Reconstruction (1865-1877)

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172964

Valentine's Day... Scenes of Colorado...

Item #172964

February 17, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1866  The entire front page has two prints: "Central City, Colorado" which is a town view; and "A Gambling Scene in Denver City, Colorado". Inside is a large print of "George Bancroft"; a full page of the: "Grand Reception Given by the 7th Regiment at the Academy of Music, New York"; a print of: "The Late Rev... See More  

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656918

Valentine's Day... Scenes of Colorado...

Item #656918

February 17, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1866  The entire front page has two prints: "Central City, Colorado" which is a town view; and "A Gambling Scene in Denver City, Colorado". Inside is a large print of "George Bancroft"; a full page of the: "Grand Reception Given by the 7th Regiment at the Academy of Music, New York"; a print of: "The Late Rev... See More  

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617888

William H. Seward speech...

Item #617888

February 23, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 23, 1866 



* William H. Seward speech

* Restoration of the Union

* Cooper Institute, New York




The front page has a speech by William H. Seward headed: "SEWARD" "Speech At Cooper Institute". speech takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, m... See More  

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172966

Lincoln being celebrated in Richmond... The Life of George Washington...

Item #172966

February 24, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 24, 1866 The entire ftpg. features nine: "Portraits of Washington" at various times in his life. Inside contains an article with nine illustrations on: 'The Birthplace, Home & Tomb of Washington'.

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice & large print captioned: "President Lincoln Entering Richmond, April 4, 1865" showing him... See More  

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600069

Post Civil War North & South...

Item #600069

February 24, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1866



* Post Civil War

* Alexander H. Stephens




The front page has one column headings that include: "NORTH AND SOUTH" "Union Sentiment in the Lately Rebellious States" "Speech of Alex. H. Stephens Before the Georgia Legislature" "Georgia Accepts the Issues of the War in Good Faith" "The Extinction of Slavery Accept... See More  

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617886

Steamer W. R. Carter disaster...

Item #617886

February 24, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 24, 1866 



* Steamer W. R. Carter

* Boiler explosion disaster

* Vicksburg, Mississippi




The back page has an article headed: "THE CARTER DISASTER" "Graphic Description of the Affair" "Terrible Scene After the Explosion" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 ... See More  

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603825

Horace Greeley described...

Item #603825

February 28, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, February 28, 1866



* Horace Greeley

* New York Tribune




The front has a small one column heading: "Horace Greeley and the Tribune" See images for text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise nice condition.... See More  

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619832

A newspaper with a focus on phrenology...

Item #619832

March 01, 1866

BROUGHTON'S MONTHLY PLANET READER & ASTROLOGICAL JOURNAL, Philadelphia, Jan., Feb. & March, 1866 



* Uncommon title

* Astrology - Horoscope




A fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future as well as astrology and phrenology. The "science" of phrenology believed that a person's intelligence & person... See More  

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172968

Ezra Cornell...

Item #172968

March 03, 1866

HARPER's WEEKLY, New York, Mar. 3, 1866 Fullpg: 'The Mississippi Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church' includes many blacks. Doublepage centerfold: 'The Iron-clad Fleet of England' includes 30 prints. Fullpg. Parade of the 90th N.Y. Vols . in Brooklyn. Two bkpg. cartoons.

Complete in 16 pages.

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151609

Item #151609

March 04, 1866

THE NEW-YORK TIMES, Mar. 4, 1866 Under "Amusements" on pg. 7 has a listing for the "Winter Garden" presenting "Edwin Booth in his great role of Armand Jean Du Plessius, Cardinal Duke De Richelieu in Sir Bulwer Lytton's play of Richelieu" and in a Special "Grand Hamlet Matinee": "Mr. Edwin Booth...in his grand role of Hamlet." Occasional light foxing, mostly in the margins.

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603826

Steamer Lockwood disaster...

Item #603826

March 05, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, March 5, 1866



* Steamer Lockwood

* Mississippi River

* Memphis Tn Tennessee




Page 3 has a small one column heading: "Reported Steamboat Disaster". See image for very brief text.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, ot... See More  

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661437

Early from Salem, Oregon ...

Item #661437

March 05, 1866

THE OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, March 5, 1866 



* Rare title 

* Old West era




This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basi... See More  

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172970

Fire Works in City Hall Park... "Caught Napping by A.H. Burr...

Item #172970

March 10, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 10, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of the "Display of Fire Works in City Hall Park on Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "John William Draper." 1/2 pg. illus. of "President Johnson Addressing His Fellow Citizens at Washington, February 22, 1866." Full pg. illus. entitled "Caught Napping,&... See More  

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571727

Salem Oregon...

Item #571727

March 12, 1866

THE OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, March 12, 1866 



* Rare title 

* Old west era
 



This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.



With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a r... See More  

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153700

Theatre ad for Edwin Booth...

Item #153700

March 15, 1866

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 15, 1866  On pg. 3 in the Amusements section is a listing for a performance of Richelieu at the Winter Garden theatre starring Edwin Booth in the lead role. Also mention that Booth will perform in a Grand Hamlet Matinee at a future date.

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172972

Jerusalem from the Golden Gate...

Item #172972

March 17, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... See More  

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636851

Jerusalem from the Golden Gate...

Item #636851

March 17, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... See More  

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603829

Pike's Opera House fire disaster...

Item #603829

March 23, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, March 23, 1866



* Pike's Opera House fire

* Cincinnati Ohio




Page 2 has a small one column heading: "Additional Particulars of the Cincinnati Fire. Loss Two Millions" See image for brief text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherw... See More  

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172974

Union Square, New York... Pension Office in the New York Custom House...

Item #172974

March 24, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 24, 1866 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Colonel Theodore S. Bowers, General Grant's Adjutant General." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "Paying United States Pensioners at the Pension Office in the New York Custom House." Inside: 2/3 pg. illus. of "Charles Sumner." Dblpgctrfld. of "Queen Victoria Opening Her Seventh Parliament,... See More  

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172976

Ice Bridge over Niagara Falls... The game of billiards...

Item #172976

March 31, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included.

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636852

Ice Bridge over Niagara Falls... The game of billiards...

Item #636852

March 31, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included.

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650810

Prints of the Navy in the North Carolina Sounds...

Item #650810
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, (New York), April, 1866  Among the interesting articles within are: "Freedman's Bureau" "The Last Year's of Sam Houston" "Birds at Home" with  many illustrations including singing honey-eater, white honey-eater, yellow-throat-ed, and more; "The Ruined House", with an illustration, "Heroic Deeds of Her... See More  

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172978

The Fenian conspiracy... Hon. Thaddeus Stevens

Item #172978

April 07, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY April 7, 1866 Front 1/2 pg. illus. of "Richmond Bridgewell, Dublin, from which HeadCentre Stephens Escaped." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Fenian Conspiracy in Ireland-Marching Prisoners into the County Prison at Cork." Inside is a 1/4 pg. illus. of "Hon. Thaddeus Stevens." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Canadian Volunteers After Drill." Full pg. ill... See More  

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596303

Civil War officially over....

Item #596303

April 07, 1866

NEW YORK DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, April 7, 1866 



* Uncommon title

* Civil War officially ends




The front page has nearly a column headed: "Death of Gen. J. H. Morgan" and also: "PEACE! PEACE! Martial Law Abolished! The Habeas Corpus Restored". This was a white supremacist newspaper from during & just after the Civil War, proclaiming by its publishers: "White Supr... See More  

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600082

Civil Rights Act of 1866...

Item #600082

April 07, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1866



* Civil Rights Act of 1866

* Senate overrides president's veto




The front page has one column headlines that include: "WASHINGTON NEWS", "Passage of the Civil Rights Bill in the Senate", "Thirty-three Republicans Vote for the Bill" and more (see photos). This is 1st report coverage on the U.S. Senate overriding  Preside... See More  

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648286

The Civil War officially comes to an end...

Item #648286

April 07, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1866 



* Civil War officially ends

* PEACE




Page 4 contains the historic announcement of the official end of the Civil War with the headings: "PEACE" "Proclamation By the President" which also deals with the reconstruction of the Southern states, signed in type: Andrew Johnson and dated April 2, 1866. The text takes a full column.

Pa... See More  

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660781

The Civil Rights Bill is "the law of the land"...

Item #660781

April 11, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 11, 1866 



* Civil Rights Bill becomes law

* Post Civil War - slavery




Under "XXXIXth Congress: is a tiny heading: "The Civil Rights Bill" with brief text. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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617862

Dearing family massacre...

Item #617862

April 12, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, April 12, 1866 



* The Dearing family murders (1st report)

* Philadelphia Pennsylvania

* Antoine Probst




The front page has a brief article headed: "Horrible Murder in Philadelphia" "A Family of Seven Persons Butchered" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, minor spine... See More  

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600315

Dearing family massacre....

Item #600315

April 12, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 12, 1866



* The Dearing family murders (1st report)

* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

* Antoine Probst




Page 5 has one column headings: "Terrible Crime In Philadelphia" "Seven Persons Murdered In One House" "A Laborer Kills his Employer and his Whole Family..." See image for text here.

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600761

Dearing family massacre....

Item #600761

April 13, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 13, 1866



* The Dearing family murders

* "Murder by gaslight"

* Antoine Probst arrest




The front page has one column headings: "The Tragedy In Philadelphia" "Further Particulars of the Murder of the Deering Family"

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, some margin wear and small tears, a few printing flaws, otherwise good.... See More  

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172980

Great fire in Cincinnati...

Item #172980

April 14, 1866

Harper's WEEKLY, New York, Apr. 14, 1866 fullpg: 'The Great Fire in Cincinnati' halfpg. article & illustration on 'Robert E. Lee, in Civil Life' 1/4 pg: 'The Rev. Alexander Grummell' is a Black minister.

Complete in 16 pages.

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600083

Dearing family massacre....

Item #600083

April 15, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1866



* The Dearing family murders

* Philadelphia Pennsylvania

* Antoine Probst




The front page has small one column headings: "The Dearing Murder" "Arrest of the Murderer--His Confession--Exciting Scene at the Mayor's Office--More About the Dearing Family" Text takes up more than a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages... See More  

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594108

The Reconstruction era... Cornerstone for a new Jewish synagogue...

Item #594108

April 19, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1866  Most of the front page is taken up with Reconstruction item with first column heads: "WASHINGTON NEWS" "Speech of President Johnson to the Soldiers & Sailors" "He Reiterates His Views on the Reconstruction Policy of Congress" "His Efforts for the Restoration of the Southern States" "The Rewards for Arresting ... See More  

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172982

School for freed slaves at New Orleans...

Item #172982

April 21, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 21, 1866  Ftpg: 'Abraham Lincoln School for Freedmen, New Orleans'. Terrific fullpg: 'On the Plains--Indians Attacking Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Coach' is a truly fine example of Western Americana for display. Halfpg: 'Street View in Santa Fe, New Mexico' Great issue!

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172984

Passage of the Civil Rights Bill...

Item #172984

April 28, 1866

Harper's WEEKLY, April 28, 1866 Ftpg: 'Govt. Auction on the Levee at Cairo, Ill.'. Historic dblpgctrfld: 'Lobby of the House of Rep. during Passage of the Civil Rights Bill'. Nice full page: 'Scene at the Penna. Ave. Entrance to the Capitol Grounds at Washington'

Complete in sixteen pages.

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603898

Memphis riots of 1866...

Item #603898

May 02, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, May 2, 1866



* Memphis, Tennessee

* Race riots - Negroes

* Reconstruction era




Page 2 has a small one column heading: "Riot at Memphis". See image for text .

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in very nice ... See More  

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617995

Bombardment of Valparaiso...

Item #617995

May 02, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, May 2, 1866 



*Bombardment of Valparaiso, Chile

* Spanish fleet shelling & destruction of port




The front page has an article headed: "South America" "Valparaiso Bombarded by Spanish" "The Town Completely Destroyed" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, mi... See More  

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598638

Colorado admitted to the Union ?.....

Item #598638

May 04, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 4, 1866



* Colorado joins the Union ?

* Statehood ?




The front page has a one column heading:



"Colorado Admitted to the Union---80 to 55"



with smaller subhead: "The Colorado Bill" 1st report coverage on the House passing the Colorado Bill. The President would however veto this bill and Colorado would not actually gain statehood for another 10 ye... See More  

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172986

Colored Orphan Asylum... City of Memphis...

Item #172986

May 05, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 5, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Colored Orphan Asylum, Memphis, Tennessee." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "Alexander H. Stephens." Four 1/2 landscape illus. entitled: "Nashville, From Edgefield," "Nashville, Tennessee, from the Opposite Bank of the Cumberland," "Louisville, Kentucky-Iron Clads Passing Louisville Fall... See More  

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598641

Robert E. Lee for president ?....

Item #598641

May 05, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 5, 1866 



* General Robert E. Lee 



Page 4 has a small but interesting report with a one column heading: "Gen. Lee For President". See image for text here. Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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644908

Jefferson Davis indicted for treason...

Item #644908

May 11, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 11, 1866 



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Official indictment for treason




Page 3 has an article: "Jeff. Davis Indicted for Treason" which has near the beginning: "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury of the United States...and the trial of the prisoner, it is supposed, will take place in ... See More  

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172988

Map of Georgia... Celebration the abolition of slavery in Washington D.C... Cotton team in North Carolina...

Item #172988

May 12, 1866

Harper's WEEKLY, New York, May 12, 1866 Ftpg. shows: 'The Levee at Cincinnati, Ohio'. One-quarter pg: 'Map of New York Bay'. Halfpg: 'On the Mississippi--Religious Services on Board the 'Ruth' '. Very nice fullpg: 'View of Shockoe Creek Valley, Richmond, Va.' & fullpg: 'Cotton Team in N. Carolina' shows black men leading a cart load of cotton... See More  

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648806

Jefferson Davis is indicted for treason...

Item #648806

May 12, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 12, 1866 



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Official indictment for treason




Near the bottom of the ftpg. is: "Jefferson Davis Indicted" "He Will Probably Be Tried in June at Norfolk". The text begins; "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury..." with a bit more.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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603899

Benjamin Butler on reconstruction...

Item #603899

May 14, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, May 14, 1866



* Benjamin Franklin Butler

* Views on reconstruction




The front page has one column headings: "Lecture by Major-General Butler" "His Views of Reconstruction" Lengthy text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwi... See More  

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645135

Jefferson Davis indictment...

Item #645135

May 15, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1866



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Official indictment for treason




The front page shows the official indictment for treason against Jefferson Davis with the headings: "JEFF DAVIS" "The Indictment Found Against Him" "The Charge Treason And Conspiracy" See images for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, ... See More  

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150066

Item #150066

May 17, 1866

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, May 17, 1866 "Veto Of the Colorado Bill" on pg. 7 includes Pres. Johnson's reasons for denying statehood to Colorado. Signed in type: Andrew Johnson. Good.

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172990

'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas...

Item #172990

May 19, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY May 19, 1866 Two 1/3 pg. illus. of "Major General Judson Kilpatrick, U.S. Minister to Chile" and "Commodore John Rodgers, U.S.N." Also a 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Bombardment of Valparaiso by the Spanish Fleet, March 31, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. entitled "'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas." Dblpgctr... See More  

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636853

'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas...

Item #636853

May 19, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY May 19, 1866 Two 1/3 pg. illus. of "Major General Judson Kilpatrick, U.S. Minister to Chile" and "Commodore John Rodgers, U.S.N." Also a 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Bombardment of Valparaiso by the Spanish Fleet, March 31, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. entitled "'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas." Dblpgctr... See More  

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603902

Quotes of Josh Billings...

Item #603902

May 21, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, May 21, 1866



* Quotes of Josh Billings

* American humorist




The front page has a small one column heading: "The 'Sayings' of Josh Billings". See images for text.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise i... See More  

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151104
Item #151104

May 22, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 22, 1866  Back page heads include: "Washington" "The Colorado Veto Message" "Consideration of the Question Postponed Until Next Tuesday" & more. Spine is a bit irregular.

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