Battle of Fort Sumter

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Battle of Fort Sumter

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675951

The "Confederate" newspaper from Kentucky...

Item #675951

May 15, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, May 15, 1861 



* Rare pro-Confederate title



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

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$147.00
672025

Map of Pensacola Harbor & its defenses...

Item #672025

April 09, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1861 



* Start of the Civil War very close

* Fort Sumter about to be attacked

* History about to be made




The front page  is dominated by a very large map titled: "VIEW OF PENSACOLA HARBOR & DEFENCES" and at the top: "The Sebastopol of The Gulf Of Mexico - The Probable Rendezvous of the Northern Naval Forces." Plus there are first c... See More  

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$58.00
671901

Robert Anderson (Civil War) burial at West Point...

Item #671901

April 04, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 4, 1872



* Robert Anderson (Civil War officer) burial

* Commander of the 1st battle (Fort Sumter)




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "Honors To The Dead" "Obsequies of General Robert Anderson, the Hero of Fort Sumter" "The Funeral Cortege" "The Burial At West Point" and more. Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

Complet... See More  

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$38.00
670340

Beginning of the Civil War...

Item #670340

April 16, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 16, 1861



* Opening days of the Civil War

* Fort Sumter attacked

* Troops gathering




Among the one column headlines on the Civil War on page 3 are:  "THE WAR" "Important News from Washington" "Extensive Preparations for the Defense of the Capital" "THE NORTH AROUSED FOR WAR" "The Old 'Bay State' First In The Fie... See More  

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$52.00
669541

The coming Civil War... The new Lincoln administration...

Item #669541

January 31, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 31, 1861 



* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Pre-Civil War tensions in the South




Among the first column heads are: "An Attack on Fort Sumter Expected" "Revival of Rumors of War" "The President's Views on the Subject" "Condition of the Forts on the Florida Coast" "The Relations of the Seceding States with Foreign P... See More  

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$39.00
666003

Star of the West fired upon... Mississippi secedes...

Item #666003

January 10, 1861

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 10, 1861 



* "Star of the West" steamship attack

* Start of the American Civil War ?




With the ftpg. taken up with ads, page 5 has various column heads relating to the early events of the Civil War: "The Star of the West Fired Into" "She is Obliged to Put to Sea" "A Flag of Truce from Fort Sumter and more.

The 'Star of the We... See More  

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$43.00
665990

Wealth of great content on the beginning of the Civil War...

Item #665990

April 15, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 15, 1861  A terrific issue packed with much fine reporting on this critical period at the beginning of the Civil War.

Page 4 has: "The President's Proclamation" calling for 75,000 soldiers for the war, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.

Page 5 has a wealth of reporting on the opening salvos of the war with first column heads: "THE PRO-SLAVERY WAR&quo... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

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$87.00
665989

Map of the new western territories...

Item #665989

April 10, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 10, 1861 



* Civil War beginning soon (2 days away)

* Fort Sumter about to be attacked

* History about to be made




Although there is much interesting content concerning the events just before the outbreak of the Civil War & the bombing of Fort Sumter, the prime content is the rather large page 6 map headed: "The New Territories: Colorado, Nevada, and Dak... See More  

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$76.00
665627

From the first week of the Civil War...

Item #665627

April 17, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 17, 1861 



* Opening week of the Civil War

* Post Fort Sumter attack

* Troops gathering




Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR" "Extraordinary Enthusiasm Throughout the County" "Alacrity in Obeying the President's Call to Arms" "30 Men Killed at Fort Moultrie During the Battle" "Expected Secess... See More  

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$32.00
665177

From the beginning events of the Civil War...

Item #665177

April 25, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1861 



* Beginning of the Civil War

* Post Fort Sumter attack

* Troops on the march




The first column has a great stack of war-related headlines on the beginning events of the Civil War including: "THE WAR" "The 7th Regiment in Washington" "Jefferson Davis and Gen. Beauregard in Richmond" "Arrangements for an Attack on the Na... See More  

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$88.00
662131

Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina...

Item #662131

September 08, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 8, 1863 



* Second Battle of Charleston Harbor

* Fort Wagner - Morris Island - South Carolina

* From the capital of the Confederacy




The front page includes; "Latest From The North" "From Charleston--Evacuation of Morris Island" "From Tennessee" "The Courts" "Latest News From the North--The Situation i... See More  

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$74.00
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
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
655118

Preparing for the Civil War...

Item #655118

December 31, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 31, 1860 



* Fort Sumter diagram

* Charleston, South Carolina

* Southern tensions




The front page features a nice map headed: "THE CHARLESTON FORTIFICATIONS. Topographical Sketch of Fort Sumpter". The first column has related headlines including: "The Revolutionary Crisis" "Important From the South" "Special Message of the Preside... See More  

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$40.00
654598

Nice map on the prelude to the Civil War...

Item #654598

December 28, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 28, 1860 



* Charleston Bay, South Carolina

* Pre Civil War map - Fort Sumter & more




A very nice issue from a few months before the outbreak of the Civil War, and just after South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union.

The front page has much on the situation in South Carolina including a very nice map headed: "PLAN & VIEW OF THE FO... See More  

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$65.00
653859

Entire front page is a Civil War map...

Item #653859

August 29, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 29, 1863 



* Second Battle of Charleston Harbor

* Fort Sumter & more - Terrific map




A fantastic display issue as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE HARBOR, FORTIFICATIONS, AND CITY OF CHARLESTON" showing the greater Charleston vicinity. Many Civil War reports inside.

Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$109.00
648536

History is about to be made...

Item #648536

March 29, 1861

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 29, 1861 



* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to the outbreak



South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just two weeks after the date of this issue.

The front page has: "United States Army & Navy News&q... See More  

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$144.00
646918

Texas joins the Confederacy... Just before the war begins...

Item #646918

March 26, 1861

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 26, 1861 



* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to outbreak



South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just a few weeks after the date of this issue. The front page includes: "Admission of Northern States into ... See More  

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$196.00
646386

Lincoln blocks southern ports... Rare title from the Confederacy...

Item #646386

April 30, 1861

WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 30, 1861



* Beginning of the Civil War

* In a rare Confederate title

* Abraham Lincoln blockade




Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry ... See More  

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$133.00
645830

Beginning moments of the Civil War... Jeff Davis Proclamation on creating a navy, and more...

Item #645830

April 19, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 19, 1861 



* Civil War beginning

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Rare Confederate title




Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry... See More  

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$210.00
645407

Rebels to evacuate Gordonsville...

Item #645407

August 18, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 18, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SIEGE OF CHARLESTON" "Our Batteries Have Breached Fort Sumter" "Meade's Army" "Probable Evacuation of Culpepper & Gordonsville by the Enemy" "Reported Revolt of the N. Carolina Troops" & more.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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$28.00
639388

Jefferson Davis's inaugural address, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #639388

February 20, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, February 20, 1861 



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Inauguration - inaugural address




Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry ... See More  

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$455.00
637195

Chattahoochee Arsenal... Fort Sumter... Star of the West...

Item #637195

January 14, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, January 14, 1861  Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange... See More  

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$61.00
616536

Prelude to the Civil War... Georgia to secede... Much more...

Item #616536

January 19, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1861 



* Southern secession

* Fort Sumter tensions

* Prelude to the Civil War




Among the one column heads on the ftpg. are: "The National Troubles" "Animated Debate on the Kansas Bill" "Passage of the Army Bill in Committee of the Whole" "Latest Dispatches from the South" "Declaration of the Georgia Convention in Favo... See More  

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$36.00
615490

Civil War is near...

Item #615490

February 02, 1861

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 2, 1861 



* Pre Civil War tensions in the South

* Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina




The front page first column has: "The National Troubles" "Plot to Seize the Steamer Crusader at New Orleans" "Expectation of an Attack on Fort Sumter" "Immense Preparations at Charleston" "Civil War Expected by the Diplomatic Cor... See More  

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$44.00
611622

Rumblings of the Civil War...

Item #611622

January 25, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 25, 1861  Page 6 has column heads including: "The Pro-Slavery Rebellion" "Affairs At Charleston" "The Soldiers Tired of Camp Duty" "Worthlessness of Charleston Harbor" "Weakness of Fort Sumter" and more.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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$28.00
602835

Much war-related content...

Item #602835

May 23, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 23, 1861  Among the front page reports are: 'Very Disgraceful Treatment of the Volunteers" "Letter from Gen. Frost" "Interesting Letter from Mr. Vallandigham" "Relief for Volunteers". Among the items inside include: 'Terrible Times in Ward Townsbip! Exodus of Negroes!" "...Letter from Gen. Harney" "... See More  

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582881

Star of the West...

Item #582881

January 11, 1861

NEW-YORK TIMES, January 11, 1861



* Star of the West



Page 1 has a subheader reading: "Confirmation of the Reports Relative to the Star of the West".



Page 5 has the following headlines: "ARRIVAL OF THE NOVA SCOTIAN" "BOMBARDMENT OF GAETA" and more.



Many believe that Star of the West incident was the actual start of the Civil War.



Other news of the day in... See More  

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$65.00
569241

Prelude to the Civil War...

Item #569241

February 09, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York, February 9, 1861  The ftpg. includes: "Our National Troubles" "the Trip of the Steam Frigate Brooklyn to Florida" "will fort Sumter Be Taken? " "The Correspondence Between Col. Hayne & the President" "Surrender of the Pensacola Navy Yard & the Cutter Lewis Cass" Condition of Things at the South" and ... See More  

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$37.00
565558

Chattanooga, Tennessee... Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #565558

October 07, 1863

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, October 7, 1863



* Civil War era original reading

* Chattanooga, Tennessee

* Charleston, South Carolina



This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are:



* FROM CHARLESTON HARBOR

* Progress of Gen. Gillmore's Operations

* Further Attentions to Fort... See More  

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$28.00
177656

y Kemble...

Item #177656

May 11, 1912

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1912  This issue has two parts, the typical first 16 pages (called Part I), and the woman's suffrage-themed supplement (called Part II). 

Part 1 includes an political cartoon: "The Representative American Citizen?" by Kemble. Also a fullpg. with 6 photos relating to the recovery of bodies from the Titanic; a halfpg. photo of a life bo... See More  

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$48.00
177610
Item #177610

June 10, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York,  June 10, 1911



There is a full color cover page on this issue. The front page of this issue is a photo of "The New Ruler of Mexico."



This issue has a photo of "A Queen at Her Ease" and the double page illustration is of "A Session of the Cabinet" by T. de Thulstrup. There is a photo of "Dreamland" in Ruins"... See More  

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$42.00
177601
Item #177601

April 08, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City,  April 8, 1911



There is a full color cover page on this issue. The front page of this issue is an illustration of "Revenge is Sweet" by Kemble.



This issue has a photo of "New York's Democratic Senator" and an illustration of "Champ Clark and His Friends." There is a photo of "The Burning of New York's State C... See More  

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$38.00
177426

History of "Harper's Weekly"....

Item #177426

January 05, 1907

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 5, 1907  There is a front page illustration: "Thomas Nast, The Illustrious Cartoonist of "Harper's Weekly," Whose Genius Overthrew the Tweed "Ring," And for Years Waged a Memorable Fight in the Country's Political Warfare" by C. De Grimm. This issue is mostly made of articles about past issues of "Harper
... See More  

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$55.00
215025

From a Confederate stronghold just months before the Civil War breaks out...

Item #215025
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1861 Here is an issue from the early months of 1861 not long before the "official" outbreak of the Civil War in April, 1861. Wilmington was a strategic port city which was not captured by the Yankees until early in 1865. As such it held much significance during the War. This is a very nice four page issue filled with various news of the day & a hu... See More  

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$41.00
213974

Knoxville, Tennessee 1863 Civil War...

Item #213974

August 22, 1863

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, August 22, 1863

 
* Knoxville, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis
This 4 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 reports on: Knoxvil
... See More  

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$20.00
177296

Mark Twain... Inauguration Day... NY Railway Strike...

Item #177296

March 18, 1905

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1905  Front page illustration "A Growing Menace" By W. A. Rogers; Photos of New York's Railway Strike; From My Unpublished Autobiography, by Mark Twain; Two Photos of Mark Twain, one from 1875 and one from 1905; "Mrs. Humphry Ward" by Albert Sterner; Double page Photos, The President and Inauguration-Day Ceremonie... See More  

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$50.00
212235

1863 Civil War...

Item #212235

September 15, 1863

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT from Boston MA and dated September 15, 1863. This 4 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 reports on: Fort Moultrie, James Island, Fort Sumter, C... See More  

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$20.00
206671

"Great Expectations" Collection IV

Item #206671

March 30, 1861

Harper's Weekly, March 30, 1861 through May 4, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 4) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www.rar... See More  

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$332.00
206668

"Great Expectations" Collection III - 6 issues...

Item #206668

February 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, February 16, 1861 through March 23, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 3) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



The individual issues are described as:



HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 16, 1861 Full ftpg. is an extremely d... See More  

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$452.00
206665

"Great Expectations" Collection II...

Item #206665

January 05, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 5, 1861 through February 9, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 2) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be v... See More  

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$332.00
206663

"Great Expectations" Collection I

Item #206663

November 24, 1860

Harper's Weekly, November 24, 1860 through December 29, 1860. This is a six-issue set (part 1) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed a... See More  

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$322.00
172578

A Civil War print by the famed artist Winslow Homer...

Item #172578

June 07, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 7, 1862  The front page shows: "Brigadier-General Stoneman" and "Cold Harbor, Nine Miles From Richmond, Va., Near General M'Clellan's Head-Quarters". Other prints inside include: "Our Army In the Southwest" with 5 scenes; two halfpg. scenes: "Corduroying Roads to Corinth" and "General Buell's Army Cro... See More  

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$54.00

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172864

Sherman's march through the South...

Item #172864

March 04, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 4, 1865  The full front page is a print: "Sherman's March Through South Carolina--Road at the Swamp Crossings." which also has a nice page 2 editorial: "Sherman's True Victory.

Other prints inside include: "Camp Ford, Texas" "The Double-ender 'Pontiac' Descending the Savannah River" "Charleston &... See More  

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$26.00
172868

Lincoln's inauguration...

Item #172868

March 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1865  The entire ftpg. is taken up with a very nice engraving captioned: "President Lincoln Taking the Oath At His Second Inauguration, March 4, 1865", showing just that. A great display issue as such.

An inside page has an article headed: "The President's Inaugural", which includes the text of his 2nd inaugural address, which ... See More  

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$398.00

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$200.00
175674

Great train robbery print... Hunting in the Adirondacks...

Item #175674

January 16, 1892

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 16, 1892  Great full front page showing a train robbery, captioned: 'The Modern Dick Turpin' is a very displayable print. Full page shows 10: 'Beacons Along the South Coast'. Full page with 4 Remington prints on 'The 6th U.S. Cavalry Camp at Rapid Creek'. Nice Remington double page centerfold: 'A Good Day's Hunting in the Adi... See More  

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$80.00

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172872

Advancing upon Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #172872

April 01, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 1, 1865  The front page has a nice print showing: "General Sherman's Entry Into Columbia, South Carolina". Pages 2 and 3 have some interesting war-related articles including: "Davis Asks to be Dictator" "Davis and Lee" "Trade With Rebels" and more.

Other prints within include: "14th and 20th Corps Crossing ... See More  

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$60.00

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$31.00
173610

North Carolina sketches...

Item #173610

April 20, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1872  Full ftpg: 'The late Samuel Morse'. 1/2 pg: 'The burial of the late Gen. Anderson at West Point Cemetery'. 2/3 pg. Nast cartoon. Fullpg: 'The new State Dept. at the National Capital'. Fullpg. Nast cartoon. Fullpg: 'North Carolina sketches'.

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172564

Scenes of Virginia... New Orleans... Savannah...

Item #172564

April 19, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 19, 1862  The full front page shows: "Shipping Artillery at Alexandria, Virginia". Prints inside include: "City of Norfolk, Virginia" "Transports Embarking Troops at Alexandria" "Federal Troops at Hampton, Virginia"; a full page: "General Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Showing the Road to Richmond" &qu... See More  

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$46.00

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$24.00
172584

Naval battle at Memphis...

Item #172584

June 28, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 28, 1862  Two front page illustrations: "Closing Scene of the Naval Engagement Before Memphis, Tennessee" and "Colonel Ellet's Ram Approaching the City of Memphis, Tennessee, to Demand its Surrender." Other prints inside include: "Scene of the Battle of Front Royal Between the First Maryland Regiment and the Rebel Army" &qu... See More  

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$25.00
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