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Only American executed for slave trading... Map of Fort Donelson...



Item # 653107

February 22, 1862

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 22, 1862 

* Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee
* Slave trader Nathaniel Gordon execution


The dominant feature is the page 4 article: "A DEATH-BLOW AT THE SLAVE-TRADE," with subheads: "EXECUTION OF GORDON" and "HIS ABORTIVE ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE," which tell of the execution of Captain Nathaniel Gordon, who has the distinction of being the only American who was tried, convicted, & executed for being engaged in the slave trade.

The back page has the nice map: "FORT DONELSON AND ITS SURROUNDINGS," with supporting text.

Other Civil War related headings include: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION," "Movements of the Manassas Rebels," "GLORIOUS NEWS FROM Tennessee," "The People of Nashville Protesting Against a Battle," "CLARKSVILLE CAPTURED," "GEN. SMITH OCCUPIES THE TOWN, "PRICE'S ARMY AGAIN DEFEATED," and more. Yet another article on page 4 mentions the death of Abraham Lincoln's son - although it is not the focus of the article.

Eight pages, scattered spotting, but generally in nice condition. See images for details.

Category: Yankee

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