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172700
Item #172700

August 08, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1863  Certainly one of the more desired issues of the Civil War with the nice content on the Battle of Gettysburg. The front page has 2 prints: "Saluting the Old Flag at Port Hudson" and "The Formal Surrender of Port Hudson". Inside a 1/4 pg: "Siege of Vicksburg--Huts on the Hill-side"; a full page has two prints: "Po... See More  

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650757

The Civil War in Virginia...

Item #650757

August 12, 1863

THE BOSTON ADVERTISER, Aug. 12, 1863  There are various Civil War reports on page 1 and 22 including column heads: "The Southern Opposition" "The Siege of Charleston" "The War In Virginia" "The Resources of the South Exhausted" "The Negro Question" and more. There is some reports concerning George A. Custer.

Four pages, never bound nor trimme... See More  

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653127

Kit Carson fights the Navajo Indians... Lincoln's famous rally-letter endorsed...

Item #653127

September 04, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 4, 1863 



* Kit Carson fights the Navajo Indians



Although much of the front page is taken up with various reports from the Civil War, perhaps the most interesting item is the brief page 5 item headed: "Victory of Kit Carson Over the Indians" (see photos for full report), reading in part: "...had a fight with the Navajoe Indians beyond Fort Canby. The ... See More  

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172708

Destruction of Lawrence, Kansas...

Item #172708

September 05, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 5, 1863  The full front page shows: "Moseby's Guerrillas Destroying Sutlers' Train". Inside prints include a dramatic fullpg: "The Destruction of the City of Lawrence, Kansas and the Massacre of its Inhabitants by the Rebel Guerrillas"; a full page with 4 prints: "Morris Island Sketches"; a three-quarter page map s... See More  

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172728

The Army of the Potomac... Freed slaves in Louisiana...

Item #172728

November 14, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 14, 1863  Over half of the front page is taken up with a print: "The War In The Southwest--Adjutant-General Thomas Addressing the Negroes in Louisiana on the Duties of Freedom" showing hundreds of black soldiers, women and children.

Inside has a full page: "Lookout Mountain--Sketched by Theodore R. Davis from Our Works on Chattanooga Cre... See More  

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172736

The first African-American chaplain in the U.S. Army...

Item #172736

December 12, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1863  The full front page is a dramatic print: "Guerrilla Warfare--Rescue of a Wounded Officer from a Band of Guerrillas". Prints inside include: "The Great Organ in the Boston Music Hall" "The Army of the Potomac--The Great Depot of Supplies on the Railroad" and "...The Bridge Over Bull Run--Present Appearance&quo... See More  

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172740

Nast Santa Claus centerfold...

Item #172740

December 26, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 26, 1863   The feature of this issue is the very displayable doublepage centerfold titled: "Christmas, 1863" which includes 6 vignettes by Thomas Nast, one showing Santa Claus with his bag over his back looking over two sleeping children (see). A very displayable print which measures about 16 by 21 inches.

The front page has two prints: ... See More  

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172742

Thomas Nast creates a displayable New Year's Day centerfold...

Item #172742

January 02, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1864  Part of front page is a cross section: 'Diagram of Monitor 'Weehawken' Sunk in Charleston Harbor'. Also on the ftpg. are prints of: "Frederick VII, Late King of Denmark" and "Christian IX, Present King of Denmark".

Inside has full page prints captioned: "The Army of the Cumberland--General Baird's Di... See More  

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598603

Government buys R.E. Lee's estate... Morgan's escape from jail...

Item #598603

January 20, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1864 



* Rare Anti-Yankee title

* Robert E. Lee's estate

* John Morgan's escape




Among the various "Late News" on the front page is: "A sale of confiscated property in Virginia, opposite Washington, took place...The Arlington estate, thek property of Gen. Robt. E. Lee, was bought in by the government for $26,000...The Arlington... See More  

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651165

Yankees occupy Indianola, Texas...

Item #651165

January 20, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 20, 1864  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War: "Interesting News from Havana, New  Orleans and Texas" "Occupation of Indianola, Texas, by Our Troops" "Important From Tennessee--Capture off the Rebel General Vance & His Adjutant" Official Dispatch fro General Grant" "Return of Prisoner Captured at Moorefield Junct... See More  

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172748

Slaves being liberated...

Item #172748

January 23, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 23, 1864  The full front page is a dramatic print: "Sufferings In A Snow-Storm on the Michigan Central". Inside has full page prints: "Colored Troops Under General Wild, Liberating Slaves In North Carolina" and "Under The Flag".

Other prints within include: "Hon. Leland Stanford, President of Central Pacific Railroad&q... See More  

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205271

Published by Charles Dickens... a 6 issue set...

A White Hand and a Black Thumb...

Item #205271

January 23, 1864

Harper's WEEKLY, January 23 - March 5, 1864  This is a six issue set of Harper's Weekly issues containing all 6 installments of "A White Hand and a Black Thumb", by Henry Spicer, originally published by Charles Dickens' in All the Year Round.  The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.  The individual issues are described... See More  

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172750

Early submarine...

Emancipated slaves... Ice skating at Central Park...

Item #172750

January 30, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1864  The most desired & notable print is likely the full page captioned: "Emancipated Slaves, White and Colored" showing one man with a brand on his forehead.

The front page shows the: "Ruins of the Church of the Compania, at Santiago, Chili, After the Conflagration". Inside has a full page: "Snowy Morning--On Picket&qu... See More  

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639394

Reports from the Confederacy...

Item #639394

February 03, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, February 3, 1864 



* Rare rebel title



A newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states, the city through which all news reports flowed during the Civil War. The front page has much on the war with items headed: "From the Blackwater Region" "The Enemy at New Bern, North Carolina" "From Charleston" "Arrest of Ex-Se... See More  

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631573

"Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia... Jefferson Davis' stirring address to his soldiers...

Item #631573

February 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 14, 1864 



* Very rare Confederate title



See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: "President Davis' Address to the Army" which is rather lengthy & signed in type: Jefferson Davis. This is a very nice, rousing address to his soldiers having near the end:&... See More  

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172756

St. Valentine's Day...

Item #172756

February 20, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 20, 1864  The full front page is a nice print captioned: "General Grant Crossing the Cumberland Mountains, January 7, 1864". Other prints inside include: "Military Ball of the Third Corps, Army of the Potomac" "The Negro Sentinel Shooting the Guerrilla Burroughs" "Railroad Accident In Kentucky" "Scenes In & A... See More  

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646444

Protection for Negro soldiers...

Item #646444

March 03, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 3, 1864  A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page includes: "The Raids Around Richmond--Surprise Of the Enemy's Camp at Atlee--Retreat of the Yankees Across the Pamunkey--Incidents, etc." which takes two columns. Also: "From The Peninsula" "Allowance of Rations to Commissioned O... See More  

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656558

Helping slaves to escape, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #656558

March 05, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 5, 1864 



* Helping Southern Slaves escape to the North

* From the capital of the Confederacy




A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Another Affair With The Enemy Around Richmond--Capture Of Important Papers And Memoranda of the Enemy" which has several subheads. Also: "Telegraphic Repo... See More  

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670800

With the Supplement issue as well...

Item #670800

March 05, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, March 5, 1864  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Southern News" "General Sherman's Invasion of Mississippi" "High Prices of Food" "The War In Virginia - From Gen. Lee's Army" "Slavery and the Negro - Negro Equality Before the Law".

Included is the "Supplement" issue s well with its own masth... See More  

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582693

Nice commentary on Negro troops...

Item #582693

March 15, 1864

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 15, 1864



* Suffolk VA Virginia

* Negro troops




Among the front page columns heads on the Civil War are: "The Intentions of the Rebels" "Very Latest Intelligence" "Grand Division of the Mississippi" "Concentration of the Rebels" "Capture of Suffolk by the Union Troops" "Gallant... See More  

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646926

General Johnston's report on military operations in the Confederacy...

Item #646926

March 16, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 16, 1864 



* From the Confederate capital



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page has: "The War News--Division of Sherman's Forces" "The Yankees in King & Queen--The Enemy We Are Fighting" "The History of the Military Operations of the Past Year in Mississippi & Ea... See More  

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172764

George Armstrong Custer takes the entire front page... African-American soldiers...

Item #172764

March 19, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 19, 1864  The entire front page is taken up with a great print captioned: "Brigadier General George A. Custer" showing him leading a charge on horseback brandishing his sword. There is a related article inside.

Other prints within include a full page of: "Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick"; a full page: "Map of the Rebellion As ... See More  

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652784

In the North, but pro-South...

Item #652784

March 30, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 30, 1864 



* Rare pro Confederate title

* Abraham Lincoln proclamation




The ftpg. has: "A Proclamation" signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln. Among the various articles within: "The Aspiring Negro" "Negromania" "Strength of the Confederate Armies--The Starvation Theory Exploded" "War News of the We... See More  

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220886

Vicksburg, Mississippi...

Item #220886

April 02, 1864

THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 2, 1864  The front page features many one column headlines covering events of the Civil War including:  "From Vicksburg", "The Abolition of the Slave Trade", "The Rebel Naval Report", and much more. There is additional war-related text on the inside and back pages as well.

Complete in 8 pages, generally in nice condition due
... See More  

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652065

"Confederate States of America"...

Item #652065

April 05, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 5, 1864  This was one of very few Confederate newspapers which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline (see).

The front page has much reporting on the war including items headed: "From Richmond--Official From Gen. Forrest--Capture of Six Hundred Yankees" "Movements of Grant" "From Dalton, Ga.-... See More  

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625653

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #625653

April 06, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 6, 1864



* Rare rebel title



There is much war-related content on the front page with heads & reports including: "The War News" "...All is quiet along General Lee's lines......" and smaller heads including: "Deserters From The Yankee Navy" "Alleged Defaulter" "Colonel Henry T. Gantt..." "Dea... See More  

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634437

From the Confederacy...

Item #634437

April 13, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, Charleston, South Carolina, April 13, 1864 



* From the origin of the Civil War



This is one of just a few titles in the South which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline (see).  Among the ftpg. articles are: "From Richmond--Good News From Mobile--Defeat of Banks' Army--Great Loss of the Enemy" "From Dalton. Arr... See More  

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172776

Massacre at Fort Pillow... Ringgold, Georgia...

Item #172776

April 30, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1864  The front page shows a group of officers making a toast, along with a poem concerning the third anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Prints within include: "In The Fair" "Admiral Porter's Flotilla" "the Steam Ram 'Switzerland". Some articles include: "Sketches of the Red River Expedition" ... See More  

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654252

Senate passes the Thirteenth Amendment outlawing slavery...

Item #654252

May 04, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 4, 1864 



* Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

* 13th passes U.S. Senate - Abolition of slavery

* From the capital of the Confederacy




A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The key content within this issues is found on the back page:  "Amendment of the Constitution", which i... See More  

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220880

Protecting the Negro troops...

Item #220880

May 07, 1864

THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1864  The front page features many one column headlines covering events of the Civil War including:  "Naval Operations on the Red River", "From East Tennessee", "Protection of Colored Troops", and much more. There is additional war-related text on the inside and back pages as well.

Complete in 8 pages, generally in nice cond
... See More  

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645829

One of the more fascinating publishers from the Civil War...

Item #645829

May 21, 1864

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 21, 1864  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 fervently held views on the inf... See More  

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664342

Letters from Robert E. Lee and J.E. Johnston...

Item #664342

June 03, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, June 3, 1864 



* Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee & Joseph E. Johnston



The front page has: "The War News" which includes a letter signed in type: R. E. Lee, General, which has an introductory paragraph as well.

Other front page items include a letter signed in type: J. E. Johnston, and items headed: "Officers Retired From the Army" ... See More  

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172790

The Civil War in Georgia and Virginia...

Item #172790

June 18, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1864  The front page is taken up with 3 prints: "Porter's Gunboats Passing the Dam in the Red River, Near Alexandria" and 2 scenes of: "Rebel Cruelty--Our Starved Soldiers" which has a related article on page 3 & an editorial: "Further Proofs of Rebel Inhumanity".

Other prints within include: "The Campaign in ... See More  

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172794

Robert E. Lee portrait on the front page...

Item #172794

July 02, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1864  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice front page illustration of: "The Rebel General Robert Edmund Lee" with a short biography on him as well.

Other prints include a fullpg. of 5 scenes in Georgia including Resaca, Woodlands, Kingston & Adairsville. Another page shows: "Fighting Johnny Logan" and "... See More  

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666366

Considering Negro troops...

Item #666366

July 02, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, July 2, 1864 



* General William T. Sherman

* Negro troops question considered




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: "The Campaign In Virginia" carrying over to most of pg. 2. Inside pages... See More  

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666423

Robert E. Lee portrait on the front page...

Item #666423

July 02, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1864 



* Famed General Robert E. Lee issue

* American Civil War illustrations

* Nice for display




Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice front page illustration of: "The Rebel General Robert Edmund Lee" with a short biography on him as well.

Other prints include a fullpg. of 5 scenes in Georgia including Resaca, Woodl... See More  

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172796

Many prints of the Civil War... Execution of a Negro soldier...

Item #172796

July 09, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1864  The front page has prints of: "Capt. J. Henry Sleeper, Commanding the 10th Massachusetts Battery" and "Sleeper's Battery" with a related article. Pages 2 & 3 have reports on the Civil War and includes a letter signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.

Other prints within include a full page: "General Grant's Campaign--T... See More  

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172800

General Grant's and General Sherman's campaigns...

Item #172800

July 23, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 23, 1864  The entire front page is a print of: "The Sinking of the 'Alabama' Off Cherbourg". Other prints within include: "View on the Appomattox, Below Port Walthall" "Jones's Neck, From General Foster's Head-Quarters, Near Malvern Hill, on the James" "Divine Service at General Baldy Smith's Headquarte... See More  

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221400

1864 Springfield, Massachusetts...

Item #221400

July 23, 1864

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN from Massachusetts and dated July 23. 1864.



* Joe, Johnston

* Atlanta, Georgia




This 8 page newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes reports on: General Joe
... See More  

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172816

Lincoln's adversary for the Presidency...

Item #172816

September 17, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1864  The full front page is a very dramatic print: "Harry Davis Capturing the Battle Flag of the 13th Louisiana Regiment, at the Battle of Ezra Church".  Other prints within include: "Admiral Farragut's Fleet Bombarding Fort Morgan" "Rear-Admiral David G. Farragut, U.S.N." "View of Petersburg, Virginia, ... See More  

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660148

Latest from Atlanta, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #660148

September 29, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Results of the Summer Campaign" "Hood's New Movement" "From the Georgia Front--Affairs at Atlanta" "Latest From the Valley" "and more.

Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner mast... See More  

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660144

War news from this notable Confederate city...

Item #660144

October 05, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 5, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War

* Siege of Petersburg campaign - U.S. Grant




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "From Our Army In Georgia" "The Movements Above Richmond--A Victory in Western Virginia" "From Grant's Army at Petersburg" "General Hardee" and more.... See More  

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660142

War news from this notable Confederate city...

Item #660142

October 06, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 6, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Vice President Stephens and Reconstruction" " "Letter from Richmond" "Affairs on Morris Island--A Yankee Description of the 'Pen' and its Occupants" "The President and the Army" "... See More  

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660143

War news from this notable Confederate city...

Item #660143

October 08, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 8, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War

* Battle of Darbytown and New Market




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Good News from the Valley--Sheridan Retreating Before Early" "Another Victory Below Richmond" "Fort Delaware" "From Hood's Army" "Latest Northern Repo... See More  

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660140

News from Hood's operations...

Item #660140

October 19, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 19, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The News of Hood's Operations" "Letter from Richmond" "From the Valley - Camp near New Market" "Interesting from the North" "Mobile and Charleston" and more.

Some war items on the ... See More  

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660139

Sherman's report on the Atlanta campaign...

Item #660139

October 20, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 20, 1864 



* Rare publicaton from the origin of the Civil War

* General William T. Sherman & the Atlanta campaign




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Important From Hood--Our Army on the Outskirts of Chattanooga" "Successful Skirmishing In Florida" "Yankee Reports from Louisiana" "From th... See More  

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656564

John Mosby just before his "Greenback Raid"...

Item #656564

October 21, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 21, 1864 



* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader

* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

* From the capital of the Confederacy




A wealth of Civil War reporting from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Report Surprise of Mosby's Command" which includes: "...Northern papers say...surprised the camp of Mosby near Pie... See More  

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660138

Morgan's betrayer... Ben Butler's anger...

Item #660138

October 22, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 22, 1864 



* From the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "News From the North" which includes a dispatch signed by Benjamin Butler, concerning anger over the Confederates employing captured colored soldiers in digging trenches, with his similar retaliation (see).

"Mrs. Lucy Williams--Mor... See More  

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660134

President Jefferson Davis addresses his Congress...

Item #660134

November 08, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Nov. 8, 1864 



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Glorious Achievements of Forrest's Horse Marines" "Yankee Army News" "The Tennessee Valley Campaign" "The President's Message" in which he presents ... See More  

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172834

Capture of a rebel fort...

Item #172834

November 19, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 19, 1864  The front page has prints of: "Lieutenant William B. Cushing" and "Destruction of the Rebel Ram 'Albemarle' at Plymouth, North Carolina".

Inside page prints include: "Confederate Iron-clads on the James, Below Chaffin's Bluff" "Gen. Butler & Staff Watching the Battle from Johnson House" &quo... See More  

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