Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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675336

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #675336

March 26, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862  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: "Last Night, but t... See More  

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675335

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #675335

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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675334

Uriah Levy's death report... John Wilkes Booth perfoms on stage...

Item #675334

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.

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675333

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #675333

March 22, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 22, 1862  Page 2 contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of Richard III at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. 

See the photo for the complete ad which notes the: "...Saturday Evening, March 22, 1862, J. WILKES BOOTH, in ... See More  

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675332

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #675332

March 21, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 21, 1862  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 Richard III at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.  See the photo for the complete ad.

Also of interest is a page 3 article taking about two-thirds of a colum... See More  

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675331

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #675331

March 20, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 20, 1862  Page 2 contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of Richard III at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.  See the photo for the complete ad which notes the: "...Engagement of the young Tragedian, J. WILKES BOOTH, who... See More  

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675330

Nice editorial on the Fremont-Lincoln controversy...

Item #675330

September 16, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 16, 1861  Page 4 has a lengthy editorial on the controversy of Gen-real Fremont issue his own Emancipation Proclamation in the state of Missouri, far exceeding  his authority & prompting Lincoln to respond.

The report is headed: "General Fremont and President Lincoln" and offers interesting commentary on the troubling situation.

Inside pages offer ... See More  

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675329

Linoln responds to Fremont's "emanctipation proclamation"...

Item #675329

September 15, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 15, 1861  The most notable content is the front page: "THE PRESIDENT AND GFEN. FERMONT" "What the Difficulty Was" "A Letter From the President".

As a bit of background, in late August 1861. Fremont placed all of Missouri under martial law believing that slavery aided the guerrillas and that a direct strike at that institution would crush ... See More  

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675328

Jeff Davis on the run... Another rebel general surrenders...

Item #675328

May 09, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 9, 1865 



* Dick Taylor surrenders

* Jefferson Davis on the run

* Union soldiers coming home




Among the front page column heads on the events immediately following the Civil War are: "HOMEWARD  BOUND" "The Army of the Potomac in Richmond" "40,000 Heroes March Through that City" "FLIGHT OF JEFF. DAVIS" "He Was at Washi... See More  

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675318

General Fremont issues his own Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #675318

September 02, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 2, 1861  Certainly the most notable content is the page 4 report with column heads: "Gen. Fremont's Proclamation" "Martial Law In Missouri" "All Rebels Taken in arms to be Shot" "Rebels' Property Confiscated" "Slaves of Rebels Declared Free" issued from St. Louis, Aug. 31, 1861. The full text of the Proclamation... See More  

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675317

1862 Civil War - Battle of Shiloh....

Item #675317

April 11, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE from New York, NY and dated April 11, 1862 * Battle of Shiloh TN - Pittsburg Landing Tennessee - Corinth Mississippi MS - Alabama - Balloon Reconnoisance and more * Original Civil War era complete issue on cotton & rag paper * The War Against Slavery, Abraham Lincoln's War, the 2nd War For Independence This 8 page newspaper is in good condition (except for little spi... See More  

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675259

Great coverage on the Lincoln funeral...

Item #675259

April 20, 1865

THE BOSTON HERALD, April 20, 1865  Most of page 2 is taken up with some great & detailed coverage of the Lincoln funeral, etc., with column heads: "THE NATIONAL GRIEF" "A Day of Mourning" "Funeral of President Lincoln" "The Assassination" "Obsequies at the Capitol" "Impressive Services at the Executive Mansion" "The Funeral ... See More  

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675227

Nice coverage of the Lincoln funeral...

Item #675227

April 22, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1865  Half of the first column is taken up with a nice stack of headlines concerning Lincoln's funeral, including: "THE FUNERAL TRAIN" "Sad & Interesting Details of the Removal of the President's Remains from Washington to Baltimore" "The Obsequies in the Monumental City" "The Whole Route Draped in Black & the Entir... See More  

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675226

Wealth of fine end-of-war reporting...

Item #675226

April 23, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 23, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Lincoln funeral and the closing events of the Civil War are: "THE OBSEQUIES" "Departure of the President's Body from Harrisburgh" "The Sad Journey Towards Philadelphia" "Manifestations Of The People" "Imposing Arrangements in the City of New York" "FROM GEN. SHER... See More  

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675225

On the capture of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln's funeral, and the end of the Civil War...

Item #675225

April 29, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 29, 1865  This ftpg. is filled with much great content, the one column heads including: "THE FUNERAL TRAIN" "Arrival of the Remains of the Late President at Cleveland, Ohio" "The Interment at Springfield" "BOOTH'S PLOT" "Important Developments Showing the Existence of a Desperate & Extensive Plot to Destroy the Govern... See More  

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675202

John Wilkes Booth & his brothers... On stage together for the only time...

Item #675202

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  

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675164

Abraham Lincoln visits Harpers Ferry...

Item #675164

October 06, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 6, 1862  Among the front page  column heads on the Civil War are: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "A Great Battle Fought at Corinth on Saturday" "A Great National Victory" "The Enemy in Full Flight, and Our Forces in Full Pursuit" "The Losses Heavy" "The President In Frederick" which includes a short speech by him; "... See More  

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675162

The Civil War in Pea Ridge, Arkansas...

Item #675162

October 27, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES Oct. 27, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST" "Another Great Victory in Arkansas" "The Vicinity of Pea Ridge Again Made Memorable" "Morgan's Last Raid" "AFFAIRS ON THE UPPER POTOMAC" "The Enemy Reported to Have Evacuated Winchester" "A Movement Toward Gord
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675161

The Civil War in Pea Ridge, Arkansas...

Item #675161

October 27, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 27, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST" "Another Great Victory in Arkansas" "The Vicinity of Pea Ridge Again Made Memorable" "Morgan's Last Raid" "AFFAIRS ON THE UPPER POTOMAC" "The Enemy Reported to Have Evacuated Winchester" "A Movement Toward Gor
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675160

The Civil War in Virginia...

Item #675160

November 28, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 28, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Army Operations In Virginia" "Fredericksburgh Not Occupied by the Rebels in Force" "Visit of the President to Gen. Burnside" "From Harper's Ferry - A Successful Raid into Secessia" "THANKSGIVING" "The Day - Its Observance--Its Duties--Its Pleasures...&q... See More  

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675159

Rebel army is demoralized...

Item #675159

January 04, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 4, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From Port Royal & Tybee" "Preparations for a New Attack Upon the Rebels" "Important From Kentucky--Rebels Destroying the Railroad Below Green River" "Capture of a Party of Rebels on the Left Wing" "Increased Demoralization in the Rebel Army" "Ominou... See More  

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675157

Rare mention of Kit Carson in the Civil War...

Item #675157

March 14, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, March 14, 1862  The front page has much reporting on the Civil War including one column heads: "The "Advance of the Army" "Latest Intelligence from the Vicinity of Manassas" "Rebels Expected to Make a Stand at Gordonsville" "Gen. McClellan & His Army" and more.

Page 5 has: "The Battle In New Mexico--A Desperate Day's F... See More  

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675156

Chasing after Robert E. Lee...

Item #675156

July 21, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "End Of Morgan's Raid" "Unsuccessful Attempts to Cross the Ohio at Various Points" "Affairs at Vicksburgh" "The Retreat of Lee" "The Main Body of His Army Between Winchester & Culpepper" "General Meade In Active Pursuit" "The Pursuit o... See More  

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675155

Chickamauga...

Item #675155

September 26, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 26, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. Rosecrans' Army" "The Position Considered Impregnable" "The Enemy in Mass at Chickamauga Creek" "Further Details of the Battle "General McCook Said to be Responsible for Our Defeat" "The Army of the Potomac" and more.

Eight pages, nice ... See More  

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675154

General Robert E. Lee's official report...

Item #675154

November 10, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 10, 1863  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Advance of Gen. Meade" "Continued Retreat of Lee's Army" "The Rebels Across the Rapidan & Our Forces Near Culpepper" "Brisk Cavalry Skirmishing" "Lee's Last Campaign in Virginia" "His Official Report of the Movement" which takes mo... See More  

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675153

The rebels near Martinsburg...

Item #675153

October 02, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES Oct. 2, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "FROM THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC" "The Rebels Found Near Shepherdsville" "They are Pursued to Martinsburgh and Shelled from that Place" "NEWS FROM NEW-ORLEANS" "Great Crowds Taking the Oath of Allegiance" "Guerrillas Getting Tired of Their Profession"

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675151

Fighting in Kentucky: map of Bowling Green...

Item #675151

February 16, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb . 16, 1862  The front page is dominated by a very large Civil War map headed: "THE EVACUATION OF BOWLING GREEN".

Ftpg. column heads include: "Important From Kentucky" "The Evacuation of Bowling Green Confirmed" "Movements of the Rebel Troops" "Trouble Among the Rebel Generals" "The Fight at Fort Donelson" "... See More  

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675148

Good front page reporting...

Item #675148

March 07, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 7, 1863  Among the front page items are: "The Yankees In King George" "The Conservatives of the North--Resolutions Of  The State Legislature" "The West & The War--Where are the Interests of the West?" "Abolition Legislature--The Bill of All Abominations--Military Arrests in the North" "Abolition Phi... See More  

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675147

Jefferson Davis... Thanksgiving proclamation...

Item #675147

January 26, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 26, 1865  Not only a Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy.

The front page includes: "The War News" with various reports from the different fields of battle, subheads including: "Deserters from the Yankee Army" "The Blockade" "The Nashville Disaster" and more. Also: "Spirit of t... See More  

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675146

"...the cause of the Confederacy will triumph..."

Item #675146

January 24, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, January 24, 1865  Not only a newspaper from the Confederacy but from its capital as well.  The ftpg; has: "The War News" which includes several subheads including: "Gold & Currency" "The War Office" "Military Exemptions in Congress" "The Richmond Lines" and a bit more. Also on the ftpg: "Additi... See More  

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675145

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #675145

June 07, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, June 7, 1862  One of the earliest Los Angeles newspapers we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

Articles include: "Disbanding Cavalry"  "General Sumner Relieved" "The Constitution as It Is--The Union as It Was" "War News" which has various repor... See More  

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675144

From Confederate North Carolina...

Item #675144

August 09, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, Aug. 9, 1861  This was one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline.

Pages 2 & 3 have various Civil War reports including a lengthy editorial on the Confederate Constitution. Also an interesting "sketch" of General McClellan, and "British Press on Lincoln's Message&q... See More  

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675028

Map shows the Cumberland River...

Item #675028

January 09, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 9, 1862  The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The Rebel General Zollicoffer's Position On the Cumberland River.", plus several columns have war-related heads including: "Great Activity at the Headquarters of the Army" "Gen. Sherman's Report of Gen. Stevens' Operations on the Coosaw River" "Important From Western ... See More  

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675025

War news from this Confederate port...

Item #675025

August 01, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, Aug. 1, 1861 



* Rare Confederate publication



This is one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in their dateline.

While the ftpg. is taken up with ads, page 2 has war content including: "Gen. Scott's Programme--His Opposition to the Advance on Richmond--His Resentment Toward that City&qu... See More  

Item from Catalog 301 (released for December, 2020)...

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675017

Civil War map of Richmond, Petersburg & vicinity...

Item #675017

May 15, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1862  The front page features a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "The Military and Naval Advance Toward Richmond and Petersburgh."

Plus there are nice one column Civil War heads including: "Suffolk Occupied by a Portion of Gen. Wool's Forces" "Skirmishing With the Enemy" "The Advance On Corinth" "The Last ... See More  

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675016

Civil War map of Richmond, Petersburg & vicinity...

Item #675016

May 15, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1862  The front page features a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "The Military and Naval Advance Toward Richmond and Petersburgh."

Plus there are nice one column Civil War heads including: "Suffolk Occupied by a Portion of Gen. Wool's Forces" "Skirmishing With the Enemy" "The Advance On Corinth" "The Last ... See More  

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675013

Wealth of Confederate reporting from this fascinating newspaper...

Item #675013

December 29, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, Dec. 29, 1862  This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South. Note that this "Memphis" newspaper was published in Jackson, Mississippi. See the information below concerning its history.

The front page is mostly taken up with the: "Address Of President Davis - Delivered to the Hall of Representatives, Ja... See More  

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675009

Civil War map of the battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines...

Item #675009

June 13, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, June 13, 1862  The front page is dominated by a nice close-up Civil War map headed: "Plan Of The Battle Of Fair Oaks" with subheads: "Sketch of the Battle-ground of 'Fair Oaks', or the Seven Pines, on May 31, 1862..."

There are some nice front page column heads including: "The Pursuit Of Jackson" "Further Particulars of the Battle of... See More  

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675005

Civil War map of Grand Junction, Tennessee...

Item #675005

May 03, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, May 3, 1862  The front page features a Civil War map headed: "Probable Retreat of Beauregard To Grand Junction" showing the Corinth vicinity at the Mississippi Tennessee, Alabama border.

Column heads on the Civil War include: "Capture of Fort Macon Officially Confirmed" "Reported Evacuation of Corinth & Memphis" "Rebels Inconsolable Ove... See More  

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675004

Monitor versus the Merrimac...

Item #675004

March 11, 1862

NEW-YORK TIMES, March 11, 1862  Back page heads report the famous naval battle at Hampton Roads, Virginia, between the Monitor and Merrimac: "The Battle In Hampton Roads" "Interesting Details of the Two Days' Fighting" "How The Cumberland Was Sunk by the Merrimac" "The Congress Set on Fire and Blown Up" "Probably About a Hundred Lives Lost on t... See More  

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674986

News ferom the Confedeate capital...

Item #674986

August 14, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 14, 1862  From the Confederate capital.  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The Enemy's Movements on James River" "The Battle of Southwest Mountain" "A Trip to Augusta, Ga." is lengthy & detailed; "Withdrawal of Federal Troops from Malvern Hill--The Murder of Gen. McCook..." and more... See More  

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674985

Abraham Lincoln on Negro regiments...

Item #674985

August 13, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 13, 1862  From the Confederate capital.  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The Fight at Southwest Mountain--Further Particulars" "From the Rip Raps" "Norfolk Portsmouth & Suffolk" "Important Decision of Lincoln--Negro Regiments Rejected"

Complete as a single sheet, good condition.

Com... See More  

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674984

Confederates occupy Manassas Junction...

Item #674984

August 29, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 29, 1862  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Correspondence Between Butler & Phelps in Regard to the Negro Brigade" "Brilliant Maneuvering of Gen. Jackson--How He Broke Up a Yankee Arrangement" "...Occupation of Manassas Junction by Our Advance" and more.

Complete as a single sheet, some flaking at th... See More  

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674983

News from the Confederate capital...

Item #674983

August 26, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 26, 1862  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "From the Rappahaannock" "McClellan's Departure" "Federal Enrolling Citizens of Norfolk" "Confederate States Congress" "From the South" "Letter from Capt. Brown of the Arkansas" and more.

Complete as a single sheet, some flaking... See More  

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674982

News from the Confederate capital...

Item #674982

August 25, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 25, 1862  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "From the Rappahannock Lines--The Pursuit of the Enemy--Pope Abandoning His Wounded" "Confederate States Congress" "Yankees in Gloucester" "Skirmish in Frederick County" "Shooting Down Runaways" "Brutality to Confederate Cities" and ... See More  

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674980

A Proclamation by John Hunt Morgan...

Item #674980

August 01, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 1, 1862  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Affairs on the Rappahannock--Depredations of the Enemy--The Approaching Conflict" "Affairs in North Carolina" "Vandalism in Memphis" "Dashing Cavalry Exploit in Mississippi--A Fighting Parson" "A Picture of New England Society Which is Not At All F... See More  

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674979

Daring movements by Stonewall Jackson...

Item #674979

July 25, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 25, 1862  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The War On Women" "Morgan's Movements In Kentucky" "Affairs at Harper's Ferry--The Daring of Stonewall Jackson" "From the South" "The Terrors of Bombardment" "The End of the Union" and more.

Complete as a single sheet issue... See More  

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674978

War reports from the Confederate capital...

Item #674978

August 09, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 9, 1862  Among the Civil War reports on the front page are: "The Affair at Malvern Hill" "Destruction of the Arkansas" "A Bold Protest from Maryland" "Conference of the Rebel Generals at Richmond--Their Plans for the Future" "The Confederate Endorsement of Guerrillas..." "The Enemy's Raid Upon ... See More  

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674975

1862 Romney Expedition... West Virginia...

Item #674975

January 09, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 9, 1862



* Romney Expedition



This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Page 5 has one column headings that include: "ANOTHER VICTORY FOR THE UNION" "BATTLE NEAR ROMEY, VA." "2,000 Rebels Routed" and more. 

Complete in eight pages. This issue is not fragile as... See More  

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674961

Two days before the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #674961

June 30, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, June 30, 1963Among the front page column heads on the Confederate advance into Pennsylvania--and just two days before the Battle of Gettysburg--are: "THE REBEL INVASION" "No Attack Yet Made on Harrisburg" "Lee's Whole Army In Pennsylvania" "Thirty-seven Thousand Troops, with 104 Pieces of Artillery, Passing Through Chambersburgh" "
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