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The Pike's Peak Gold Rush...

March 24, 1859 | Item # 692804
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End of the Civil War near...

April 05, 1865 | Item # 691813
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Lincoln's second inauguration...

March 06, 1865 | Item # 691247
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Two slave prints from 1861...

April 06, 1861 | Item # 690330
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Historic Civil War Newspapers

Records of a Nation in Turmoil

In the 1860s, Americans’ interest in the Civil War, and its collateral effects, caused a spike in demand for news reports. These were days of heightened concern, and newspapers were one of the few resources that people were able to rely upon for war news.

Aside from specific war news, Civil War newspapers also reported on citizens’ reactions to how the war was shaping the American economy and politics, and opinions about slavery.

Reading an authentic Civil War newspaper and holding the original print paper between your fingers will transport you to the frontlines of battle, and provide a glimpse into the psyche of Civil War-era citizens, politicians, and soldiers.

Original Civil War newspapers are genuine pieces of American history a collector or anyone interested in American history must have.


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