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1862 Memphis Tennessee Civil War.....



Item # 538670

April 17, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 17, 1862  The front page features two maps concerning one of the more notable battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Fort Pillow. The maps are headed: "FORT PILLOW, ON THE MISSISSIPPI" and: "The Mississippi, From New Madrid to Memphis".
Front page. one column heads also include reports on the historic battle of Shiloh with: "The Battle Of Pittsburg" "Beauregard's Flag Of Truce" "His Correspondence With Gen. Grant" "The Pursuit of the Whipped Rebels" "Gen. Sherman's Official Reports" "Engagement With Their Cavalry", in addition to text on Fort Pillow: "Movements On Memphis" "Attack on Fort Pillow" "Com. Foote At It Again" "The Rebel Gunboats Run Away" and more. There is also a brief item "From New Mexico" which mentions Kit Carson.
Also of significance on the front page is: "Emancipation In The District" "The President's Message" "The Bill Signed and Commissioners Named", being the act liberating all slaves in the District of Columbia, celebrated in Washington, D.C. as a holiday to this day. This Act is signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln.
Eight pages, nice condition.

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