Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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684899

The Gettysburg Address on the front page... One of the very best...

Item #684899

November 20, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 20, 1863 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery




It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable newspaper from the Civil War. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this venerable title, with the content being on the front page, and the combination makes for o... See More  

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$6,575.00
684867

The Yankee paper in a partially Confederate city...

Item #684867

November 08, 1861

THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Kentucky, Nov. 8, 1861



* Rare pro Union title

* First year of the Civil War




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 &a... See More  

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$47.00
684731

Confederate newspaper... Court cases involving slaves...

Item #684731

July 14, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 14, 1864



* Rare rebel publication



Various Civil War news with a Confederate bias, making for interesting reading as such. Among the front page items are: "The War News" with subheads: "Still Later--Our Army Reported Within Seven Miles of Baltimore!" "From Petersburg" "The Enemy Mining at Petersburg" "Burnside--Whe... See More  

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$57.00
684718

Wirz is hanged... Trial of Jeff Davis... Reconstruction...

Item #684718

November 15, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1865 



* Warden Henry Wirz execution - hanging

* Andersonville Confederate Prison - Georgia

* Confederate president Jefferson Davis trial




Among the articles are: "The Latest Phase of Reconstruction" "The Trial of Jefferson Davis--The President and Chief Justice Consult About It" "Reported Insurrectionary Movement of Negroes&... See More  

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$65.00
684487

From Confederate New Orleans...

Item #684487

March 16, 1861

NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, Louisiana, March 16, 1861 



* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South

* Tensions brewing




Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city ... See More  

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$112.00
684485

States expected to secede from the Union....

Item #684485

November 28, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 28, 1860  



* Southern crisis

* Secession talks




Among the front page column heads report tension from just before the Civil War are: "THE SECESSION MOVEMENT" "Views & Intentions of the Republican Leaders in Congress" "Message of Gov. Gist to the South Carolina Legislature" The State Bound to Secede" "He Thinks Sou
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684484

Pre-Civil War tensions....

Item #684484

November 27, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 27, 1860  



* Southern crisis - secession options

* Abraham Lincoln as president elect




Among the front page column heads on troubles leading to the Civil War are: "THE SECESSION MOVEMENT" "Interesting From South Carolina" "Indication of Conservatism in the South" "The Palmetto Flag Groaned at and Hissed in Baltimore" &
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684483

Pre-Civil War tensions.... Abe Lincoln's Cabinet...

Item #684483

November 18, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 18, 1860



* Abraham Lincoln as president-elect

* Pre Civil War Southern tensions




Among the front page column heads from just before the outbreak of war: "OUR NATIONAL TROUBLES" "Important From South Carolina" "Inauguration of Revolution by the People of Charleston" "The U,S. Ensign Flying Over Fort Moultrie Only" &quo
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$60.00
684469

From Confederate New Orleans...

Item #684469

April 17, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana April 17, 1862



* Rare Confederate publication from the deep South



 Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering ... See More  

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$136.00
684458

Engraving of the new Confederate flag...

Item #684458

April 19, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 19, 1862 



* Rare engraving of the new Confederate flag 

* From the capital of the Confederacy




The striking feature of this issue is the quite rare, page two print of: "The New Flag" with the text beginning: "We are informed that Congress has definitely adopted a flag. The bad wood cut will give the reader a clear conception ... See More  

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$278.00
684457

Capture of New Orleans, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #684457

April 28, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 28, 1862 



* Capture of New Orleans - Louisiana

* Union troops (enemy) enter city

* From the capital of the Confederacy




Not only is this a great Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy.

Certainly the most significant content would be the breaking news report on page 2 headed: "Capture of New Orleans By The Ene... See More  

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$366.00
684454

Sickening revelations at the Wirz Andersonville Prison trial...

Item #684454

September 08, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept.  8, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia




The back page has half a column with: "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "Continuation of the Sickening Revelations" "Early Adjournment of the Court on Account of Wirz's Illness".

The front page has much under: "National Politics" including: "M... See More  

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$27.00
684450

Brutalities unveiled at the Wirz trial...

Item #684450

September 22, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 22, 1865 



* Andersonville Civil War prison in Georgia 

* Captain Henry Wirz trial




Front page column heads include: "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "Another Chapter of Brutality and Horrors" "Howell Cobb Desired to Hang All the Yankee Prisoners" "Suggested Punishment for the Georgia Ladies who Collected Supplies for the Sufferers" &qu... See More  

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684449

Andersonville's Henry Wirz to be executed today...

Item #684449

November 10, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1865 



* Day of Execution of Captain Henry Wirz

* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia




Among the front page column heads are: "Washington" "The Execution of Wirz to Take Place To-day" "No Likelihood of a Reprieve from the President" "Preparations of the Prisoner to Meet His Doom".

Eight pages, a bit irregular at the ... See More  

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684447

Reconstruction: rebels seek pardon...

Item #684447

June 26, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 26, 1865  Among the front page column heads are: "WASHINGTON" The President Determined to Maintain Freedom of Political Discussion for All" "The Southern Refugees Versus the Southern Delegation" "Additional Rebels Pardoned & Seeking Pardon" "and more.

Eight pages, small ink blotch near the bottom, nice condition.

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$28.00
684435

Reconstruction in Virginia & South Carolina...

Item #684435

June 27, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 27, 1865  Among the front page column heads relating to reconstruction efforts after the Civil War are: "VIRGINIA" "The Right to Vote Extended to the Virginia Rebels" "The Status of the Negro Established: "The Health of Jeff. Davis" "The President Worn Out by Incessant Exertion" "The Reconstruction of South Carolina"... See More  

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$30.00
684217

Rare Confederate newspaper... Confederates have stopped Sherman?

Item #684217

August 04, 1864

THE CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL, South Carolina, August 4, 1864 



* Rare Confederate publication

* William T. Sherman

* March to the sea is stopped?




A nice and quite rare title from late in the Confederacy. The front page has various news items concerning the war including: "The news of the defeat & capture of the most famous of all the Yankee raiders comes in like a welcome gleam of... See More  

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684215

Death of Jeff Davis’ son… General Polk offers pardon to deserters…

Item #684215

May 03, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTH CAROLINIAN, Columbia, May 3, 1864 



* Very rare Civil War publication



A very scarce title from the Confederacy. Page 2 has an editorial headed: “Extortioners As Soldiers” and also: “War News” which has a variety of reports & subheads including: “Fight In East Tennessee” “Good Reports From Mississippi” “Important Pr... See More  

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$255.00
684214

"Memphis" newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #684214

October 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, October 14, 1864 



* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama

* A wealth of Civil War related reporting




See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: ""Forrest's Operations" takin... See More  

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$330.00
684211

Jeff Davis' Proclamation on the Mumford controversy: death for Butler... Battle of Murfreesboro... A "Memphis" title......

Item #684211

January 03, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 3, 1863 



* Battle of Stones River - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Very rare publication




This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. The most notable content in the issue is the back page report headed: "The Battle At Murfreesboro" "... See More  

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$255.00
684192

Many prints on the Civil War...

Item #684192

July 05, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 5, 1862 



* William Frederick Milton Arny



A terrific issue which also includes the 16 page "War Supplement" with its own war-themed masthead.

The 'regular' issue has many prints including: "Major W.F.M. Arny, U.S. Indian Agent for the Territories, Successor to the Famous Kit Carson". Also: "War in the Shenan... See More  

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684148

On the inaugurations of Jefferson Davis, and Abraham Lincoln...

Item #684148

March 16, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 16, 1861 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Rebel leader Jefferson Davis

* Inaugurations w/ prints




The full front page is a nice print of: "The Hon. Jefferson Davis, President-Elect of the New Southern Confederacy, Addressing the Citizens of Montgomery, Ala...Preview to His Inauguration." Inside includes a dramatic print of: "... See More  

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$276.00
684145

Very dramatic issue on the first casualty of the Civil War...

Item #684145

June 01, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 1, 1861 



* Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth assassination

* First casualty of the American Civil War




The front page is mostly taken up with a dramatic print showing the murder of Col. Elmer Ellsworth at the Marshall House Hotel in Alexandria. Ellsworth, a personal friend of Lincoln (worked in his law office in Springfield), is considered the fir... See More  

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$125.00
684143

Dramatic & displayable cavalry charge... Jefferson City...

Item #684143

November 02, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 2, 1861  The best print is the very dramatic, tipped-in doublepage centerfold which shows a cavalry charge captioned: "...Steamer Monticello Shelling the Rebel Troops at Chicamacomico...Attempt to cut off the Retreat of the 20th Indiana Regiment Towards Hatteras Lighthouse". This is one of the more action-packed prints of the war.

Othe... See More  

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683895

Has Richmond been captured?

Item #683895

May 11, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, May 11, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Siege of Vicksburg" "The Rebels Routed & Driven Toward Vicksburg" "Richmond Reported Taken" "Gen. Hooker Said to be Again Across the Rappahannock" "News From Tennessee" "Wheeler's Cavalry Force Advancing on Livingston" and much mor... See More  

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683795

Nine issues with Civil War-related content...

Item #683795

December 27, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 9 different issues from 1862, each contains within reports on military events from the Civil War, or reports of developments and improvements of military equipment.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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$56.00
683742

John Wilkes Booth three years before his notoriety...

Item #683742

March 25, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 25, 1862  The bottom 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: "Eig... See More  

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$64.00
683717

Denouncing Lincoln and his policies...

Item #683717

December 23, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 23, 1863  The front page has a full column report--and carrying over to page 2--with heads: "SPEECH OF WENDELL PHILLIPS" "Mr. Lincoln's Proclamation of Freedom" "Ferocious Abolition Tirade Against Abolition Party Leaders" "Seward, Chase and Lincoln Denounced" "Horace Greeley Avows His Preference for Chase".

An in... See More  

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683602

Baltimore slaves set free... Lincoln's proclamation making Nevada a State... Reason for the war...

Item #683602

November 03, 1864

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 3, 1864  Page 2 has the small but historic announcement: "Slaves Set Free In Baltimore", which includes in part: "The Post's special dispatch says: The slaves were set free yesterday in Baltimore, in pursuance of an order of the Court, under the new Constitution of Maryland."

Page 2 has the proclamation by President Lincoln... See More  

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683525

Lincoln's second inaugural address: 'With malice towards none...'

Item #683525

March 07, 1865

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, March 7, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration (historic)

* "With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All"

* End of Civil War & assassination nears




Page 2 has a very historic report headed: "Inauguration Day at Washington" which is primarily taken up with the: "Inaugural Address of President Lincoln". I... See More  

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683456

Captain Hines... General Morgan...

Item #683456

January 13, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 13, 1864 



* Rare rebel publication



The ftpg. includes: "The War News" "Meat Supplies" "Congress--The General Appropriations" "the Heroine of Tennessee" (small wear hole here) "Arrival in Richmond of Captain Hines of General Morgan's Command--An Interesting Narrative of His Re-Capture & Subsequen... See More  

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683454

Fighting Joe Hooker...

Item #683454

May 25, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 25, 1863 



* Battle of Chancellorsville - Virginia

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* General Joseph Hooker loss




A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "From  Mississippi" "Fighting Joe Hooker at Chancellorsville" "Latest From the West--The Enemy Repulsed at Vicksburg--Repo... See More  

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$73.00
683452

Yankee failure at Vicksburg...

Item #683452

August 16, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 16, 1862 



* From the capital of the Confederacy



From the capital of the Confederacy. Front page reports are headed: "The Impudence & Insolence of Perfidy" "The Yankee Failure at Vicksburg" "Yankee Deserters" "Cavalry Dash at Front Royal" "Departure of Prisoners of War" "Baseness of Our En... See More  

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$72.00
683388

If McClellan wins the election, the Civil War is over... Drafting VMI cadets...

Item #683388

October 07, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Oct. 7, 1864 



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* re. George B. McClellan as president ?




The front page has: "The War News" which is a reflection upon the latest reports as received & includes as subheads "The Repulse of the Enemy on the Darbytown Road Last Saturday" and "Later From Sheridan". Also on the ftpg. are: &qu... See More  

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$73.00
683386

Civil War news from the Confederacy...

Item #683386

January 23, 1863

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 23, 1863 



* From the origin of the American Civil War



Printed in the dateline is: "Confederate States of America", this being one of only a few such newspapers which did so.

Among ftpg. column heads are: "Official Dispatch from Gen. Bragg--More Brilliant Exploits of Gens. Wheeler and Forrest" which is signed in type: Br... See More  

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$78.00
683383

Grant pursues Robert E. Lee...

Item #683383

May 26, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 26, 1864 



* Ulysses S. Grant - Spotsylvania victory



Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Grant's Rapid Pursuit of Lee" "A Considerable Skirmish There" "Desperate Charges of the Enemy" "The Rebels Leave--Grant Crosses" "Grant Picks Up a Thousand Prisoners" "Rebels... See More  

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$31.00
683363

Captured Confederate... Gettysburg and Waterloo... John Hunt Morgan...

Item #683363

January 01, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1, 1864 



* Very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run




If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. See the information at the bottom of this listing.

Among the front page items are: "Cavalry" "A General Conscription" "The Yankees in Lee County" "Latest News Fro... See More  

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$158.00
683360

Rare issue of this Confederate "Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia...

Item #683360

January 16, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 16, 1864  See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper.

The front page includes: "General Morgan and his Movements"  "A Brave Missouri Boy" "Cheering the Trans-Mississippi People" "Brilliant Affair in Fanquier" "Capture of a Yankee Train & Yankees" "... See More  

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$168.00
683358

Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta... Execution of a deserter...

Item #683358

January 18, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 18, 1864 



* A very rare Confederate publication

* Publisher on the run - a Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta




If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War--see the information at the bottom of this listing.

Among the front page reports are: &qu... See More  

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$172.00
683303

Official announcement of the capture of Richmond: in a Richmond newspaper...

Item #683303

April 05, 1865

EVENING WHIG, Richmond, April 5, 1865 



* The fall of Richmond from the Confederate capital

* Extremely rare as such (historic)




It's always nice to get reports of famous events in newspapers from where the event occurred. Here is a terrific opportunity.

This is a very rare Union occupation newspaper, as Richmond had just fallen to the Yankee forces on April 3. The issue of April 4 ... See More  

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$2,320.00
683269

Much on the trial of Lincoln's assassination, and the end of the Civil War...

Item #683269

May 23, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 23, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - traitors




The front page has column heads on the trial of those accused of assassinating President Lincoln: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial on Monday" "Evidence of an Important Witness Suppressed" "Capture of Booth and Harrold" "Testimony of Captain Doug... See More  

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$41.00
683215

Missouri becomes a Confederate state... Uncommon Confederate title...

Item #683215

August 02, 1861

The DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, Aug. 2, 1861 



* Very rare Confederate publication



This is a single sheet newspaper with just a one column masthead, not uncommon from the Confederacy where newsprint was often difficult to come by. From the early part of the Civil War with many items relating to it, including article headed "Resolutions of Mississippi on the Victories i... See More  

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$225.00
683197

Confederate newspaper... Court cases involving slaves...

Item #683197

July 11, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1864



* Rare rebel publication



Various Civil War news with a Confederate bias, making for interesting reading as such. Among the front page items are: "The War News" which has several subheads including: "From Petersburg" & "Burnside's Movements". Other war news include: "Latest News From the North--Our Army in M... See More  

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$64.00
683173

Preparing for the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #683173

March 30, 1861

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 30, 1861 



* Start of the Civil War close (Fort Sumter)

* Tensions at a boiling point in the South

* Southern slavery and the Confederacy

* History about to be made




From just days before the outbreak of the Civil War, this issue has a wealth of reports on the coming conflict.

Articles include: "The Census of 1860" which includes a chart for th... See More  

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$37.00
683107

Great Confederate coverage of the first Battle of Bull Run...

Item #683107

July 29, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 29, 1861 



* First Battle of Bull Run

* Manassas VA Virginia

* From capital of Confederacy




Almost the entire front page is taken up with war-related reports with items headed: "Speech of Gov. Jackson of Missouri" "The Rich Mountain Fight--Statement of Col. Fulkerson" "From Gloucester Point" "From Yorktown"... See More  

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$166.00
683106

Much on John Morgan's visit to Richmond...

Item #683106

January 09, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 9, 1864 



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* General John Hunt Morgan in Richmond




Among the front page items are: "The War News" "Congress" "Navigation of the Mississippi" "Kentucky" 'The Habeas Corpus" "Crimes Against the United States" "City Intelligence" with subhead: ... See More  

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$74.00
683105

Much on the Civil War...

Item #683105

March 12, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 12, 1863 



* Rare rebel publication



Among the many front page items on the war--from a Confederate perspective--are: "From Fredericksburg" "Rumors From the West" "The Yankees and Their Ditches" "The Yankee Army About Vicksburg" "Every Man to His Post" "Notes On the War--From Vicksburg--The Can... See More  

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$75.00
683070

Further investigation on the Lincoln assassination...

Item #683070

May 06, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, May 6, 1865  



* Abraham Lincoln assassination investigation



Among the front page column heads on the closing events of the Civil War are: "THE CONSPIRACY" "Another Letter from Beverly Tucker & Geo. Sanders" "Absolute Denial of any Knowledge of the Assassination" "Harold's Confession and the Other Testimony Sent to 

Eu... See More  

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$39.00
683068

Follow-up to the Civil War... Lincoln's funeral train...

Item #683068

May 02, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, May 2, 1865  



* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Funeral train arrives in Chicago

* Closing events of the Civil War




Among the front page column heads on the closing events of the Civil War are: "The Alleged Conspiracy" "Attempt to Fire Ford's Theater & the Adjoining Buildings" "Moseby Yet at Large" "A Formal Surrender of J... See More  

Item from Catalog 341 (released for April, 2024)

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$55.00
683064

The closing days of the Civil War...

Item #683064

April 06, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, April 6, 1865



* Confederate capital occupied

* Last days of the Civil War

* Jefferson Davis fleeing




 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "RICHMOND" "Official News of the Pursuit of the Rebel Forces" "Sheridan Calls on Meade to Assist in Capturing or Dispersing Lee's Army" "Grant at Hotaway, C.H." &quo... See More  

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$34.00
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