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April 8, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee's surrender (day of)
* Appomattox Court House signing (eve)
* Battle of Sailor's Creek - Farmville, Virginia
This issue was published the day before Robert E. Lee surrendered to U.S. Grant which essentially ended the Civil War. Not surprisingly the significant front page headlines report the coming end, with many heads in... See More
April 11, 1865
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TIMES, New York, April 11, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee's surrender
* Appomattox Court House signing
We are pleased to offer this terrific & much desired issue on the end of the Civil War. The surrender of Lee at Appomattox has always been a keystone issue for any Civil War collection.
Page 2 begins with: "The Crowning Victory" "Victory--Peace&q... See More
April 10, 1865
THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, April 10, 1865 Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from two days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, containing three dispatches about the Union assault on Fort Steadman, each signed in type: U.S. Grant. Pg. 3 has Andrew Johnson's inaugural speech giv... See More
February 26, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 26, 1864
* 13th Confederate Infantry (Virginia)
A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are: "The War News--A Cavalry Battle in Mississippi--The Situation in Tennessee--The Recent Fight In Florida--From General Lee's Lines" "The Courts" "Camp Near Kinston" "To ... See More
August 23, 1865
FLAKE'S WEEKLY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, August 23, 1865
* Rare Southwestern title
* Post Civil War reconstruction
This is an early issue of this newspapers since the Yankees took over the port. Galveston was the site of the last naval battle of the Civil War, as the Confederates surrendered the city on June 2, nearly 2 months after the surrender of Lee to Grant at A... See More
July 23, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 23, 1864 The entire front page is a print of: "The Sinking of the 'Alabama' Off Cherbourg". Other prints within include: "View on the Appomattox, Below Port Walthall" "Jones's Neck, From General Foster's Head-Quarters, Near Malvern Hill, on the James" "Divine Service at General Baldy Smith's Headquarte... See More
September 10, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1864 The front page has a print of: "The Most Rev. John McCloskey, D.D., Archbishop of New York" with an article on him as well. Inside has a full page: "Isometric View of General Grant's Virginia Campaign" as well as: "Farragut's Victory in Mobile Bay--The Capture of the Rebel am 'Tennessee' ".
Other... See More
September 17, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1864 The full front page is a very dramatic print: "Harry Davis Capturing the Battle Flag of the 13th Louisiana Regiment, at the Battle of Ezra Church". Other prints within include: "Admiral Farragut's Fleet Bombarding Fort Morgan" "Rear-Admiral David G. Farragut, U.S.N." "View of Petersburg, Virginia, ... See More
April 8, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 8, 1865 This issue was printed just one day prior to the surrender of Robert E. Lee to U.S. Grant at Appomattox.
The front page shows the: "Raising the Stars & Stripes Over the Capitol at Columbia, South Carolina" as well as a print of: "The Fifteenth Corps Crossing the South Edisto". Prints inside include a: "Map of th... See More
April 15, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 15, 1865 This was the day Lincoln died after having been shot at Ford's Theater the evening prior.
The front page shows: 'Major-General Edward R. S. Canby" and "Lieutenant-General Grant's Headwaters at City Point, Virginia". Other prints inside include: "The Rebel General Wade Hampton's Mansion in Columbia, South Carol... See More
April 22, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 22, 1865 The front page shows: "General Sheridan at the Battle of Five Forks" and also: "Cavalry Charge at the Battle of Five Forks". Inside has some nice text on the ending of the Civil War with articles headed: "Palm Sunday" "Grant" "Robert E. Lee" "Abraham Lincoln" and "What Next?&q... See More
November 4, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 4, 1865 The full front page is a print captioned: "Meeting of the Fenian Congress in the Assembly Building, Philadelphia". Among the prints within are: "Looking at the Eclipse" "Burning of the Michigan Central Freight Depot at Detroit, Michigan" "Shipwrecked Passengers and Crew of the Brig 'Titania' &quo... See More
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