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Lincoln's inauguration...



Item # 172868

March 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1865  The entire ftpg. is taken up with a very nice engraving captioned: "President Lincoln Taking the Oath At His Second Inauguration, March 4, 1865", showing just that. A great display issue as such.
An inside page has an article headed: "The President's Inaugural", which includes the text of his 2nd inaugural address, which says in part: "...so still it must be said, 'The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.' With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.
The doublepage centerfold is captioned: "President Lincoln's Reinauguration at the Capitol" showing a huge throng of people in front of the Capitol (see).
This issue has many Civil War-related prints including: "Visit to Fort Sumter by General Gillmore & Staff" and a full page: "Marching On! The 55th Mass. Colored Regiment Singing John Brown's March in the Streets of Charleston" showing Black soldiers. Also full page: "Embarkation of Exchanged Union Prisoners at Aiken's Landing" and smaller prints: "Landing of General Potter's & Adm. Dahlgren's Troops at Bull's Bay, South Carolina" & "The Rebel General Ewell's Headquarters, Four Miles from Charleston".
The back page has a cartoon: "Human Nature". Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War

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