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May 4, 1865
THE WORLD, New York, May 4, 1865 The ftpg. features a map headed: "The Scene of the Recent Pursuit" referring to the pursuit of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Nice first column related headlines: "THE CONSPIRACY" "Important Proclamation by the President" which is signed in type: Andrew Johnson & includes in part: "It appears from evidence...that... See More
April 26, 1865
HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Texas, April 26, 1865
* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy
Page 3 contains a synopsis of President Davis' message in which he talks about the evacuation of Richmond and reaffirms his commitment to the Confederacy, reading in part: "...it is my purpose to maintain your cause with my whole heart & soul; that I will never consent to a... See More
May 15, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 15, 1865
* Confederate President Jefferson Davis caught
* Mention of him wearing women's clothes
* Abraham Lincoln murder trial
The first column of the front page has some very nice heads in larger type than normal announcing the capture of the President of the Confederacy, Jeff Davis, including: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "THE CAPTURE OF JEFF. DAVIS&... See More
May 26, 1865
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 26, 1865
* Closing events on the Civil War
* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination
Pages 2 & 3 have some nice items relating to the end of the Civil War with: "The Distinguished Traitors" 'Kirby Smith in a Tight Place" "More Testimony Against Dr. Mudd" "Preparations for Blowing Up Libby Prison" &q... See More
April 15, 1865
CLEVELAND MORNING LEADER, Ohio, April 15, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Ford's Theatre - John Wilkes Booth
* Early report when 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!" &qu... See More
April 22, 1865
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, April 22, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth
* Surrender of Robert E. Lee's army
Subtitled: "Gazette Of The Regular And Volunteer Forces", this 16 page issue is simply filled with military reports, almost entirely on the Civil War at this time.
Certainly the most significan... See More
April 29, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865 The frontpage has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.
Inside text articles are entitled "Abraham Lincoln", "President Johnson", "Mr. Seward", "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Folly... See More
May 6, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865 This issue remains one of the most desired of the Civil War era, if not the 19th century, as much of it deals with the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.
The entire front page is a print captioned: "President Lincoln At Home" showing him reading a book to his son. This very image was made into a postage stamp by the U... See More
May 20, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1865 The front page has an article: "The Assassination" and another "President Lincoln's Funeral" and also includes illustrations of: "Ruins of Garrett's Barn...Where Booth Was Shot: and "Garrett's House, Where Booth Died" and: "Harold's House, Near the Washington Navy-Yard".
Inside has a ful... See More
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