Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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661547

"...fight it out if it takes all summer..."

Item #661547

May 13, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1864 



* Battle of Spotsylvania VA Virginia

* General Robert E. Lee

* Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's famous quote




The front page has nice first column heads on the Civil War including: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Gen. Grant Says the Result is So Far Much in Our Favor" "Heavy Fighting on Wednesday" "Lee Sends In a Flag of Truce" &q... See More  

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$84.00
661534

Civil War map... Jeff Davis' inaugural address...

Item #661534

February 28, 1862

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 28, 1862  



 * Jefferson Davis inauguration

* President of the Confederacy

* Map inside Florida




There is a wealth of Civil War reporting on the front page including column heads: "The Burnside Expedition" "Condition of the Rebel Guns" "A Visit to Nag's Head" "The War in the South-West" "Nashvi... See More  

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$69.00
661529

General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch... The Confederate version of "Harper's Weekly"...

Item #661529

June 07, 1863

SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, June 7, 1863 



* General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch

* Very rare Confederate title




A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.

The front page is entirely taken up with a nice illustration of: "Genera... See More  

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$420.00
661494

Treatment of Jefferson Davis... Where is Robert E. Lee?

Item #661494

July 30, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 14, 1865  From shortly after the end of the Civil War, some of the headlines include: "From The South" "The Eastern Press" "The Prices of Negro Labor Fixed in Virginia" "Emphatic Repudiation of Negro Suffrage in Tennessee" "The Conspiracy Trials" "Trial of Prisoners in Hand Cuffs" "Treatment of J... See More  

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$36.00
661491

Latest reports on the Civil War...

Item #661491

June 15, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, June 15, 1862  Among the ftpg. column headlines on the Civil War are: "INTERESTING FROM NEW ORLEANS" News From North Carolina" "Mysterious Movements of the Rebel Forces" "Rebel Cavalry going in the Direction of Fredericksburg" "Arrival of the Jersey Blue" "News From Norfolk" and much more.

Eight pages, margin tears, some... See More  

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$25.00
661489

Stonewall Jackson...

Item #661489

July 26, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, July 26, 1862 



* General Stonewall Jackson

* Gordonsville, Virginia

* St. Louis, Missouri




Among the ftpg. column headlines on the Civil War are: "Important From Gen. Pope's Army" "Stonewall Jackson Preparing for Another Expedition" "Thirty Thousand Rebel Troops at and Near Gordonsville", "Rout Of Stuart's Rebel Cavalry" ... See More  

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$32.00
661484

War-related events in Congress...

Item #661484

February 19, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Conscription Bill in the House" "A Home for Disabled Soldiers" "Copperheadism in the House" "Late Southern News" "Copperhead Movement in Kentucky" "From Cairo and Below" and more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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$29.00
661482

Defeat of the rebels...

Item #661482

March 02, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 2, 1863  Among the front page column heads are: "The Attack On Vicksburg" "Opening the Way to the Rear" "Skirmish & Defeat of the Rebels" "Notice to Deserters from the Potomac Army" and more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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$29.00
661481

Naval events in the Civil War...

Item #661481

March 03, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 3, 1863  Among the front page column heads are: "Another Naval Disaster" "Capture of the U.S. Gunboat Indianola by the Rebels" "Capture & Burning of the Ship Jacob Bell by the Florida" "Running the Wilmington, N.C., Blockade" "Resignation of General Sigel" and more.

Eight pages, great condition.

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$29.00
661461

Detailed account of Murfreesboro, from the Confederate capital...

Item #661461

January 16, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 16, 1863 



* Battle of Stones River

* Murfreesboro TN Tennessee

* From capital of the Confederacy




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

Over two columns of the front page are taken up with much detail on: "The Battle Of Murfreesboro" with the photos showing on the beginning. Nice to have details... See More  

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$159.00
661459

The Confederates on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #661459

July 11, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg

* Rebel account




Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

The front page includes: "Charleston" "Yankee Agents In England" "The Courts" "City Intelligence" "Prisoners" "Sale of Negroes in Georgia" wi... See More  

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$870.00
661457

Much on the war from the Confederacy...

Item #661457

November 07, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 7, 1861 



* From the Confederate capital

* Jefferson Davis proclamation




A very nice & successful newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Southern Politics in Europe" "The Great Kentucky Conspiracy--Startling Revelations--The Hypocrisy of the United Leaders Exposed..." with various related d... See More  

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$73.00
661421

Two Proclamations signed by Jefferson Davis...

Item #661421

March 07, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, March 7, 1862 



* From the Confederate capital

* Jefferson Davis proclamations




From the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "The Battle-Field Around Fort Donelson" "Notes Of The War" "The Late Outrage on the Rio Grande" & more. Pg. 2 has a lengthy editorial: "The War--Past, Present, & Future". Als... See More  

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$87.00
661356

Reporting the end of the Civil War and events relating to Lincoln's assassination...

Item #661356

April 27, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, April 27, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln's funeral

* Closing events of the Civil War




Although much of the issue is taken up with the closing events of the Civil War, some inside pages have nice content concerning the Lincoln assassination, including reports: "The Funeral Train" "Reception of the President's Remains in the State Capital" "A... See More  

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$63.00
661030

Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant...

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House...

Item #661030

May 23, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 23, 1864 



* Generals Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant

* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House - Virginia

* Rare Confederate title from the rebel capital




A very famous newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page items are: "The War News" with subheads: "From the Peninsula", "From the Southside",... See More  

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$105.00
660987

Much on the Battle of Gettysburg from a soldier involved...

Item #660987

July 17, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 17, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg

* Great reporting from rebel eyewitness (soldier)




Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

The front page has various war-related content, including items headed: "The News" and a lengthier report: "Spies In The South" and other related it... See More  

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$2,130.00
660986

Much on the war, from the Confederacy... After Gettysburg & Vicksburg...

Item #660986

July 16, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 16, 1863   



* Post Gettysburg and Vicksburg

* During Robert E. Lee's retreat

* Rare Confederate title from the rebel capital




Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.



A wealth of nice reporting in this issue with the front page having: "The News" with some text on Lee&#... See More  

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$270.00
660985

Follow-up to Gettysburg, and so much more...

Item #660985

July 08, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 8, 1863  Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

A great issue on the events surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg, with reaction of nearby cities, the retreat & pursuit of the Confederates,  reports on the events immediately following Gettysburg, and more.

The front page includes: "... See More  

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$725.00
660928

One of the more fascinating publishers from the Civil War...

Item #660928

March 22, 1865

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, March 22, 1865 



* Very rare Civil War title 

* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow

* Final weeks of the rebellion




W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Me... See More  

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$280.00
660895

Map of the Battle of Cedar Mountain...

Item #660895

August 11, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 11, 1862 



* Battle of Cedar Mountain - Culpeper County, Virginia

* Stonewall Jackson vs. Gen. John Pope

* A Confederate victory - w/ large map of the region




The front page is dominated by the large & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE SITUATION IN VIRGINIA" with related one column heads including: "Another Great Battle" "Engagement ... See More  

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$75.00
660894

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

Item #660894

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" (see). Nice column heads on the war include: "The War In Virginia" 'The Intentions of Gen. Lee" "The Junction of the Armies" & more.

Eight pages, bit of... See More  

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$56.00
660740

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

Item #660740

June 18, 1863

THE DAILY REBEL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 18, 1863 



* Very rare Confederate publication

* Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia




An extremely rare broadside newspaper and a great title for a Confederate newspaper.

This is the vol. 1 number 270 issue of a title which began August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from just prior to the Confederate invasion of the North and the Battle of ... See More  

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$3,350.00
660672

A Proclamation by Jefferson Davis...

Item #660672

May 05, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 5, 1862 



* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* From the capital of the Confederacy




Not just a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy.  Page 2 has a lengthy editorial concerning the Civil War. Also inside are: "Movements & Spirit of the War" "The Fall of Fort Macon" "The Spirit of the So... See More  

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$84.00
660669

From this Confederate port city...

Item #660669

July 18, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 18, 1861 



* Rare Confederate title



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: "Who Began the War?" "Later War News" "Repulse of the Enemy" &qu
... See More  

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$108.00
660628

Battle at Locust Grove...

Item #660628

December 02, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 2, 1863



* Battle of Mine Run

* Meade vs. Robert E. Lee




Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "Success of the Advance Movement" "Crossing the Rapidan" "Sharp Engagement at Locust Grove" "He is Driven Back & Routed" "The Ground Literally Covered with them" "General Meade Prepares for a Grand Assault... See More  

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$28.00
660620

With a map of Savannah...

Item #660620

April 03, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 3, 1862 



* Savannah, Georgia map

* Fort Pulaski




Among the column heads on the Civil War on inside pages are: "The War For The Union" "The Deportation of Slaves" "The Operations Near Savannah" "Official Report of Flag Officer Dupont" "The Rebels Utterly Demoralized" "Weak Stand by Ashby's Forces".

P... See More  

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$34.00
660595

Confederate answer to Harper's Weekly... General John Morgan......

Item #660595

December 20, 1862

SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, Dec. 20, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate title

* General John Hunt Morgan




A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.

A nice feature of this issue is the large front page illustration which is different fro... See More  

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$540.00
660594

From Texas during the Civil War...

Item #660594

September 23, 1864

GALVESTON TRI-WEEKLY NEWS, Texas, September 23, 1864 



* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy



Although the title notes "Galveston", the dateline notes it was printed in nearby Houston, as it is likely moving a bit more inland offered greater security from the Yankee forces.

Confederate newspapers from Texas are very uncommon particularly from before or during the Civ... See More  

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$570.00
660591

Rare Confederate title reports on the siege of Vicksburg, just before its fall…

Item #660591

July 02, 1863

CAROLINA SPARTAN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, July 2, 1863



* Very rare Confederate title

* Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi




A rare Confederate title to say the least. The front page begins with some nice reporting on the siege of Vicksburg with reports headed “From Vicksburg” which include some over optimistic thoughts: “…that perfect confidence prevails among our ... See More  

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$540.00
660383

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

Item #660383

March 22, 1862

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

Notable content in this volume I, number 2 issue includes a pg. 3 report: "Details of the Naval Fight in Hampton Roads" which is well-written and quite informative and takes one and a half columns. Good coverage about the attack by the Merrimack, followed by details of the engagement between the two famous iron-clads. In th... See More  

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$285.00
660180

An anti-Lincoln newspaper from the Civil War...

Item #660180

July 28, 1864

THE GENIUS OF LIBERTY, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, July 28, 1864 



* Uncommon title

* Anti-Abraham Lincoln




Among the articles in this anti-Lincoln newspaper: "The Late National Humiliation - Review of the Recent Invasion" "Stinging Article From the National Intelligencer" "What it Costs to Disregard Gen. McClellan's Advice" "Mr. Lincoln's Opinion ... See More  

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$38.00
660148

Latest from Atlanta, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #660148

September 29, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Results of the Summer Campaign" "Hood's New Movement" "From the Georgia Front--Affairs at Atlanta" "Latest From the Valley" "and more.

Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner mast... See More  

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$83.00
660144

War news from this notable Confederate city...

Item #660144

October 05, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 5, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War

* Siege of Petersburg campaign - U.S. Grant




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "From Our Army In Georgia" "The Movements Above Richmond--A Victory in Western Virginia" "From Grant's Army at Petersburg" "General Hardee" and more.... See More  

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$64.00
660143

War news from this notable Confederate city...

Item #660143

October 08, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 8, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War

* Battle of Darbytown and New Market




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Good News from the Valley--Sheridan Retreating Before Early" "Another Victory Below Richmond" "Fort Delaware" "From Hood's Army" "Latest Northern Repo... See More  

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$82.00
660142

War news from this notable Confederate city...

Item #660142

October 06, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 6, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Vice President Stephens and Reconstruction" " "Letter from Richmond" "Affairs on Morris Island--A Yankee Description of the 'Pen' and its Occupants" "The President and the Army" "... See More  

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$82.00
660140

News from Hood's operations...

Item #660140

October 19, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 19, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The News of Hood's Operations" "Letter from Richmond" "From the Valley - Camp near New Market" "Interesting from the North" "Mobile and Charleston" and more.

Some war items on the ... See More  

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$67.00
660139

Sherman's report on the Atlanta campaign...

Item #660139

October 20, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 20, 1864 



* Rare publicaton from the origin of the Civil War

* General William T. Sherman & the Atlanta campaign




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Important From Hood--Our Army on the Outskirts of Chattanooga" "Successful Skirmishing In Florida" "Yankee Reports from Louisiana" "From th... See More  

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

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$83.00
660138

Morgan's betrayer... Ben Butler's anger...

Item #660138

October 22, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 22, 1864 



* From the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "News From the North" which includes a dispatch signed by Benjamin Butler, concerning anger over the Confederates employing captured colored soldiers in digging trenches, with his similar retaliation (see).

"Mrs. Lucy Williams--Mor... See More  

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$70.00
660134

President Jefferson Davis addresses his Congress...

Item #660134

November 08, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Nov. 8, 1864 



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Glorious Achievements of Forrest's Horse Marines" "Yankee Army News" "The Tennessee Valley Campaign" "The President's Message" in which he presents ... See More  

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$84.00
660129

Teasing the competition... Civil War maps...

Item #660129

December 11, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 11, 1861  The front page has two interesting features: first, a nice Civil War map headed: "Topographical Map Of Virginia. From Leesburgh to Mathias Point and the Rappahannock, including Washington & Manassas." showing much detail.

Secondly, there are two cartoons making fun of the newspaper's competition, the New York Herald, with the first showing: &q... See More  

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$49.00
660128

Six Civil War maps... Lincoln's first state-of-the-union address...

Item #660128

December 04, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 4, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln's annual address

* Six Civil War maps in 1 issue

* Columbus, Kentucky & Memphis, Tennessee




A terrific display issue as the front page is mostly taken up with five Civil War maps, headed: "Map Of Columbus, Kentucky, Showing The Rebel Fortifications" "The Rebel Fort Harris" "The Rebel Forts Wright and Rand... See More  

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$63.00
660127

Operations at Island No. 10 in the Mississippi...

Item #660127

March 28, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, March 28, 1862 



* Battle of Island Number Ten

* New Madrid MO Missouri




The front page has a one column map headed: "Operations In The West" "Progress of the Bombardment at Island No. 10" "The Plans of Commodore Foote Being Slowly but Surely Consummated" "Movements of the Rebels."

Other one column Civil War heads on the ftpg. incl... See More  

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$36.00
660119

Battle of Shiloh, with a map...

Item #660119

April 10, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, April 10, 1862 



* Battle of Shiloh w/ map

* Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee




The front page features a map titled: "THE FIELD OF CONFLICT IN THE SOUTHWEST" showing portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.

Among the one column headlines on the war are: "THE BATTLE OF PITTSBURGH" "Important Particulars of the Terr... See More  

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$82.00
660115

Thanking Jews for the name Shiloh... Map of the Shenandoah Valley...

Item #660115

April 18, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, April 18, 1862 



* Memphis TN Tennessee

* Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing)

* Jews - Jewish - Judaica




The front page features a nice, detailed map headed: "THE PRESENT SCENE OF OPERATIONS IN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. Map showing the Line of the Mississippi from Cairo to Memphis & the Rebel Forts, Including Fort Pillow...".

There are also nice column head... See More  

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$63.00
660114

Two Civil War maps: one of the Cotton States...

Item #660114

April 19, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1862 



* Southern Confederate states map



The front page is dominated by a very large & detailed Civil War map headed: "The Field Of Operations In the Cotton States." showing all or portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida & Tennessee. The other map is on the front page of the "Supplement", which has its ... See More  

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$78.00
660113

Capture of New Orleans!...

Item #660113

April 28, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1862 



* Capture of New Orleans, Louisiana

* General Benjamin Butler




This issue reports one of the more significant events of the Civil War: the capture of New Orleans, the Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi. With this important event the northern forces were well on their way towards controlling the very strategic Mississippi River corridor.

The first ... See More  

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$83.00
659741

Battle at Point of Rocks...Trent Affair

Item #659741

December 20, 1861

DAILY SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, December 20, 1861



* "Point of Rocks" (Pennsylvania-Maryland border)

* The "Trent Affair"




This Civil war era issue has multiple war-related reports including one re: 'Point of Rocks." Another article is regards to 'The Trent Affair." Other news of the day and period advertising are found throughout. See images... See More  

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$24.00
659731

Jeff Davis on the run... Another rebel general surrenders...

Item #659731

May 09, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 9, 1865 



* Dick Taylor surrenders

* Jefferson Davis on the run

* Union soldiers coming home




Among the front page column heads on the events immediately following the Civil War are: "HOMEWARD  BOUND" "The Army of the Potomac in Richmond" "40,000 Heroes March Through that City" "FLIGHT OF JEFF. DAVIS" "He Was at Washi... See More  

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$38.00
659697

First printing of "Barbara Frietchie", by John Greenleaf Whittier...

Item #659697
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), October, 1863  This literary magazine contains the first publication of the famed poem by John Greenleaf Whittier: "Barbara Frietchie". It is a story of a very patriotic old woman in Frederick, Maryland, who would defy General Jackson as his troops entered town. The most famous line would have to be: "Shoot, if you must, this old gray head; But s... See More  

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$300.00
659472

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

Item #659472

September 01, 1863

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



* Very rare Confederate item

* Chickamauga campaign




An extremely rare broadside newspaper, and the first we have added to our inventory in 43 years.

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

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$4,150.00
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