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The Capture of Jefferson Davis..



Item # 627726

May 20, 1865

ARMY NAVY JOURNAL, New York, May 20, 1865  Subtitled: "Gazette of the Regular & Volunteer Forces", this newspaper contained only military-related news, the perfect source for any battle report or military information. Even the advertisements are military related.
The front page has an article headed "The Military Situation" and beginning: "The pursuit & capture of Jeff. Davis, the surrender of Taylor, and the concentration of the National Armies around Washington, are...the three principal military events worthy of consideration..." (see for portions).
Within is another article: "The Capture of Davis" begins: "The capture of the great Conspirator has followed very swiftly upon the fall of the Rebellion he was so prominent in inaugurating. Six short weeks before this wretched fugitive ruled with a rod of iron..." with more (see for portions) taking two-thirds of a page & detailing how he was caught in woman's clothes (see photos).
Sixteen pages, great condition. Terrific to have this content in this military newspaper.

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