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Ford's Theatre to be a depository for rebel archives... Baseball...
Item # 636139
August 19, 1865
NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 19, 1865 The front page column heads include: "The Lost Cable Again" which is a lengthy report on the Atlantic cable; "The Pirate Shenandoah - Destruction of a Whaling Bark" and a small bit about making "Ford's Theatre" a fire-proof building as a depository for rebel archives.
Inside has: "Notes From The People" "Life Among The Shakers" "The Ketchum Defalcations" "Out-Door Sports" "An Exciting Base Ball Match at Newark--The Champion Atlantics Nearly Defeated--A Large Concourse of Spectators" which is early for baseball.
Eight pages, nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War