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November 10, 1861
THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 10, 1861
* Battle of Belmont, Missouri
* Captain Gordon convicted - appeals for a new trial
Among the front page one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Reported Landing of the Expedition" "The Rebels Drives Out of their Batteries on the Rappahannock" "Additional Particulars of the Battle ... See More
November 16, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 16, 1861 Full front page is a print captioned: "Last Meeting Between General Scott and the Cabinet" which shows Lincoln among them.
Other prints inside include: "The Great Expedition--General Sherman Giving His Final Orders to His Brigadier-Generals on Board the 'Wabash' " "Consultation Between General Viele & the ... See More
November 30, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 30, 1861 The entire front page is taken up with a print captioned: "Major-General Halleck, U.S.A., Commanding Our Army In Missouri". Inside has a small map of: "Fernandina, Florida"; a full page with two prints of: "Headquarters of General Wright at Fort Walker, Hilton Head, South Carolina, formerly Those of General Drayton of ... See More
December 06, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 6, 1861 Among the front page reports are: "Army of The Potomac" "A Spirited Letter from a Virginia Lady to a Lincoln Hireling" which is interesting reading (see); "Culpeper Hospital" "More Evidence of the Lincoln Tyranny in Maryland" .
Inside pages include: "War Matters--Progress of Affairs at the South&qu... See More
December 13, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 13, 1861 Page 5 has: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "Slave-Catching by Soldiers" "The New Fugitive Slave Law" "The Confiscation Bill Safe" "The Case of Commander Poor" "Traitors in the Land Office Yet". Page 4 has: "Arming Negroes" and other war news.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
December 14, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 14, 1861 The entire front page is taken up with: "A Chart Map Of Georgia, Showing The Percentage of Slaves In Each County." Inside has a full page with seven: "Scenes in & Around Beaufort, South Carolina"; another page has 3 prints of: "The Stone Fleet on its Way to the Southern Coast"; a full page with 3 prints: "... See More
December 28, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 28, 1861 The full front page is taken up with: "Union Refugees From Western Missouri Coming Into St. Louis". Other prints inside include: "Entrance to Fort Pickens, Facing Fort Barancas, After Two Days' Bombardment" "Northern Row of Guns at Fort Pickens..." "Bird's-Eye View of Fort Pickens During the Bombardme... See More
Item #151887THE LIBERATOR, Boston, MA 1861-65 (with minor water-staining or other minor imperfections which make them somewhat 2nd-rate)
* Ornate masthead
* Anti-Slavery Title
* edited by William Lloyd Garrison
See the photo below for the terrific masthead of this famous anti-slavery title. The ornate woodcut in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds ... See More
Item #214122THE LIBERATOR, Boston, 1861-65 (first rate) See the photo below for the terrific masthead of this famous anti-slavery title. The ornate woodcut in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds of the oppressors, and a family about to depart for their journey to emancipation. Much of the content concerns slavery and the anti-slavery movement. Edited... See More
January 01, 1862
THE NEW YORK TIMES, from New York City, dated January 1, 1862.
* Emancipation of rebel slaves ?
* Green River Kentucky
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:
* NEWS FROM WASHINGTON
* A Scheme for the Emancipation of the Slaves of Rebels
* How General Lane Proposes... See More
January 18, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1862 The front page has two prints: "Port Royal Ferry, Scene of the Battle of First January, 1862" and a cartoonish print showing a: "Scene in the Parlor of Mrs. Barnwell's House at Beaufort, South Carolina" showing various African-Americans (see).
Inside has a full page of: "The Vessels of General Burnside's Expedi... See More
January 25, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 25, 1862 This issue features a nice full front page print: 'Little Mac Out Again' which shows McClellan on horseback. Inside includes a full page with two prints: 'Fort Holt, Kentucky, Opposite Cairo' and 'Commodore Foote's Gun-Boat Flotilla on the Mississippi'. A full page: "Bird's-eye View of the Vessels Composing ... See More
January 27, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 27, 1862
* From the Confederate capital
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states with the front page taken up various advertisements and news, including; "The Northern Congress" "The Emancipation Question" "The Only Compromise With the Rebels" as well as "Notes Of The War".
The inside pa... See More
January 31, 1862
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, January 31, 1862
* Cedar Keys Florida
* Civil War map
The front page has a Civil War map headed: "Cedar Keys and Its Railroad Connection to Fernandina, Florida". Maps of the Civil War showing the greater portion of Florida are very uncommon. There are nice first column heads as well including: "War Against Treason!" "Rebel Steamer ... See More
February 04, 1862
THE DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, February 4, 1862
* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South
* First Battle of Bull Run
* Official reports from the Confederates
Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butle... See More
February 07, 1862
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Feb. 7, 1862 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "War Against Treason!" "Gen. Lane's Expedition" "The Rebel Fleet In Motion" "The War In Missouri & Kentucky" "Rebel Cavalry Defeated In Kentucky" "The Attack On Ft. Henry" "Gen. Grant Returned to Paducah" and more. Also ... See More
February 07, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1862
* Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee
* In a Confederate - rebel title
Half of the front page is taken up with ads with the other half having various news items including: "Interesting From the North--Notes On The War" with various subheads. Also reports on: "American Affairs In Europe" "The Grand Army to Advance&quo... See More
February 12, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 12, 1862
* Frederick Douglass speech on civil war
* Cooper Institute advertisement (day of)
In the first column on the ftpg. is an interesting advertisement for "A Black Man on The War!! Frederick Douglass will lecture at Cooper Institute..." with the date & time noted.
Various Civil War reports on pages 5, 6 and 8 including a back page Civil ... See More
February 13, 1862
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb. 13, 1862
* Battle of Roanoke Island (2 maps)
* Ambrose Burnside & Louis M. Goldsborough
A very graphic & displayable issue, as the front page features not one but two nice maps, one captioned: "Albemarle Sound & the Point of Attack of the Federal Fleet", with related text, and the other headed: "Roanoke... See More
February 15, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 15, 1862 Full front page illustration shows: "The 'Nashville' and 'Tuscarora' at Southampton, England." Inside has a half pg: "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Merrimac,' and Sloop of War 'Germantown,' Off Craney Island"; half pg: "The Union Battery at Newport News"; full with four smaller illustratio... See More
Item #670357NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 28, 1862
* Battle Hymn of the Republic
* Abolitionist Julia Ward Howe music & lyrics
* "John Brown's Body" song
The back page contains the music & lyrics headed: "A Song That Is Now Rather Popular" being the music of what we now know as the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with the lyrics being the original: "J... See More
March 01, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 1, 1862 The full front page is a dramatic print captioned: "The Surrender of Fort Donelson, February 16, 1862" which is very nice for display.
Inside has a full page with 3 scenes of: "Our Navy in the Savannah River--Loss of Steamer Winfield Scott--The Expedition in Warsaw Sound--Gun-Boats Entering Savannah River Above Fort Pulaski"; ... See More
March 08, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 8, 1862 The entire front page is a nice print captioned: "Major-General Ulysses S. Grant, U.S.A. The Hero of Fort Donelson" with a related article inside.
Other prints in this issue include a full page: "The Hand-to-Hand Fight Over Schwartz's Battery at Fort Donelson"; a full pg: "Seeking For The wounded by Torch-Light, After... See More
March 22, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 22, 1862 Certainly one of more notable issues of the Civil War as the focus is on the historic naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac.
The front page features a print of: "Lieutenant Worden, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monitor' " with text on him as well, and also a print of: "The Ericsson Steel-Clad Battery 'Monitor'... See More
April 04, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 4, 1862 Among the column heads on the Civil War on pg. 5 are: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "The Abolition of Slavery In The District" "A Villainous Rebel Respited" "The Siege of Island No. 10" "A Gallant Exploit" "Expedition Against the Rebel Forts" "The Rebels Run Away, as Usual".
Eight pages, nice con... See More
April 05, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 5, 1862 The full front page shows: "The Rebel Steamer 'Nashville' Running the Blockade at Beaufort, North Carolina". Other prints inside include: "Bird's-Eye View of the Attack on the Rebel Batteries on & Near Island Number Ten By Commodore Foote's Flotilla" "Bombardment of Island Number Ten by the Mortar Fleet... See More
April 07, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 7, 1862
* CSS Manassas ironclad ship
War reports are found on pages 4 & 5 with column heads including: "The War For The Union" 'The Abolition of Slavery in the District" "The Confiscation Bill" "The Rebel Blockade Run" "The Latest About the Merrimac" "Rebel Force on the Peninsula" "The Advance U... See More
April 10, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 10, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee
* Siege of Yorktown VA Virginia - Maps
The front page is dominated by a rather large Civil War map headed: "The Position Before Yorktown" with much detail. One column heads on the front page include: "The War For The Union" "Gen. Hunter's Dept." "Emancipation In Th... See More
April 12, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 12, 1862 The front page has prints of: "Major-General Buell" "Brigadier-General Shields" and "Bomb-Proof Sandbag Battery at New Bern, North Carolina, Taken by General Burnside's Troops."
Inside has a full page with 3 prints: "Views at New Madrid and Point Pleasant" and another full page with 2 naval prints: &qu... See More
April 17, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 17, 1862
* President Lincoln emancipates the slaves in Washington, D.C.
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee
The most noteworthy content is found on page 10: "Important Message of the President to Congress" "Approval of the Bill Abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia" "The Names & Antecedents of the Emancipation Commis... See More
April 19, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 19, 1862 The full front page shows: "Shipping Artillery at Alexandria, Virginia". Prints inside include: "City of Norfolk, Virginia" "Transports Embarking Troops at Alexandria" "Federal Troops at Hampton, Virginia"; a full page: "General Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Showing the Road to Richmond" &qu... See More
April 30, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 30, 1862 Among the articles within are: "A Serious Talk with Serious Men" "Emancipation of Slaves" "...on the Bill to abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia" "War News of the Week" "Free Negroes in Ohio" "The Massacre at Lee's Mills" and so much more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
D... See More
April 30, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 30, 1862 Among the articles within are: "A Serious Talk with Serious Men" "Emancipation of Slaves" "...on the Bill to abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia; "War News of the Week" "Free Negroes in Ohio" "The Massacre at Lee's Mills" "Traffic In Human Flesh--A White Child Sold in the city o... See More
May 20, 1862
THE NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 20, 1862 Page one has, "Gen. Hunter's Emancipation Order," followed by, "Proclamation by the President declaring it to be null and void," which includes Hunter's original order, and President Abraham Lincoln's response. This was the controversial situation where Hunter pronounced slaves free in Florida, Georgia & South Carol... See More
May 21, 1862
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 21, 1862 Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War are: "ON TO RICHMOND" "The Progress Towards Richmond, Virginia" "The Rebels will Defend their Capital--Their Pickets Driven in by Gen. Stoneman's Advance" "A Battle Impending" "The Emancipation Proposition In Missouri" "Late From New Orleans&... See More
May 23, 1862
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 23, 1862
* Rare anti-slavery title
* Hunter's emancipation order
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.
Page 3 has nice reporting concerning the General David Hunter "emancipation&qu... See More
May 27, 1862
THE CHRISTIAN BANNER, Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 27, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
This is certainly one of the more rare newspapers from this Confederate state. It began in 1848 but ceased publication in 1862. Its editor, James Hunnicut, was a minister of a Free Will 'Union' congregation, was considered to be quite eccentric. As the war neared he became an outspoken Un... See More
May 28, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York City, New York, May 28, 1862
* Hanover, Virginia...
* Baltimore, Maryland...
This 8 page newspaper is in good condition (except for little margin wear) 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 fr... See More
June 06, 1862
DAILY SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN from Springfield, MA and dated February 6, 1863. This 4 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 Charleston South Carolina SC, General McClellan, Negro So... See More
June 18, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 18, 1862 The front page has a report headed: "The Rendition of Nicholas Bray's Slave Woman". This is an interesting fugitive slave report, noting: "Gov. Stanly was that Bray...said that one of his female slave had been enticed away by our troops & was held against her will...the warrant empowering Bray to search for the slave was issued; she was ... See More
June 21, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 21, 1862 The entire front page is taken up with 3 prints captioned: "Corinth, Mississippi, Now in Possession of Our Troops" which includes "Beauregard's Head-Quarters".
Among the prints inside are a full page: "Advance-guard of Major-General Pope's Army Entering Corinth..."; a full pg: "...The Rebels Evacuating M... See More
June 29, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1862 Among the ftpg. one column heads on the Civil War are: "Operations Of McClellan's Army" "Rebel Accounts of the Battle on Wednesday Last" "A Victory Claimed For the Enemy" "Additional Names of the Union Wounded" "Escape of a British Subject from Richmond" "His Experience In Dixie" "The Negr... See More
June 29, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1862
* Seven Days Battles
* Richmond VA Virginia
* Civil War original reporting
Among the ftpg. one column heads on the Civil War are: "Operations Of McClellan's Army" "Rebel Accounts of the Battle on Wednesday Last" "A Victory Claimed For the Enemy" "Additional Names of the Union Wounded" "Escape of a Bri... See More
Item #652426THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), July, 1863
* Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Chiefly About War Matters"
* an original, contemporary printing - 1st appearance
signed with the pen name "A Peaceable Man"
* same year review of Victor Hugo's, "Les Misérables"
When one thinks of Nathaniel Hawthorne, most minds are rightfully immediately drawn to his mas... See More
July 22, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 22, 1862
* Includes a letter signed by President Abraham Lincoln
* Discussion on emancipation
* From the Capital of the Confederacy
A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America.
Among the front page war-related items are: "From Beaver Dam", "From Madison and Orange", "The Shelling of Hami... See More
August 04, 1862
RICHMOND WHIG, Virginia, Aug. 4, 1862
* Rebel newspaper from the Confederate capital
Not only a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from its capital as well. The ftpg. has an editorial piece headed: "Retaliation" and other items headed: "Waiting" "The Negro Allies" "The :Mississippi River" "The Telegraphic Embroglio" "Smith O'B... See More
August 17, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 17, 1862
* Tazewell TN Tennessee
* Baton Rouge LA Louisiana
Among the ftpg. Civil War heads are: "Interesting From New Orleans' "The Negro Brigade Controversy Still Pending" "Commerce & Trade Increasing" "General Butler's Measures to Relieve the Poor of New Orleans' "A Grant Melee Between the Police & A... See More
September 06, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 6, 1862 The front page shows: "Thomas Fitch Rowland, Builder of the New Monitors" and "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Ironsides' In Fighting Trim" with related articles.
Of special note is the historic letter headed: "The President On the Negro Question". This was one of the more famous letters from Abraham Lincoln, being hi... See More
September 13, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 13, 1862 The front page is taken up with a nearly full-figure print of "Major-General John Pope, Commanding the Army of Virginia" along with a biography of him.
Inside includes a full page with 2 prints of: "Manassas Junction...Scene of Several Recent Fights" which is the Second Battle of Bull Run; a full page with 3 prints of: &q... See More
September 23, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 23, 1862
* Emancipation Proclamation
* President Abraham Lincoln
Page 4 contains the full texts of the Emancipation Proclamation, perhaps the most significant Presidential pronouncement of the entire Civil War wherein Lincoln declared all slaves free. Headed: "A Proclamation By the President of the United States" the document begins at the b... See More
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