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Jeff Davis on naming Robert E. Lee as commander-in-chief...
Item # 584977
January 28, 1865
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 28, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee
* Appointed commander-in-chief
* Jefferson Davis
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "The Peace Bubble" "Result of Mr. Blair's Mission" "He Admits It To be 'A Failure' " "The Terms of Jeff. Davis" "The Rebel Iron-Clad Raid" & more. Also on the front page is: "The Appointment of General-In-Chief--Jeff. Davis' Views On The Matter" which is one-third of a column & is signed in type: Jefferson Davis. This is concerning the appointment of Robert E. Lee to head the Confederate troops.
Eight pages, scattered foxing, generally nice.