Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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Battle of Mobile Bay & more...

Item #665474

August 16, 1864

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, August 16, 1864

* Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama

* Wooden ships - Ironclad monitors

* General Ambrose Burnside relieved

Pages 2 & 3 has 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 ve... See More  

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Huge front page map shows much of Texas...

Item #665449

November 30, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 30, 1861 

* Gulf of Mexico coast map

* Texas - Mexico

An extremely decorative issue, as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE GREAT EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC" with a subhead: "The Gulf Slope of Mexico--The Harbor of Vera Cruz and the National Road to the Capital--Scene of Operations of the English, Fren... See More  

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Lincoln's Amnesty Proclamation laughed at...

Item #665447

April 06, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 6, 1864 

* From the origin of the American Civil War

* re. Abraham Lincoln's amnesty proclamation

This was one of the few newspapers from the Confederacy which printed: "Confederate States of America" within its dateline.

The front page is almost entirely filled with reports concerning the Civil War, with items headed: &quo... See More  

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The General Hunter "emancipation" controversy...

Item #665405

May 23, 1862

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 23, 1862 

* Rare anti-slavery title

* Hunter's emancipation order

This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.

Page 3 has nice reporting concerning the General David Hunter "emancipation&qu... See More  

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McClellan's official report...

Item #665379

January 23, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL,  New  York, Jan. 23, 1864

* Seven Days Battles

* General George B. McClellan

* Lengthy official report

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.

The front page has: "The Military Situation" with various reports, and also: "The Sp... See More  

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Lincoln's second inauguration...

Item #665344

March 06, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, New York, March 6, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln 2nd inauguration

* Closing weeks of the Civil War

* Assassination nears

Page 4 headlines at the top of last column about the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln include: "INAUGURATION" "Our Report of the Second Installation of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States" "Scenes at the White ... See More  

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Fort Hindman, Arkansas, is captured...

Item #665196

January 25, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 25, 1863 

* Fort Hindman Arkansas captured

* Map w/ fort diagram

* St. Charles & more

The front page features a map titled: "THE CAPTURE OF FORT HINDMAN" Also on the ftpg. is a diagram titled: "Inside Of Fort Hindman" with much detail.

Among the one column ftpg. headlines on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT FROM ARKANSAS" "Ope... See More  

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The French in Mexico, featuring a map...

Item #665195

January 29, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 29, 1863 

* Front Page Map of Mexico

* Port Hudson MS

* Vicksburg, Mississippi

The front page. has a large map headed: "THE FRENCH IN MEXICO. Operations of the French Army--The Route of the Troops from Vera Cruz to the Mexican Capital" with related front page heads as well.

There are also front page Civil War reports including: "Rebel Army Under G... See More  

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Fort Donelson, Tennessee...

Item #665182

February 17, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 17, 1862 

* Battle of Fort Donelson - Tennessee

The front page features a nice & detailed map titled: "FORT DONELSON, TENN. The Scene of General Grant & Commodore Foote's Latest Achievement".

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE SIEGE OF FORT DONELSON"; "Details of Three Days Desperate Fighting"; &quo... See More  

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Slavery at the Capital...

Naval history is made with the Monitor vs. the Merrimac...

Item #665179

March 14, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 14, 1862 

* Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia - Civil War Ironclads clash

* Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (CSS Virginia)

* Slavery at the Capital

A significant issue reporting one of the most famous naval battles of the 19th century: the Monitor vs. the Merrimac. It ushered in "modern" naval engineering with the use of iron-clad vessels.

One co... See More  

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From the beginning events of the Civil War...

Item #665177

April 25, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1861 

* Beginning of the Civil War

* Post Fort Sumter attack

* Troops on the march

The first column has a great stack of war-related headlines on the beginning events of the Civil War including: "THE WAR" "The 7th Regiment in Washington" "Jefferson Davis and Gen. Beauregard in Richmond" "Arrangements for an Attack on the Na... See More  

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A Civil War map, and a wealth of reporting...

Item #665176

June 01, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 1, 1861 

* Battle of Aquia Creek Civil War map

* Union Navy gunboats vs. Confederate batteries

The ftpg. is filled with ads. The back page has a war map headed: "Acquia Creek And Its Environs". Also a notable report: "Virginia Votes For Secession" and other war-related items.

Page 5 has a nice stack of column heads: "THE WAR FOR THE UNI... See More  

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Map shows North Carolina... Efforts near New Orleans...

Item #665175

May 03, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 3, 1862  The front page is dominated by a nice map headed: "SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA".

A wealth of ftpg. column heads on the Civil War include: "The Capture of Fort Macon" "Official Report" "The Fight Above Elizabeth City" "Capture of New Orleans" "Gen. Butler on Lake Pontchartrain"  "Rebel Accounts ... See More  

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A broadside oration on the 4th of July...

Item #665158

July 16, 1861

DAVENPORT GAZETTE---SUPPLEMENT, Iowa, July 16, 1861  This is a folio size, single sheet broadside (printed on the front only), being the: "Oration Delivered at Big Walnut Grove, Scott County, Iowa, July 4th, 1861, By Hon. J. B. Leake". It consumes the entire front.

Single sheet, printed on the front only, great condition.

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Civil Ware news from the Confederate capital...

Item #664836

July 26, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 26, 1862 

* From the Confederate capital

A wealth of reporting from the Confederate capital, some articles headed: "the Movement of Morgan in Kentucky" "The Richmond Battles in England" "The War--The President & the Border States..." "Yankee Account of the Arkansas" "the Raids of Morgan..." &q... See More  

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Quite rare newspaper from Missouri during the Civil War...

Item #664809

February 11, 1863

THE MACON GAZETTE, Macon City, Missouri, Feb. 11, 1863 

* Rare Civil War era publication

A quite scarce title as only one institution has any issues of this title.

From a state fractured by alliances to the North & the South, this title is decidedly pro-North. Among the ftpg. articles are: "What the Soldiers Think" "The Rebels 'Won't be Reconstructed' &qu... See More  

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Lincoln's conspirators... Kirby Smith refuses to give up...

Item #664798

May 12, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, May 12, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln's conspirators

* Kirby Smith continues rebellion

The top of the ftpg. has a column headed: "THE CONSPIRACY" "Continuation of the Secret Military Trial at Washington" "How the Prisoners Are Confined" "Description of the Cells in Which They are Placed" and more.

This is the trial of those wh... See More  

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John Wilkes Booth performs at Ford's Theater for the final time...

Item #664744

March 18, 1865

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1865 

* John Wilkes Booth as an actor at Ford's Theatre

* Only weeks prior to Abraham Lincoln's assassination

A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

The front page has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which incl... See More  

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Confederate newspaper from near the end of the war...

Item #664611

November 14, 1864

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 14, 1864 

* Rare Confederate title

* Civil War nears the end

Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from not long before surrendering.

The front page has: "Tribute to the Me... See More  

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On Robert E. Lee as commander-in-chief...

Item #664606

January 05, 1865

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 5, 1865 

* General Robert E. Lee becomes commander in chief

* Rare Confederate title from the rebel capital

Not just a nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, but one from near the end of the Civil War. The front page has: "The War News" with various items & including near the end: "...that Lincoln was in a 'gleeful ... See More  

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The Gettysburg Address...

Item #664515

November 20, 1863

THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Nov. 20, 1863 

* President Abraham Lincoln's famous speech

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery

It would be difficult to argue for a more historic or significance speech from the 19th century, let alone the Civil War. As it was not printed in a newspapers of the day, this report with the full text of Lincoln's Gettysburg ... See More  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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