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The Civil War crisis about to erupt, with Lincoln's views...
Item # 655400
January 17, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 17, 1861
* Pre Civil War tensions w/ Fort Sumter
* Abraham Lincoln as president elect
The top of the first column has heads on the troubling events that would lead to the Civil War in a few months; "THE REVOLUTION" "Refusal of the President to Surrender Fort Sumter" "Major Anderson Ordered to Defend It to the Last" "A Bloody Battle Between the South Carolinians and Federal Forces Expected" "Reported Outrages of the Secessionists on the Mississippi River" "Mr. Garnett's Speech on the Crisis" "The Georgia State Convention".
Page 4 has related column heads: "Important From Springfield" "The President Elect & His Views on the Crisis" "He Would Be Disposed to Support a Liberal Compromise, But he Fears It is Too Late" "The Question is Not How To Forestall Secession, but How to Deal With It" and more. More on Fort Sumter on the bkpg. as well.
Eight pages, good condition.