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June 21, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 21, 1865
* Sherman's official report
* March to the Sea
* Trial of the conspirators
Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an excellent & very detailed report headed: "GEN. SHERMAN" "His Official Report" "From Atlanta To Savannah" "A Valuable Contribution to the History of the War", signed in type: W. T. Sh... See More
April 05, 1865
GRANT'S PETERSBURG PROGRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, April 5, 1865
* Extremely rare military title
* General Ulysses S. Grant
* The Siege of Petersburg ending
* Civil War coming to an end
An exceedingly rare newspaper and the first we have had the opportunity to offer. This newspaper lasted but four issues, printing on April 3, 5, 7 and 10 of 1865 by officers of the 37th Wisconsi... See More
February 11, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 11, 1862
* Frederick Douglass speech on civil war
* Cooper Institute advertisement (eve of event)
The bottom of the first column on page 2 has a interesting advertisement for "A Black Man on The War!! Frederick Douglass Lecture at Cooper Institute..." with the date & time noted (see image).
Various Civil War reports on pages 5 & 6.
Eight pages ... See More
June 25, 1862
NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, June 25, 1862
* Great masthead engraving
The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concer... See More
May 15, 1861
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, May 15, 1861
* Rare pro-Confederate title
Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate & the "Journal&q... See More
January 29, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 29, 1863 Page 3 has a short, but moving account: "Fearful Struggle for Freedom by a Slave Mother", followed by details of her attempted escape with her child. See the image for a heart-wrenching quote.
Page 5 has: "Gen. Burnside Tenders His Resignation", followed by, "The President Declines to Accept It."
Among the front page one column ... See More
January 29, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 29, 1863
* Front Page Map of Mexico
* Port Hudson MS
* Vicksburg, Mississippi
The front page. has a large map headed: "THE FRENCH IN MEXICO. Operations of the French Army--The Route of the Troops from Vera Cruz to the Mexican Capital" with related front page heads as well.
There are also front page Civil War reports including: "Rebel Army Under G... See More
February 19, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861 Page 5 has column heads with continued & detailed coverage of Lincoln's trip from his home to the nation's capital: "The President Elect En Route" "The Receptions In This State" "Enthusiasm Of The People" "His Arrival In Albany" "Immense Turnout" "The Speeches" "The Reception In this ... See More
March 27, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 27, 1862 Near the top of the front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.
See the photo for the complete ad which notes the listing of the cast, including: "L... See More
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862 Perhaps the most notable content is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of flogging. He also became the owner of Jefferson's Monticello and use personal funds for restoration work.
Also ... See More
March 31, 1862
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 31, 1862
* John Wilkes Booth & his brothers: together for this one time
* Assassin of President Lincoln in advertisement
Although the front page and pages within contain various reports on the Civil War and other events across the country and the world, perhaps the most intriguing item in this newspaper is an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical perform... See More
October 17, 1864
MANUFACTURERS AND FARMERS JOURNAL, Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 17, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln for president notice
Despite the title of this newspaper, there is nice Civil War coverage with many one column headings. (see images for portion)
The first column of page 2 has a notice supporting: "For President Of The United States ABRAHAM LINCOLN Of Illinois- For Vice President Of The Unite... See More
October 17, 1863
HOSPITAL REGISTER, West Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1863 This was essentially an in-house newspaper produced at and for the people at the Satterlee U.S. Army General Hospital in Philadelphia. It was the largest Union Army hospital during the Civil War.
It features a very nice & ornate masthead engraving showing the hospital and well as vignettes, one showing patients in beds. It lasted... See More
February 18, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1862
* Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee
* Bowling Green, Kentucky
One column Civil War heads on page 5 include: "SURRENDER OF FORT DONELSON" "A Desperate Three Days' Fight" "Heavy Losses on Both Sides" "Bravery and Heroism of Our Troops" "They Fight Like Veterans" Unconditional Surrender of the Rebels&q... See More
June 14, 1862
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 14, 1862 A nice sporting-themed newspaper which has on page 3 nearly 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Base Ball" reports, including much on the: "Grand Matches Between Philadelphia Nines and Nines of Newark, New York, and Brooklyn" Great detail here including the box scores for the 4 games. Also: "Base Ball in Detroit"... See More
April 26, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, April 26, 1865 The front page has some nice first column heads including: "THE OBSEQUIES" "Sombre Grandeur of the Funeral Pageant" "Sixty Thousand Citizens in the Funeral Procession" "The Closing Scenes About the Coffin & in the Streets" "Departure of The Funeral Train" and more.
The entire front page is taken up with rep... See More
April 14, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 14, 1865 This is a very significant date, as on this evening Abraham Lincoln would be shot in Ford's Theater.
The front page has some nice reports on the very end of the Civil War, with first column heads including: "IMPORTANT" "Arrival of Gen. Grant in Washington" "The Results Of His Victory" "Visit of Lee to Danville To Advise ... See More
July 09, 1863
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida New York, July 9, 1863 Page 3 has reports on the Civil War under the heading: "Late News", and includes some reports concerning the Battle of Gettysburg, the text beginning: "The past week has been full of interesting and important events. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 1st, 2nd, and 3d of July, the "Army of the Potomac, under the new... See More
December 24, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 24, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN" "Savannah to Capitulate on the 17th Instant" "WILMINGTON" "The Rebel General Bragg Thinks He Can Repel Any Attack" "THOMAS" "Particulars of Hood's Rout & Flight" and much more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.... See More
October 08, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 8, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Rosecrans's Army" "Results of the Rebel Raid Near Murfreesboro" "From the Southwest" 'Missouri Invaded by 2,000 Rebels" "Our Troops Concentrating for Their Capture" "Guerrilla Ravages in Kentucky" "Reported Fighting With the Rebel... See More
November 30, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 30, 1861 An extremely decorative issue, as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE GREAT EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC" with a subhead: "The Gulf Slope of Mexico--The Harbor of Vera Cruz and the National Road to the Capital--Scene of Operations of the English, French and Spanish Expedition." with the map showin... See More
January 10, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 10, 1863 Among the many front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From General Rosecrans's Army" "Murfreesboro Deserted" "Rosecrans in Pursuit of the Rebels" "The Enemy at Tullahoma" "Loss of Springfield, Mo." "The Place Attacked by a Large Rebel Force" "Gen. Brown Badly Wounded" "Anoth... See More
July 03, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE July 3, 1862 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Advance On Richmond" "A Bold Stroke For A Great Advantage" "Success of the Movement" "Reported Occupation of Richmond" "Vicksburg Batteries Run by Com. Farragut" "Brilliant Exploit of the Union Ram Fleet" & much more.
Eight pages, very ni... See More
October 17, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 17, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From Virginia" "Another Great Battle Near at Hand!" "Lee's Army At Manassas" "Gen. Meade's Forces in Readiness for an Attack" "Threatening Movement Toward Leesburg" "News From Chattanooga" "Rebel Batteries Withdrawn from Lookout ... See More
October 13, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 13, 1861 The front page has two maps titled: "THE AFFAIR AT CHICAMACOMICO" and "THE FIGHT AT SANTA ROSA ISLAND" which is in Florida near Pensacola Bay.
Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Advance of the Rebels on the Potomac" "Battle Between the Rebels and Col. Wilson's Regiment Near For... See More
January 11, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1862 Most of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map headed: "The Scene Of Operations at Port Royal Ferry..." with a subhead. The map shows much detail of the Beaufort vicinity.
There are also first column heads: "Additional Details of the Affair at Port Royal Ferry" and "Our Map of the Scene of General Stevens' Operations&... See More
January 31, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 31, 1862 The ftpg. features a nice map headed: "THE NEW EXPEDITION. Scene of Operations of Commodore Dupont & Gen. Sherman's Expedition to the Rear of Fort Pulaski".
Also on the ftpg. is a wealth of war heads including: "Important From Savannah" "Splendid Naval Movement" "Interesting From the South" "The French Leavi... See More
January 18, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 18, 1863 The top of the front page features a detailed map: "THE VICTORY ON THE ARKANSAS". Then a wealth of column heads on the war including: "The Capture of Arkansas Post" "7,000 Rebels Taken Prisoners" "Immense Amount of Munitions of War Fall Into Our Hands" "Capture of Five Steamers & a; Gunboat by the Rebels" &q... See More
April 26, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, April 26, 1863 The front page features two maps headed: "OPERATIONS AROUND VICKSBURG" and: "VICKSBURG AND IT'S DEFENSES" with much detail.
Among the ftpg. one column headlines on the Civil War are: "NEWS FROM THE SOUTHWEST" "The Fight On The Coldwater River" "The Position and Strategy of General Grant" "NEWS FROM TE... See More
July 05, 1862
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, July 5, 1862 Over one-third of page 4 has: "Base Ball" reports with details of five games and box scores for 3 of them. Uncommon to find much baseball reporting from during the Civil War.
Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, some foxing and light damp staining, otherwise good.
December 09, 1864
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Dec. 9, 1864 A very famous anti-slavery newspaper published by the noted emancipator William Lloyd Garrison. The ornate engraving in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds of the oppressors, and a slave family about to depart for their journey to emancipation.
The front page has: "Catholic View of Emancipation&qu... See More
January 07, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 7, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Battle of Port Royal Ferry" "Decisive Union Victory" "Sharp Skirmishing & Flight of the Rebels" "A Flag of Truce from the Rebels" "Sharp Fight With Rebels at Huntersville" "The Rebels Shelling Hancock, Md." "The Rebels Compelled to Retire" & more.
Ei... See More
January 05, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 5, 1862 The front page features a large Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT MOVEMENTS NEAR CHARLESTON, S. C." Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT FROM THE SOUTH" "Operations on the Charleston and Savannah Railroad" "Seizure of the Station Near Charleston
* Desperate Battle and Defeat of the Rebels Near Por... See More
May 14, 1863
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 14, 1863 The top of the back page has a notable report: "The Death of Stonewall Jackson - Letter and Order From Gen. Lee". Included are two dispatches each signed by: R. E. Lee, the first concerning Jackson being wounded (by friendly fire at the battle of Chancellorsville), and the other of a week later announcing Jackson's death... See More
November 16, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 16, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Projected Rebel Invasion" "An Expedition Sent from Wilmington to Halifax" "Later From Charleston" 'Bombardment of Sumter Still Progressing" "Renewed Rebel Desertions" "From the Army of the Potomac" 'Firing Heard Toward Stevensburg" &... See More
October 06, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 6, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Threatening Raid by the Rebels Under Forrest" "Intent of the Rebel Attack on McMinnsville" "Rebel Views of the Situation" "Gen. Rosecrans's Position Acknowledged Impregnable" and much more.
Eight pages, good condition.
October 16, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 16, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Desperate flank Movement by Lee!" "Attempt of the Rebels to Get Between Our Army & Washington" "Enemy Driven Back by the Second Corps" Probable Battle at Bull Run" "Recrossing of the Tennessee by Wheeler's Troops" "Important Movement of Bragg... See More
October 23, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 23, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Division of the Mississippi" "Departments of the Cumberland, Tennessee, Ohio, and Vicksburg Included in Gen. Grant's Command" "Gens. Hooker & Sherman to Command their Respective Corps" "Escape of General Lee Across the Rapidan" "The Grant Battle Avo... See More
October 29, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 29, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: Gen. Grant's Dept." "Grand Flanking Movement by Lee's and Bragg's Armies" "Rebels Marching from Virginia to Tennessee" "The Line of the Rappahannock to be Defended by Lee" "Cavalry Right at Bealton Station" "Daring Raids by the Enemy" &... See More
November 07, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 7, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Army of the Potomac in Motion" "The Warrenton Route to Richmond Abandoned!" "The Siege of Charleston" "The Fenian Brotherhood" "Increased Audacity of Rebel Guerrillas" "Gen. Grant's Dept." "Enemy Still Firing from Lookout Mountain... See More
November 12, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 12, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Rebel Army Concentrated on the Rapidan" "Presentation of Colors to General Meade" "Official Report of the Late Engagements & of the Battle of Gettysburg" "The Main Army at Rodgersville" "The Plans of Bragg to Flank Chattanooga" "The Battles of... See More
November 21, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 21, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From East Tennessee" "Gen. Burnside Announces Himself All Right, Yet all Wrong" "Continued Fighting All About Knoxville" "Our Soldiers In Richmond" "Escape of 33 Prisoners from Castle Thunder" "Capture of Brazos Island, Bienville, and Point Isabel... See More
November 28, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 28, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "VIRGINIA" "A Battle & a Victory South of the Rapidan" "Gen. Meade Reported Successful at All Points: "CHATTANOOGA" "The Enemy Totally Routed & Flying in Panic" "Bragg Attempts a Stand at Chickamauga & is Beaten Back" "Longstreet C... See More
December 08, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 8, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "General Grant's Dept." "Longstreet Certainly Retreating Toward Virginia" "The Siege of Knoxville Raised Dec. 4" "Gens. Sherman and Foster Pursuing Along the Holston River" "The Enemy Advancing on Maysfield, Ky." "The Siege of Charleston" &... See More
December 18, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 18, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Capture of The Chesapeake" ":The Vessel Taken In Sambro Harbor, Near Halifax, Yesterday" "Escape of Most of the Crew" "News From Washington" "Supplies to Richmond Prisoners".
Eight pages, nice condition.
December 29, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 29, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Grant's Department" "Guerrilla Raids in Front" "Another Demonstration by Morgan Apprehended" "Longstreet's Movements Interpreted" "A Concise Narrative of Gen. Grant's late Campaign" "Proposed Reorganization of Gen. Meade's Arm... See More
September 10, 1864
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, 1864 A lot of 13 issues of this famous publication when it was a newspaper, but more commonly known when it was a magazine of the 20th century.
Eight pages with just several paragraphs of Civil War reporting on page 3, otherwise mostly literary content. All issues have a print on the front page as well. Never-trimmed margins, some mild margin wear, b... See More
January 13, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 13, 1865
* Confederates falling apart
* Rebels turning against the rebellion
* Deserters become more visible
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "The Crusade Against Jeff. Davis" "His Military Qualifications Ridiculed" "SHERMAN" "Sherman's Rule in Savannah" "GRANT" a... See More
July 04, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1862
* Seven Days' Battles
* George. B. McClellan
Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "From General McClellan's Army" "The Enemy Still Press On" "The Rebels Retreat in Disorder" "We Capture 2,000 Prisoners" "General Magruder Taken Prisoner" "Details of the Fighting" "Remar... See More
March 18, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, March 18, 1864
* General Ulysses S. Grant
* Officially becomes commander
* President Abraham Lincoln
Among the front page heads on the Civil War are: "Important Military Movements" "General Grant's Order Assuming Command of the Union Armies".
The brief report notes Grant's departure for Washington to assume command, plus the names ... See More
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