Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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Battle of Iuka, Mississippi...

Item #688075

September 22, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 22, 1862 

* Battle of Iuka, Mississippi

* Battle of Antietam - Sharpsburg

* Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT WAR NEWS" "The Battle Of Iuka" "Victory of Gen. Rosecrans over Gen. Price" "Capture of Four Cannon from the Rebels" "The Rebels Met in Heavy Fo... See More  

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Lincoln offers pardon to deserters if they return...

Item #688074

March 11, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 1863

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Proclamation for deserters

 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Important From New Orleans" "Gen. Banks About to Commence His Forward Movement' "Important To Deserters" "A Proclamation by the President' "An Amnesty to Deserters who Will Return Before the 1st of ... See More  

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General Grant and Robert E. Lee...

Item #688073

May 17, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, May 17, 1864

* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee

* Civil War Overland Campaign

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "The Situation In Virginia" "Advices from General Grant to Monday Morning" "Hostilities Suspended by Impassable Roads" "The Troops In Fin... See More  

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The siege of Vicksburg...

Item #688072

June 04, 1863


* Siege of Vicksburg campaign

* General Ulysses S. Grant

* Yazoo Pass Expedition official report

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Siege Of Vicksburg" "Gen. Grant Permit the Women & Children to Leave the Town" "Naval Operations Before Vicksburg" "Official Report of the Yazoo Exp... See More  

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Includes a print of the ironclad Merrimac...

Item #688058

March 13, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 13, 1862  

* The Monitor vs. the Merrimack

* Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia

* Civil War map & print

Page 5 has a report with heads: "The Engagement in Hampton Roads" "The Rebel Official Report' "The Merrimac Badly Damaged" "Her Prow Shot Away" with the entire detailed report taking over a full column.

Plus, t... See More  

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The Suez Canal...

Item #688053

March 28, 1863

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 28, 1863  The front page features a nice print captioned: "Ships Canal Across the Isthmus of Suez" with a related article on page 4. 

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, wear at the central fold with a bit of fold foxing.

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Lincoln is tough on peace... Jeff Davis comments...

Item #688050

February 10, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 10, 1865

* Peace conference

* Confederate mission

* Abraham Lincoln

* Final months of war

 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "The Fight on Monday Last" "Difficult Nature of the Country" 'Temporary Defeat of the Union Forces" "Our Losses Thus Far About 800" "Union Lines Extended Four Miles&qu... See More  

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Entire front page is a huge Civil War map...

Item #688049

May 30, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 30, 1864 

* Rare full front page Civil War map

* Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign

Civil War maps on the front pages of daily newspapers were relatively few, and even fewer were those large enough to take over half the page. But just an exceedingly few Civil War newspapers had the entire front page taken up with a map. This is one.

The map is headed: "... See More  

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Sherman marching toward Atlanta...

Item #688047

July 20, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 20, 1864

* Atlanta, Georgia

* General William T. Sherman

 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "FROM SHERMAN'S ARMY" "Marching Toward Atlanta" "Johnston Driven Within His Defenses" "Early Capture of the Place Seems Assured" and other smaller heads.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, minor margin &am... See More  

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Printed on Christmas day...

Item #688046

December 25, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 25, 1864  Among the front page column heads are: "MERRY CHRISTMAS" "The Observance & the Festivities of the Day" "The Skating Season" and more.

Although there is some Civil War reporting, it takes a back seat to celebrations of the season, particularly with this being a Christmas Day edition.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, good con... See More  

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Lincoln's first inaugural address... "We are not enemies, but friends"...

Item #688044

March 08, 1861

KENNEBEC JOURNAL, Augusta, Maine, March 8, 1861

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Inauguration - inaugural address

* "We are not enemies, but friends"

 Page 3 begins with the: "Inaugural Address" which is signed in type at its conclusion: Abraham Lincoln. It takes nearly 2 columns.

Page 2 has a lengthy editorial on: "Lincoln's Inaugural". It includes in ... See More  

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Lincoln is inaugurated, with his memorable address on the front page...

Item #688031

March 05, 1865

DAILY MILWAUKEE NEWS, Wisconsin, March 5, 1865 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Inauguration - inaugural Address

The front page begins with nice column heads including: "Inaugural Message Of President Lincoln!" "The Heavens Wept Profusely & the Streets of Washington Deluged in Mud!" "Latest From Sherman!" & much more on the closing events of the Civi... See More  

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Battle of Shiloh with a Proclamation by Lincoln...

Item #688030

April 11, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, April 11, 1862 

* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee

* President Abraham Lincoln proclamation of thanks

Nice coverage of the Battle of Shiloh and more.

Among front page column heads: "THE GREAT VICTORIES" "Important Details of the Battle at Pittsburg, Tenn." "Heroic Conduct of the Troops engaged in the Conflict" "Graphic... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's last public speech & last proclamation...

Item #688028

April 12, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 12, 1865  

* Civil War is over speech

* Abraham Lincoln's last public speech

* Presidential proclamation 128

* Just 2 days before his assassination

The front page has one column heads including: "RECONSTRUCTION" "Important Speech by the President" "His Views On Peace & Reconstruction" with the text of his speech beginning:... See More  

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Lincoln's state-of-the-union address...

Item #688027

December 16, 1863

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 16, 1863  

* President Abraham Lincoln

* State of the Union Address

* Rare pro-Confederate publication

This issue is significant in that it published on page 6 the: "President's Message" being Abraham Lincoln's annual state-of-the-union address, which takes over half of pg. 6 and nearly half of pg. 7 where it is signed in type: Abraha
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The Civil War is about to end... Two dispatches signed by Lincoln...

Item #688021

April 08, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1865 

* General Robert E. Lee's surrender (day of)

* Appomattox Court House signing (eve)

* Battle of Sailor's Creek - Farmville, Virginia

This issue was published the day before Robert E. Lee surrendered to U.S. Grant which essentially ended the Civil War.

Not surprisingly the significant front page headlines report the coming end, with many heads in... See More  

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Battle of the Wilderness... Lincoln Proclamation thanking God...

Item #688020

May 10, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1864

* Battle of the Wilderness- Virginia

* Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving

 Some great first column heads with: "VICTORY ! " "ON TO RICHMOND" "Lee Defeat & Retreat Fully Confirmed" "Our Army In Vigorous Pursuit" "Official Dispatches from Grant and Meade" "Lee's Report of the Battles" "T... See More  

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Documents signed by two future Presidents...

Item #688012

January 23, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1862 

* Rare pro-Confederate publication

Articles include: "Exciting News from Kentucky" has 2 dispatches signed by: J.A. Garfield, Colonel, the future President; "Gen. Grant's Proclamation to His Soldiers" is signed: U.S. Grant; and much more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to... See More  

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Very nice on Lincoln's funeral...

Item #688010

April 26, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 26, 1865  

* Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession

* New York City - Black mourning borders

Close to half of the first column on the front page is taken up with headlines--using type larger than typically found--reporting on the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln. Some of the heads include: "OBSEQUIES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN" "Universal Sorrow&quo
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From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #688003

January 01, 1863

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 1, 1863  

* Battle of Kinston, North Carolina

* From the capital of the Confederacy

Among the war-related reports in this Confederate newspaper are: "Norther News" "Jeff. Davis's Fulmination Against General Butler" "Official Report of the Fight in N. Carolina" "The Virginians in the War" "Petersbu... See More  

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Map on General Buell in Tennessee...

Item #687846

September 06, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, September 6, 1862  

* Battle of Antietam close

* General Don Carlos Buell w/ map

The front page has a nice Civil War map headed: "Operations Of Buell In Tennessee".

Among the front page column heads are: "The Rebels Threatening the Line of the Potomac" "The Rebels Passing Through Thoroughfare Gap" "McClellan's Order to the Army&q... See More  

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Large map of Burnside's accomplishments....

The death of Commodore Uriah P. Levy...

Item #687618

March 25, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 25, 1862 

* Uriah P. Levy death (1st report)

* 1st Jewish commodore of U.S. Navy

* American Civil War - Jews

The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 7 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, war of 1812 war hero, and credited as to having abolished the disciplinary procedu... See More  

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Two accounts of Mosby's famous "Greenback Raid", in a Confederate newspaper.....

Item #687610

October 18, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, October 18, 1864 

* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader

* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

* Rare Confederate title

This newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy has much reporting on the Civil War, but perhaps the most significant is a back page account with heads: "From the Valley--Capture Of A Railroad Train" which includes in part: &... See More  

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Printed on the run... Three General Orders...

A Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta...

Item #687583

January 12, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 12, 1864 

* A very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run - a Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta

* Three General Orders and more

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 ... See More  

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Beauregard's congratulations on Shiloh... Fort Jackson... Pulaski...

Item #687577

April 24, 1862

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 24, 1862 

* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing - Beauregard's praise

* Fort Jackson... Fall of Pulaski...

* Rare Confederate title from the war origin

This was one of only a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline (see images).

Perhaps the best items is: "Gen. Beauregard's A... See More  

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Civil War map shows Eastern Virginia... Siege of Yorktown...

Item #687576

April 21, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 21, 1862 

* Virginia Civil War map

* Siege of Yorktown

* Battle of Lee's Mill

The front page features a nice & very detailed map headed: "The Seat Of War In Eastern Virginia." plus there are one column heads including: "From McDowell's Department" "Brilliant Dash at Fredericksburg" "Our Troops Occupy the Suburbs&qu... See More  

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On the Battle of Fredericksburg...

Item #687507

December 19, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 19, 1862  

* Battle of Fredericksburg aftermath

* General Ambrose E. Burnside

Among the front page column heads relating to the Battle of Fredericksburg: "From General  Burnside's Army" "The Burial of the Dead Completed" "What Rebel Officers Say of the Battle" "A Force of 500,000 Could Not Carry the Heights" "... See More  

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On slaves defecting north, after the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #687506

November 18, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 18, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Rebel Evacuation of Snicker's Gap" "Cavalry Expedition to the Shenandoah" "The Blockade of Charleston Harbor" and more.

One report: "The Proclamation--The Contrabands--White Slaves in the South" which refers to Lincoln's recent Emancipation Proclamation. S... See More  

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Lincoln on returning slaves... Civil War map...

Item #687503

January 24, 1862

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Jan. 24, 1862  Page 6 features a nice map headed: "THE WAR IN KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE" with related reports including: "The Somerset Battle".

Other reports within include: "An Interesting Declaration - The President on Catching Negroes" "The Return of Fugitive Slaves" "The President's Position on the Question"... See More  

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Battle of Antietam... Bloodiest day of the war...

Item #687486

September 19, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 19, 1862 

* Battle of Antietam w/ map

* Sharpsburg, Maryland

* Bloodiest single-day battle

The entire front page is taken up with excellent reporting on the Battle of Antietam. This battle, fought Sept. 17, was the bloodiest day of fighting of the entire war. Both sides lost over 10,000 men in killed & wounded. Though the result was essentially a draw, Lee&... See More  

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Civil War map takes up the entire front page...

Item #687484

May 27, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, May 27, 1862 

* Rare full page Civil War map & more

* Peninsula campaign - George McClellan

The entire front page is taken up with a huge and very detailed Civil War map with a banner heading: "THE IMPORTANT STRATEGIC MOVEMENTS IN VIRGINIA" along with: "Scene Of Operations in Front of Richmond, in the Valley & on the Line of the Upper Potomac--Th... See More  

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The very first Medal of Honor recipients...

Item #687357

March 26, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, March 26, 1863

* 1st Medal of Honor recipients

* American Civil War

* Jacob Parrott & more

This issue has a report quite inconspicuous in its presentation yet exceedingly significant in its place in history. It reports the very first recipients of perhaps the most prestigious & coveted award for military valor: the Medal of Honor.

Page 4 has a one column heading: ... See More  

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Civil War related print on the front page... Battle of Shiloh...

Item #687253

September 27, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue has on the ftpg: "Hoosiers Pouring Into Cincinnati to Enlist For the Defence of That City". Nice war reporting inside including: "The Great Battle of Sharpsburg" (Shiloh) which takes over... See More  

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End of fighting in the Civil War...

Item #687252

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
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Abraham Lincoln is elected president...

Item #687250

November 12, 1864


* Abraham Lincoln elected president (2nd term)

* 1st report plus Civil War reporting

 Page 3 has a nice illustration headed: "Prison At Andersonville, Georgia" with related text with one column heads: "Rebel Cruelties To Prisoners" "The Horrors of Andersonville, of Libby Prison, and of Relic Isle" "Plunde
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Two front page Civil War maps...

Item #687248

October 13, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 13, 1861  The front page has two maps titled: "THE AFFAIR AT CHICAMACOMICO" and "THE FIGHT AT SANTA ROSA ISLAND" which is in Florida near Pensacola Bay.

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Advance of the Rebels on the Potomac" "Battle Between the Rebels and Col. Wilson's Regiment Near For... See More  

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Confederate Civil War title from Kentucky...

Item #687240

April 27, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, April 27, 1861

* Rare pro-Confederate title

* 1st year of the Civil War

Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate ... See More  

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Lincoln's State of the Union address, in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #687239

December 04, 1861

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 1861 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* 1st State of the Union Address

* Best publication to be had ?

Most of page 2 is taken up with: "The President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to Congress, signed in type at its conclusion: Abraham Lincoln.

Logically, much of his focus is on... See More  

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The Gettysburg Address in a Pennsylvania newspaper...

Item #687238

November 20, 1863

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1863

* President Abraham Lincoln's famous speech

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery

* In a Pennsylvania publication, rare as such

 The front page has over two columns taken up with: "The Solemnities At Gettysburg" "Dedication of The Cemetery Of The Heroes" "Oration of Hon. Edward Everett".

As many know,... See More  

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Item #686947

October 26, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Oct. 26, 1861 (single print only)

This is a single-page print. The print contains a single woodcut engraving captioned: "Capture of the Propeller Fanny in Pamlico Sound, on the 1st of October, by Three Rebel Steamers, while Conveying Men and Stores to the 20th Indiana Regiment, Encamped at Chicamacomico, 40 Miles from Hatteras Inlet&... See More  

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Rare Confederate newspaper...

Item #686757

September 10, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, Sept. 10, 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 from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The entire front page ... See More  

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Second Battle of Bull Run...

Item #686756

September 20, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 20, 1862  Present is the two page foldout: "Second Day of the Battle of Bull Run...National Forces Commanded by Major General Pope & the Rebel Troops by Generals Lee, Jackson & Longstreet". Note: this double page print was cut in half upon binding causing some loss.

Other prints include: "The Great National Bakery for the... See More  

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From the Confederacy with a report on Fort Hatteras...

Item #686332

July 16, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 16, 1861 

* Rare Confederate publication

This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline. The front page is entirely taken up with ads.
War related items are on page 2 include: "Weapons" "England & France Side with the Southern Confederacy"
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Full page focus on Lincoln, with a print...

Item #686261

May 01, 1865


* Abraham Lincoln assassination w/ print

 Phrenology is a theory that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of their skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

The feature of this issue is the page near the back which is devoted to Ab... See More  

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A pro-South newspaper from the North...

Item #685731

October 24, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1861  A newspaper from the North which had Confederate leanings.

Among the articles: "War News of the Week", "Fremont's Accounts & Fortifications Suspended", "How Secessionists are Made in Ohio", "Lexington After the Surrender", & much more.

Eight pages, some staining & foxing (do not deter readabil... See More  

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A review of the year 1863...

Item #685730

December 31, 1863

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 31, 1863  Certainly the prime content would be the lengthy page 2 report headed: "The Year 1863" in which the war events for 1863 are reviewed. The article takes over two columns.

Four pages, large folio size, some discrete archival mends at margins, generally good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Early months of the Civil War...

Item #685729

August 03, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 3, 1861 Page 4 & 5 column heads on the Civil War include: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "The President to Urge an Advance" "More of General McClellan's Discipline" "Capture of More Prizes" "A Flag of Truce From the Enemy" "The Rebel Account of  the Battle" "Rebellion Against Rebellion" & more.

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Monitor versus the Merrimac...

Item #685722

March 11, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 11, 1862 

* Battle of Hampton Roads

* Monitor vs. Merrimack

* Historic Civil War naval battle

Page 5 contains a full column report which carries over to the back page, headed: "THE NAVAL FIGHT" "Official Report of the Affair" "Fortunate Arrival of the Monitor" "The Damage to the Merrimac" "A Hole Stove In Her Side&qu... See More  

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From the Confederacy... Battle of Ball's Bluff

Item #685696

November 05, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 5, 1861 

* Battle of Ball's Bluff

* Capital of Confederacy

Among front page items are: "Northern War News--The Great Naval Expedition--General Butler on the Recruiting Service..." "Secretary Cameron's Order Concerning Slave Deserters" and other subheads. Inside has: "Army Of The Potomac" 'From Norfolk&qu... See More  

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The Seven Days' Battle begins...

Item #685695

June 26, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 26, 1862 

* Seven Days Battles beginning

* Robert E. Lee vs. McClellan

* Richmond VA Virginia

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "A Sharp Skirmish wit the Enemy" 'Heintzelman's Corps Engaged" "Gallant Conduct of Hooker's Division" "The Enemy Driven Out of Their Camps" and also: "Important From W... See More  

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