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656915

How to Build the Pacific Railroad...

Military events just after the Civil War...

Item #656915

August 12, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Aug. 12, 1865 



* Post Civil War reconstruction



Obviously a military-themed newspaper so all the content is as would be expected, including much on Reconstruction efforts following the Civil War. Among the articles within are: "Military Occupation of the Rebel States" "State of Things at the South" "Thoughts In the Field" &... See More  

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661794

The great Atlantic cable... Sale of government horses...

Item #661794

August 12, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 12, 1865  The full front page has two scenes: "The Horse Market and Stables, New York City, Where The Weekly Sale of Government Horses Takes Place" with a related print inside.

Prints inside include 3 pages on: "The Great Atlantic Cable--Constructing The New Telegraph Line From Dublin To Valentia." "...The Union Hotel, S... See More  

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594174

Texas & post-Civil War slavery... Convention of Colored men...

Item #594174

August 13, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 13, 1865 



* Texas slavery ?



Page 3 has: "TEXAS" "Able & Eloquent Address by Gov. Hamilton" "Plain Talk On The Slavery Question". Also: "The President's Amnesty Proclamation" "The Late Convention of Colored Men--Address to the Loyal Citizens to the United States & to Congress"

Eight pages, nice condit... See More  

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639191

Reconstruction begins after the Civil War...

Item #639191

August 15, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 15, 1865  Among the ftpg. column heads: "FROM RICHMOND!" "Restoration of Civil Rule Not Advisable Just Now" "Secession Agitations to be Forever Silenced" "The Result of the Rebellion" "Life to the Nation, Death to Slavery" "R. E. Lee's Election to the Presidency of Washington College" "Grantin... See More  

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665903

Early Baseball... Described as "the National game of America"...

Item #665903

August 15, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, from New York, dated August 15, 1865



* Post Civil War baseball



The back page of this issue has an article: "The Field" "Base Ball--Grand Championship Match" which has a detailed summary about a match between the Atlantic and Mutual clubs at the Capitoline Ball Ground, in Brooklyn. This also describes the scene with much talk about the crowd estimated at ... See More  

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645518

Trial of Jefferson Davis... The Wall Street Panic of 1865...

Item #645518

August 16, 1865

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 16, 1865



* New York City Wall Street

* Post civil war stock market

* Jefferson Davis treason trial




Ftpg. column heads include: "The State Prisoners & Their Treatment" "The Freedmen of Virginia!" and much more. Inside has: "Trial of Jeff. Davis" "The Policy of President Johnson" "Business Excitement in New York&qu... See More  

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172912

Flight of Jefferson Davis...

Item #172912

August 19, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 19, 1865  The front page includes prints of: "Emma, Queen Dowager of Hawaii" "Brevet Major-General Nathaniel A. Mills" and "Elisha Kingsland, Chief Engineer of the N.Y. Fire Department". Prints within include a full page: "The Electric Union" celebrating the union of England & America by telegraph; "College R... See More  

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201239

Early Butter Making...

Item #201239

August 19, 1865

BOSTON CULTIVATOR, Aug. 19, 1865 Ftpg. has an article and a small illustration: "Corbins Nonpareil Butter-Worker". Mostly agricultural related content. Tabloid-size, 8 pgs., some lite rubbing, occasional foxing. Uncut.

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584362

1865 Civil War reconstruction...

Item #584362

August 19, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Aug. 19, 1865  This was the official "Gazette of the Regular & Volunteer Forces" from just after the Civil War. Much of the content is reflection upon events of the war, plus other items headed: "The Paymaster & His Duties" "Story of the Great March" "The New Army" "Offensive Power in Iron-Clads" &quo... See More  

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636139

Ford's Theatre to be a depository for rebel archives... Baseball...

Item #636139

August 19, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 19, 1865  The front page column heads include: "The Lost Cable Again" which is a lengthy report on the Atlantic cable; "The Pirate Shenandoah - Destruction of a Whaling Bark" and a small bit about making "Ford's Theatre" a fire-proof building  as a depository for rebel archives.

Inside has: "Notes From The People" "Li... See More  

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654074

Lipman Pike and his brother Boaz: first Jewish professional baseball player...

Item #654074

August 19, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, August 19, 1865 



* Lipman Pike - 1st Jewish professional baseball player

* His brother Boaz Pike - rarely mentioned together




On the back page under "The Field" & "Base Ball" is a summary and box score of a match played between the Atlantic and Eureka clubs. There is also a summary of a match between the "Second Nines" of the Eurekas a... See More  

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666770

The Union League Building, Philadelphia, PA...

Item #666770

August 19, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 19, 1865  The ftpg. has a financial scene on Bleecker St. in New York City. Other prints inside include the; "Union League Building, Broad St., Phila." "The Hospital Buildings & Ferry, Ward's Island, East River"; a fullpg. of the scene where the "...Powder Mine, under the Rebel Entrenchments Before Petersburg, Was... See More  

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563042

The Andersonville Prison trial begins...

Item #563042

August 22, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 22, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial begins

* Georgia Civil War horror camp




Most of the front page is taken up with reports on: "THE REBEL ASSASSINS" plus "Trial of Henry Wirz, the Andersonville Jailor" "Reading of the Charges & Specifications" "He is Charged With Conspiring with Lee, Seddon & Others to ... See More  

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633207

Beginning of the Wirz Andersonville prison trial...

Item #633207

August 22, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 22, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter - Georgia

* Henry Wirz trial begins (1st report)




Nice ftpg. heads include: "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "Commencement of the Proceedings of the Military Commission in the Case of the Keeper of the Andersonville Prison" "Horrible Crimes with Which He is Charged" "How the Prisoners in His Charge w... See More  

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151598
Item #151598

August 23, 1865

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 23, 1865 Ftpg. heads: "Jeff. Davis" "Statements Of His Counsel" "Nothing Known as to the Trial" & "The Trial Of Wirz" "Motion To Quash The Charges Denied" "The Prisoner Pleads 'Not Guilty' " & more. Two areas of light staining.

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635254

Trial of Andersonville prison "demon" warden Wirz...

Item #635254

August 23, 1865

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 23, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia




Among the front pg. column heads are: "Trial of The Demon Werze" "Contradictory Statements on This Point" "The Trial Of Jeff. Davis" "A Letter From the Arch-Traitor" "He Cannot Imagine the Charges Against Him" "A Plan to ... See More  

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151144

Trial of Captain Wirz...

Item #151144

August 24, 1865

THE NEW-YORK TIMES. Aug. 24, 1865 Ftpg. heads: "Trial Of Capt. Wirz" "The Military Court Convened Under a New Order" "Amendment of the Charge and Specifications" "The Names of Gen. Lee, Sec. Siddon & Others Omitted" "Counsel for the Prisoner Abandon the Case" & more.

Complete in 8 pages and is in good condition.

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620037

The demon jailer of Andersonville...

Item #620037

August 24, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 24, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison Georgia

* Captain Henry Wirz  (jailer)




Front page has: "TRIAL OF CAPT. WIRZ" "The Military Court Convened Under a New Order" "Counsel for the Prisoner Abandon the Case" with more (see).

Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, bit irregular at the spine, very nice, clean condit... See More  

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633577

Trial of Andersonville prison commandant Henry Wirz...

Item #633577

August 25, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, August 25, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia




Most of the front page is taken up with reports on the trial of the commandant of the infamous Andersonville, South Carolina, prison camp, Henry Wirz, with headlines: "TRIAL OF CAPT. WIRZ" "Preliminaries Settled & Witnesses Called" "He is
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151795

Grand balloon ascension...

Item #151795

August 26, 1865

WORCESTER DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, Aug., 1865 Nice pg. 3 ad gives details about a "Grand Balloon Ascension" performed by Seaver & Starkweather of Boston. Generally very good condition.

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631239

The trial of the "demon of Andersonville"...

Item #631239

August 26, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 26, 1865



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The top of the front page has heads: "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "More of the Horrors of Andersonville" "Testimony of a Rebel Surgeon as to the Maltreatment of Prisoners" "Copy of an Inspection Report of the Prison Camp" "A Sickening Tale of Suffering". This coverage takes over 1 ... See More  

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668743

Andersonville Prison Trial... Captain Wirz...

Item #668743

August 26, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, August 26, 1865



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The top of the front page has one column headings: "Andersonville" "The Trial of Wirz" "Dr. Bates Testimony Resumed" "Evidence of a Loyal Physician" "Sickening Details of Rebel Barbarities" "A Prisoner Killed by a Bloodhound" "Wirz Knocks a Man D... See More  

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153612
Item #153612

August 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 28, 1865 Nice ftpg. map shows the route of the Atlantic telegraph cable across Newfoundland, "...should it ever be laid..." which would not happen successfully for another 3 years. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with "The Cable" and the troubles.

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651582

The Brother Jonathan disaster... The Atlantic Cable...

Item #651582

August 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, NY, August 28, 1865  The front page has a wonderful graphic of the Atlantic Cable showing the proposed terminus, and more. Also included are additional front page details regarding the Brother Jonathan disaster. Headlines include: "THE CABLE" "Further Particulars of the Loss" "Mr. Russell's Journal" "A Trip to Newfoundland" "T... See More  

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616792

Ketchum forgery fraud arrest...

Item #616792

August 28, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 28, 1865 The frontpage heads: "KETCHUM" "Story of His Last Fortnight" "His Whereabouts and Doings by Day" "His Arrest And Imprisonment" "Story Of Ketchum The Defaulter" "Ketchum at the Police Headquarters--Interview with His Father and Counsel--All About Him". 

Other news and advertisements within.

This is comp... See More  

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636781

Startling reports from the Andersonville Prison trial...

Item #636781

August 29, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 29, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia




Among the ftpg. column heads are: "THE WERZE TRIAL" "A Fresh Accumulation of Horrors!" "Further Convincing Evidence Against the Prisoner" "More of Werze's Diabolical Cruelty" "He Murders Sick Soldiers as a Pastime" &qu... See More  

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206927

Baseball in 1865...

Item #206927

August 30, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 30, 1865  On pg. 5,"From Washington" is: "Base Ball--The Grand Matches In Washington". Has a summary of a match between the National and Atlantic teams, and a box score, with mention that the teams adjourned to the National Hotel after the game for a "sumptuous feast" and an evening of "social enjoyment". Says the Atlantics were to ... See More  

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643468

Andersonville prison... Baseball at the "Presidential Mansion"...

Item #643468

August 30, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 30, 1865



* Andersonville prison

* Henry Wirz trial

* Early baseball




The front page has: "ANDERSONVILLE. The Wirz Trial Yesterday" and more. Page 5 has a rare report of a baseball game on the White House lawn, under: "The Field--Base Ball" which begins: "The base ball tournament was continued today in the rear of the Presidential Mansion...&qu... See More  

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217905

Andersonville, Georgia...

Item #217905

August 31, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 31, 1865.



* Andersonville Prison Camp



Front page heads include: "TRIAL OF CAPT. WIRZ", "Some Discussion About Handcuffing the Prisoner", "The Tendency of Evidence the Same as on Former Days", and more, with the text taking 2 1/2 columns of the front page. Including is a letter from Henry Wirz. Wirz was the warden of the infamous Civil War pr... See More  

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538978

P. T. Barnum letter... Baseball in 1865...

Item #538978
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 1, 1865  Inside has a letter about the re-opening of Barnum's American Museum, signed in type: P. T. Barnum.

Page 7 has a very brief summary and box score of a baseball match played between two fire companies. The back page has a summary and box score of a baseball match played between the Atlantic and Eureka clubs. 

Other news of the day throughou... See More  

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553733

Child's Sunday School publication...

Item #553733

September 01, 1865

THE CHILD'S WORLD, Philadelphia & New York, September, 1865



* Uncommon Childrens publication



Has Sunday School content for young folks, with a few illustrations.



Nice masthead has three scenes. Published by the American Sunday-School Union. Quarto-size, 4 pages

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570091

Much detail on the capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #570091
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, September, 1865 



* Jefferson Davis captured 

* Confederate president 




This was one of the more successful magazines of the 19th century. Over five pages inside are taken up with: "Running At The Heads: Being An Authentic Account of the Capture of Jefferson Davis". Extremely lengthy and detailed, much more so than found in newspapers of the da... See More  

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633643

The Andersonville jailer...Jeff Davis...

Item #633643

September 01, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 1, 1865 



* Henry Wirz trial

* Andersonville Prison

* Jefferson Davis




Among the front page column heads on the events ending the Civil War are: "DAVIS AND WIRZ" "Jeff's Repudiation of the Andersonville Jailer" "The Story Said to be Unfounded in Truth" "The Andersonville Prison Records Missing" "Description of Wirz&... See More  

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172916

Housatonic Railroad... Hayti... Castle Garden...

Item #172916

September 02, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 2, 1865  The front page shows: "Collision on the Housatonic Railroad near Bridgeport, Connecticut" and: "Housatonic Railroad Slaughter--House to Which the Wounded Were Conveyed".

Inside has an interesting full page: "Wall Street & Broadway--Ways of Getting & Spending Money" showing many vignettes. Also within is a lar... See More  

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585525

Cleaning up after the Civil War...

Item #585525

September 02, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Sept. 2, 1865 As noted in the masthead this is the: "Gazette of the Regular & Volunteer Forces", with a nice engraving of an eagle as well. Pages 1 & 2 have various content relating to the closing events of the war with thoughts of reconstruction. Articles inside include: "American Cavalry" "Our Prisoners in the South" "... See More  

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636130

Dramatic issue on the "demon" jailer of Andersonville Prison...

Item #636130

September 04, 1865

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 4, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia




Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE TRIAL [Wirz], who was the warden at the infamous Andersonville prison. "The Testimony of Western Cavalrymen" "Werze's Mode of Dealing With the Cripples and Sick Men" "He Puts Them Out of Their... See More  

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208832

Early baseball...

Item #208832

September 07, 1865

THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 7, 1865  On the front page under The Field & Base Ball is a brief summary and box score of a match between the Gotham and Eckford clubs. There is also a very brief dispatch about the contest between the Maryland club of Baltimore and the National club of Washington, won by Washington. Nice to have on the front page.

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633313

Trial of the demon warden of Andersonville Prison...

Item #633313

September 07, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 7, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia




The first column has heads on the trial of the warden of Andersonville Prison: "The Wirz Trial" "Additional Chapters of Southern Prison Horrors" "Further Illustrations of the Mode of Warfare of the Modern Chivalry". Pg. 4 has an editorial on Wirz as we... See More  

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633784

Grant comes to Hunter's defense... Trial of Warden Wirz...

Item #633784

September 08, 1865

DAILY CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1865  Among various front page news reports is: "The Trial Of Wirz" and "Grant's Letter on Hunter", the latter being a letter signed: U.S. Grant, dated July 15, 1864, in which he defends the actions of General Hunter.

Four pages, large folio size, minor loss to a lower corner. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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172918

General Grant... George Whitefield...

Item #172918

September 09, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 9, 1865  The front page is mostly taken up with a print: "In The Woods" by W. F. Dobson. Inside contains a full page: "Lieutenant-General Grant's Reception at Galena, Illinois" and another full page: "Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields, A.D. 1742".

Other prints include: "House Presented to General Grant by the Citize... See More  

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584896

Military events just after the Civil War...

Item #584896

September 09, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Sept. 9, 1865 



* Post Civil War military actions



Obviously a military-themed newspaper so all the content is as would be expected, including much on Reconstruction efforts following the Civil War. A front page article begins: "The Indian now begins to assert himself again & to claim a respectable space in the weekly records of military movemen... See More  

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664477

Trout fishing, and Trinity Bay in Newfoundland...

Item #664477

September 09, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 9, 1865  Among the prints within are: "A Peach Orchard at Cranberry, New Jersey" " with 3 other related prints. "Trout Fishing in the Mountain Streams of Pennsylvania" with an article. "Old St. John's Gate, Quebec, Canada".

The feature is a foldout centerfold of: "Trinity Bay & Heart's Content... See More  

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586785

Pro-Union newspaper from this Civil War border state...

Item #586785

September 12, 1865

THE UNION STANDARD, Lexington, Kentucky, Sept. 12, 1865



* Rare post Civil War title



A scarce title from this border state, shortly after the end of the Civil War. The paper was formally titled "The National Unionist", obviously being pro-North during the Civil War. Page 2 has several items which relate to the conclusion of the Civil War including a Proclamation signed in type by th... See More  

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668742

The Andersonville Prison trial...

Item #668742

September 12, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 12, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The back page has nearly two columns of reporting headed: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "More Witnesses for the Defense Demanded" "Passage at Arms Between Counsel" "Evidence of Major-Gen. Wilson". (See)

Eight pages, uncut and never bound (uncommon)... See More  

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652756

Portrait of the "demon" warden of Andersonville prison camp...

Item #652756

September 14, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 14, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia




The front page features a print headed: "Werze, The Andersonville Demon", being the infamous Henry Wirz, the warden of the Andersonville prison camp who supervised the horrible treatment of Yankee prisoners. He would be found guilty & was executed,  on... See More  

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664164

Events from just after the Civil War...

Item #664164

September 14, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 14, 1865  The front page begins with a stack of heads on events from the end of the war: "Postponement of the Trial of Capt. Wirz" "The Prisoner Suffering Severely From Nervousness" "Stores About the Inflation of the Currency" "No Considerable Increase Present or Prospective" "Vast Influx of Southerns in Search of Pardon"... See More  

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665726

A Colorado newspaper printed eleven years before statehood...

Item #665726

September 15, 1865

THE DAILY DENVER GAZETTE, Colorado, Sept. 15, 1865 



* Very rare & early territory publication

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




This is actually a territorial newspaper as Colorado did not become a state until 1876, eleven years after this issue was published. And this is a volume one issue.

Outside of several issues of the Rocky Mountain News we have offered--which was Colorado... See More  

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172920

Trial of Captain Wirz, the Andersonville jailer...

Item #172920

September 16, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 16, 1865  Most of the front page shows: "The Court Room in Which Capt. Wirz, the Andersonville Jailer, is being Tried at Washington". The very dramatic doublepage centerfold is captioned: "Andersonville Prison Scenes Illustrating Captain Wirz's Trial" which includes 13 scenes of torture & starvation.

Other prints within include... See More  

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212163

1865 Post Civil War Firemen Baseball Game....

Item #212163

September 16, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, with baseball content from the year the Civil War ended. Sept. 16, 1865 On the back page under Base Ball is: Base Ball Among Firemen--Hose Company No. 55 Vs. Engine Company No. 34. Very brief one sentence summary says: A spirited game of base ball between the above companies at Hoboken, Friday, Sept. 15... plus the box score. Other news of the day includes: "THE FALL TRADE" "A... See More  

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636778

Rebel General Joe Johnston is defeated...

Item #636778

September 18, 1865

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 18, 1865  Front page column heads include: "WASHINGTON" "False Rumors of Cabinet Changes" "The Troubles of Pardon Seekers" "The Defeat of Gen. Joe Johnston" "The Secesh Papers in Tribulation About It" "The Counterfeit Treasury Notes" "Disastrous Conflagration--Augusta, Maine, Nearly Destroyed".

... See More  

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