Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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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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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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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
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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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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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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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
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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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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663824

Quite rare title from the Confederacy... "Proclamation" signed by Jefferson Davis...

Item #663824

August 17, 1861

DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, August 17, 1861 



* Very rare Confederate title from North Carolina 



Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered. This coastal town didn't remain Confederate for very long as it fell to General Burnside in April, 1862. So truly "Confederate" issues can be difficult to come by.... See More  

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$194.00
663823

The Battle of Bull Run...

Item #663823

July 25, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 25, 1861 



* First Battle of Bull Run

* Manassas, Virginia

* Pro-Co
nfederate title



A wealth of early reporting on the Civil War including text on the historic Battle of Bull Run. The front page includes: "The Strength of Manassas Junction" "Save the Country" "Unheeded Warning!--The Fatal Blow was Struck!--Ruin Staring Us in the ... See More  

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663788

The surrender of Lee to Grant at Appomattox...

Item #663788

April 10, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1865  The front page has bold column-wide headlines "THE END" "Surrender of Lee and his Whole Army to Grant" with subheads "Terms of Surrender" "All Honor to Grant, Meade, Sheridan, Ord, Humphreys, Wright, Griffin, Parke, and their Brave Troops" "Highly Interesting Details of the Fighting Before the Surrender" "... See More  

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663787

Lincoln's remains in New York City...

Item #663787

April 25, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1865  All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of Abraham Lincoln. Two-thirds of the first column are taken up with nice heads concerning the funeral of Abraham Lincoln including: "HONORS To the MARTYR PRESIDENT" "Our Tribute to the Lamented Dead" "Arrival of the Cortege" "The Body In State" "The Procession... See More  

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663405

Commenting on Jefferson Davis' message...

Item #663405

December 19, 1863

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Dec. 19, 1863 



* Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy

* Rare Civil War military title




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 war-related items in this issue are those headed: "The Military Situation" taking mo... See More  

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663392

President Jackson's farewell address...

Item #663392

April 25, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861  Among the interesting articles are: "Negro Insurrection" "Order & Drill in Camp Jackson" "President Jackson's Farewell Address to the People of the United States" is signed in type: Andrew Jackson and takes 1 1/2 pages; "War News!" "Organization & Parts of the Army" and much more.

Eight ... See More  

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663386

Yorktown siege.... New Orleans falls...

Item #663386

May 02, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 2, 1862 



* Siege of Yorktown

* Fall of New Orleans

* Fort Macon North Carolina




The front page is dominated by a nice Civil War map headed: "The Action of April 26 Near Yorktown" which is more of a diagram of the battle.

Among the front page one column heads are: "Fall Of Fort Macon" "The Surrender of New Orleans" "Graceful but ... See More  

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663384

Two Civil War maps...

Item #663384

May 12, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 12, 1862 



* Battle of Eltham's Landing

* Surrender of Norfolk, Virgina

* Two ftpg. Civil War maps




The front page is dominated by not one but two Civil War maps, the larger titled: "The Seat Of War In  Eastern Virginia" and the smaller: "Norfolk And Vicinity".

There are many one column heads as well including: "Important From the... See More  

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663377

The Monitor vs. the Merrimac...

Item #663377

March 10, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 10, 1862 



* Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia

* Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (CSS Virginia)

* Civil War ironclads




The back page contains two nice Civil War maps headed: "Fernandina, Florida, and Vicinity" and "Scene of Burnside's Operations in North Carolina" as seen in the photos below, with not only related one column head... See More  

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663376

Great issue detailing the naval battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac...

Item #663376

March 12, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 12, 1862 



* Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia

* Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (CSS Virginia)

* Civil War ironclads




This is a very nice issue covering perhaps the most famous naval battle of the 19th century, certainly of the Civil War.

The creation of ironclad steamers Monitor & Merrimac ushered in a new era in naval warfare, being the first ir... See More  

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$185.00
663375

Two Civil War maps... Battle of Shiloh...

Item #663375

April 09, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 9, 1862 



* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing

* Corinth, Mississippi




The back page features a map headed: "Corinth, Miss., Center Of The Rebel Defenses In The South-West" with related first column heads. Many more column heads on the Civil War on pages 4 & 5 with pg. 5 also have a small one column map: "Position of Island No. 10". The f... See More  

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663374

Battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing...

Item #663374

April 14, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 14, 1862 



* Battle of Shiloh (historic) w/ map

* Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee




A great issue on the historic Battle of Shiloh, or Battle of Pittsburg Landing. The front page is dominated by a large & very detailed map headed: "THE BATTLE OF PITTSBURG---SITUATION IN THE SOUTH-WEST".

Also many column heads on the Civil War including: "The Batt... See More  

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663372

Very large front page map of Confederate states...

Item #663372

April 22, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 22, 1863 



* Confederate States of America

* American Civil War map




The front page has a very large Civil War map headed: "The Seat Of War In The South-West" which shows all or part of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee & Arkansas.

First column heads include: "Important From The South-West" "Another Daring Feat At Vi... See More  

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663371

Lincoln accepts the nomination for the Presidential election...

Item #663371

June 29, 1864

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 29, 1864



* Abraham Lincoln nomination

* American Civil War reporting




Page 4 has an historic report headed "The Presidential Nomination" "Mr. Lincoln's Acceptance" with the text taking over a full column and signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Obviously this was the step necessary for him to be on the Republican ballot for the general electio... See More  

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663365

Map shows the Cumberland River...

Item #663365

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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663358

Signed by Beauregard and Lincoln...

Item #663358

December 24, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 24, 1864  Not just a newspaper from the Confederate states, but from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has: "The War News--Affairs In the Valley & Around Gordonsville" which includes a dispatch signed in type by: G. T. Beauregard, General (see photos). Also: "City Intelligence" "The New Year's Dinner to Gen... See More  

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$124.00
663355

Confederate reports on the Seven Days' Battles...

Item #663355

July 05, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 5, 1862 



* Capital of the Confederacy

* Seven Days Battles

* Lee vs. McClellan




Among the ftpg. reports on the Civil War are: "List of Casualties in the Recent Battle Before Richmond" "On to Richmond--What a Paroled Prisoner Said" "The Capture of the Battery at Eilyson's Mills" "Retaliation for Northern Out... See More  

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$76.00
663354

A traveling Confederate newspaper, reporting the Battle of Manassas...

Item #663354

July 28, 1861

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, July 28, 1861 



* Very rare Confederate title



This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. See the information at the bottom of this listing.

The front page has: "The Great Battle at Manassas--The Defeat Acknowledged by the Northern Press" with this very detailed coverage taking  2 1/2 lengthy columns. Also: "The... See More  

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$188.00
663340

Rare Confederate title from Mississippi on the Battle of Perryville...

Item #663340

November 10, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 10, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the articles: "Major Frank M. Gailor" "Northern Elections" "Maryland, My Maryland" which has a letter signed in type by: George B.McClellan; "Rebel Matches" "Battle Between Floyd & the Enemy in Kentu... See More  

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$230.00
663224

Lincoln Proclamation...

Item #663224

May 09, 1863

THE ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE, Virginia, May 9, 1863 



* Rare Civil War era publication

* Abraham Lincoln proclamation




Technically Alexandria was a Confederate city for one day, as the day after Virginia voted to secede from the Union federal troops moved in this city neighboring the nation's capital and occupied it.

The front page begins with: "The Military Situation" with vari... See More  

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663218

Rare Texas newspaper from during the Civil War...

Item #663218

December 30, 1864

THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Houston, Texas, Dec. 30, 1864 



* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy



Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon especially from before or during the Civil War.

Quite lengthy and beginning on pg 2 is: "Wheeler's Last and Greatest Raid". It concludes on pg. 3. Page 3 has a detailed advertisement with the names and descriptions of th... See More  

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$388.00
663077

Sherman returns... On the Lincoln assassination...

Item #663077

May 09, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 9, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Black mourning borders

* William T. Sherman returns




All columns on all pages area black-bordered due to the Lincoln assassination. The ftpg. has: "SHERMAN" "His Army Homeward  Bound" "The Quickest March on Record" "Scenes Along the Route" "Enthusiasm of the Colored People... See More  

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$72.00
663056

First issue of a rare title which lasted just 3 issues...

Item #663056

April 25, 1863

ALBANY ARMY LETTER, New York, April 10-25, 1863 



* Extremely rare publication

* Volume 1 number 1 issue




This was the vol. 1 no. 1 issue of an exceedingly rare title which lasted for just 3issues, the others dated May15 and May 28.

Content includes various local news, information on the progress of war, engagements of various regiments, a report of the presentation of battle flags at t... See More  

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$360.00
662947

Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln...

Item #662947

December 12, 1863

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Dec. 12, 1863 



* Abraham Lincoln proclamation

* Uncommon military title




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 many reports are those headed: "Report of the Secretary of the Navy" taking over 3 pages; "Report of t... See More  

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$39.00
662946

Robert E. Lee congratulates the troops...

Item #662946

May 28, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, May 28, 1864 



* General Robert E. Lee's army



Obviously a military-themed publication so a nice issue for Civil War content. The entire ftpg. is: "The Campaign In Virginia" carrying over to take all of page 2 as well. Also within the issue are; "General Butler's Operations" "Generals Lee and Heth Congratulate Their Troop... See More  

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$32.00
662912

End of the Civil War...

Item #662912

April 05, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 5, 1865  Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with celebratory heads on the collapse of the Confederacy, and the end of the Civil War. Among them are: "THE END" "Our Details of the Decisive Contest of Sunday" "What Grant Has Accomplished" "The Destruction of Lee's Army" "25,000 Rebels Taken Prisoners&quo... See More  

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$97.00
662910

Nice issue on Lincoln's funeral...

Item #662910

April 19, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 19, 1865  Over half of the first column is taken up with some nice heads concerning the funereal of Abraham Lincoln, including: "SADNESS" "Preparation for the Funeral of The Martyred President" "An Imposing & Solemn Ceremony" "The Body Lying In State" "The Whole Country In Mourning" "The Conspirators Tracked&quo... See More  

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$200.00
662899

The editor is arrested for conspiracy...

Item #662899

May 25, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 25, 1864 



* Samuel Medary arrested

* "The Crisis" editor




A significant issue as page 4 has a notice: "To Our Subscribers" which comments on the arrest of Samuel Medary, this newspaper's editor & publisher, noting in part: "...about our being arrested on last Friday by Deputies U.S. Marshals Sands and Wheeler for conspira... See More  

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$79.00
662896

Two Civil War maps... Fredericksburg & New Orleans...

Item #662896

April 18, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 18, 1862 



* Fredericksburg Virginia Va

* New Orleans Louisiana La

* Mt. Jackson captured




Certainly the prime feature of this issue are the two Civil War maps, one on the front page headed: "THE APPROACH TO FREDERICKSBURG".

Among the many front page one column heads on the war are: "Expedition Up The Rappahannock", "The Rebels Dr... See More  

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$50.00
662892

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

Item #662892

May 03, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 3, 1862 



* Siege of Yorktown - Virginia

* Fall of New Orleans - Louisiana

* Battle of Fort Macon w/ map




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" "... See More  

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$48.00
662886

Battle of Seven Pines... Fair Oaks...

Item #662886

June 02, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 2, 1862 



* Battle of Seven Pines - Fair Oaks



The feature of this issue is the nice front page map headed: "THE BATTLE BEFORE RICHMOND" which shows the vicinity.

Also many front page one column Civil War heads including: "Great Battle on the Chickahominy" "Our Advance Attacked By the Rebels" "The Enemy Repulsed Everywhere" &... See More  

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$47.00
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