Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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696928

Yankees capture the Confederate capital... War nears its end...

Item #696928

April 04, 1865

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 4, 1865  



* Fall of Richmond VA Virginia

* Civil War nearing the end




One of the middle columns of the front page announces one of the more significant events of the Civil War with: "VIRGINIA ! " "GLORIOUS NEWS ! " "Richmond Is Ours!" "Evacuation of Petersburg!" "Tremendous Fighting!" "Lee's E... See More  

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$310.00
696922

On the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Item #696922

April 24, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 24, 1781  



* Battle of Guilford Courthouse

* Greensboro, North Carolina

* General Charles Cornwallis loss




Page 2 has some nice war content. The 2nd column begins with: "By accounts from General Greene's army as late as the 24th ultimo, we learn that Lord Cornwallis is retreating towards Cross Creek and that o... See More  

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$725.00
696915

Confederate from Winston, North Carolina...

Item #696915

January 24, 1862

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, Jan. 24, 1862



* Rare Confederate publication from the Civil War



 This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

Among the ... See More  

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$185.00
696871

Slaves fleeing into Union camps...

Item #696871

January 31, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 31, 1863  The full front page is a print: "Army Beef" showing soldiers shooting cattle, with 2 smaller vignettes.

Inside has a full page: "Contrabands Coming Into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation", referring to the recent Emancipation Proclamation. It shows many African-Americans and presumed slaves. Also a full page with 2 print... See More  

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$95.00
696722

One of the best Lincoln assassination issues...

Item #696722

April 22, 1865

WASHINGTON WEEKLY CHRONICLE, D.C., April 22, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

* From our nation's capital




Truly a terrific issue, for being a weekly newspaper this was the first report of this event in this title, and better yet it is from the city where the assassination happened. A notable--and very uncommon--graphic... See More  

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$2,150.00
696680

Wealth of front page Civil War reports...

Item #696680

November 19, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 19, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Army of the Potomac Moving to a; New Line of Operations" "Warrenton Evacuated" "Aquia Creek to be General Burnside's Base of Operations" "Col. Vandever's Expedition & Success" "The War in the Southwest" "Graphic Description of the Battle o... See More  

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$28.00
696643

Unique "Yankee" & "Confederate" pair of the same date...

Item #696643

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 ... See More  

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$648.00
696636

Sherman's work against Atlanta... Capture of Memphis...

Item #696636

August 25, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 25, 1864 



* Atlanta Georgia GA

* William T. Sherman

* 2nd Battle of Memphis

* Nathan Bedford Forres
t




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT" "Retirement of the Enemy from the Front on the Weldon Railroad' "Statements of Rebel Deserters" "SHERMAN" "Progress of the Siege of Atlanta" "The... See More  

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$56.00
696525

Very rare broadside issue of "The Daily Rebel" from Chattanooga...

Item #696525

September 01, 1863

THE DAILY REBEL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sept. 1, 1863 



* Very rare Confederate publication

* Battle of Chickamauga close




An extremely rare broadside newspaper, and the first we have added to our inventory in 47 years.

There is no volume or issue number, however this title began  August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from the midst of the Chickamauga Campaign in Southeastern Tennes... See More  

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$3,765.00
696523

The great billiard match... 1862 Championship...

Item #696523

March 15, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field S[ports, Literature and the Stage", New York, March 15, 1862  As was typical with this title, there is much content within relating to sports including a: "Great Billiard Match For The Championship, Between Dudley Kavanaugh of New York, And Michael Foley of Cleveland. Kavanaugh The Victor! The Match Won by 435 Poi... See More  

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$78.00
696448

Many prints of Milledgeville, Georgia...

Item #696448

January 07, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 7, 1865  The full front page shows: "Sergeant Helmes Raising the Colors of the 107th New York Regiment Over the Capitol at Milledgeville, Georgia".

A wealth of prints in this issue including: "The Principal Part of the City of Savannah, Georgia" "Map of Wilmington Harbor, N.C." Destruction of the Depots, Public Buildings, a... See More  

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$140.00
696020

USS Indianola captured and destroyed......

Item #696020

April 13, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, April 13, 1863  



* USS Indianola blown up

* Casemate ironclad gunboat




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Important Rebel News" "The Indianola Reported Blown Up by the Rebels" "An Attack Daily Expected on Port Hudson" and more.

Eight pages, minor irregularity along the spine, nice condition.
... See More  

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$28.00
695900

Battles at Culpepper, Virginia... Capture of Knoxville...

Item #695900

September 14, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 14, 1863  



* Battle of Culpeper Court House - Virginia

* Knoxville campaign - Gen. Ambrose Burnside




Among the many front page one column heads reporting on the Civil War are: "Meade's Army" "Union Advance Beyond Culpepper" "Skirmishing With the Rebels" "Culpepper Occupied by the 2nd Army Corps" "Troops from Lee'... See More  

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$36.00
695839

Morris Island... Charleston harbor...

Item #695839

August 29, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1863  The front page features an illustration of: "Rear-Admiral David G. Farragut, U.S.N." and an article on him as well.

Inside has 4 halfpg. prints: "The 'Hartford,' Admiral Farragut's Flag-Ship, Arriving at New York and Returning the Salutes of Foreign Frigates", "Explosion of a Torpedo Under the Bow of the Uni... See More  

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695818

Terrific & rare broadside "Extra" on the capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #695818

May 14, 1865

STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865 



* Very rare miniature broadside

* Capture of Jefferson Davis

* President of the Confederacy




A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.

The three headlines ... See More  

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$2,300.00
695621

The war In Missouri--Federal Atrocities...

Item #695621

January 17, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 17, 1862 



* Rare rebel publication



Half of the front page is taken up with ads while the other half is filled with Civil War reports, headed: "Notes Of the War" and having many subheads including: "The War In Kentucky--A Yankee's Account of the Military Situation" "A Change of Plan" "The War In Missouri--Fede... See More  

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$77.00
695608

Williamsburg evacuated...

Item #695608

August 23, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 23, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War: "Ovation to Gen. Corcoran", "General Corcoran's Response", "The Procession", "From Gen. McClellan's Army - Reported Evacuation of Williamsburg", "The Movement of Troops...Richmond Almost Bare of Rebel Troops...", and more.

Plus there is more on pages 4, 5 ... See More  

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$32.00
695497

Hampton Roads... Attack by the Merrimack... early Florida...

Item #695497

March 22, 1862

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 22, 1862 



* Rare Union occupation title

* Battle of Hampton Roads

* Monitor vs. Merrimac... Ironclads naval battle




Here is an interesting newspaper (see photo) established in March of 1862 at Port Royal after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sough... See More  

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$295.00
695340

Latest reports from the Civil War...

Item #695340

December 16, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 16, 1863  



* Charles City Court House - Virginia



Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "A Dash In the Direction of Richmond" "The Rebel Force at Charles City Court House Captured" "Their Camp Broken Up, Provisions Destroyed & Horses Brought Off" "Splendid Marching of Our Troops" "The President's ... See More  

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695339

The siege of Vicksburg... It is about to surrender...

Item #695339

May 28, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 28, 1863  



* Siege of Vicksburg - Mississippi



Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG" "General Pemberton Offers to Surrender the City" "But He Wants To Save His Men" "Gen. Grant Refuses to Accede" "He Then 'Moves on the Enemy's Works' " "The Rebels Driven to ... See More  

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695338

Sherman's army...

Item #695338

July 15, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 15, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From Sherman's Army" "Crossing of the Chattahoochee" "2000 Rebels Captured" "Johnston Suddenly Missing" "The Rebels Burn all the Bridges" The Great Rebel Raid" "Capture of Washington Intended" "The Golden Opportunity Lost" and... See More  

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695337

The great raid towards Washington...

Item #695337

July 14, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 14, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Great Rebel Raid" "They are Driven From Washington" "They are Recrossing the Potomac with their Plunder" "The Escape of Gen. Tyler and Staff" and more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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$27.00
695332

Just before joining the Southern Confederacy...

Item #695332

November 11, 1860

THE DAILY TRUE DELTA, New Orleans, Nov. 11, 1860  



* From the deep South

* Antebellum publication




This issue was printed just 2 1/2 months before Louisiana would secede from the Union and become part of the Confederacy.

Not surprisingly there are some war-related articles including: "The Policy of the South" "Important News From South Carolina" "Great Exciteme... See More  

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695331

Cartridge factory explosion... Civil War news...

Item #695331

March 31, 1862

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, March 31, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Killed & Wounded at Winchester" "Beaufort, N.C. Occupied" "Fort Macon Not Yet Surrendered" "Bombardment of Island No. 10" "The War in Arkansas" "A Skirmish In Missouri" "Affairs In Tennessee" "The Latest From Key Wes... See More  

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695329

Front page Civil War reports... Back page map...

Item #695329

June 26, 1862

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, June 26, 1862  The back page features a very nice: "Map Showing the New Route to New York, and its Connections" showing the Phila. area plus New York City & the places between.

The front page has column heads on the Civil War including: "LATE WAR NEWS" "From General McCellan's Grand Army" "A Check to Jackson Raids"
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695318

Front page print of industrialist Thomas A. Scott... Civil War reports...

Item #695318

November 19, 1861

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Nov. 19, 1861  The front page features a print of "Thomas A. Scott", with a biographical sketch of him as well.

Scott was an American businessman, railroad executive, and industrialist. In 1861, President Lincoln appointed him to serve as U.S. Assistant Secretary of War, and during the American Civil War railroads under his leadership played a major role ... See More  

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$45.00
695317

Huge map, plus Lincoln's state of the union address...

Item #695317

December 04, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 4, 1861  A terrific display issue as over half of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map with a heading in perhaps the largest size type I have seen from this era: "THE NATIONAL LINES BEFORE WASHINGTON." with subhead: "A Map Exhibiting the Defences of the National Capital, and Positions of the Several Divisions of the Grand Union Army."

... See More  

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695307

Much on the Civil War... Civil War map of Acquia Creek...

Item #695307

June 01, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 1, 1861  



* Battle of Aquia Creek Civil War map

* Union Navy gunboats vs. Confederate batteries

* One of the first battles of the war




The format of this title at this time was advertisements on the front page with the wealth of Civil War reporting on inside pages. 

The back page includes a Civil War map headed: "Acquia Creek and Its Environs" wit... See More  

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$48.00
695306

Map of Port Royal, South Carolina... Slaver is convicted...

Item #695306

November 15, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 15, 1861  The format of this title at this time was advertisements on the front page with the wealth of Civil War reporting on inside pages.

The back page features a nice Civil War map headed: "PORT ROYAL" and captioned at the bottom of it: "Scene And Plan of The Battle" followed by descriptive text.

Much war reporting inside with column heads incl... See More  

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695300

Civil War map, plus a map of Fort Craig, New Mexico... An ad for John Wilkes Booth...

Item #695300

March 17, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 17, 1862 



* Rare hand drawn military map

* Battle of Pea Ridge Missouri

* Battle of Valverde - Fort Craig

* New Mexico Territory




The front page features a large map headed: "THE REBEL BATTERIES ON THE LOWER POTOMAC." "Facsimile of a Plan of the Batteries & Encampments on the Lower Potomac Picked Up in the Rebel Camp By Our Troops."

Fron... See More  

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695299

Three maps and a diagram...

Item #695299

May 13, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, May 13, 1862  The front page is dominated by a nice, detailed Civil War map headed: "THE BATTLE FIELD IN VIRGINIA - The Area of General McClellan's Operations--Bottom's Bridge on the Chickahominy." Column heads as well including: "State of Things In Richmond" "Starvation Prices in the Rebel Capital" "The City Panic Stricken" &qu... See More  

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$60.00
695274

Two front page Civil War maps...

Item #695274

February 13, 1862

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Feb. 13, 1862  A very graphic & displayable issue as the front page features not one but two Civil War maps, one captioned: "Albemarle Sound & the Point of Attack of the Federal Fleet", with related text, and the other headed: "Roanoke Island".

Both the first and last columns have nice stacks of Civil War headlines including: "VICTORY! ... See More  

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$47.00
695255

Fighting in Kentucky: map of Bowling Green...

Item #695255

February 16, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb . 16, 1862 



* Bowling Green, Kentucky map



The front page is dominated by a very large Civil War map headed: "THE EVACUATION OF BOWLING GREEN".

Front paged column heads include: "Important From Kentucky" "The Evacuation of Bowling Green Confirmed" "Movements of the Rebel Troops" "Trouble Among the Rebel Generals" &qu... See More  

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$42.00
695198

Eleven Civil War newspapers with front page maps...

Item #695198

March 24, 1862

This is a damaged lot of eleven Civil War issues of the famous titles: New York Herald, New York Tribune, and Philadelphia Inquirer. Each has a front page Civil War map but each issue is damaged by tears, stains, margin chipping with some loss, perhaps a missing leaf, loose at the spine, separation at the central fold, etc. Map issues are typically priced in the $40 - $55 range when in good condit... See More  

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$85.00
695197

Eleven Civil War newspapers with front page maps...

Item #695197

March 24, 1862

This is a damaged lot of eleven Civil War issues of the famous titles: New York Herald, New York Tribune, and Philadelphia Inquirer. Each has a front page Civil War map (one has a print of a general; no map) but each issue is damaged by tears, stains, margin chipping with some loss, loose at the spine, separation at the central fold, perhaps a missing leaf, etc. Map issues are typically priced in ... See More  

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$98.00
694931

Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta...

Item #694931

January 15, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, January 15, 1864  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: "Streight's Last Raid--Attempt to Escape from the Libby--Undermining The Walls" "How Stand... See More  

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$162.00
694754

Many Civil War illustrations - damaged issues at a reduced price...

Item #694754
(10) HARPER'S WEEKLY Civil War lot of ten "damaged" issues. The issues could be heavily stained, have cut-outs, missing pages, or other disfigurements which would cause them to be considered damaged, but the lots will include at least 50 Civil War era prints. Great for gathering prints for framing and/or scrapbooking.

The images shown are not of the actual issues you will receive (s... See More  

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$75.00
694708

19th century 2nd-rate lot of 20 newspapers...

Item #694708
(20) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 20 second-rate American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1899, containing at least 5 different titles within the lot. The issues may have light staining, small edge tears, minor close-trimming and/or more than typical toning or wear. They will not have missing pages or cut-outs.  A great lot for a dealer, those doing research, or someone wishing to begin a coll... See More  
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$55.00
694707

19th century damaged lot of 20 newspapers...

Item #694707
(20) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 20 damaged American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1899, containing at least 5 different titles within the lot. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, heavy foxing & wear, missing pages, cut-outs, etc.  A great lot for a dealer, someone wishing to begin a collection when the condition is not a concern, or scrapbooking. Please note the ... See More  

Item from Catalog 339 (released for February, 2024)

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$30.00
694598

Historic Battle of Spotsylvania...

Item #694598

May 13, 1864

BOSTON MORNING JOURNAL, May 13, 1864  



* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House



There is much reporting on the Civil War on pages 2 and 4, column heads on the battle of Spotsylvania including in part: "Another Great Battle" "Brilliant Victory" "Splendid Attack by Gen. Hancock" "Lee's Right Wing Turned". Also: "Splendid Capture by General Hanc... See More  

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694593

Great column heads announcing Lincoln's election...

Item #694593

November 09, 1864

BOSTON MORNING JOURNAL, Nov. 9, 1864  



* Abraham Lincoln elected president (2nd term)

* 1st report plus Civil War reporting




Certainly the most notable content would be the back page column heads on the election of Lincoln as President.

The second column has perhaps the nicest stack of heads on the election we have seen in any newspaper. They include: "PRESIDENTIAL And State ELECT... See More  

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$258.00
694592

Has Atlanta been captured?

Item #694592

July 25, 1864

BOSTON MORNING JOURNAL, July 25, 1864  Among reports inside on the Civil War are: "The Struggle For Atlanta" "Reported Capture of the City" "Fighting Going On South of Atlanta" "Tremendous Attack on Howard's & Hooker's Corps" "The Enemy Repulsed With a Loss of over 6,000" "Severe Battles & Signal Defeat of the Rebel Forres... See More  

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694590

War feelings in Louisiana...

Item #694590

April 26, 1861

BOSTON MORNING JOURNAL, April 26, 1861  Among articles inside are: "The War" "War Feeling in Louisiana" "Western Virginia for the Union" 'From the South--Interesting Statements" "Movements in Maryland" "Assembling of Troops in Virginia" "The Attack on the Massachusetts Troops" "The President's Reply to a Baltimore C... See More  

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$27.00
694453

The South to force slaves into the military...

Item #694453

December 20, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 20, 1864  



* Rare rebel publication



Not just a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederate states.

The front page has: "The War News" with subheads "Southwestern Virginia" & "Savannah". Also: "City Intelligence" "A Timely Invention" "The Soldiers' Christma... See More  

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$88.00
694449

Venomous attack upon General Butler...

Item #694449

January 12, 1865

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 12, 1865  



* Rare Confederate publication from the rebel capital

* Finals months of the American Civil War




Not just a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy and very late in the war.

The editorial has near the beginning a very fascinating & sarcastic attack on Butler: "Most Confederate readers will learn... See More  

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$89.00
694446

General Hood's letter on losing his command... Great letter on the resolve of the Confederates...

Item #694446

January 28, 1865

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 28, 1865  



* Final months of the American Civil War



Not only a Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy.

The front page has various reports from very late in the Civil War, including: "The War News" which includes the text of General Hood's notice to his soldiers on being removed from command of his army, signed:... See More  

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$98.00
694445

Reaction to Robert E. Lee being named commander-in-chief...

Item #694445

February 03, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Feb. 3, 1865  



* General Robert E. Lee

* Commander-in-Chief

* Confederate capital




Not only a nice Confederate newspaper but one from the capital of the Confederacy as well. And from the closing months of the war.

The front page has: "The War News" which begins by commenting on Robert E. Lee being named commander-in-chief: "We hear from all pa... See More  

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$97.00
694435

The traveling newspaper (Grenada, MS)...John H. Morgan...

Item #694435

October 27, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, October 27, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate publication



If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being... See More  

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$240.00
694434

From the Confederate capital near the end of the war...

Item #694434

February 10, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 10, 1865  



* Final months of the American Civil War



A nice Confederate newspaper not only from the capital of the Confederacy but from the closing weeks of the Civil War.

The front page includes: "The War News--Sherman's Movement on the South Carolina Railroad" "The Fight on Hatcher's Run" "Railroad Transportatio... See More  

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$75.00
694431

Uncommon Confederate title with 'Lincoln's Letter at the North'...

Item #694431

September 24, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, September 24, 1863 



* Rare Confederate publication from the Civil War



This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The f... See More  

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$235.00
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