Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War

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658556

Responding to General Clinton's offer for a reconciliation...

Item #658556

April 03, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781 



* General Henry Clinton

* Peace with Americans ?

* Revolutionary War




Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to a... See More  

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$450.00
658548

From the closing months of the Revolutionary War...

Item #658548

January 30, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 30, 1781 



* American Revolutionary War

* Closing months - nice masthead




Most of the reports are European, with page 2 have some news from the Caribbean. Also an item noting: "We are assured that the revolted troops of the Pennsylvania line have returned to their duty."

Four pages, decorative lettering in the ... See More  

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$140.00
658488

One of the best to be had on Lincoln's assassination... A Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #658488

April 16, 1865

SUNDAY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic)

* It is BEST to have reports from the city where an event occurred.




As might be imagined newspapers from Washington reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are exceedingly scarce and exceedingly desirable. Although newspapers from New York & Philadelphia remain among the most so... See More  

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$2,400.00
658487

Perhaps the best to be had on Lincoln's assassination... A Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #658487

April 15, 1865

DAILY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic 1st report)

* It is BEST to have reports from the city where it occurred




As might be imagined newspapers from Washington reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are exceedingly scarce and exceedingly desirable. Although newspapers from New York & Philadelphia remain among the... See More  

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$6,800.00
658479

Perhaps the definitive Battle of Gettysburg issue...

Item #658479

July 06, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 6, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

* Most historic battle of the Civil War


* Great reporting - one of the best to be had




A terrific issue reporting the result of the very historic Battle of Gettysburg, with nearly two-thirds of the front pages first column taken up with related heads, atop of which is a nice patriotic emblem. They include: "THE G... See More  

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$765.00
658478

Great "Extra" edition on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #658478

July 05, 1863

THE NEW YORK HERALD--EXTRA, July 5, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

* Most historic battle of the Civil War




A terrific and quite graphic issue on the Battle of Gettysburg with nearly a full front page column of heads concerning the battle, including a nice patriotic graphic (see). Note that most of these heads are actually in the Herald issue of July 6, but this being a larg... See More  

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$570.00
658477

Yankees capture the Confederate capital... War nears its end...

Item #658477

April 04, 1865

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 4, 1865 



* Richmond, Virginia falls (1st report)

* Confederate capital - war nears the end




One of the middle columns of the front page announces one of the more significant events of the Civil War with: "VIRGINIA ! " "GLORIOUS NEWS ! " "Richmond Is Ours!" "Evacuation of Petersburg!" "Tremendous Fighting!&q... See More  

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$320.00
658237

Terrific & rare broadside "Extra" on the capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #658237

May 14, 1865

STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865 



* Very rare miniature broadside

* Capture of Jefferson Davis

* President of the Confederacy




A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.

The three headlines ... See More  

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$2,300.00
657852

Battle of Greenbrier River...

Item #657852

October 05, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York, October 5, 1861 



* Battle of Greenbrier River - West Virginia



Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Defeat of Lee's Rebel Forces at Greenbrier by Gen. Reynolds" "Decisive Battle Near Lexington" "Evacuation of Lexington by the Rebels" "Gen. Sherman Appointed to the Department of ... See More  

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$32.00
657844

1862 Civil War - Iuka Mississippi... Raising the Black Flag...

Item #657844

October 04, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, NY, October 4, 1862



* Raising the Black Flag - the end of Yellow Fever Epidemic
* The war in Missouri
 
This 8 page newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includ
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$32.00
657842

Port Hudson... The Yazoo Pass Expedition...

Item #657842

March 17, 1863

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 17, 1863



* Yazoo Pass Expedition

* Port Hudson




This 8 page newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes the following headlines: "OPERATIONS ON THE MISSISSIP
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$32.00
657841

Gen. McClellan nominated for President... Surrender of Fort Morgan, Alabama...

Item #657841

September 01, 1864

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 1, 1864



* Fort Morgan, Mobile, Alabama

* General McClellan Nominated for President
 
This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes the following headlines: "CHICAGO CONVENTION" "McClellan Nominated for President" "A Peace Horse and A
... See More  

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$36.00
657802

Civil War map - Corinth, Mississippi.....

Item #657802

October 06, 1862

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York, October 6, 1862.

 
* Pittsburg, Tennessee
* Monterey, Tennessee
* Purdy, Tennessee



This 8 page newspaper is in nice condition (except for some margin wear) due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first
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$45.00
657623

Lincoln's funeral & closing moments of the Civil War...

Item #657623

April 24, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 24, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln funeral journey

* Civil War cleanup in the South

* Sherman's victory march




All columns on all pages are black-bordered for the death & funeral of Abraham Lincoln. Among the front page column heads are: "SHERMAN" "Negotiations With Johnston" "A Suspension of Hostilities..." "Immediate Resumpt... See More  

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$60.00
657502

Patent cow-milker... publication on inventions...

Item #657502

January 24, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 24, 1863  The front cover has an illustration entitled "The Celebrated Patent Cow-Milker" and "Colvin's Breast Pump" with an accompanying article. Within the issue are: "Lane's Patent Potato-Digger"; "Swift's Patent Chimney-Fastener"; "Drake's Patent Churn Power" and additional articles an... See More  

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$28.00
657329

Large Civil War map of Virginia: Battle of Spotsylvania...

Item #657329

May 16, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 16, 1864 



* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee

* Civil War Overland Campaign w/ map




Over half of the front page is taken up with a large & detailed Civil War map headed: "GEN. GRANT'S ADVANCE TO RICHMOND." Among the first column heads on the war are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Gen. Lee's Retreat ... See More  

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$60.00
657241

The surrender of Lee at Appomattox...

Item #657241

April 15, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 15, 1865 



* General Robert E. Lee surrenders

* Battle of Appomattox Court House




An inside page has over a full column taken up with a report headed: "THE GREAT VICTORY" which is an editorialized report concerning the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General U.S. Grant at Appomattox.

The report concludes with: "The surrender of L... See More  

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$57.00
657227

1864 Battle of Totopotomoy Creek....

Item #657227

May 31, 1864

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1864 



* Totopotomoy Creek

* Dallas, Georgia




Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT'S ARMY" "Our Forces All South of the Pamunky" "A Severe Cavalry Fight on Saturday" "The Enemy Driven Back With Loss" "Further News from General Sherman" "A Fight On Saturday Near Dallas"... See More  

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$27.00
657162

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House...

Item #657162

May 25, 1864

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 25, 1864



* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends

* Battle of North Anna

* Battle of Ware Bottom Church




The front page is entirely taken up with ads, while much of pages 2 & 4 are taken up with Civil War reports, including articles headed: SEE IMAGES

Complete in 4 pages, larger sized paper measuring 25 x 20 inches, some spine wear, oth... See More  

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$27.00
656984

A Charles Dickens publication...

Item #656984
ALL THE YEAR ROUND, London, January 17, 1863   This was a weekly periodical "Conducted By Charles Dickens", as noted in the masthead. Filled with various literary content, this issue contains 24 pages is in very nice, clean condition, 6 by 9 1/4 inches. Nice to have the "Charles Dickens" name in the title. (see images).

Disbound without wrappers.
... See More  

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$18.00
656932

The landing of Ohio Troops at Louisville, Kentucky...

Item #656932

January 11, 1862

(single-leaf from) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, January 11, 1862



This is a single-page print. The page contains two engravings entitled "Landing of Ohio Troops at Louisville, Kentucky" and "General Buell's Body-Guard".



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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$16.00
656931

Charleston, South Carolina from the Civil War...

Item #656931

January 31, 1863

(single-leaf from) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, January 31, 1863



This is a single-page print which would be great for display. The page contains four engravings entitled: "Middle-Ground Battery, Charleston, S.C." "The Charleston Iron-Clad Fleet" "Folley's Battery Near the Light-House, at Charleston, South Carolina" and "Our Blockading Fleet off North... See More  

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656785

Abraham Lincoln's proclamation...

Item #656785

July 23, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL,  New  York, July 23, 1864 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* More Civil War troops needed




As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts.

The ftpg. has: "The Campaign In Virginia" "At Petersburg" "Sherman's Operations"... See More  

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$37.00
656759

Iceland... The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #656759
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1863  Towards the back of the issue under the "Monthly Record of Current Events" is content pertaining to the newly enacted Emancipation Proclamation.

Other items within the issue are "A Californian in Iceland" which includes several illustrations; "The Gun-Boat Essex" and many more articles and illustration... See More  

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$63.00
656724

A pro-South newspaper in the North...

Item #656724

November 12, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 12, 1862  Among the articles within are: "Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship" "Meanness of Abolitionism--How Soldiers are Treated Who Fight for Their Country" "Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" "Letter From Ex-President Buchanan" "War News of the Week"

Eight pages, nice condition.



Described as "The H... See More  

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$28.00
656669

1862 Battle of Shiloh...

Item #656669

April 09, 1862

SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 9, 1862 



* Battle of Shiloh - Tennessee

* Pittsburg Landing




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "MORE GLORIOUS NEWS" "A Great Battle Fought at Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn." "Victory Of The Union Forces" "The Hardest Battle Ever Fought on this Continent" "Beauregard & Johnst
... See More  

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$59.00
656613

Huge, full front page Civil War map...

Item #656613

May 05, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD,  May 5, 1863 



* Rare full front map for display

* Second Battle of Fredericksburg




A terrific issue for display, as the entire front page -- from top to bottom -- is taken up with a huge map headed: "IMPORTANT MILITARY OPERATIONS IN VIRGINIA. The Seat of War from the Rappahannock to the Nansemond and Blackwater".

The map has tremendous detail, showing fr... See More  

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$119.00
656607

The South reacts to the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #656607

October 07, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 7, 1862 



* Emancipation proclamation - Southern reaction

* Abraham Lincoln's famous address




The first column of the front page is taken up with interesting reactions in the South to the Emancipation Proclamation with heads: "Interesting From The South" "Important Action in the Rebel Congress on President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation&... See More  

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$42.00
656604

Unique "Yankee" & "Confederate" pair of the same date...

Item #656604

July 22, 1861

Here is a unique opportunity for a pair of issues--one Yankee and the other Confederate--of the identical date of July 22, 1861 both reporting on the First Battle of Bull Run, one from the New York Tribune and the other from the Confederate capital of Richmond, titled the Daily Dispatch, providing a perspective of how the news was reported with all the "spin" & biases that ... See More  

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$650.00
656564

John Mosby just before his "Greenback Raid"...

Item #656564

October 21, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 21, 1864 



* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader

* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

* From the capital of the Confederacy




A wealth of Civil War reporting from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Report Surprise of Mosby's Command" which includes: "...Northern papers say...surprised the camp of Mosby near Pie... See More  

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$82.00
656563

Battle of Fort Donelson as reported by General Pillow...

Item #656563

March 05, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 5, 1862



* General Gideon Johnson Pillow

* Battle of Fort Donelson - Tennessee

* From the capital of Confederacy




A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Page two has much detail on: "The Battles At Fort Donelson - General Pillow's Report - Battle of Trenches, Feb. 11 - Battle of Dover, Feb. 15th" with the... See More  

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$94.00
656562

The Civil War from a Confederate perspective...

Item #656562

March 10, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 10, 1863 



* Rare rebel title



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page items on the Civil War are: "From Gloucester" "The Situation at Fredericksburg" "Officers' Horses & Mules" "Latest News From the North" "City Intelligence" "Bombardment of Vicksburg... See More  

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$83.00
656561

Letter signed by Abraham Lincoln.... Emancipation discussed...

Item #656561

July 22, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 22, 1862 



* Includes a letter signed by President Abraham Lincoln

* Discussion on emancipation

* From the Capital of the Confederacy




A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America.

Among the front page war-related items are: "From Beaver Dam", "From Madison and Orange", "The Shelling of Hami... See More  

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$95.00
656558

Helping slaves to escape, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #656558

March 05, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 5, 1864 



* Helping Southern Slaves escape to the North

* From the capital of the Confederacy




A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Another Affair With The Enemy Around Richmond--Capture Of Important Papers And Memoranda of the Enemy" which has several subheads. Also: "Telegraphic Repo... See More  

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$84.00
656554

"King Abraham the First"...

Item #656554

October 17, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Oct. 17, 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 are li... See More  

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$163.00
656553

Rare Confederate title with good war content...

Item #656553

September 17, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, September 17, 1863 



* Rare Confederate title 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 of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The entire ... See More  

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$255.00
656547

Very rare front page slave auction print...

Item #656547

January 26, 1861

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Jan. 26, 1861  A very rare issue as the front page has a terrific print captioned: "Annual Sale and Hiring of Slaves at Montgomery, Ala." accompanied with an article of the same heading.

Only rarely were slave auction prints put in newspapers of the day, and this is great in that it is on the front page. Compounding the rarity is this being an uncommon ti... See More  

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$610.00
656484

Lincoln's funeral in Philadelphia and New York City...

Item #656484

April 24, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination 

* Funeral - Obsequies in Philadelphia

* Hunt for John Wilkes Booth




All columns on all eight pages are black-bordered for the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Over half of the front page first column is taken up with heads including: "THE FUNERAL" "The Lying in State in Independence Hall, Philadelp... See More  

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$139.00
656475

Lincoln's Proclamation for more soldiers... Sherman captures Savannah...

Item #656475

December 31, 1864

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Dec. 31, 1864 



* Abraham Lincoln proclamation

* Call for more Civil War troops




Page 4 has close to half a column taken up with: "A Proclamation - Call For 300,000 Men" which is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.

Page 54 begins with: "General Sherman" which begins: "On Thursday Dec. 22, our forces under Gen. Sherman occupied Savann... See More  

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$37.00
656460

From shortly before it becoming a Confederate city...

Item #656460

January 19, 1861

DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 19, 1861 



* Rare antebellum title

* Secession ?




From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 has a very lengthy article: "Read & Reflect - The Slaveholding and Non-Slaveholding Interests of the South A Unit". Also a call-to-arms bit headed: "FLAG RAISING!" "Secession And Southern Rights!!", plus "... See More  

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$36.00
656458

One million dollars and he'll do the assassinations...

Item #656458

April 29, 1865

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, April 29, 1865 



* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination - death

* Bizarre Southern desire for his death prior




Certainly the most notable content is on page 4 with column heads: "The President's Remains" "A Proclamation" signed in type by President Andrew Johnson calling for a day of respect for Abraham Lincoln; "Southern vi... See More  

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$58.00
656382

Confederate newspaper from Louisiana...

Item #656382

October 27, 1861

SUNDAY DELTA, New Orleans, Oct. 27, 1861 



* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South




Among the front page items are: "Federal Evacuation of the Kanawha" "Floyd Marching for Kentucky" "From Arizona" "From New Mexico" "A Navy of Our Own" "Confederate Congress" & more. Inside includes: "From the Seat of War In Virgin... See More  

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$133.00
656378

Early report of Mosby's famous "Greenback Raid"......

Item #656378

October 15, 1864

THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 15, 1864 



* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader

* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

* Early report on the Greenback Raid




Although there is much Civil War reporting on the front page perhaps the most significant a brief item near the bottom of the back, headed: "Guerrillas at Work Again on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad" which reads: "A
... See More  

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$57.00
656226

Rare Confederate title reports on the battle of Manassas, & more...

Item #656226

August 08, 1861

CAROLINA SPARTAN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, August 8, 1861 



* First Battle of Bull Run

* Very rare Confederate title




A rare Confederate title to say the least. The front page has a report headed: "Battle of Manassas" which begins: "There never has been a more complete victory won on the Continent of America than was gained by our gallant "rebels" on Sunday l... See More  

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$530.00
656171

Ironclad monitors...

Item #656171

July 30, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, July 30, 1864  As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. The entire front page is taken up with: "The Campaign In Virginia" with subheads: "Return of the Enemy" and "Around Petersburgh".

Other reports in this issue are... See More  

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$29.00
656124

Federal government to buy slaves & set them free...

Item #656124

January 24, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 24, 1861 



* Government to free slaves ?

* Pre Civil War tensions




Page 4 has a very interesting article: "The Purchase Of The Slaves" which takes most of a column and concerns a proposition whereby the federal government would purchase slaves from their owners in border states and emancipate them, etc.

Page 2 also has an interesting & lengthy editor... See More  

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$37.00
656119

Southern generals described...

Item #656119

April 22, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 22, 1864  This was one of very few newspapers which actually printed in their dateline: "Confederate States Of America".

There is much front page reporting on the Civil War, from the Confederate perspective, including: "Good News From North Carolina!" "Official From Gen. Hoke--Capture of Plymouth, N.C., A Yankee Brigadi... See More  

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$104.00
656095

Much on the Civil War in a pro-South newspaper...

Item #656095

April 30, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 30, 1862  Among the articles within are: "A Serious Talk with Serious Men" "Emancipation of Slaves" "...on the Bill to abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia; "War News of the Week" "Free Negroes in Ohio" "The Massacre at Lee's Mills" "Traffic In Human Flesh--A White Child Sold in the city o... See More  

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$29.00
656085

1862 Battle of Mill Spring, Kentucky...

Item #656085

January 27, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 27, 1862 



* Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky

* Colored soldiers




Entire ftpg. is taken up with ads with the Civil War reports on pages 4, 5 & 8. Column heads there include: "The Battle of Mill Spring" "The Rebel Account of Their Defeat" "They Admit Large Losses". Also: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "The Aid of Colored Uni... See More  

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$27.00
656084

Battle of Shiloh maps and a map of Yorktown, plus more...

Item #656084

April 10, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 10, 1862 



* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee

* Siege of Yorktown VA Virginia - Maps




The front page is dominated by a rather large Civil War map headed: "The Position Before Yorktown" with much detail. One column heads on the front page include: "The War For The Union" "Gen. Hunter's Dept." "Emancipation In Th... See More  

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$58.00
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