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June 1, 1868
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, 1868-1869 A lot of thirty issues of this nice daily newspaper from Philly filled with various news of the day. Each complete in 8 pages, generally very nice condition but a few might be a bit 2nd rate with some stains and/or tears, or partially loose at the spine. A nice lot with a wealth of content from shortly after the Civil War.
June 1, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 1, 1868 Page 5 has, under the heading "Our Dead Heroes," multiple, day 2 reports regarding the 1st official Memorial Day celebrations from throughout the country. Locations include Jersey City, Newark, Nashville, Providence, Hartford, Portland, St. Louis, Dayton, and more. Nice to have these early reports. Other news of the day is found throughout.
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Item #659628HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1868. Featured in this issue are interesting prints of various areas of Lookout Mountain (in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee), which was the location of an important Civil War battle.
Another multi-page article relates to shooting stars, detonating meteors, and aereolites (meteor showers). Additional articles with many associated prints a... See More
June 2, 1868
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, June 2, 1868 Ftpg. has: "Grant And Colfax" "The Letters Of Acceptance". Includes Grant's letter accepting the nomination which is signed in type: U. S. Grant, as well as a letter of acceptance signed in type by Schuyler Colfax. Excellent condition.
June 6, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 6, 1868 The front page features a full page Thomas Nast illustration which shows Grant being decorated by Lady Liberty entitled "Chicago, May 21, 1868". Inside the issue includes two illustrations showing Grant, one at Army Head-quarters and one as the candidate for the Presidency. A full page 'The Republican Convention in Session - Vi... See More
June 6, 1868
WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, Madison, June 6, 1868 The front page has a nice endorsement for the Grant-Colfax ticket (see inset). Features a famous quote from Grant ("Fight It Out On The Line") as well as a list of the electors. Uncommon to have a presidential endorsement on the front page. Very good condition.
June 7, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 7, 1868 Page 3 has an article related to the 1st official Memorial Day which includes a touching letter from a young girl who had lost her father during the war, addressed to Col. Leaming: "Will you please put this wreath upon some rebel soldier's grave? My dear papa is buried at Andersonville, and perhaps some little girl will be kind enough to put a few fl... See More
June 11, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 11, 1868 Much of the front page is taken up with the discussion and vote regarding the re-admission to The Union of several southern states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana - which passed. Quite historic.
Other news of the day related to post-war activities, reconstruction and impeachment being among them, is found throughout.
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June 13, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1868 A nice full front page illustration entitled: 'Parade of the Brooklyn Sunday School Children, May 26, 1868'. A half page illustration: 'General Hawley Formally Tendering the Republican Nominations to General Grant and Mr. Colfax'. A quarter-page "General John M. Schofield, The New Secretary of War" also has an accompanyin... See More
June 17, 1868
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, June 17, 1868
* First KKK assassination in Georgia
* Uncommon title
The front page has a notable report titled: "The Georgia Military Outrage". This reports on the assassination of G. W. Ashburn who was a Georgia politician assassinated by the Ku Klux Klan in Columbus, Georgia for his pro-African-American sentiments. He was the ... See More
June 20, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1868 The front page shows an illustration of mother duck protecting her ducklings entitled "Maternal Vigilance in the Face of the Enemy". A half page illustration shows: 'Unknown Soldier's Monument in Arlington" "Decorating Soldiers' Graves in Cypress Hill Cemetery near Brooklyn" and 'Decorating General Lander's G... See More
June 26, 1868
THE NEW-YORK TIMES, June 26, 1868 Ftpg. heads: "Washington" "The President's Message Vetoing the Southern States Bill" "The Bill Passed Over the Veto by Both Houses". Among the legislative business listed in the text is word that: "The Senate then passed the Omnibus bill over the President's veto by a vote of 35 to 8." Includes the text of Johnson's ve... See More
June 26, 1868
NEW-YORK TIMES, June 26, 1868 Front page has: "Washington" "The President's Message Vetoing the Southern States Bill" "The Bill Passed Over the Veto by Both Houses" "Continuation of the Debate on the Tax Bill"
Has details about the override of the veto by Congress, plus the text of President Johnson's veto of the Omnibus Reconstruction bill hi... See More
June 27, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 27, 1868 Front 2/3 page illustration by Thomas Nast is of "The Political Niagara." Inside is a 1/3 page illustration of "Duel Between Colored Men Near Savannah, Georgia" which features an accompanying article. A 2/3 page illustration of "King Theodore, as He Lay Dead at Magala, April 13, 1868." A doublepage centerfold containi... See More
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