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April 15, 1865
CLEVELAND MORNING LEADER, Ohio, April 15, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth
* Early report - while he was still alive
The top of the front page has dramatic one column heads: "ASSASSINATION!" "Of PRESIDENT LINCOLN!!!" "He is Shot Through the Head While in the Theater" "Wound Pronounced Mortal!" ... See More
February 1, 1864
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 1, 1864 The front page has a column wide headlines "The Coming Draft" "Important Order from President Lincoln" "The Draft to be Made on the Tenth of March" "Five Hundred Thousand Men Called for" "Enlistments Not credited to Other Calls to be Subtracted from This". "Order, that a draft for vie hundred thousand... See More
November 21, 1863
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 21, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery
It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable Civil War newspaper. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this famous title by Horace Greeley, a Lincoln supporter, and this issue makes for one of the be... See More
March 12, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 12, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The War In Tennessee" "The Pursuit Of Van Dorn" "The Rear Guard Overtaken" "Reported Escape of Col. Coburn and 2,000 Men" "The New British Piratical Fleet".
Eight pages, uncut, nice condition.
September 29, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 29, 1862
* General David Hunter
* re. his emancipation Proclamation
* President Abraham Lincoln rebuffs
Although there is nice Civil War coverage on the front page, the best content is on page 4 where is found: "The Proclamation", "The Emancipation Manifesto of Gen. Hunter and the Counter Blast of the President", "Mr. Lincoln... See More
September 4, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 4, 1863 Although much of the front page is taken up with various reports from the Civil War, perhaps the most interesting item is the brief page 5 item headed: "Victory of Kit Carson Over the Indians" (see photos for full report), reading in part: "...had a fight with the Navajoe Indians beyond Fort Canby. The Indians were defeated with the loss of 13 kil... See More
September 4, 1863
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, September 4, 1863
* Kit Carson fights the Navajo Indians
Page 5 has a brief but notable report headed: "Victory of Kit Carson Over the Indians" about the defeat of a group of: " ...Navajoe Indians beyond fort Canby..." by part of the 1st New-Mexican Regiment led by Kit Carson (see). Quite rare to see a report mentioning this famous Old West scout a... See More
November 8, 1861
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, November 8, 1861 Pages 3 and 4 contain lengthy articles related to the conviction of the slave trader Nathaniel Gordon, who would become the only American citizen in U.S. history to be tried, convicted, and executed from activities related to the slave trade - quite historic.
Also of interest: The mid-section of the front page includes three Civil War maps ex... See More
February 22, 1862
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 22, 1862 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 being the only American who was tried, convicted, & executed for being engaged in t... See More
February 7, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 7, 1862 The most noteworthy item is found on page 3 under the heading, "LAW INTELLIGENCE," which is provides President Lincoln's warrant refusing to commute Captain Nathaniel Gordon's sentence - although he did provide a few weeks of delay. See images for details.
Of interest is also the front page, somewhat inconspicuous notice, which begins: "... See More
February 25, 1865
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, February 25, 1865
* Battle of Wilmington, North Carolina
Page 2 has various reports on the Civil War with one column headings. See images here.
Complete in 8 pages, this issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and easy to handle. Nice condition.... See More
February 24, 1862
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NY, Feb. 24, 1862 Several columns on both pages 4 and 6 are dedicated to the potential problems surrounding the emancipation of the slaves. References to President Abraham Lincoln's comments made in his annual address as well as those made by Fredrick Douglass are woven in to the discussion. Should they be relocated to another location within the country, are shou... See More
November 18, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 18, 1863 Among the front page column heads is: "The Heroic Dead At Gettysburg" which has a Proclamation by the governor of Pennsylvania concerning some details of the ceremony which are planned for the following day (see).
Other ftpg. heads on the Civil War include: "The Enemy Driven Out of Their Rifle Pits" "Lee Believed to Have Moved His Main ... See More
April 24, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 24, 1863 The front page, under the heading, "Award of Medals of Honor to Seamen," includes as one of the listed recipients, James Buck, who would eventually have three naval vessels named after him). Also on the front page is, "The Maltreatment of Contraband (see last two images)," which tells of the bad treatment of captured slaves, and includes a... See More
May 20, 1862
THE NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 20, 1862 Page one has, "Gen. Hunter's Emancipation Order," followed by, "Proclamation by the President declaring it to be null and void," which includes Hunter's original order, and President Abraham Lincoln's response. This was the controversial situation where Hunter pronounced slaves free in Florida, Georgia & South Carol... See More
April 19, 1864
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NY, April 19, 1864 The most noteworthy content is found on page 4 under the heading, "The Baltimore Fair," which includes excerpts and commentary regarding President Lincoln's Speech in Baltimore, it being one of only three speeches he gave outside of Washington during his presidency - particularly noteworthy in that it was just a few years earlier a plo... See More
November 11, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1864
* President Lincoln gives 1st speech upon being re-elected
* Arming Negroes ?
* Jefferson Davis' speech to the Confederacy
Page four has the 1-column heading: "UNION REJOICES," with subhead: "Serenading the President and Cabinet - Speeches of Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Seward, and others." The article includes, in part, one of the most hu... See More
March 26, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, March 26, 1863 This issue has--and on the front page--a report somewhat inconspicuous in its presentation yet exceedingly significant in its place in history. It lists the very first recipients of perhaps the most prestigious & coveted award for military valor: the Medal of Honor.
Near the bottom of the ftpg. is a single-column heading: "PROMOTION AND REWARD," ... See More
November 6, 1863
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., November 6, 1863
* John Wilkes Booth as an actor
* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre
A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
While page 2 has various reports on the Civil War, of interest to the collector is the advertisement on page 3, headed: &q... See More
Item #652426THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), July, 1863
* Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Chiefly About War Matters"
* an original, contemporary printing - 1st appearance
signed with the pen name "A Peaceable Man"
* same year review of Victor Hugo's, "Les Misérables"
When one thinks of Nathaniel Hawthorne, most minds are rightfully immediately drawn to his mas... See More
February 14, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 14, 1862
* Cedar Keys, Florida
* Port Royal, South Carolina
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: "INTERESTING FROM KEY WEST" "THE UNION FLEET AT WORK" "The Union Expedition to Cedar Keys, Florida" "Rebe... See More
April 25, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1862
* Elizabeth City, North Carolina
* Siege of Yorktown, Virginia
* Nashville, Tennessee
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: "Important From Fortress Monroe" "Union Account of the Fight Near Elizabeth City... See More
August 30, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 30, 1862 The first column heads give report on the prelude to the Second Battle of Bull Run: "The War In Virginia" "The Advance of the Rebels Towards Manassas" "Longstreet Driven Back by McDowell" "The Rebels Routed by Hooker at Kettle Run" "Flight of Jackson From Manassas" "with more.
Eight ages, irregular at the... See More
March 14, 1862
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, March 14, 1862 Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, it is from the capital of the Confederate states as well. Although over half of the front page is taken up with ads and notices, there is also much reporting on the Civil War, most significantly some great reporting on this historic naval battle between the new iron-clads the Monitor &a... See More
November 28, 1863
ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 28, 1863 This is the volume one, number 14 issue of this military newspaper with subtitle: "Gazette Of The Regular And Volunteer Forces" as printed in the masthead.
Certainly the most significant content is that found on page 5 under the heading: "The Gettysburg Cemetery" which has some particulars of the dedication of it. Included i... See More
July 23, 1862
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, July 23, 1862 This is one of just a few newspapers from the Confederacy which printed in the dateline: "Confederate States Of America". Among the front page items are: "From Richmond--Army Appointments--Exchange of Prisoners" "From Mobile--Col. Morgan's Movements In Kentucky--Great Excitement" "From Chattanooga-... See More
September 3, 1864
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 3, 1864 Not only a very nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but from its capital as well. The ftpg. has: "The War News with several subheads from various fields of operation: "From Atlanta" "From Mobile" "From Louisiana" and "From Charleston". Also on the ftpg: "Retaliation" and "The Battle of Rea... See More
February 4, 1862
THE DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, February 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 New Orleans... See More
August 9, 1861
DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern North Carolina, Aug. 9, 1861 An uncommon Confederate title with a one column masthead (not uncommon in the Confederacy). Among the ftpg. items are: "Breckinridge's Defenders--He Thinks Lincoln Honest Etc." "Soldier Shot" "The War For Independence--Spirit and Progress of the Revolution" "The Feeling in East Tennessee" "... See More
May 31, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1868 Page 5 has, under the heading "THE UNION DEAD," multiple, 1st day reports regarding the 1st official Memorial Day celebrations from throughout the country. Locations include Cypress Hill Cemetery & Greenwood Cemetery - both in New York, Flushing, Philadelphia, Augusta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, etc.. However, the most desirable coverage as that ... See More
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.
Complet... See More
September 9, 1861
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, September 9, 1861 Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as 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. Here is an issue of the pro-C... See More
April 4, 1863
THE JEFFERSONIAN, Danbury, Connecticut, April 4, 1863 As noted in the masthead this is a single sheet, broadside (printed on one side only) EXTRA edition, mostly taken up with election items, with the top of the first column having a nice graphic of a United States flag. One item includes: "...The condition of the rebels is one of desperation. Their army is most miserably fed & clot... See More
January 24, 1862
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, January 24, 1862 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.
Among the front page items are: "Mr. Vallandigham's Sp... See More
January 1, 1861
JUTRZENKA, Warsaw, Poland, 1861 A rare & early Jewish newspaper from Poland, the title translates to "Morning Star". This rare newspaper lasted only three years, and reflects the trends among the Jewish intelligentsia at that time. Measures 8-1/4 by 10-1/2 inches, has 6 pages, in nice condition.
March 31, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 31, 1862
* New Madrid, Missouri captured
* Battle of Island Number Ten
This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headings on the Civil War are: "'NEW MADRID IS OURS'" "Occupation of the Town by Our Forces" "Conflict Between The Gunboats" &... See More
April 30, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 30, 1862.
* Capture of New Orleans, Louisiana
* Mississippi River naval engagement
* Siege of Yorktown, Virginia
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 CAPTURE OF NEW ORLEANS" "Desperate Naval Engagement on the Mississippi... See More
March 31, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 31, 1862
* Jacksonville, Florida captured
* Beaufort, North Carolina
* Humansville, Missouri skirmish
This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headings on the Civil War are: "News From Gen. Sherman's Division" "Particulars of the Capture of Jacksonville, F... See More
April 18, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 18, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee
* Siege of Yorktown
This genuine newspaper has a wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column front page headlines on the Civil War are: "Important From The South" "The Rebels Still Claiming Victory at Pittsburg" "The Siege Of Yorktown" &quo... See More
February 20, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 20, 1862
* Siege of Fort Donelson,
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: "Important From Tennessee" "Evacuation of the Rebel Forts at Clarksville" "Additional Details of the Fight at Fort D... See More
February 4, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 4, 1861 The front page has much on the troubles leading to the Civil War including: "Rumored Attack by South Carolina Troops" "Seizure of the Mint & Custom House at New Orleans" and more. Page 5 has half a column on: "From Mr. Lincoln's Home" "Hospitalities Tendered--Cabinet Speculations--The Illinois Legislature & the Peace... See More
March 11, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 11, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The War News--Engagement At Suffolk & Repulse of the Enemy" "The Grab Game" "Escape from the Penitentiary" and some other items, in addition to many advertisements and notices. The back page has a lengthy... See More
November 30, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Nov. 30, 1863 Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.
The front page has a great wealth of war reporting, from the Confederate perspective, including: "From Northern Virginia--A Sharp Engagement on Friday--A General Battle Expected" which includes a short dispatched signed in type: R. E. Lee... See More
August 30, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, August 30, 1861 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "Battle of the Oak Hills--Official Report of Gen. McCulloch which takes an entire column and is signed by him in type; "The War On the Seas--The Privateer Jeff Davis--Escape from the Blockaders..." "The Body of the Late C... See More
August 2, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 2, 1861 A newspaper from the capital of the Confederates States. Two-thirds of a front page column is taken up with: "Another Yankee Letter" which has some nice content on the Battle of Bull Run (see for portions). Also on the ftpg: "A Brave Man" "Handsome Compliment to a Gallant Son of Richmond" "The Gallant Dead&qu... See More
Item #651687THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), September, 1867 This literary magazine contains the *first nationally distributed printing of the famous Civil War themed poem by Francis Miles Finch, "The Blue and the Gray." The preface to the poem is a quote from the New York Tribune, providing context: "The women of Columbus, Mississippi, animated by nobler sentiments than are many of their ... See More
November 12, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 12, 1863 Certainly the most notable front page content is the lengthy report headed: "General Meade's Official Report of the Battle of Gettysburg" which takes up almost two full columns and is signed in type: Geo. G. Meade. An excellent accounting of this famous battle from the leader of the action.
Among Other column heads on the Civil War include: "... See More
October 1, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 1, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Rosecrans' Army" "No Further Demonstrations by the Rebels" "Interesting From the South" "Gillmore's Batteries at Work Again" "Rumored Evacuation by Burnside of East Tennessee" "The Union Rule at Chattanooga" and more.
September 22, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept.22, 1863 Some fine reporting on the historic Battle of Chickamauga with ftpg. column heads including: "The Great Battle In Georgia" "The Action Of Saturday" "The Action Of Sunday" "Desperate Fighting on Both Sides" "The Losses Estimated at Thirty Thousand" "Rosecrans Reported to be Driving the Rebel Advance" &am... See More
July 11, 1863
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 11, 1863 The front page has nice one column headlines concerning the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Confederate reports on it, with heads including: "From The South" "Rebel Reports of the Battle at Gettysburgh" "The National Army One Hundred and Seventy-five Thousand Strong" "An Overwhelming Rebel Victory---40,000 Pri... See More
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