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Details on the capture of Jeff. Davis...

Item # 633010

May 24, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1865 

* Jefferson Davis captured in Woman's clothes

Half of the first column on the front page is taken up with great heads on the parade of returning Civil War soldiers, including: "THE REVIEW", "The Grand Army of the Potomac Marching Through Pennsylvania Ave.", "The Great Military Pageant of the Age", "The Honors To The Brave" and much more (see).
Page 5 has: "JEFF DAVIS", "The True Story of Jeff. Davis' Disguise", "He is Captured in His Wife's Morning Wrapper, Hooded & Veiled, with a Pail On His Army", "His Wife Calls Him Her 'Poor Old Mother'", "The Soldiers Make a Search for Booty & Find Jeff.'s Calfskins", "When Discovered He Rails at His Captors in Impotent Rage" & much more (see).
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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