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Unique "Yankee" & "Confederate" pair of the same date...
Item # 656604
July 22, 1861
Here is a unique opportunity for a pair of issues--one Yankee and the other Confederate--of the identical date of July 22, 1861 both reporting on the First Battle of Bull Run, one from the New York Tribune and the other from the Confederate capital of Richmond, titled the Daily Dispatch, providing a perspective of how the news was reported with all the "spin" & biases that were rampant on both sides of the border. As you see, both sides claimed victory:
TRIBUNE: The top of page 3 begins with a nice stack of column heads: "A GREAT BATTLE FOUGHT" "The Batteries at Bull's Run Carried" "Splendid Union Victory" "The Rebels Routed" "Terrible Slaughter" "They Are Driven Into Manassas Junction" "A Death Blow to Secession" and much more. The related reporting takes over half of the page.
Eight pages, even toning throughout, binding slits at the spine, good condition.
DISPATCH: Nearly the first two columns of the front page are taken up with the lengthy: "Message Of President Davis" to the members of the new Confederates States of America, signed by him in type: Jefferson Davis. This is followed by: "The Recent Flag of Truce from President Davis to Abraham Lincoln" also signed in type: Jefferson Davis.
But the best content is on pages 2 & 3 with great and early coverage of the Battle of Bull Run.The top of pg. 2 begins with a nice editorial: "The Great Victory" beginning: "We have the inexpressible satisfaction of announcing this morning another victory of our arms; a decisive victory after the most hotly contested & most important battle ever fought on the American continent..." & much more.
Page 3 begins with: "Terrific Fight At Manassas ! " "Victory Again Perches On Our Banner" & closes with a brief dispatch from Jeff Davis to his wife: "We have won a glorious but dear bought victory--the night closed with the enemy in full flight, pursued by our troops."
This is followed by an excellent & very detailed article headed: "The Fight At Manassas, Thursday" "Further Particulars" with a dateline of "Bull's Run, July 19, 1861". This report includes several accounts.
Yet other column heads include: "Terrific Battle ! " "Our Army Again Victorious !! " "Great Slaughter on Both Sides" "Beauregard's Horse Shot From Under Him" "General McDowell Mortally Wounded" "The Enemy in Full Retreat" "The Late Battle at Manassas" and more.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a small stain to pg. 2, generally in very nice condition.
An opportunity for a very special addition to any Civil War collection.