front page has an illustration of: "John Morgan, The Highwayman of Kentucky" with an article on him. Also on the ftpg: "Searching For Rebels In A Cave In Alabama" and a small print of: "Aunt Charlotte".
Prints inside include: "Sunday At General McClellan's Head-Quarters" "Scene Near Trent'... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 9, 1862 The entire front page is a print captioned: "The Late Martin Van Buren, Ex-President of the United States" who had died on July 24. An article on him appears inside.
Inside contains a nearly half page: "Charge of the Fifth Cavalry at the Battle of Friday, June 27" and half pg: "Kearney's Division Fighting in the Wood... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 25, 1862
* President Martin Van Buren death
* Carmel Church Station, Virginia
Among the ftpg. one column heads on the Civil War are: "Another Cavalry Expedition" "Two Battles & Two Victories" "The Rebel Cavalry Twice Whipped" "Stirring Times at Vicksburg" & more. Page 3 has: "Death of Martin Van Buren".
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HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 12, 1862 The front page has 3 prints: "Major-General Lewis Wallace in Command at Memphis, Tennessee" "Brigadier-General George F. Shepley, Commandant of New Orleans" & "Battle at St. Charles, White River, Arkansas--Explosion of the 'Mound City' ".
Page 3 has a small cartoon: "The Rebel Flea." Other print... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 4, 1862
* Seven Days Battles w/ nice map
* George B. McClellan vs. Robert E. Lee
The front page is dominated by a rather large Civil War map headed: "THE RECENT GREAT BATTLES" "May Showing Richmond, Fort Darling, the Line of the James River, the Present Location of Gen. McClellan, & the Scene of the Recent Great Battles". The first colu... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 10, 1862 The front page shows: "A Rebel Captain Forcing Negroes to Load Cannon Under the Fire of Berdan's Sharp-Shooters". Also a print of: "Major-General O.M. Mitchell".
Prints inside include a great full page view of: "The City of New Orleans, Louisiana, Taken by the Union Forces". Half pages: "Flag-Officer Farragut... See More
THE PITTSBURGH POST, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1862
* Capture of New Orleans
* Very early report
At the top of page 2 is a report: "The Very Latest Telegraph" "New Orleans Taken!" "Great Destruction Of Property, Cotton, Steamboats, etc." "All Was Consternation and Excitement" with the text providing the details. This is an early rep... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1862
* Capture of New Orleans
* Corinth, Mississippi
Among the front page one column heads are: "New Orleans Taken!" "Glorious News From Rebel Sources!" "Corinth Evacuated!" "Beauregard to Defend Memphis" "The Rebel Advance Guard Driven Back Towards Corinth" "Death of Ma... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 26, 1862 The full front page is a print of: "Major-General Halleck in the Field, April, 1862". Inside prints include a full page: "Big Bethel & Its Fortifications Occupied by Our Troops..." and a full page: "The First Day's Fighting At Yorktown..."; one-third page with 2 view of: "The Stevens Iron Steam Gunboat &... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh
* Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee
The first column has some nice headlines concerning the battle of Shiloh, including: "The Victory at Pittsburg" "Additional Reports Of The Battle" "Rebel Account of the First Day's Fight" "Beauregard's Official Despatch" "Victory Claimed by the Reb... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, March 3, 1862
* Columbus Evacuated
* Death of Brigade-General Lander
This 8 page newspaper is in nice condition (except for a few small margin tears) due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes th
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
THE NEW YORK TIMES from New York, NY and dated February 20, 1862.
* Fort Donelson
This 8 page newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes the following h
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 15, 1862 Full front page illustration shows: "The 'Nashville' and 'Tuscarora' at Southampton, England." Inside has a half pg: "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Merrimac,' and Sloop of War 'Germantown,' Off Craney Island"; half pg: "The Union Battery at Newport News"; full with four smaller illustratio... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 8, 1862 The full front page is a print titled: "The alarmed Picket-guard." which has a caption: "The Picket of the Tenth Indiana Regiment Discovering the Approach of the Rebels at Mill Spring, Kentucky."
Inside has a half pg: "View Of Ship Island, Louisiana"; quarter-page prints of: "Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary ... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Feb. 7, 1862 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "War Against Treason!" "Gen. Lane's Expedition" "The Rebel Fleet In Motion" "The War In Missouri & Kentucky" "Rebel Cavalry Defeated In Kentucky" "The Attack On Ft. Henry" "Gen. Grant Returned to Paducah" and more. Also ... See More
* Mill Creek, Kentucky
* Capture of Cedar Keys, Florida
* Death of Zollicoffer
This 8 page newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes the followin
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York City, January 27, 1862.
* Battle of Mill Springs KY
* General Felix Zollicoffer death
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:
* THE WAR IN KENTUCKY
* Details of the Battle of Mill Creek
* Full Account Of The Action
* Desperate Fightin... See More
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, January 22, 1862
* Battle of Mill Spring, Kentucky
* President John Tyler death
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: ""The War News to-Day", "The Victory In Kentucky", "Capture of All The Rebel Artillery", "200 Rebels Found on the Field", 'The War In New Mexico", "&... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 21, 1862
* Somerset Kentucky
* Mill Springs
* General Zollicoffer death
The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Scene Of The Great Victory In Kentucky" showing most of Kentucky with portions of Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Plus there are nice first column heads including: "GLORIOUS NEWS" &qu... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1862 The full front page is a notable Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Boxes in Camp, 1861", which does show some mild margin wear as this was the first page in the volume.
Among the prints inside are a full page with 4 scenes of a: "General view of Ship Island, showing the Landing of General Phelps's Brigade"; a full page: &q... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 2, 1861 The front page is taken up with: "The Rebel Steamer' Merrimac' Razed, and Ironclad" which would figure in the historic battle with the Monitor less than 5 months later. Also on the front page: "Henrico County Jail, Richmond, Virginia".
Other prints inside include: "The Rebel Batteries on Sewall's Point and ... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 23, 1861
* Battle of Fredericktown, Missouri
* Battle of Camp Wildcat, Kentucky
Among the page 4 and 5 column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "General Fremont Superseded" "Gen. Hunter Takes His Command" "The channel Commanded by Rebel Batteries" "The President & the Death of Col. Baker" "Th... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 19, 1861 Front page has "The Rebel Ex-Governor Jackson, of Missouri, Addressing Colonel Mulligan's Troops After the Surrender at Lexington" as well as prints of: "Colonel Mulligan" and "Lieutenant Russell, U.S.N., Who Burned the 'Judith' at Pensacola".
Prints inside include: "Cannonading on the Outposts of... See More
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 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 fro... See More
* Paducah, Kentucky
* Fort Pickens, Florida
* Jefferson Davis false death report
DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, September 6, 1861
* Rare title from the Civil War
* False report on Jefferson Davis' death
This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.
This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain ve... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 6, 1861 The first column on the ftpg. has some nice Civil War heads including: "THE REBELLION" "Confirmation of the Reported Death of Jefferson Davis" (obviously wrong); "The Flags of the Rebels Flying at Half-Staff" "Intense Excitement at Washington" "A General Engagement of the Hostile Armies Expected" "A Great Bat... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 5, 1861 Among the various front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Confirmatory Reports of the Death of Jefferson Davis" "Unfounded Rumors of Conflicts in Virginia" "Eagerness of the Hostile Armies for Battle" "Particulars of the Attack & Repulse of the Rebels at Lexington" "Death of J... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1861 Nice full front page print of: "General Lyons At the Battle of Springfield" showing him on horseback. Full pg: "Lt. General Scott & the Major Generals of the United States Army" showing McClellan, Dix, Scott, Fremont, and Banks. Halfpg: "The 14th Massachusetts Regiment Marching up Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, in a Storm&qu... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1861 The front page shows: "The Wounded Zouave In the Hospital at Washington--The Hospital for the Wounded at Washington." Inside has individual prints of: "General McDowell" "General Mansfield" "Colonel Blair" and "Flag-Officer Stringham". Also a full page of: "A New Regiment of Mass. Volunteers P... See More