Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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688168

Terrific reporting on the Battle of Bull Run...

Item #688168

July 23, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 23, 1861  



* Battle of Bull Run # 1

* Manassas VA Virginia

* 1st major battle of the Civil War

* Confederate victory




Page 4 has some nice column heads on the battle of Bull Run, the first major battle of the Civil War, including: "THE GREAT BATTLE" "Incidents of Heroism" "The Battle Decisively Won" "The Enemy Attempt to Pursue... See More  

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$82.00
688157

Fighting in Maryland...

Item #688157

September 14, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 14, 1862



* Kanawha Valley Campaign of 1862

* Battle of Harper's Ferry West Virginia

* Confederate invasion of the North




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Invasion Of Maryland" "Rumors of a Heavy Battle Below Hagerstown" 'Jackson Supposed to be Engaged with The National Forces at Martinsburg" "Fighting at... See More  

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688155

Second battle of Bull Run... Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain...

Item #688155

September 03, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 3, 1862  



* 2nd Second Battle of Bull Run

* General Stonewall Jackson

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* Robert E. Lee & Jefferson Davis




The front page has a great deal on the Civil War--from the Confederate perspective--including items headed: "From the Army of Northern Virginia" which includes some nice coverage of the bat... See More  

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$86.00
688142

Lincoln's views on exchange of officers of colored regiments...

Item #688142

September 12, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 12, 1863  The front page has "An Unfounded Rumor" that: "...one thousand Yankee cavalry had crossed the Pamunkey...& were moving across King William...robbing & pillaging..." with more. Also: "From Charleston" "From the Southwest" and many ads. 

Plus nearly 2 columns are headed: "Acts... See More  

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688136

The capture of Fort Henry...

Item #688136

February 08, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 8, 1862  



* Fort Henry, Tennessee captured

* In a Confederate publication




The front page has: "Notes Of The War--The 'Situation' In Kentucky--Position of the Hostile Armies--The Five Grand Divisions of the Federal Army & Where They Are" "The North & the War--How to Raise the Money" "A Yankee's Experien... See More  

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688134

An English opinion of Yankee courage...

Item #688134

February 15, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 15, 1862  



* Rare rebel publication



Half of the front page is taken up with ads, plus there is: "Interesting from Europe" which includes a subhead: "The Mason-Slidell Affair--An English Opinion Of Yankee Courage--The American Difficulty at the Court of France..." and more. Also on the front page: "Notes Of The War&quo... See More  

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688133

Death of General Zollicoffer... Fort Donelson...

Item #688133

February 17, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 17, 1862 



* From the capital of the Confederacy



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, with war reports from the Confederate perspective. The front page includes: "A Lay Sermon "Traitors In Western Virginia" "Notes Of The War" which includes: "General McClellan Must Advance--Death of General Zollicoffer... See More  

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688132

Fall of Fort Donelson: breaking news... End of the Provisional Southern Confederacy... States join the Confederacy...

Item #688132

February 18, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 18, 1862 



* Fall of Fort Donelson: breaking news...

* End of the Provisional Southern Confederacy

* State join the Confederacy




Half of the front page is taken up with ads and notices, and half with news items including: "The Northern Congress--Amusing Picture of The War--A Yankee Congressman at Bull Run" and other items. But the most s... See More  

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688131

From Confederate New Orleans...

Item #688131

February 18, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 18, 1862 



* Rare Confederate publication from the deep South



Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a f... See More  

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688130

Capture of Fort Donelson... Warnings by the editor...

Item #688130

February 19, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 19, 1862  



* Battle of Fort Donelson - Captured

* From the capital of the Confederacy




The front page has both ads and news, including: "The Stone Blockade In Europe" "What Is Thought Of It" "Notes of the War" which has subheads: "The Ruin of Our Army" "The North & the Blockade" 'Yankee Sp... See More  

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688129

Confederate New Orleans...

Item #688129

February 20, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 20, 1862  Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans ... See More  

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688128

New Orleans during the Confederacy...

Item #688128

February 21, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 21, 1862  



* Rare Confederate publication from the deep South



Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a ... See More  

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688123

Nice reports on Sherman in Georgia... The burning of Atlanta...

Item #688123

November 26, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 26, 1864



* Burning of Atlanta, Georgia

* General William T. Sherman

* From the Capital of the Confederacy




The front page has: "The War News" with various items; "Death of a Midshipman" "Virginia Methodist Episcopal Conference" "Later From The North" "Sherman's March Through Georgia" which takes t... See More  

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688122

Great issue on the Battle of Gettysburg... From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #688122

July 06, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, July 6, 1863 



* Historic Battle of Gettysburg

* From the Confederate perspective




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

Although the front page has much reporting on the Civil War, certainly the most significant content in this issue is the rather lengthy & detailed reporting on ... See More  

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688121

Terrific on the Battle of Gettysburg, with editorial comment...

Item #688121

July 07, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 7, 1863  



* Fantastic Battle of Gettysburg Coverage

* Rare Confederate title from rebel capital




The front page has various war items including: "The Army of the Pamunkey--The Attack on the South Anna Bridge". There is also a great front page letter datelined "Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1863" which is prefaced with: &... See More  

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688116

Much reporting from the Confederate perspective...

Item #688116

January 29, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 29, 1862  



* Rare rebel publication



The front page has advertisements and 3 columns on: "The Northern Congress--The New Treasury Bill--Interesting Debate on the War" carrying over to page. 2.

Page 2 has a very nice editorial in which they examine & discuss the "...four grand objects..." or goals of the Yankees for 1862: &q... See More  

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688115

News from the Confederate capital...

Item #688115

February 05, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 5, 1862 



* Capital of the Confederacy



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

The front page includes: "The Grand Yankee Army" "Interesting & Valuable Statistics" "Report of the Sanitary Commission" "Condition of the Army--State of the Camps--How the Soldier... See More  

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688113

Nashville surrenders... So much more.

Item #688113

February 27, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 27, 1862  



* Fall of Nashville, Tennessee

* Edenton, North Carolina




Among the Civil War reports on the inside pages are: "From Pamlico Sound" "All Quiet at Elizabeth City" "The War in the South-West" "Occupation of Nashville Confirmed" "Martial Law in West Tennessee" "The Rebel Prisoners at Chicago" &quo... See More  

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688112

Crisis in the South...

Item #688112

December 30, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 30, 1860  Among the front page column heads on the events that would lead to the Civil War, are: "THE REVOLUTION" "Resignation of the Secretary of War" "Extraordinary Ultimatum of the South Carolina Commissioners" "The Admission of New Mexico with or Without Slavery, Recommended" "Seizure of a Revenue Cutter by the South ... See More  

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688106

Crisis in the South...

Item #688106

December 17, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 17, 1860  



* Pre Civil War tensions - Southern crisis

* Abraham Lincoln as president elect




Among the one column headlines on the tensions building in the South prior to the Civil War are: "THE NATIONAL CRISIS" "The Reaction at the Court" "Fears of the Abolitionists in Boston and Brooklyn" "The Police Out In Force" "Impo... See More  

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688105

Civil War map of Cape Hatteras...

Item #688105

January 29, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 29, 1862  



* General Ambrose Burnside

* North Carolina expedition

* Cape Hatteras map




The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Burnside Expedition. Map Showing Hatteras Inlet, Caper Hatteras & Loggerhead Inlet".

Several front page column heads on the Civil War including: "The Burnside Expedition" "Most of the Fleet &... See More  

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688101

Editor takes a rare, pessimistic view of the war...

Item #688101

January 08, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 8, 1862  



* Capital of the Confederacy



A nice newspaper from the Confederacy, and from the capital of the Confederacy as well. 

Half of the front page is taken up with ads, plus there is: "From The South Carolina Coast" "Lincoln's Message In Europe--Opinions of the English Press--The Position of England on the Issues Be... See More  

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688100

Inaugural Address of President Jefferson Davis... The fall of Fort Donelson...

Item #688100

February 24, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, February 24, 1862 



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* President Jefferson Davis inauguration

* Best publication to be had ? (very rare)




Not only is this a great Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy and as such contains a great wealth of the latest news and battle reports.

Certainly the most significant content i... See More  

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688097

Oath of allegiance required in Virginia...

Item #688097

July 24, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, July 24, 1862  



* Surprise at Greenville, Missouri

* Confederate guerrillas attack

* Captain William T. Leeper




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Army of Virginia" "Important Orders Issued by Gen. Pope" "All Disloyal Male Citizens Within His Lines to be Arrested" "Those Who Refuse to Take the Oath t
... See More  

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688096

Jeff Davis's speech to the troops...

Item #688096

October 25, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 25, 1863 



* Jefferson Davis speech

* Confederate president

* re. Chickamauga victory




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Advance of Gen. Banks on the Bayou Teche" "Interesting from the Texas Coast" "From the Rebel States" "Address of Jeff. Davis to Bragg's Army" which is signed in type: Jefferson... See More  

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688095

Atlanta, Georgia during the Civil War...

Item #688095

July 23, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, July 23, 1864  



* Battle of Atlanta, Georgia

* General William T. Sherman




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "ATLANTA" "A Battle on Thursday" "The Enemy Defeated" "Our Forces Steadily Pushing the Rebels" "Army of the Potomac" "Late Southern News" "Gen. Johnston Relieved from Command&qu... See More  

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688094

From the closing weeks of the Civil War...

Item #688094

March 02, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1865 



* Fall of Richmond nears

* Final weeks of the Civil War




The front page has some rather large & bold one column heads including: "THE SOUTH" "Great Excitement in the Rebel Capital" "The Abandonment of Richmond" "The Removal of Guns and Military Stores in Progress" "Consternation of the Citizens" "U... See More  

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688093

Sherman is close to taking Savannah...

Item #688093

December 10, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 10, 1864  



* William T. Sherman

* March to the sea

* Savannah, Georgia




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S MARCH" "Highly Important News" "Our Army Near Savannah" "The Rebels Are Reticent No Longer" "Savannah Probably Reached Yesterday" "ARMY OF THE POTOMAC" "The T... See More  

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688092

Advancing upon Vicksburg...

Item #688092

May 26, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, May 26, 1863  



* Vicksburg, Mississippi campaign

* General Ulysses S. Grant operations




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "VICKSBURGH" "News From Gen. Grant's Army..." "Our Centre Within One Mile of Vicksburg Court-House" "6,000 Prisoners Already Captured" "Occupation of the Works at Haines' Bluff... See More  

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688090

Jefferson Davis and his government...

Item #688090

March 23, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, March 23, 1865 



* Confederates falling apart

* Nearing the end of war

* Sherman at Goldsboro NC




Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Jeff. Davis And His Government" "The Rebel Senate in Judgment on the Rebel President" "The Revelation Of Dispair" "Lee the Forlorn Hope of the Rebels" and more... See More  

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688089

Map of the Vicksburg vicinity...

Item #688089

July 13, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD July 13, 1862  The front page features a nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "The Bombardment Of Vicksburg - Location of the City & the New Canal--Present Position of the Union Fleets." 

There are many ftpg. one column war heads including: "The Siege of Vicksburg" "Sketch of Vicksburg & Surrounding Country" "Strength of th... See More  

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688081

Battle of Lookout Mountain....

Item #688081

November 27, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 27, 1863  



* Battle of Lookout Mountain

* Chattanooga campaign - Tennessee




Among the column headlines on the Civil War are: "GRANT'S GREAT VICTORY" "A 'Complete Victory' Announced by Gen. Grant" "Splendid Conduct of Our Troops" "Bragg's Army Completely Crushed" "His Demoralized Forces in Full Flight Towar... See More  

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688080

Ulysses S. Grant at Vicksburg...

Item #688080

May 23, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1863  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT NEWS" "The Operations of Gen. Grant Against Vicksburgh" "A Great Battle at Edwards' Ferry" "Defeat of the Rebel General Pemberton" "Heavy Losses on Both Sides" "Details of Grant's Movements" "News From New Orleans" &... See More  

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688079

Lincoln's Proclamation to deserters...

Item #688079

March 11, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln proclamation to deserters

* General William T. Sherman Southern march

* Final month of the Civil War




Among the front page Civil War column heads are: "SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN" "Important Reports From New Bern" "Fayetteville Said to be in Possession of Our Forces" "Sherman's Advance within Forty Miles of ... See More  

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688078

Beauregard takes command...

Item #688078

October 27, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 27, 1864



* 20 inch Rodman Gun first tested

* John Paul Jones Park - Fort Hamilton

* Brooklyn, New York cannon

* American Civil War




The back page has a very interesting report headed: "The Largest Gun In the World" "Successful Trial of the Twenty-Inch Rodman Gun at Fort Hamilton" (see) This 20-inch version in the largest muzzle loading cannon ever ... See More  

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688076

Abraham Lincoln Proclamation for more soldiers…

Item #688076

October 19, 1863

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 19, 1863   



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Proclamation for more soldiers




Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION" which is signed in type by him: Abraham Lincoln. Also: "Another Call For Soldiers" "Three Hundred Thousand Volunteers Asked For" "The Army Of The Cumber
... See More  

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688075

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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688074

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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688073

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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688072

The siege of Vicksburg...

Item #688072

June 04, 1863

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, June 4, 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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688058

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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688053

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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688050

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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688049

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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$116.00
688047

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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688044

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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688031

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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$875.00
688030

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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$133.00
688028

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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$535.00
688027

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
... See More  

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$235.00
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