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688021

The Civil War is about to end... Two dispatches signed by Lincoln...

Item #688021

April 08, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1865  This issue was published the day before Robert E. Lee surrendered to U.S. Grant which essentially ended the Civil War.

Not surprisingly the significant front page headlines report the coming end, with many heads including: "GRANT---LEE" "Progress of the Rout of Lee's Army" "Another Brilliant Victory" "Desperate and Sanguin... See More  

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$168.00
671725

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

Item #671725

April 11, 1865

THE SEMI-WEEKLY TIMES, New York, April 11, 1865



* General Robert E. Lee's surrender

* Appomattox Court House signing




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... See More  

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$340.00
682496

Lincoln's last public speech and last proclamation...

Item #682496

April 12, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 12, 1865   



* Civil War is over speech

* Abraham Lincoln's last public speech

* Presidential proclamation 128

* Just 2 days before his assassination




This issue was printed just 2 days prior to Lincoln's assassination, with the front page containing what is noted as Lincoln's last speech.

The front page heads include: "OUR VICTORIES" ... See More  

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$355.00
172876

Printed on the day Lincoln died... Scenes in Columbia, South Carolina...

Item #172876

April 15, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 15, 1865  This was the day Lincoln died after having been shot at Ford's Theater the evening prior.

The front page shows: 'Major-General Edward R. S. Canby" and "Lieutenant-General Grant's Headwaters at City Point, Virginia". Other prints inside include: "The Rebel General Wade Hampton's Mansion in Columbia, South Carol... See More  

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658471

Rare Lincoln's assassination report, in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #658471

April 15, 1865

EVENING STAR, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic 1st report)

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




Terrific to have this first report of Lincoln's assassination in a newspaper from the city where it happened. This is the first of this issue we have offered.

The top of the front page has a column with heads: "ASSA... See More  

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677923

Fine reporting in this first report of Lincoln's assassination...

Item #677923

April 15, 1865

AUBURN DAILY ADVERTISER & UNION, New York, April 15, 1865  



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth




An exciting issue reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, as inside pages have various dispatches as the news was received at the printing office.

Page 2 begins with a report from the editor headed: "Assassination of Preside... See More  

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680181

This racist newspaper reports the surrender at Appomattox...

Item #680181

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, April 15, 1865 



* General Robert E. Lee surrenders

* Battle of Appomattox Court House

* Dated the day Abraham Lincoln died




A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. As such their reporting on war events provide a contrasting perspective beyond most other Northern newspapers.

Not surprisingly,... See More  

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$344.00
680711

Surrender of Lee at Appomattox...

Item #680711

April 15, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, April 15, 1865 



* General Robert E. Lee

* Confederate Army of Northern Virginia

* Surrender at Appomattox Court House




Subtitled: "Gazette Of The Regular And Volunteer Forces", this 16 page issue is simply filled with military reports, almost entirely on the Civil War at this time. 

This issue is dated the day Abraham Lincoln died. The... See More  

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$320.00
680748

The most famous of all Lincoln assassination newspapers...

Item #680748

April 15, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth




This issue would rank among the most famous of all Lincoln assassination newspapers, as almost all issues found on the market today are one of the many reprints which have turned up for decades, disappointing the many owners who presumed they had the genuine issue.... See More  

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$4,575.00
682863

Lincoln is assassinated... One of the most desired titles... An early edition...

Item #682863

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth




Not only this event, but this title remains one of the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.

The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President ... See More  

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$3,950.00
662910

Nice issue on Lincoln's funeral...

Item #662910

April 19, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 19, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* The hunt for John Wilkes Booth




Over half of the first column is taken up with some nice heads concerning the funereal of Abraham Lincoln, including: "SADNESS" "Preparation for the Funeral of The Martyred President" "An Imposing & Solemn Ceremony" "The Body Lying In State" &quo... See More  

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668461

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

Item #668461

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865 



* Rare 1st-page mentions of Synagogue services

* Re: Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral

* Black mourning borders




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 Synagogu... See More  

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$825.00
688550

Congregation Sherith Israel mourns... Lincoln's funeral...

Item #688550

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 21, 1865  Although somewhat inconspicuous, perhaps the most notable item within this black bordered issue is the page 7 mention, under the heading "Portuguese Synagogue, Nineteenth Street," of the mourning services held at The Congregation Sherith Israel [Shearith Israel] on behalf of the late President. Synagogues did not often receive the same coverage as o... See More  

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172878

Union troops enter the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #172878

April 22, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 22, 1865  The front page shows: "General Sheridan at the Battle of Five Forks" and also: "Cavalry Charge at the Battle of Five Forks".  Inside has some nice text on the ending of the Civil War with articles headed: "Palm Sunday" "Grant" "Robert E. Lee" "Abraham Lincoln" and "What Next?&q... See More  

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667788

One of the best Lincoln assassination issues...

Item #667788

April 22, 1865

WASHINGTON WEEKLY CHRONICLE, D.C., April 22, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

* From our nation's capital




Truly a terrific issue, for being a weekly newspaper this was the first report of this event in this title, and better yet it is from the city where the assassination happened. A notable--and very uncommon--graphic... See More  

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680184

This racist newspaper reports the Lincoln assassination...

Item #680184

April 22, 1865

NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, April 22, 1865  A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. As such their reporting on war events provide a contrasting perspective beyond most other Northern newspapers.

With this issue all factious leanings and biased commentary is set aside to report the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The entire ... See More  

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668797

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

Item #668797

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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$152.00
663787

Lincoln's remains in New York City...

Item #663787

April 25, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1865  All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of Abraham Lincoln. Two-thirds of the first column are taken up with nice heads concerning the funeral of Abraham Lincoln including: "HONORS To the MARTYR PRESIDENT" "Our Tribute to the Lamented Dead" "Arrival of the Cortege" "The Body In State" "The Procession... See More  

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688010

Very nice on Lincoln's funeral...

Item #688010

April 26, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 26, 1865  



* Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession

* New York City - Black mourning borders




Close to half of the first column on the front page is taken up with headlines--using type larger than typically found--reporting on the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln. Some of the heads include: "OBSEQUIES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN" "Universal Sorrow&quo
... See More  

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688321

A rare title from the Civil War, shortly after Lincoln's assassination...

Item #688321

April 26, 1865

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 26, 1865  W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fer... See More  

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172880

Lincoln's assassination: John Wilkes Booth on the front page...

Item #172880

April 29, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865



* The same issue (title and date) found in the time capsule under the (former) statue of Robert E. Lee on Dec. 28, 2021



The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.

Inside articles are headed: "Abraha... See More  

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681342

Lincoln's assassination: John Wilkes Booth on the front page...

Item #681342

April 29, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865



* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue

* The same issue (title and date) found in the time capsule under the (former) statue of Robert E. Lee on Dec. 28, 2021




The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display is... See More  

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688036

Lincoln funeral, Booth's final moments, end of the Civil War, Sultana explosion...

Item #688036

April 29, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 29, 1865  There is a wealth of timely content in this issue from two weeks after the Lincoln assassination.

The front page includes two significant reports, the fifth column having details on the funeral of Abraham Lincoln with heads: "THE OBSEQUIES" "Westward Progress of the Funeral Cortege" "From New-York, Across Pennsylvania, into Ohio" ... See More  

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686261

Full page focus on Lincoln, with a print...

Item #686261

May 01, 1865

PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, May, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln assassination w/ print



 Phrenology is a theory that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of their skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

The feature of this issue is the page near the back which is devoted to Ab... See More  

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617462

General Joseph Johnston surrender...

Item #617462

May 02, 1865

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 2, 1865



* Joseph E. Johnston's surrender

* Abraham Lincoln obsequies

* Civil War ending events




Pages 4 has various reports on the closing events of the Civil War with one column headings. See images here.

Complete in 8 pages, this issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very... See More  

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680774

Interment of Abraham Lincoln reported in his hometown newspaper...

Item #680774

May 05, 1865

ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, May 5, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln's funeral & burial

* The very best title to be had

* An extremely rare opportunity here




Obviously a very damaged newspaper (see photos) however this is a newspaper from Lincoln's hometown, with coverage of his funeral & interment, and from the city where Lincoln was buried.

Although the front page has... See More  

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688008

Abraham Lincoln is laid to rest...

Item #688008

May 05, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 5, 1865  Much on the Lincoln funeral with first column heads including: "Our Dead President" "The Obsequies At Springfield" "Last Honors to the Great Departed" "He Is Laid Gently to Rest" "Exercises At the Cemetery" "Scenes & Incidents". There are also some ftpg. items relating to the closing events of the C... See More  

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172882

On the Lincoln assassination and funeral...

Item #172882

May 06, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865  This issue remains one of the most desired of the Civil War era, if not the 19th century, as much of it deals with the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.

The entire front page is a print captioned: "President Lincoln At Home" showing him reading a book to his son. This very image was made into a postage stamp by the U... See More  

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678831

Andrew Johnson: the new American President...

Item #678831

May 06, 1865

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 6, 1865  An inside page has a print of: "Mr. Andrew Johnson, the New President of the United States" with a related article titled the same. The same page has a print: "The Assassination of President Lincoln: Meeting of Americans on Monday in St. James's Hall" with the next page having articles: "Meeting of Condolence on t... See More  

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663077

Sherman returns... On the Lincoln assassination...

Item #663077

May 09, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 9, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Black mourning borders

* William T. Sherman returns




All columns on all pages area black-bordered due to the Lincoln assassination. The ftpg. has: "SHERMAN" "His Army Homeward  Bound" "The Quickest March on Record" "Scenes Along the Route" "Enthusiasm of the Colored People... See More  

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609917

Gov. Brownlow offers a reward for the captuure of the former governor...

Item #609917

May 10, 1865

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 10, 1865 



* Very rare Civil War title - closing events

* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow




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

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681182

Yankee occupation newspaper after Richmond fell...

Item #681182

May 12, 1865

THE RICHMOND TIMES, May 12, 1865 



* Very rare Yankee occupation issue

* Post capital of the Confederacy




A quite rare title as this was a newspaper created by the Yankee forces upon the capture of the capital of the Confederacy. This is just the volume 1, number 19 issue.

The content has much on end-of-war and Reconstruction reports. The front page has: "Proclamation From the Pres... See More  

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172884

Prints on the Lincoln funeral, killing of Booth...

Item #172884

May 13, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 13, 1865  The front page features a large print of: "Andrew Johnson" who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as President. The balance of the front page is a lengthy biography of him.

There are several prints within which relate to the Abraham Lincoln funeral and the hunting & killing of John Wilkes Booth. Included are prints captioned: "Sergeant B... See More  

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669802

Improved bridges for the military... A breech-loading rifle...

Item #669802

May 13, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1865  The front page has a nice print of: "Derrom's System  For Trestle Bridges" with a related article titled: "Improved System for Trestle Bridges" It begins: "The transit of streams in military operations is often one of the most embarrassing incidents of a campaign...During the whole of the present war & up to th... See More  

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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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673458

Jefferson Davis is captured...

Item #673458

May 14, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 14, 1865  A very historic issue with larger column heads than typical: "GLORIOUS ! " "JEFF. DAVIS CAPTURED" "Official Announcement by Secretary Stanton" "Davis and His Family Surprised at Irwinsville" "The Fourth Michigan Cavalry are the Fortunate Boys" "They Surround the Arch Rebel at Daylight on Wednesday" "... See More  

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664821

Capture of Jefferson Davis as he flees...

Item #664821

May 15, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1865 



* Confederate President Jefferson Davis caught

* Mention of him wearing women's clothes

* Abraham Lincoln murder trial




The front page first column heads include: "JEFF. DAVIS" "Details Of His Capture" "His Camp 'Surprised at Daylight on the 10th Instant" "He Disguises Himself in His Wife's Clothing, and,... See More  

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684995

Jeff Davis is captured...

Item #684995

May 15, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 15, 1865  Half of the first column of the front page is taken up with significant heads including: "CAPTURE OF JEFF DAVIS !" "As Good As A Comedy!" "His Flight Suddenly Ended!" "Col. Prichard Overhauls The Fugitive!" "He Attempts to Escape in His Wife's Clothes!" "He Bolts For The Woods!" "His ... See More  

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688805

On the Lincoln assassination trial...

Item #688805

May 16, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 16, 1865  The front page has many first column heads concerning the trial of the conspirators involved in Abraham Lincoln's assassination, including: "THE TRIAL" "The Indictment Against the Assassination Conspirators" "Booth's Intimacy with Arnold & O'Laughlin Proven" "The Scene in Front of the Theatre on the Evening of t... See More  

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172886

On the assassination and funeral of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #172886

May 20, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1865  The front page has an article: "The Assassination" and another "President Lincoln's Funeral" and also includes illustrations of: "Ruins of Garrett's Barn...Where Booth Was Shot: and "Garrett's House, Where Booth Died" and: "Harold's House, Near the Washington Navy-Yard".

Inside has a ful... See More  

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538734
Item #538734

May 20, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1865 (print only)  This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads including one for "President Lincoln - His Portrait, with Comments on His life and Death - in Phrenological Journal...". See photos for details.

The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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669801

Early article on croquet...

Item #669801

May 20, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1865  Inside has the earliest article on the game of croquet we have offered, headed: "The Game of Croquet" with much detail, taking over half a column.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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671040

The capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #671040

May 20, 1865

ARMY NAVY JOURNAL, New York, May 20, 1865 



* Capture of Jefferson Davis



The front page has an article headed "The Military Situation" and beginning: "The pursuit & capture of Jeff. Davis, the surrender of Taylor, and the concentration of the National Armies around Washington, are...the three principal military events worthy of consideration...".

Within is anothe... See More  

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567077

Jefferson Davis Captured...

Item #567077

May 22, 1865

THE CIRCULAR, Mount Tom, Connecticut, dated May 22, 1865 On the backpage of the issue is a report on the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. " Jefferson Davis, with his wife and personal suite, were surprised and captured... Davis was endeavoring to escape disguised in female apparel." This publication is a small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in Ne
... See More  

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682606

Upon the capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #682606

May 22, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 22, 1865 



* Jefferson Davis captured in Woman's clothes



Among the front page column heads are: "JEFF. DAVIS" "His Arrival at Fortress Monroe" "Stephens, C.C. Clay, Reagan & Wheeler Accompany Him" "Quarters Prepared for the Party" "Incidents of the Capture" "Davis As A 'Mother' " "He Br... See More  

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683269

Much on the trial of Lincoln's assassination, and the end of the Civil War...

Item #683269

May 23, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 23, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - traitors




The front page has column heads on the trial of those accused of assassinating President Lincoln: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial on Monday" "Evidence of an Important Witness Suppressed" "Capture of Booth and Harrold" "Testimony of Captain Doug... See More  

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584466

Returning soldiers from the Civil War... Jefferson Davis' plight...

Item #584466

May 24, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 24, 1865 



* When Johnny Comes Marching Home 

* Jefferson Davis in custody
 



All of the front page is taken up with text relating to the first column heads: "REVIEW OF THE ARMIES", "Nearly a Hundred Thousand Veterans in the Lines", "Grateful Recognition of Gallant Officers", "Wreaths of Laurel & Beautiful Bo
... See More  

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620642

Jeff Davis as a prisoner...

Item #620642

May 25, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 25, 1865  The back page has over a full column taken up with: "Jeff Davis As a Prisoner" which has much detail. Pg. 3 has; "Sherman Serenaded" & "Gen. Sherman's Letter" & more.

Four pages, nice condition.

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664002

Celebrating returning Civil War soldiers...

Item #664002

May 25, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 25, 1865 



* When Johnny Comes Marching Home

* Civil War soldiers welcome home




The top of the first column on the ftpg. has a nice graphic of an eagle on the U.S. shield, plus: "REVIEW ! " "150,000 Veterans" "The Pageant On Wednesday" "The Armies of Tennessee and Georgia" "The Tattered Ensigns of the Republic" &quo... See More  

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674189

"When Johnny comes marching home..."

Item #674189

May 25, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 25, 1865



* When Johnny Comes Marching Home

* Civil War soldiers welcome home




The first column has a nice stack of column heads on a parade of returning soldiers headed: "THE REVIEW" "Sherman's Veterans on Parade" "The Conquerors of Georgia & South Carolina in Penna. Ave." "Sherman's 'Bummers' on Their Good Behavior ... See More  

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$38.00
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