Reconstruction (1865-1877)

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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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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
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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
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633010

Details on the capture of Jeff. Davis...

Item #633010

May 24, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1865 



* Jefferson Davis captured in Woman's clothes



Half of the first column on the front page is taken up with great heads on the parade of returning Civil War soldiers, including: "THE REVIEW", "The Grand Army of the Potomac Marching Through Pennsylvania Ave.", "The Great Military Pageant of the Age", "The Honors To The B... 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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668421

Soldiers return home as heroes... Fate of Jeff Davis...

Item #668421

May 25, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 25, 1865 



* Civil War soldiers coming home

* Jefferson Davis in jail




Among the front page column heads are: "REVIEW OF THE ARMIES" "The Second & Last Day of the Great Pageant" "Reception of the Armies of Tennessee and Georgia" "How the Heroes of the Greatest March on Record were Received" and more (see images).

The back ... See More  

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643706

Nice end-of-war reports...

Item #643706

May 26, 1865

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 26, 1865 



* Closing events on the Civil War

* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination




Pages 2 & 3 have some nice items relating to the end of the Civil War with: "The Distinguished Traitors" 'Kirby Smith in a Tight Place" "More Testimony Against Dr. Mudd" "Preparations for Blowing Up Libby Prison" &q... See More  

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668493

Liberator, from the end of the war... Arrest of Jeff. Davis...

Item #668493

May 26, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 26, 1865 



* Rare anti-slavery title



This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.

Much of the issue is taken up with reports from the: "American Anti-Slavery Society". Other bits relating to... See More  

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172888

Lincoln's funeral and more...

Item #172888

May 27, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 27, 1865  The front page features "Lewis Payne the Assassin" under guard, with text headed: "Capture of Davis", "Payne the Assassin" and "President Lincoln's Burial".

Inside includes a dramatic full page: "Charge of the Ninth Army Corps on Fort Mahone, April 3, 1865". A full page features a half page ill... See More  

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653828

Jefferson Davis indicted for treason...

Item #653828

May 27, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 27, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln Murder - Trial of the conspirators

* Jefferson Davis indictment for treason




Among the ftpg. column heads are: "INDICTMENT OF DAVIS" "The Arch-Traitor to be Tried for Treason" "His Offence the Levying of War on Fort Stevens" "Davis to be Tried in the City of Washington" and: "TRIAL OF THE ASSASS... See More  

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670058

Artemus Ward on the Mormons...

Item #670058

May 27, 1865

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 27, 1865  The back page has over a full column taken up with: "Scenes Among The Shakers, Mormons, etc. by Artemus Ward", the famed comic writer, a contemporary with Mark Twain. This article comes under the heading: "Wit And Humor".

Eight pages, irregular at the spine margin, some fold wear, generally good.... See More  

Item from Catalog 299 (released for October, 2020)...

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662781

Formal end of the Civil War... Trial of Lincoln's conspirators...

Item #662781

May 29, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 29, 1865 



* Edmund Kirby Smith surrenders

* Abraham Lincoln murder trial

* Last battles of the Civil War




Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Trial Of The Assassins" "Unconditional Release of Persons Connected with Ford's Theatre" "The Trial Drawing To a Close" "END OF THE REBELLION" "The Last Rebel Army Disbands"... See More  

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664000

End of fighting in the Civil War.

Item #664000

May 29, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE: May 29, 1865 



* Edmund Kirby Smith surrenders

* re. Jefferson Davis capture

* Last battles of the Civil War




The top of the first column has an embellishment beneath which is: "PEACE ! " "Kirby Smith Surrenders" "The Old Flag Waves From Maine to the Rio Grande!". Also on the front page is: "JEFF DAVIS" "An Of
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621405

Closing events of the Civil War...

Item #621405

May 30, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 30, 1865  The top of page 2 column has heads: "Important Proclamations" "The Terms of Amnesty" "Provisional Government for North Carolina" "The Conspiracy Trial" and more related reports on the closing events of the Civil War.

Four pages, good condition.

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587533

From the Reconstruction period following the Civil War

Item #587533
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June - August, 1865 



* Five newspapers at the Civil War's end



When the last hostilities of the Civil War ended in May, 1865, it began the long period of healing for the divided country. The months immediately after the close of the war were full of uncertainly as to how to reconnect, how to heal, and how to repair all the damages of four years of war, both physic... See More  

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172890

Trial of the conspirators, with Mrs. Surratt...

Item #172890

June 03, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 3, 1865 The front page is a cartoonish print concerning the end of the Civil War captioned: 'Check-Mate!' showing Jeff. Davis playing a game of chess with Uncle Sam, with war generals as the playing pieces.

Inside has a one-third page showing the various men involved in the: "Trial of the Conspirators--Pencil Sketches from Our Artist's Sketch-B... See More  

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591012

Jeff Davis attempts escape dressed as a woman...

Item #591012

June 03, 1865

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, June 3, 1865 



* Jefferson Davis' escape attempt

* Woman's clothes - dress




The front page has 1 1/2 columns on a trip: "Across The Continent" "Letters From Mr. Bowles--No. 2" "On the Plains--From Atchison to Kearney--The Indians--Storm on the Plains" which is a terrific travelogue (see for beginnin... See More  

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216557

Last Days of the Civil War....

Item #216557

June 05, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 5, 1865  The front page has: "THE ARMIES", "Congratulatory Address of General Grant to the Armies" signed in type: U.S. Grant; "The Work of Mustering Out Continued" & more. Good content inside including: "THE TRIAL" of the Lincoln murder conspirators; "The South" "A Large emigration to the State Desirable&qu... See More  

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614869

Celebrating the generals after the war...

Item #614869

June 08, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 8, 1865 



* Ulysses S. Grant welcome home

* New York City celebration




Among the first column heads are: "Our President" "Monster Meeting Last Night at Cooper Institution" "Outpouring of the Masses for the Administration" "The Hero Grant" "It was Big, Great, Immense, Prodigious!" "Brilliant Array of Generals... See More  

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577974

War-worn veterans parade in Washington...

Item #577974

June 09, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 9, 1865  Taking over 2 1/2 columns on the front page are: "Trial Of The Assassins" "More Testimony for the Defence--A Distant Prospect of the End of the Trial" with many subheads. Also on the ftpg: "From  Washington" "The Closing Pageant of the War" "The War-Worn Veterans Make a Splendid Appearance" & more. Ei... See More  

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172892

"Johnny comes marching home"...

Item #172892

June 10, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 10, 1865  The full front page is a nice print of: "The Grand Review at Washington--General Meade & Staff Passing the Principal Stand" during a parade of returning Civil War soldiers. Another prime item is the doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast, titled: "Victory And Death" showing six vignettes of the somber side of war (see).

Othe... See More  

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582994

Reconstruction efforts...

Item #582994

June 10, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, June 10, 1865



* Southern reconstruction

* Joseph E. Johnston




Obviously a military-themed publication so a nice title for Civil War content, even for reports from shortly after the end of the war.

The entire front page is taken up with: "The Military Situation". Other articles within include: "The General Principles of Tactics" "Li... See More  

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624514

Galveston is evacuated by the Rebels...

Item #624514

June 10, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, June 10, 1865 Page 2 has: "Later From Texas - Evacuation of Galveston" "General Grant's Reception in New York' and also a brief article on: "Jeff Davis' Trial Again".

Four pages, nice condition.

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552241

Battle of Bull Run dedication...

Item #552241

June 13, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, NY, June 13, 1865 



* Battle of Bull Run dedication 

* Manassas, Virginia 




Front page has one column headlines that include: "In Memoriam!" "The First of Our Hundred Battle Monuments" "An Official Visit to the Field of Bull Run" "Dedication of a Cenotaph to the Glorious Dead" "Appearance of the Historic Ground&quo... See More  

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557306

Dedication ceremones at the Bull Run battlefield...

Item #557306

June 13, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 13, 1865  Front page first column heads include: "Bull Run" "The Final Victory on the First Battle Field of the Rebellion" "The Dead Heroes of Manassas" "Interesting Ceremonies of Dedicating the Monuments Marking the Resting Place of Our Braves" "The Herald's Special Report of the Proceedings" "The Rush From Wash... See More  

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597665

A great travelogue on the expansion of the West...

Item #597665

June 14, 1865

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, June 14, 1865 



* Samuel Bowles' serialized travelogue: "Across The Continent"'



Over one-third of the front page is taken up with an except from the 'Letters From Mr. Bowles--No. 3" "ACROSS THE CONTINENT" "The Ride from River to Mountains--The Great Plains & Their Characteristics--Gen. Conne... See More  

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203605

Post Civil War baseball game with box scores....

Item #203605

June 16, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 16, 1865 Page 5 has: "Out-Door Sports" " Base Ball" "Philadelphia Vs. Brooklyn". The summary mentions "a bevy of the fair ones" at the match and that "...with the crowd, the field of players in uniform, and the...banners on...flag-staffs on the grounds...the scene was picturesque in the extreme." About the game it mentions:... See More  

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670894

First Hebrew Free School in New York City... Reconstruction...

Item #670894

June 16, 1865

 NEW YORK HERALD, June 16, 1865 



* 1st Hebrew free school in NYC

* Post Civil War reconstruction




The front page has a great amount of content on the Reconstruction process in the South including: "Reconstruction Gossip at the National Capital" "The People of the South Converted by the Sword to the Northern Version of the Constitution" "They Accept the Over... See More  

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172894

Follow-up to the Civil War... Prisoner cruelties...

Item #172894

June 17, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY June 17, 1865  The full front page shows: "Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State" with an article on him on page 2. Other articles are: "The Fate Of Davis" "The Day of Reckoning" "The Conspiracy Trial".

Inside ha a nice, large print of: "Major-General William T. Sherman", and smaller prints of: "General Weitzel&#... See More  

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583642
Item #583642

June 17, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, June 17, 1865  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. is entirely taken up with: "The Military Situation" giving the latest reports on war-related actives just after the conclusion of the war.

Other reports inside are headed:... See More  

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604288

Just after the Civil War...

Item #604288

June 17, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, June 17, 1865  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. is entirely taken up with: "The Military Situation" giving the latest reports on war-related activities just after the conclusion of the war.

Other reports inside are head... See More  

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671073

1865 Abraham Lincoln murder trial...

Item #671073

June 20, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 20, 1865.



* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - conspirators




This issue is loaded with advertisements and post Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes the following one column headings: "THE ASSASSINATION" "THE TRIAL ON MONDAY" "ARGUMENT OF REVERDY JOHNSON" "MR. ST... See More  

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587064

Reconstruction after the Civil War...

Item #587064

June 21, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 21, 1865 



* Post Civil War South

* Freed slaves




The first column on the ftpg. has some nice heads on Reconstruction efforts in the South, including: "SOUTH CAROLINA" "The Views of the Members on Reconstruction" "The Status of the Negro as a Freedman" "Admiral Dahlgren's Farewell to His Squadron" "Mortality Among... See More  

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672932

Two intriguing articles on the assassination plot...

Item #672932

June 23, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 23, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination plot

* John Wilkes Booth & Jefferson Davis




The ftpg. has an article: "The Conspiracy--An Interview Between Booth & Davis" with details of the meeting, beginning: "Booth commenced by saying that a plan was formed by parties in the Northern States & Canada, friends of the Confederacy, to capture o... See More  

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172896

General Custer in the Civil War...

Item #172896

June 24, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 24, 1865  The full front page is a nice print of: "Lieutenant-General Grant visiting General Scott at Cozzens's Hotel, West Point".

Among the nice prints within this issue is a full page of: "Sheridan and His Generals" with each labeled, perhaps the most notable being "Custer" some 11 years before his death at Little Big H... See More  

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204022

Farming... Hay Rake...

Item #204022

June 24, 1865

BOSTON CULTIVATOR, June 24, 1865 Has mostly agricultural-related content, but also some news, literary content and ads. Front page has an illustration: "Sprouts Patent Spring-Tooth Horse-Rake" with a detailed caption. Tabloid-size, 4 pages, lite staining at the spine, small inked address stamp in the upper right corner, occasional foxing. Uncut.

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671072

1865 Abraham Lincoln murder trial...

Item #671072

June 24, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 24, 1865.



* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the conspirators - assassins


* Galveston, Texas surrenders



This issue is loaded with advertisements and post Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes the following one column headings: "THE ASSASSINATION" "THE TRIAL ON FRIDAY" "THE REBELS IN ... See More  

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658741

South Carolina... Terms of re-acceptance into the Union...

Item #658741

June 25, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 25, 1865.

 

* Terms for re-acceptance into the Union
* South Carolina


"Interview of the South Carolina Delegation with President Johnson", "The President Talks Plainly To Them", "He Tells Them South Carolina Cannot be Represented in Congress Until Her People Admit that Slavery is Dead", "It Must be Prohibited in Th
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600291

Reconstruction... The South after the war... Arizona...

Item #600291

June 26, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, New York, June 26, 1865



* Post Civil War reconstruction in the South



The front page has the following one column headlines: "RECONSTRUCTION", "The South Carolinians & the President", "Plain Words by the Chief Magistrate", "Conditions to the Readmission of the Palmetto State", "The Abandonment of Slavery Essential", &quo... See More  

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668746

1865 Reconstruction era after the Civil War...

Item #668746

June 27, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 27, 1865



* Post Civil War reconstruction

* Andrew Johnson proclamation




The top of the front has one column headings: "RESTORATION" "Progress toward a Peace Basis" "Trade Restrictions West of the Mississippi Removed" "Only A Few Exceptions Made". Document removing trade restrictions is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.

Complete wi... See More  

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632559

Players returning from the war strengthen "the national game"...

Item #632559

June 29, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1865 



* Civil War soldiers returning to baseball



The back page has: "Base Ball A Grand Match At Hoboken--The Mutual Club In The Field--The Second Contest For The Championship--An Immense Assemblage Of Spectators--The Finest Played Game Of The Season, Etc." This is a nice summary of a game between the Empire and Mutuals clubs, that begins: "The na... See More  

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621886

Reconstruction... Gold discoveries out West...

Item #621886

June 30, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 30, 1865  The front page has column heads: "SOUTH CAROLINA" "Redistricting the Department of the South" "Gov. Clark, of Mississippi, in Fort Pulaski" "Virginia" "Restored Commerce" "Dept. Regulations for the Renewal of Trade Throughout the Country" "Farewell Order of General Meade" & more inside.

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172898

The conspirators in the Lincoln assassination...

Item #172898

July 01, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 1, 1865  The front page has 2 prints concerning the dedication of the Bull Run monuments, captioned: "Monument Erected on the Field of the First Battle of Bull Run" and: "Consecration of the Bull Run Monuments--Reading the Service". There is front page text on the dedication as well.

Inside has a full page of: "Sherman And His Gene... See More  

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206595

Farming Newspaper...

Item #206595

July 01, 1865

BOSTON CULTIVATOR, July 1, 1865 Ftpg. has an illus. and report: Bullards Improved Hay Tender". Mostly agricultural-related content. Lite staining in the left margin and in some text, ftpg. has a small inked stamp in the upper right corner, some fold foxing. Tabloid-size, uncut.

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578608

Death of Admiral DuPont...

Item #578608

July 01, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, July 1, 1865 



* Samuel Francis Du Pont death

* Military Civil War title




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: "Our Military Terms With the Rebels". Inside pages have: "Credit to the M... See More  

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578609

Death of Admiral DuPont...

Item #578609

July 01, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, July 1, 1865  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: "Our Military Terms With the Rebels". Inside pages have: "Credit to the Monitors" "The Naval Academy" "Rear-Admiral S.... See More  

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636641

Recollections of Abraham Lincoln... Prison life in Charleston...

Item #636641
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1865  Articles within this issue are "Prison-Life" which is from Charleston, South Carolina and contains several illustrations; "Washoe Revisited"; "Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - VIII - A Railroad Adventure"; "Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" which features an illustration of "Abraham Linc... See More  

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655437

Very significant baseball print...

Item #655437

July 01, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 1, 1865  Perhaps the best & most desired print is the very nice half pg. vertical print captioned: "Grand Match Between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, & the Resolute Club of Brooklyn, N.Y....at the Union Ground, Brooklyn.". This shows a game in progress, including the full panorama of the field with a cro... See More  

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664567

Recollections of Abraham Lincoln... Prison life in Charleston...

Item #664567
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1865  



* Life of Abraham Lincoln (posthumous)



Articles within this issue are "Prison-Life" which is from Charleston, South Carolina and contains several illustrations; "Washoe Revisited"; "Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - VIII - A Railroad Adventure"; "Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" which ... See More  

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