Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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664487

Jeff Davis and the 'end'...

Item #664487

January 16, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL,  New York, January 16, 1864  As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts.

Among the articles in this issue are: "The Military Spirit of the North" "Generals And Politics" "Jeff. Davis and The End" "Troops On Snow-Shoes&qu... See More  

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$27.00
664461

Confederate newspaper with a wealth of war reporting...

Item #664461

April 21, 1862

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, April 21, 1862 



* Rare Confederate publication



A rather rare title and great that it has the word “Southern”.

The front page is mostly taken up with ads & military notices.

The back page has a wealth of war reporting including: ""Latest from Nashville" "The Battle of Shiloh" "Surrender... See More  

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$110.00
664432

Much on Abraham Lincoln... Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederacy...

Item #664432

February 15, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, February 15, 1861 



* Jefferson Davis elected president of the South

* Abraham Lincoln as president elect




The front page reports the ominous events which would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War in less than two months as well as reports on the incoming administration of Abraham Lincoln, with first column headlines including: "THE NATIONAL CRISIS"  &q... See More  

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$77.00
664426

The capture of Atlanta...

Item #664426

September 15, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 15, 1864



* Atlanta GA Georgia captured

* General William T. Sherman

* John Bell Hood escapes




Among the ftpg. one column Civil War heads are: "ATLANTA" "How The City Was Captured" "The Strategy of the Last Movement" "The Complete Defeat of The enemy" "Hood's Midnight Evacuation of Atlanta" "A Cordial Reception ... See More  

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$47.00
664380

Civil War map of Virginia... First Battle of Rappahannock Station...

Item #664380

August 28, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 28, 1862 



* First Battle of Rappahannock Station

* General Stonewall Jackson




The front page features a large Civil War map headed: "The Field Of Operations In Virginia". Nice column heads on the war include: "The War In Virginia" 'The Intentions of Gen. Lee" "The Junction of the Armies" & more.

Eight pages, disbinding i... See More  

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$47.00
664377

Two large Civil War maps...

Item #664377

July 01, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 1, 1862 



* Seven Days Battles

* George McClellan vs. Robert E. Lee

* Large Civil War maps




Almost the entire front page is taken up with two large Civil War maps headed: "THE BATTLE-FIELDS BEFORE RICHMOND" and "The Base Of Operations On James River". The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with Civil War reports with heads including: "The Op... See More  

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$48.00
664373

Civil War map of West Virginia...

Item #664373

May 04, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 4, 1863 



* Rebels raid West Virginia w/ map

* Fairmount & Morgantown WV

* Battle of Chancellorsvill




Across the top of the front page is a Civil War map headed: "Scene Of The Rebel Raid In West Virginia" which also shows a portion of Southern Pennsylvania.

Among the one column heads are: "Fredericksburg Outflanked" "The Occupation of ... See More  

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$43.00
664372

Civil War map of Virginia...

Item #664372

May 11, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 11, 1863 



* General George Stoneman

* Cavalry raid through Virginia




The front page features a rather large Civil War map headed: "General Stoneman's Great Cavalry Raid Through Virginia." plus there are many one column ftpg. heads on the war including: "The Great Cavalry Expedition" "A March of Over 1,000 Miles' "Another Great ... See More  

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$51.00
664368

Compensation for states which abolish slavery...

Item #664368

July 19, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 19, 1862 



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* President Abraham Lincoln bill signed

* Compensation for states ending slavery




Among the ftpg. reports in this Confederate newspaper are: "The President's Bill to Compensate Any State Which May Abolish Slavery" which is prefaced with a note signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Also: &q... See More  

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$87.00
664367

The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #664367

January 03, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 3, 1863 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Emancipation Proclamation

* Freedom for slaves




Although the front page has some great coverage of recent events in the Civil War--including a nice map headed: "The Battle of Murfreesboro"--the prime content is certainly on page 4 where the first column and a bit of the second contain the complete text of the Emanc... See More  

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$455.00
664361

Terrific map on the capture of Atlanta,,,

Item #664361

September 19, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 19, 1864 



* Fall of Atlanta, Georgia w/ map

* General John Bell Hood surrender




Half of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map with a banner heading: "FLANKING OF GENERAL HOOD'S ARMY AND CAPTURE OF ATLANTA." with the balance of the ftpg. taken up with text & column heads: "THE FALL OF ATLANTA" "Full History Of The Mo... See More  

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$76.00
664349

Rare Confederate title...

Item #664349

October 29, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, October 29, 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. 

T... See More  

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$210.00
664348

From the Confederacy...

Item #664348

December 28, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 28, 1863



* From the capital of the Confederacy



The front page includes: "City Intelligence" "Major Edgar Burroughs" "From the Rapid Ann" "The Army of Tennessee" "A Dash Upon Cleveland, Tennessee" "a letter from Salem, Virginia; which concerns Roanoke College; "Alleged Yankee Spy" and othe... See More  

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$82.00
664347

Three front page documents signed by Abraham Lincoln... Lincoln critical of McClellan...

Item #664347

January 28, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 28, 1863 



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* President Abraham Lincoln documents




The front page has: "From Fredericksburg" "Thew Situation in Tennessee" "From North Carolina" "City Intelligence" "Additional From The North with many subheads including: "Butler at Home--A Public Reception Gi... See More  

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$89.00
664344

Much on the Civil War from the Confederacy...

Item #664344

January 24, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 24, 1863 



* From the capital of the Confederacy



Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "The Intercepted Correspondence", "Notes Of The War--Affairs at Vicksburg--The Several Attempts of the Enemy Against the City--A Renewed Attack Expected--The Spirit of Our Ar... See More  

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$76.00
664343

From the capital of the Confederacy... The Battle of Mitchell's Station...

Item #664343

August 13, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 13, 1862 



* Rare Confederate publication

* Battle of Cedar Mountain

* General Stonewall Jackson




The front page includes: "The Battle of Mitchell's Station" which includes a dispatch signed in type by: T. J. Jackson. Also: "The Wounded"  with over half of the front page taken up with a long list of Acts from the Confe... See More  

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$77.00
664342

Letters from Robert E. Lee and J.E. Johnston...

Item #664342

June 03, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, June 3, 1864 



* Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee & Joseph E. Johnston



The front page has: "The War News" which includes a letter signed in type: R. E. Lee, General, which has an introductory paragraph as well.

Other front page items include a letter signed in type: J. E. Johnston, and items headed: "Officers Retired From the Army" ... See More  

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$83.00
664341

War news from this Confederate port...

Item #664341

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  

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$89.00
664314

Large Civil War map: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House...

Item #664314

May 14, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 14, 1864 



* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee

* Civil War Overland Campaign w/ map




The front page is dominated by a large & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE CAMPAIGN IN VIRGINIA".

Most of the first column is a long stack of Civil War heads including: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Comes Up With Lee'... See More  

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$62.00
664311

Most famous of all Homer Civil War prints...

Item #664311

November 15, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 15, 1862 



* Winslow Homer

* Sharpshooter




Although there are many fine prints in this issue certainly the most desired would be the full page Winslow Homer print titled: "The Army of the Potomac--A Sharp-Shooter on Picket Duty." The image is in very nice condition, however note that the caption & a portion of the bottom margin have a... See More  

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$200.00
664256

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #664256

March 28, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 28, 1862 



* Actor John Wilkes Booth play advertisement

* 3 years prior to Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* American Civil War reporting




The front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wil... See More  

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$67.00
664186

Nice reports on the Battle of Harper's Ferry...

Item #664186

September 22, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Sept. 22, 1862  Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Various reports inside include: "The Locality of the Late Battle" "From J.T.S. at Montgomery" "Progress & Events of the War" "11,500 Prisoners Taken at Harp... See More  

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$146.00
664104

James Longstreet... Guerrillas in Tennessee...

Item #664104

December 26, 1863

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Dec. 26, 1863  As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. Most of the front page is taken up with: "The Military Situation" reporting news from the various theaters of the war, & includes: "...What will be the future of General Lon... See More  

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$29.00
664041

One of the first Civil War maps in a newspaper...

Item #664041

April 28, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1861 



* Near the start of the Civil War

* Maryland & Pennsylvania map

* Troops forming for battle




The front page features a nice map titled: "THE SEAT OF WAR" showing portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Virginia.

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE WAR" "Highly Important News from... See More  

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$49.00
664040

Two Civil War maps...

Item #664040

November 29, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 29, 1861 



* Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 

* Siege of Cotton Hill, West Virginia

* American Civil War Maps




The front page has a nice Civil War map headed: "The New American Law Of Blockade - The Ports of Savannah--Position of Tybee Island & Braddock's Point, Just Captured by Com. Dupont...". And the back page has a map headed: "Op... See More  

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$45.00
664023

The Civil War in the West, with a map...

Item #664023

December 10, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 10, 1861



* Midwestern Civil War map



The front page features a nice & detailed Civil War map with a large heading: "THE WESTERN SEAT OF WAR" with a much more detailed subhead (see photos). The ftpg. also has some nice first column heads including: "The Struggle In The West" "Strategic Positions Held by the Rebels..." "The Feeling in... See More  

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$49.00
664022

The Civil War in Florida...

Item #664022

March 23, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 23, 1862 



* Uncommon Florida related map

* Battle of Pea Ridge - Arkansas




The front page is dominated by a nice & detailed map headed: "OPERATIONS ON THE COAST OF FLORIDA - Occupation of Jacksonville & St. Augustine by Commodore Dupont". The map includes an inset.

Among the ftpg. column heads on the war: "The Pea Ridge Battle" "A... See More  

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$58.00
664020

Fredericksburg during the Civil War...

Item #664020

March 26, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 26, 1862 



* Fredericksburg, Virginia map

* First Battle of Kernstown




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the quite large map headed: "THE TOWN OF FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA" which shows much detail.

Other column heads include: "News From North Carolina" "The Reported Capture of the Nashville by the Union Blockading Squadron" ... See More  

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$46.00
664019

Large Civil War map, plus a war-related diagram...

Item #664019

March 29, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, New York, March 29, 1862  Over half of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map headed: "THE NEW SEAT OF MILITARY OPERATIONS...".

Another map on page three is headed: "The Escape Of The Nashville" being more of a diagram showing the position of ships, etc.

Column heads include: "Very Interesting From Tennessee" "Abandonmen
... See More  

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$54.00
664018

Working towards peace...

Item #664018

February 04, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 4, 1865  Among the ftpg. column heads are: "THE PEACE MOVEMENT" "Speculations & Rumors at the Capital" "The Great Amendment" "The Quota of New York" and other items.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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$27.00
664017

Lincoln to meet with Confederates to talk about peace...

Item #664017

February 03, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 3, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War include: "THE PEACE MOVEMENT" "Arrival of the Rebel Commissioners at Fortress Monroe" "President Lincoln Goes to Meet Them" "Late Rebel News" "President Lincoln Leaves Washington in a Special Car for Annapolis--He is to Join Sec. Seward at Fortress Monroe..." &#... See More  

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664016

Lincoln to meet with Confederates to talk about peace...

Item #664016

February 03, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 3, 1865 



* Peace conference

* Abraham Lincoln




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War include: "THE PEACE MOVEMENT" "Arrival of the Rebel Commissioners at Fortress Monroe" "President Lincoln Goes to Meet Them" "Late Rebel News" "President Lincoln Leaves Washington in a Special Car for Annapolis--He is to Joi... See More  

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664015

Columbia, South Carolina....

Item #664015

February 15, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 15, 1865 



* General William T. Sherman

* Columbia SC South Carolina

* Final months of the Civil War




Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "FROM GEN. SHERMAN" "His Army Across The Edisto" "They Are Advancing On Columbia" "Richmond to be Cut Off From the South" "From Savannah" "From Fort ... See More  

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664014

News from the Army of the James...

Item #664014

February 18, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1865  Among the column heads on the Civil War are: "Late Rebel News" "From North Carolina" "The Army Of The James" with more reports inside.

Eight pages, small mailing label in the masthead, good condition.

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$27.00
664011

Cheatham & Johnston are 'awfully whipped'...

Item #664011

March 13, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 13, 1865 



* Final month of the Civil War

* Kinston NC North Carolina (Wyse Fork)

* Confederacy down to their last hope




Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Important From North Carolina" "A Battle Reported Near Kinston on Wednesday" "A Victory Claimed Over Our Forces" "The Gallantry of the Union Troops Acknowledged" "R... See More  

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$35.00
664009

Reports from Robert E. Lee and General George Meade...

Item #664009

March 30, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 30, 1865 



* General Robert E. Lee

* Confederates falling apart

* Nearing the end of war




Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "FROM GEN. GRANT" "A Congratulatory Order" is signed by General Geo. G. Meade, and is concerning the battle at Fort Steadman; "Gen. Lee's Official Report" is signed by him in type: ... See More  

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$42.00
664002

Celebrating returning Civil War soldiers...

Item #664002

May 25, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 25, 1865 



* When Johnny Comes Marching Home

* Civil War soldiers welcome home




The top of the first column on the ftpg. has a nice graphic of an eagle on the U.S. shield, plus: "REVIEW ! " "150,000 Veterans" "The Pageant On Wednesday" "The Armies of Tennessee and Georgia" "The Tattered Ensigns of the Republic" &quo... See More  

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$42.00
664000

End of fighting in the Civil War.

Item #664000

May 29, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE: May 29, 1865 



* Edmund Kirby Smith surrenders

* re. Jefferson Davis capture

* Last battles of the Civil War




The top of the first column has an embellishment beneath which is: "PEACE ! " "Kirby Smith Surrenders" "The Old Flag Waves From Maine to the Rio Grande!". Also on the front page is: "JEFF DAVIS" "An Of
... See More  

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$47.00
663989

Funeral of a former President John Tyler...

Item #663989

January 22, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 22, 1862 



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* President John Tyler death funeral




The front page is mostly taken up with advertisements, however there is a column with: "A Defence Of Middle North Carolina" & "Messrs. Mason & Slidell" and "The Newspapers Of the South & the Associated Press".

Page two i... See More  

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$78.00
663987

The North says the war is hopeless...

Item #663987

January 27, 1863

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 27, 1863 



* From the capital of the Confederacy



The front page includes: "From Fredericksburg" "The Courts" "Virginia Legislature" "Additional From the North--The Situation at Fredericksburg--The Peace Movement in the New Jersey Legislature--The Administration Denounced--The War Declared Hopeless & the Conquest ... See More  

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$86.00
663986

Benjamin Butler...

Item #663986

October 14, 1862

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Oct. 14, 1862 



* From the Confederate capital



The front page includes: "War News" "Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad" "How Complimentary Presentations Are Gotten Up Among the Yankees" "Additional From the North--Yankee Bluster About the War" "From New Orleans" which includes a lengthy letter signe... See More  

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$81.00
663985

News from the Confederacy...

Item #663985

April 04, 1862

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 4, 1862



* From the origin of the Civil War



This was one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline.

Among the reports: "Tracts for Soldiers" "Capt. Jno. Morgan's Interview with Gen. Buell" "the Crisis" "...Letter from a Gallant South Carolina Voluntee... See More  

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$84.00
663983

Confederate newspaper from Louisiana...

Item #663983

September 22, 1861

SUNDAY DELTA, New Orleans, Sept. 22, 1861 



* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South




Among the front page items are: "First Engagement In Kentucky" which includes: "An engagement took place on the 19th in Easter Kentucky between 800 Confederates and 1800 Federals, in which the Federals were completely routed." with a bit more.

Also: "Norther Reports from ... See More  

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$105.00
663964

First report of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #663964

April 15, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth




This newspaper had already set their front page Civil War reports when the news of Lincoln's assassination came in causing them to report the tragic news on an inside page.

The photos show the page four column heads stating that President Lincoln had been shot. I... See More  

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$878.00
663909

Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...

Item #663909

September 20, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 20, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run




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 Ya... See More  

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$238.00
663886

A rare coin auction in 1862...

Item #663886

March 08, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 8, 1862  From the midst of the Civil War, it is not surprising that the ftpg. has a nice print of: "Hopkins's Improved Mode of Mounting Cannon". But the most interesting article is: "The Value of Old Coins" which any coin collector would appreciate. It reports on an old coin auction and notes some of the prices: a 1793 penny for $2,... See More  

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$29.00
663850

1864 Battle of Fisher's Hill...

Item #663850

September 26, 1864

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, September 26, 1864



* Battle of Fisher's Hill - Strasburg, Virginia

* General Philip Sheridan




Pages 2 & 3 have various reports on the Civil War with one column headings. See images here.

Complete in 4 pages, this issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and easy t... See More  

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$27.00
663831

Confederate war news with talk of Abe Lincoln...

Item #663831

November 21, 1862

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, Nov. 21, 1862 



* Rare Confederate publication

* President Abraham Lincoln




There is some nice content in the issue About half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "The Conscription Law--A Bill to be entitled 'An Act to Further provide for the public Defense.' ". Also on the ftpg. is: "The United States Elections" which inc... See More  

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$210.00
663829

The fight at Franklin...

Item #663829

November 01, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Nov. 1, 1862



* Very rare Confederate publication




Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside are: "From Knoxville--J.T.G." has reports on the war; "Officers Out of Place" "Progress & Events of... See More  

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$128.00
663826

Capture of New Orleans, Louisiana...

Item #663826

April 30, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, April 30, 1862  



* Capture of New Orleans, Louisiana

* Mississippi River naval engagement

* Siege of Yorktown, Virginia




Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE CAPTURE OF NEW ORLEANS" "Desperate Naval Engagement on the Mississippi River" "THE UNION LOSS VERY HEAVY" "Evacuation of the City by the Rebel Forces" &... See More  

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$55.00
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