Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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671927

Civil War reports in a Charleston newspaper...

Item #671927

October 17, 1863

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 17, 1863  Perhaps the most famous newspaper from the Confederacy. The front page has: "Latest From East Tennessee" "Good News From Lee's Army" "Latest From the United States" "Letter from Richmond" & more. The back page has: "The Sufferings of the Border Missourians" "The Situation in E... See More  

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671877

General Hurlbut & his antisemiticism... Battle of Lookout Mountain....

Item #671877

November 27, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 27, 1863  The back page has a somewhat obscure article headed: "The Fright of the Jews--High Prices..." which reports: "Quite a sensation exists here & in other river cities about the order of Gen. Hurlburt [sic] at Memphis, by which all the able-bodied men are forced to enter the military service. Many parties with heavy stocks of goods went thither ... See More  

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671858

Nice coverage of the Lincoln funeral...

Item #671858

April 22, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1865  Half of the first column is taken up with a nice stack of headlines concerning Lincoln's funeral, including: "THE FUNERAL TRAIN" "Sad & Interesting Details of the Removal of the President's Remains from Washington to Baltimore" "The Obsequies in the Monumental City" "The Whole Route Draped in Black & the Entir... See More  

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671852

Rare Confederate title on the 2nd battle of Bull Run...

Item #671852

September 19, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Sept. 19, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Over half of the front page is taken up with the detailed report signed by the commanding Confederate General: John Pope, on the Second Battle of Antietam, with column heads: "The Recent Battles In Virginia" "Report of Maj.-General Pope&q... See More  

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671838

Winslow Homer front page Christmas print...

Item #671838

January 04, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1862  The full front page is a notable Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Boxes in Camp, 1861".

Among the prints inside are a full page with 4 scenes of a: "General view of Ship Island, showing the Landing of General Phelps's Brigade"; a full page: "Bird's-eye View of the Coast from Savannah, Ga. to Beaufort, S.C.";... See More  

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671833

Was U.S. Grant killed?

Item #671833

July 23, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 23, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are:  "The Great Contest: General Sherman's Operations" "Life In Kentucky--Guerrillas & Other Vermin..." "A Private Soldier's Letter" "The Late Raid--The Fight at Harper's Ferry" "Rebel News--Joe Johnston Superseded by Gen. Hood--Alleged Deat
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671832
Item #671832

January 08, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 8, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "The Rebel Government to Monopolize the Blockade Running Business" "A Fight at Dalton, Georgia" "The South Carolinians Called Out for the Defense of Charleston: "SHENANDOAH" "Affairs in Missouri & Arkansas" & much more.

Eight pages,... See More  

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671831

Much on the Battle of Murfreesboro...

Item #671831

January 15, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 15, 1863  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "LATE SOUTHERN NEWS" "The Battle Of Murfreesboro" "Rebel Account Of The Engagement" and more. Also: "Later Intelligence From Galveston" "Rebel Treachery Under A Flag Of Truce" "THE ATTACK ON VICKSBURG" "Full Details Of The Fight" "Str... See More  

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671830

Good coverage of the Seven Days' Battles...

Item #671830

July 05, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 5, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From General McClellan's Army" "Rebel Account of Monday's Fighting" "A Most Terrible Conflict" "The Rebel Loss Immense" "They are Finally Obliged to Retire" "Cheering Along the Whole Yankee Line" "The Rebels Acknowledge a Loss of 3,0... See More  

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671829

Graphic issue on the capture of Charleston...

Item #671829

February 22, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 22, 1865  Over half of the front page is dominated by a huge map with a very large heading: "OUR FLAG OVER CHARLESTON - Occupation of the City by the Forces of Major General Gillmore & Admiral Dahlgren."

Plus there are many column heads including: "CHARLESTON" "The City & All Its Defences Evacuated by the Rebels" "Its Occupatio... See More  

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671828

The Civil War in Missouri, with a map...

Item #671828

December 23, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 23, 1861 The front page features a map headed: "THE WAR IN MISSOURI - Map Showing Platte County & the Surrounding Vicinity".

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are The Troubles in Platte County, Mo." "How They Affect Gen. Hunter's Dept." "General Hunter's Ultimatum" "The Rebels Attempt to Drive the Union Troops f... See More  

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671827

Two Civil War maps from the Shenandoah...

Item #671827

March 30, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 30, 1862  The front page features two Civil War maps, headed: "The Valley Of The Shenandoah--Scene of General Banks' and General Shields' Operations" and the other: "The Battle Field Near Winchester--Portion of the Hostile Armies at the Commencement of the Battle, March 23, 1862". The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with related Civil War re... See More  

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671826

Map of Fort Wright, on the Mississippi...

Item #671826

April 24, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1862  Although the front page is mostly taken up with advertisements, the prime feature is certainly the nice Civil War map headed: "FORT WRIGHT ON THE MISSISSIPPI. Its Position & Strength--Important Section of the River--Commodore Foote's Attack." The ftpg. also has a column of news from Central and South America. There are some Civil War reports ... See More  

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671825

Great and huge Civil War map...

Item #671825

March 03, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, March 3, 1864  The front page is dominated by a huge and very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE CAVALRY RAID INTO VIRGINIA...Showing the Roads & Rivers Between the Rapidan & Richmond." Also first column heads including: "Kilpatrick's Brilliant Cavalry Movement Against Richmond" "Union Prisoners to be Released & the Rebel Capital Sack... See More  

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671824

The second War for Independence...

Item #671824

August 03, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, Aug. 3, 1861 This is one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in their dateline.

While the ftpg. is taken up with ads, inside has some war content as well as: "Tragic Affair" "Letters From Two Chaplains of N.C. Regiments" "The News" "Cavalry" "The Great Battle&q... See More  

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671823

Reports from the Civil War with a Confederate perspective...

Item #671823

February 24, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 24, 1863  The front page includes: "The Northern Press & the Mediation Question" "The Radicals on the War" which has several subheads including: "Re-Union--The South Independent--the Army Conservative--The Proclamation A Failure" and more. Also on the front page: "Horrible death of Confederate Prisoners&q... See More  

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671822

Electing a Confederate President...

Item #671822

September 05, 1861

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, September 5, 1861  Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital and consequently has much page 4 reporting of Acts from the Confederate Congress.

The front page has 1 1/2 columns on: "The Election For President And Vice President - List of Commissioners" chosen for: "...superintendin... See More  

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671821

Rebel newspaper account of the Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky...

Item #671821

February 06, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 6, 1862  The front page has a full columns of Acts from the Confederate Congress, plus various reports from Europe concerning the Civil War including: "An English Estimate of the Federal 'Victories' " "A Splendid Tribute to President Davis" 'Recognition of the Southern Confederacy".

Also on the ftpg: "... See More  

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671820

The railway system and the cotton trade...

Item #671820

September 17, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 17, 1862  Not only is this a newspaper from the Confederacy, it is from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page includes: "From The Army Of Northern Virginia" "From Western Virginia" "Latest From the North" "Telegraphic News--From Kentucky--From Tennessee--From Florida" "Effects of the War in E... See More  

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671819

Sherman is about to capture Savannah...

Item #671819

December 23, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Dec. 23, 1864  A newspaper not only from the Confederate state, but from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "The War News" "New Year's Dinner to General Lee's Army" "A Present For General Lee" "From Wilmington" and other smaller items in addition to a wealth of advertisements.

The back page has a ... See More  

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671818

Two letters signed by Robert E. Lee...

Item #671818

October 13, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 13, 1862  Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside are: "The Late Battle at Corinth" "From the Line of the Potomac" ""An Army Anecdote" "Hung in Effigy" "Latest Fro... See More  

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671817

The Battle at McDowell, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #671817

May 20, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, May 20, 1862  Among the articles: "The Destruction of the 'Virginia' "Pryor's Brigade" "The Battle at McDowell - Interesting Details of the Fight by a Participant" "War Matters' "The War News" "From  Corinth" and much more.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, various folds & crease... See More  

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671816

Newspaper from the Confederacy...

Item #671816

December 29, 1863

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Dec. 29, 1863  Among the articles: "National Fortitude" "From the United States--Proceedings in the Yankee Congress--Peace Resolutions" "The Confederate Congress which takes 1 1/3 columns; "From the Rapidan" "The Siege--173rd Day" "Suggestions About the Final Statements of Deceased Soldiers" and mor... See More  

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671752

The fall of Vicksburg, with many maps as well...

Item #671752

July 08, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, July 8, 1863  A great issue not only for the historic content on the capture of Vicksburg, but because it has four Civil War maps. Most of the front page is taken up with two maps, headed: "SURRENDER OF VICKSBURG" and the other: "THE FREEDOM OF THE MISSISSIPPI" with great one column headlines proclaiming the historic victory for the Yankees. It also includ... See More  

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671741

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #671741

March 01, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, March 1, 1862  One of the earliest Los Angeles newspapers we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

Four pages, nice condition.

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671734

Abraham Lincoln's General Orders 1, 2, and 3...

Item #671734
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 20, 1862 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* General War Orders No. 1, 2 & 3




Included is an article titled: "Late News - The President's War Orders", which includes the text of 3 orders (General Orders 1, 2, and 3), each signed in block type by the President: Abraham Lincoln.

Page 2 has an intriguing article: "The Black
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671725

Terrific issue on the surrender of Lee at Appomattox...

Item #671725

April 11, 1865

THE SEMI-WEEKLY TIMES, New York, April 11, 1865  Page 2 begins with: "The Crowning Victory" "Victory--Peace" with the leading dispatch reading: "This department has received the official report of the SURRENDER, THIS DAY, OF GEN. LEE AND HIS ARMY TO LIEUT. GENERAL GRANT, on the terms proposed by Grant. Details will be presented as speedily as possible."

This is ... See More  

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671681

1864 Abraham Lincoln for president notice....

Item #671681

October 06, 1864

MANUFACTURERS AND FARMERS JOURNAL, Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 6, 1864



* Abraham Lincoln for president notice



Despite the title of this newspaper, there is nice Civil War coverage with many one column headings. (see images for portion)

The first column of page 2 has a notice supporting: "For President Of The United States ABRAHAM LINCOLN Of Illinois- For Vice President Of The United... See More  

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671588

Synagogues hold memorial services... Much on the assassination & funeral of Lincoln...

Item #671588

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865  Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel" "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogue" and "Shaari [Shaare] Zedek" with each synagogue draped in mourning black.

It is quite unusual to find front page menti... See More  

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671587

Rare Confederate title from Mississippi...

Item #671587

October 31, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Oct. 31, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the articles are: "The Feeling in England in Regard to the War" "A Northern Opinion of Southern Society" "Fighting for our Rights in the Union--The Northern Democrats" "General Butler to be Looked After" &quo... See More  

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671540

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #671540

February 22, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Feb. 22, 1862  Save for a damaged issue from 1861, this is the earliest Los Angeles newspaper we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

The reports include: "General James Lane" "Latest Eastern Intelligence" which has much on the Civil War; "Report of Col. Haraszthy o... See More  

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671534

Sherman's march to the sea...

Item #671534

December 16, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES,  Dec. 16, 1864  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S ARMY" "Savannah Probably Fallen" "Kilpatrick Rumored Mortally Wounded", "NASHVILLE" "A GREAT BATTLE YESTERDAY" "GEN. THOMAS DEFEATS HOOD" "The Rebels Driven from Their Intrenchments" "The Battle Not Yet Ov... See More  

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671532

Was U.S. Grant killed?

Item #671532

July 23, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 23, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are:  "The Great Contest: General Sherman's Operations" "Life In Kentucky--Guerrillas & Other Vermin..." "A Private Soldier's Letter" "The Late Raid--The Fight at Harper's Ferry" "Rebel News--Joe Johnston Superseded by Gen. Hood--Alleged Deat
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671531

More on the Battle of Murfreesboro...

Item #671531

January 07, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 7, 1863  Among the many front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Great Battle of Murfreesboro" "Full Retreat of the Rebels at Night" "Pursuit of the Rebels" "The Losses of the Enemy" "Detailed Account of the Fighting" "From Gen. Burnside's Army" "The Latest News" and more.

Eight pages, ... See More  

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671530

Lincoln responds...

Item #671530

July 02, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 2, 1862  Among the ftpg.d column heads on the Civil War are: "Patriotic Proposition by the Loyal States" "Response of the President" which is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln; "The Fort on St. Charles River Abandoned" "Reported Bombardment of Vicksburg" "From the Army of Virginia" and much more.

Eight pages, nice conditi... See More  

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671529

Battle of Malvern Hill...

Item #671529

July 07, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 7, 1862  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Another Victory on the Mississippi" "Capture of Vicksburg" "The City Greatly Damaged" "It is to Be Utterly Destroyed" "From General McClellan's Army" "His Address to His Troops" with the full text printed here; "the Great Fight of Tu... See More  

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671526

The Confiscation Act - Lincoln's initial objections and passage...

Item #671526

July 18, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, NY, July 18, 1862  The front page has an abundance of coverage related to The (2nd) Confiscation Act, including: "Approval of the Confiscation Act by the President", the vote in the passage in the House and Senate, Lincoln's letter to the House and Senate detailing his initial objections, and his approval of the final version of the bill. Page 4 has the menti... See More  

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671525

Much on Lincoln's (2nd) Confiscation Act...

Item #671525

July 17, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 17, 1862  The first column of page 5 has the final version of the Confiscation Act. Page 4 has three articles which mention details of the act including: "The Confiscation Act Explained", an untitled article which mentions it being amended to meet resolve Lincoln's objections, and the mention of him not following normal procedure in regards to vetoin... See More  

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671524

Battle of Cedar Mountain...

Item #671524

August 22, 1862

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, August 22, 1862  This was one of only a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline & at the top of pages 2, 3 & 4. The ftpg. includes: "From Hardeeville, S.C.--A Gallant Dash on St. Helena Island--Capture of 36 Prisoners--A Yankee Lieut. Colonel Killed" "From Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Bar... See More  

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671523

From Confederate New Orleans...

Item #671523

September 18, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Sept. 18, 1861  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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671522

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #671522

February 23, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 23, 1864  The front page has: "The War News--Another Victory In Florida" "City Intelligence" "Another Escapade of Yankee Prisoners" "The Re-Enlistment in the Army--The 'Bitter End' and the 'Last Round' " and other items, including many ads.

The back page has a lengthy editorial, this one focused on the ... See More  

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671521

John Hunt Morgan escapes jail and is back in the field...

Item #671521

January 12, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 12, 1864  Among the front page items relating to the war are: "The War News", "Reading For Congress", "Scarcity of Fuel" "From the Rapid Ann" "Conscription of the Substitute Men". Also on the front page is a nice signed in type by: John H. Morgan, beginning: "Soldiers--I am once more among you af... See More  

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671520

Confederate title from Richmond...

Item #671520

February 10, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, February 10, 1863  The ftpg. includes: "From Fredericksburg" which begins: "The path to Heaven is not more straight & narrow than that of a correspondent from the seat of war...The indications of activity in the Yankee army still continue..." and much more. Also on the ftpg: "City Intelligence" "Additional From The Nort... See More  

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671517

Letter signed by Abraham Lincoln...

Item #671517

December 04, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 4, 1863  Among the many front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Great War Meeting" "Letter From President Lincoln" which is signed in type: A. Lincoln; "The War In Tennessee" "General Grant's Movements Still Contraband" "Rumored Demonstrations By the Rebels" "Bragg Reported Reinforced by Gen. Joe Johnston&q... See More  

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671506

The Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #671506

July 03, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, July 3, 1863  A terrific front page with great and graphic coverage of the first day's battle at the very significant Battle of Gettysburg.

The ftpg. includes two war-related maps headed: "The Battle Of Gettysburg. Scene of the Battle of Wednesday, July 1--The Cavalry Fight." and the other headed: "Our Occupation of Carlisle, Pa. The Barracks and Gas Works... See More  

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671498

The horrors of the Andersonville Prison Camp...

Item #671498

October 09, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 9, 1865  The front page has nice heads concerning the horrendous Andersonville prison camp from the Civil War: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial on Saturday" "Gen. Lee and Other Leading Rebels Not Allowed to Testify" "They are Co-conspirators with the Accused" "Expensive Witnesses for the Defense" "How the Government ... See More  

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671490

Last state-of-the-union address of the Civil War...

Item #671490

December 07, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 7, 1864  Almost the entire front page is taken up with Abraham Lincoln's annual state-of-the-union address, taking up 5 of the 6 columns and signed by him in type: Abraham Lincoln.

The top of the first column has: "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" "The Executive's Views and Recommendations" "An Increase of Naval Force on the Great Lakes" &qu... See More  

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671489

Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...

Item #671489

September 08, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 8, 1862  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 Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the &qu... See More  

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671472

Concerns about Missouri secessionists...

Item #671472

May 09, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 9, 1861  Page 5 has first column heads: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "Missouri Secessionists At Work" "Important Measures to Check Them" "Affairs at New Orleans" "The Home Guard Forced into the Army" "Immense Force Near Richmond". Many more early reports on the Civil War throughout.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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671462

Inaugurating the Union Baseball Grounds...

Item #671462

May 17, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 17, 1862  This was ostensibly a sporting & theater-themed newspaper with much on both.

Included under: "Base Ball" is an historic report of the "Grand Inauguration of the Union Base Ball & Cricket Grounds" with some detail. This was the famous "Union Grounds" in Brooklyn, details of which are on Wikipedia.

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