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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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669470

War reports from a Confederate newspaper in Columbia...

Item #669470

November 26, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 26, 1864  A rather rare title and great that the title includes the word “Southern”.

The front page has reports including: "Death of Capt. McNeil" "Remedies For Sherman" and more. Many ads including "Solomon Cohen, Dealer In Slaves" and a notice for: "Slave Labor".

The back has a ... See More  

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596640

Sherman's advance through Georgia...

Item #596640

December 18, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 18, 1864 



* William T. Sherman's march to the sea

* Savannah GA Georgia reached




Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. Sherman" "Savannah Closely Besieged" "A Formal Demand for the Surrender of the City" "If Not Surrendered in Two Days Fire to be Opened Upon It" "The Effect of Sherman&... See More  

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596641

Sherman's advance through Georgia...

Item #596641

December 18, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 18, 1864  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. Sherman" "Savannah Closely Besieged" "A Formal Demand for the Surrender of the City" "If Not Surrendered in Two Days Fire to be Opened Upon It" "The Effect of Sherman's campaign" "Incidents of His March Through Georgia" "The... See More  

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652057

Confederate newspaper reporting the fall of Savannah...

Item #652057

December 28, 1864

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 28, 1864



* Fall of Savannah GA Georgia 

* General William T. Sherman 

* In a rare Confederate title




Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865 just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the C... See More  

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648539

Confederate reports from near the end of the Civil War...

Item #648539

January 13, 1865

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Jan. 13, 1865 



* Rare Confederate title

* Civil War nears the end




Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865 just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War. The front page includes: "Local An... See More  

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671353

Making fun of Missouri and Maryland as "free states"...

Item #671353

January 16, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 16, 1865  The front page begins with an interesting editorial which has near the beginning: "A body termed a 'State Convention' in Missouri did on last Wednesday...pass an ordinance of Emancipation, declaring all slaves free from that moment; and the Northern papers inform us that thereupon 'Free Maryland extends her congratulations on... See More  

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650375

Negro Soldier Bill passage..

Item #650375

January 21, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, January 21, 1865



* William T. Sherman SC march

* Fort Caswell, Wilmington NC

* Final months of the Civil War




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "GEORGIA" "Capture of Pocotaligo Bridge by Gen. Sherman" "WILMINGTON" "Fort Caswell Blown Up by the Rebels" & more.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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671312

Confederate newspaper from near the end of the war...

Item #671312

February 02, 1865

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Feb. 2, 1865  Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from just over 2 months before surrendering.

The front page has a few war-related items but also has many advertisements and a: "Neg... See More  

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172856

Many Civil War prints, and a rare account of Sojourner Truth...

Item #172856

February 04, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 4, 1865  Prints found in this issue include a front page image of: "General Alfred H. Terry" and also on the ftpg. is: "Landing of Soldiers and Sailors Above Fort Fisher".

Inside pages include a full page: "The Army of the Potomac Receiving the News of the Capture of Fort Fisher"; two quarter page images of: "The Late Lie... See More  

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646643

Civil War map of the Petersburg vicinity...

Item #646643

February 08, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 8, 1865 



* Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia



The top of the front page has a Civil War map headed: "THE RECENT MOVEMENT. Scene of the Operations on the 5th Inst. at Hatcher's Run". Many nice one column war heads including: "RICHMOND" "Grant's Diplomacy Resumed" "Details Up to the Latest Moment" "WILMINGTON&qu... See More  

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592074

Arming the slaves?...

Item #592074

February 24, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1865



* General William T. Sherman march up the coast

* Arming the slaves? South's last hope



This genuine newspaper has a wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH", "Rebel News, Rumors and Speculations", "THE MILITARY SITUATION&... See More  

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172862

First African-American lawyer to practice before the Supreme Court...

Item #172862

February 25, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 25, 1865  The front page has prints: "Before Petersburg--Winter Quarters from the Plantation" and "Pocotaligo Depot, South Carolina.

Perhaps the most notable print in this issue is that of: "John H. Rock, Colored Counselor" which has a same-titled article which includes: "We give on this page a portrait of John H. Rock, th... See More  

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580027

Nearing the end of the Civil War......

Item #580027

February 27, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York City, February 27, 1865



* General William T. Sherman

* Gen. Joe Johnston

* Final months of the Civil War




This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "SOUTHERN NEWS", "The Military Situation", "Anticipated Movement by Gen... See More  

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583867

Slave soldiers...

Item #583867

March 08, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, March 8, 1865 



* General William T. Sherman 

* Columbia, South Carolina 

* Last weeks of the Civil War
 



Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S ARMY", "News Direct From Columbia, S.C.", "Full Particulars of the Capture of the City", "GEORGIA", "Davis Handled Without Glov... See More  

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592993

Planters arm their slaves...

Item #592993

March 11, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 11, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln proclamation

* Arming slaves




Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Good News From Sherman!" "Sherman 40 Miles from Raleigh" "Whites & Blacks Flock to Him" "Negro Panic At Conscription" "The Planters Arm Their Slaves Against It" & more.

Also, page 4 has: ... See More  

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664011

Cheatham & Johnston are 'awfully whipped'...

Item #664011

March 13, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 13, 1865 



* Final month of the Civil War

* Kinston NC North Carolina (Wyse Fork)

* Confederacy down to their last hope




Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Important From North Carolina" "A Battle Reported Near Kinston on Wednesday" "A Victory Claimed Over Our Forces" "The Gallantry of the Union Troops Acknowledged" "R... See More  

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172868

Lincoln's inauguration...

Item #172868

March 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1865  The entire ftpg. is taken up with a very nice engraving captioned: "President Lincoln Taking the Oath At His Second Inauguration, March 4, 1865", showing just that. A great display issue as such.

An inside page has an article headed: "The President's Inaugural", which includes the text of his 2nd inaugural address, which ... See More  

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172872

Advancing upon Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #172872

April 01, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 1, 1865  The front page has a nice print showing: "General Sherman's Entry Into Columbia, South Carolina". Pages 2 and 3 have some interesting war-related articles including: "Davis Asks to be Dictator" "Davis and Lee" "Trade With Rebels" and more.

Other prints within include: "14th and 20th Corps Crossing ... See More  

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667175

An Abraham Lincoln speech...

Charleston newspaper after Yankee occupation...

Item #667175

April 21, 1865

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, April 21, 1865 



* Union - Yankee occupation

* Speech given by President Lincoln




An early issue of this newspaper under Yankee control, as Sherman occupied this significant Confederate city on February 18. This is "new series" volume 1, number 48.

The front page has: "Our Victories" "Important Speech of President Lincoln&quo... See More  

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656458

One million dollars and he'll do the assassinations...

Item #656458

April 29, 1865

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, April 29, 1865 



* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination - death

* Bizarre Southern desire for his death prior




Certainly the most notable content is on page 4 with column heads: "The President's Remains" "A Proclamation" signed in type by President Andrew Johnson calling for a day of respect for Abraham Lincoln; "Southern vi... 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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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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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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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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615538

Virginia's governor and the former slaves...

Item #615538

July 12, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1865 



* Georgia Emancipation

* Slaves and Masters




The front page has: "Georgia: Address of Provisional Governor Johnson, His Views On Emancipation." which takes over a full column. Other reports inside include: "VIRGINIA", "Governor Pierpoint and the Negroes", "Their Late Rebel Masters Trying to Get Rid of Them&q
... See More  

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596144

The Reconstruction...

Item #596144

July 17, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 17, 1865 



* Early Southern reconstruction



Among the front page column heads are: "Through The South" "A Trip from Augusta, Ga. to Montgomery, Ala." "The Prospects in the Two States" "The Negro And The Crops" "Washington" "The President Overwhelmed with Visitors"  and more on the Reconstruction.

Eight... See More  

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656896

End of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment...

Item #656896

July 21, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, July 21, 1865 



* Rare anti-slavery title by William Lloyd Garrison

* End of 54th Massachusetts Infantry regiment

* African American - colored troops




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 (see).

T... See More  

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662202

President Johnson's policies at the end of the war...

Item #662202

July 26, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 26, 1865  From shortly after the end of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Policy of Johnson's Administration" "Johnson & Brownlow" "The Monroe Doctrine--Another Discordant Element in the Abolition Party" "News of the Week" & much more.

Eight pages, nice condition.



Described as "The Hot... See More  

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172906

Barnum's Museum fire... Saratoga Lake...

Item #172906
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 29, 1865  The full front page is a political cartoon: "The Great Labor Question from a Southern Point of View" showing a Black farmer and Lincoln.

Prints inside including a half page: "Presentation of 200 Battle Flags to Gov. Fenton at Albany, New York" and "Grand Dinner to the Army of the Tennessee at the Union Hotel, Saratoga&quo... See More  

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636138

Racing at Saratoga... Will of a former slave... Anti-slavery agitation...

Item #636138

August 09, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 9, 1865  The front page has: "Sports of the Turf - The Second Day of the Saratoga Meeting - The Coveted Bauble Won by the Horse Kentucky", Page 3 has: "Death of an Ex-Slave at the Almshouse - His Will" which has the will of Denison wherein he leaves all his worldly belongings to the person that had been attending to him. Page 4 has "The Anti-Slave... See More  

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635480

1865 reconstruction...

Item #635480

August 11, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1865



* Post Civil War reconstruction 

* Rebel prisoners - freed slaves 




The front page has one column headings that include: "OUR SOUTHERN TOUR" "Still In North Carolina" "Negro Labor--Pro and Con" "The Insanity Of Slavery" "Fortress Monroe" "Pennsylvania Veterans Coming Ho... 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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598509

South Carolina repeals secession...

Item #598509

September 20, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 20, 1865



* Reconstruction era



Among the front page column heads are: "The Home of Secession" "Meeting of the Constitutional Convention" "The Ordinance of Secession Repealed" "Report in Favor of the Abolition of Slavery" which is a report from Columbia, S.C. also: "Trial of Capt. Wirz"

Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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647558

Mustering out Negro troops...

Item #647558

September 20, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1865 



* Henry Wirz trial

* Jefferson Davis




From shortly after the end of the Civil War but still with war-related reports including: "Returned Soldiers" "The Real Abolition Platform of Ohio" "Mustering Out Negro Troops" "The Wirz Trial" "Trouble Brewing in the Abolition Camp" "Jefferson Davis&q... See More  

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633138

Fenian Movement... Wirz Trial... Negro Troops...

Item #633138

September 29, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 29, 1865  The front page has: "The Fenians" "Meeting of the Magistrates of Cork County - Priest Denouncing Fenianism" which includes: "...We understand that this society, which has been so extensively developed all over the country, became the subject of remark last Sunday from the pulpits of the several Catholic chapels in this neighborhood. T... See More  

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172924

Hanging of Amy Spain, the Negro slave...

Item #172924

September 30, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 30, 1865  Certainly the most notable print in this issue is the nearly quarter-page captioned: "View of Darlington Court House and the Sycamore Tree Where Amy Spain, the Negro Slave, Was Hung by the Citizens of Darlington, South Carolina". There is an article: "Amy Spain" beneath the print. See the hyperlink for much more on the case of... See More  

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638816

Trial of the Andersonville prison warden...

Item #638816

October 03, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 3, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The front page has: "Andersonville" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday--Gen. Bragg Relieve from Duty as a Member of the Commission--Obstreperous Conduct of Counsel Baker". Inside has: "Alabama on the Negro".

Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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555916

Kentucky Martial Law ends...

Item #555916

October 13, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, New York, NY, October 13, 1865



* Post civil war Kentucky



The front page has: "Washington" "Martial Law No Longer in Force in Kentucky" "The President's Proclamation" "The Status Of Kentucky". Proclamation concerning martial law in Kentucky is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.



Other news of the day throughout this 8 page issue. Mino... See More  

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633183

Allowing former slaves to vote... The Great West...

Item #633183

October 20, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 20, 1865 The front page has column heads: "The List of Rebel Bondholders - More Denials - Progress of the Fenian Trial" & more. The ftpg. also has an interesting article beginning: "Another fact that reads American. A Miss Elizabeth Garrett has actually succeeded in obtaining admission, at least, to the outer circle of the medical profession...At present t... See More  

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172930

Trial of Captain Wirz... Discovery of Dr. Mudd...

Item #172930

October 21, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 21, 1865  The front page has a print showing: "Lieut. Tappan Discovering Dr. Mudd in the Hold of the Steamer 'Thomas A. Scott' " with a related article. Also a halfpg. print of the: "Trial of Captain Wirz, the Andersonville Jailer, in the Court of Claims, Washington, D.C."

Inside has full page prints: "The Embassy From T... See More  

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598938

Last hours of Lee's army...

Item #598938

November 08, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1865 



* re. Robert E. Lee's surrender



Reports from the aftermath of the Civil War including: "Admission Of Southern Representatives""Message of the Governor of South Carolina" "Governor's Proclamation - Thanksgiving for Victory, Peace, and Our Country Saved" is from Ohio; "The Future of the Negro" "... See More  

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172936

Hanging of Champ Ferguson... Wade Hampton...

Item #172936

November 11, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 11, 1865  The front page has prints of: "Hon. Charles Adams" and "Earl Russell" with articles on each. Prints within include: "Thomas Carlyle" "View of the Tobacco Exchange, Corner of Virginia and Cary Streets, Richmond, Virginia" "Interior of the Seabrook Tobacco Warehouse at Richmond, Virginia" "R... See More  

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172942

The New York police... Dancing lunatics...

Item #172942

December 02, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New  York, December 2, 1865  The full front page is a print of the: "Burning of Rev. Dr. Tyng's Church, Corner of 16th Street and Rutherford Place, New York". Prints within include: "Funeral of Lord Palmerston - The Procession to the Grave in the Interior of Westminster Abbey" "Rev. George W. Gordon, Ringleader in the Jamaica Riots" ... See More  

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