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172552

Ulysses. S. Grant & the battle at Fort Donelson...

Item #172552

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  

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172556

Historic naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac...

Item #172556

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  

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648890

The rebels run away...

Item #648890

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  

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172560

Battle of Island Number Ten...

Item #172560

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  

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678258

Fortress Monroe, Jacksonville, Yorktown... and a new Delmonico's...

Item #678258

April 07, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1862 
 
The front page has: "FROM THE SOUTHERN COAST", "Threatened Attack by the Rebels upon Jacksonville, Fla.", "NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE", "Cannonading Heard in the Direction of Yorktown", "GEN. BURNSIDE'S OPERATIONS", "NEWS FROM WASHINGTON", and more. The inside has news regarding
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665632

Confederacy's first iron-clad ship...

Item #665632

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  

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656084

Battle of Shiloh maps and a map of Yorktown, plus more...

Item #656084

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  

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172562

The Monitor versus the Merrimac...

Item #172562

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  

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172564

Scenes of Virginia... New Orleans... Savannah...

Item #172564

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  

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656095

Much on the Civil War in a pro-South newspaper...

Item #656095

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  

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654798

Much on the Civil War in a pro-South newspaper...

Item #654798

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  

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668409

General Hunter's order to emancipate the slaves...

Item #668409

May 08, 1862

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, May 8, 1862 



* General David Hunter

* re. emancipation of slaves

* Abraham Lincoln




The bottom of page 2 has one of two controversial General Orders from General David Hunter freeing slaves. Noting in part: "All persons of color lately held to involuntary service by the enemies of the United States in Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island, Ga., are ... See More  

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653034

President Lincoln repeals General Hunter's order (no. 11), which had emancipated slaves...

Item #653034

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  

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597290

Yankees move towards the rebel capital...

Item #597290

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  

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665405

The General Hunter "emancipation" controversy...

Item #665405

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  

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661785

Very uncommon Fredericksburg title...

Item #661785

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  

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540554

Hanover Court House....

Item #540554

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  

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210589

Charleston SC 1863 Civil War...

Item #210589

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  

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172580

The slave Robert Smalls... A Winslow Homer centerfold...

Item #172580

June 14, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1862  Perhaps the most notable print (with related text) is that of: "Robert Smalls, Captain of the Gun Boat 'Planter' " which includes a related article as well.  As Wikipedia notes, Robert Smalls was an enslaved African American who freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery by commandeering a Confederate transport ... See More  

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593610

Fugitive slave case...

Item #593610

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  

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172582

Battle of Fair Oaks, and much more...

Item #172582

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  

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581527

Seven Days Battles...

Item #581527

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  

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581528

Seven Days Battles...

Item #581528

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  

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652426

Detailed review of Les Misérables...

First printing of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Chiefly About War Matters"...

Item #652426
THE 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  

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656561

Letter signed by Abraham Lincoln.... Emancipation discussed...

Item #656561

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  

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629823

Much war reporting in this Confederate newspaper...

Item #629823

July 28, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 28, 1862 



* Rare rebel publication



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has a wealth of war-related news including: "The Enemy at the White House" "Movements of the Enemy Below Richmond" "From Fredericksburg" "Promotions in the Army" which includes J.E.B. Stuart and Wade Hampt... See More  

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615567

Tazewell, Tennessee...

Item #615567

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  

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172604

Lincoln's famous letter to Greeley... Homer centerfold...

Item #172604

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  

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172606

Second Battle of Bull Run...

Item #172606

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  

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679150

The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #679150

September 23, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 23, 1862  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 bottom half of the second column and takes the top half of ... See More  

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638992

The Emancipation Proclamation... In a pro-South newspaper...

Item #638992

September 24, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1862  Given the focus of this controversial newspaper, being supportive of the Southern cause while publishing in the North, it is particularly noteworthy that this issue contains on page five the Emancipation Proclamation whereby President Lincoln would free the slaves on January 1 of the coming year.

The introductory subheads would be of no surprise as... See More  

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648671

Grenada Confederate newspaper... Battle of Antietam...

Item #648671

October 02, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Oct. 2, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run

* Battle of Antietam




If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees ... See More  

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172612

Emancipation Proclamation & battle of Antietam...

Item #172612

October 04, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 4, 1862  Page 3 contains the complete and historically significant printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln, & headed: "The Abolition of Slavery--A Proclamation". There is also a nice page 2 editorial concerning the Emancipation Proclamation headed: "Slavery Practically Abolished" ... See More  

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678008

Rare Union occupation newspaper with the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #678008

October 04, 1862

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 1862  This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state r... See More  

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656607

The South reacts to the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #656607

October 07, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 7, 1862 



* Emancipation proclamation - Southern reaction

* Abraham Lincoln's famous address




The first column of the front page is taken up with interesting reactions in the South to the Emancipation Proclamation with heads: "Interesting From The South" "Important Action in the Rebel Congress on President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation&... See More  

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651533

Upholding Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #651533
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 8, 1862  Contains Major-General George McClellan's General Order No. 163 which instructed the officers and troops of the Army of the Potomac to uphold and adhere to President Lincoln's recently delivered Emancipation Proclamation. The order ends with, "In carrying out all measures of public policy this army will, of course, be guided by the sames o... See More  

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666471

Much on the Civil War in a pro-South newspaper...

Item #666471

October 15, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1862  Among the various reports are: "Tests of Loyalty" "A Boston Negro's Opinion of the Proclamation" "Kirby Smith Captures a Train..." "McClellan on the President's Proclamation" and so much more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.



Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or th... See More  

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666470

Much on the Civil War in a pro-South newspaper...

Item #666470

October 15, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1862  Among the various reports are: "Tests of Loyalty" "A Boston Negro's Opinion of the Proclamation" "Kirby Smith Captures a Train..." "McClellan on the President's Proclamation" and so much more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.



Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or th... See More  

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661765

Rare Confederate title from Mississippi on the Battle of Perryville...

Item #661765

October 17, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Oct. 17, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the front page articles are: "Abolition Meetings at the North" "Resolutions" "Yankee Officers Marrying Negroes" "List of Casualties in the 40th Mississippi Reg. at the Battle of Corinth, Oct. 4trh, 1862".

Pa... See More  

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596132

Centreville, Virginia...

Item #596132

October 21, 1862

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 21, 1862  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "A Skirmish At Centreville Station, Virginia" "Interesting From the South" "Stuart's Raid into Pennsylvania the Comic Feature of the War" "The 'Thunderer' on the President's Emancipation Proclamation" "The War In The West" "Ad... See More  

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666506

In the North, but pro-South...

Item #666506

October 22, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1862  Among the articles are: "Negro Colonization" "Where Are We Drifting?" "All the Blame on Mr. Lincoln" "Negroes Trying to Get Into Indiana" "The Raid Upon Chambersburg" "The Boston Abolitionists Denying to a White Man Freedom of Speech" "A Degrading Spectacle--White Men Working Negro Help... See More  

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172620

Battle of Corinth... Battle of Perryville...

Item #172620

November 01, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 1, 1862  The full front page shows: "The Town of Perryville, Kentucky, Scene of the Recent Battle" and "The Pirate 'Alabama'". Other prints inside include: "The Rebel Foray in Pennsylvania--General View of Chambersburg" and two other quarter page scenes at Chambersburg. Halfpg: "Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky...&... See More  

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644836

Latest news from the Rebel capital...

Item #644836

November 21, 1862

RICHMOND WHIG AND PUBLIC ADVERTISER, Nov. 21, 1862 



* Rare from the capital of the Confederacy



The ftpg. has: "Interesting Historical Relations --The Last Effort To Save The Union" Also within: "The End Not Yet" "From Fredericksburg" "Atrocities of the Enemy" "Latest From the North" "Programme of Rosecrans--Successful Dash In
... See More  

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172632

Several town views in Virginia...

Item #172632

December 13, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 13, 1862  The full front page is taken up with: "Major-General Burnside and the Division Commanders of the Army of the Potomac" including Hooker, Sumner, Sigel and Franklin. Other prints inside include: "General Banks's Expedition--Encampment of Troops on the Union Course, Long Island, New York"; a nice full page view of: 'Th... See More  

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172634

A centerfold view of Fredericksburg... Charles Dickens...

Item #172634

December 20, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 20, 1862  The full front page shows: "Identification of Indian Murderers in Minnesota by a Boy Survivor of the Massacre". Other prints inside include: "Belle Plains, on the Potomac--Burnside's Principal Commissary Depot" showing a long wagon train. Fullpg. has three prints: "Seminary at La Grange, Tennessee, Now Used as a Pr... See More  

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672435

Battle of Fredericksburg...

Item #672435

December 30, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, December 30, 1862 



* Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia

* Confederate victory from rebel capital




The front page has a wealth of war-related news including items headed: "From Fredericksburg" "City Intelligence" "Communication with the North" "Forestalling and Corrupting Negro Labour" "The War In The Southwe... See More  

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664367

The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #664367

January 03, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 3, 1863 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Emancipation Proclamation

* Freedom for slaves




Although the front page has some great coverage of recent events in the Civil War--including a nice map headed: "The Battle of Murfreesboro"--the prime content is certainly on page 4 where the first column and a bit of the second contain the complete text of the Emanc... See More  

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673349

Civil War reports from Galveston...

Item #673349

January 12, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 12, 1863  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "Exciting News From Galveston" "Rebel Attack by Land and Water" "Gallant Defense by the Harriet Lane" "Rebel Force 5,000 Under Magruder" "Position Occupied By Bragg" "He Intends to Make a Fight at Tullahoma" "The Barbarity of the Enemy" &q... See More  

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673723

Reports on Jeff Davis' annual message...

Item #673723

January 16, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 16, 1863  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are several with comments on: "Jeff. Davis's Annual Message" "He Will Accept Peace Only With Independence" "Statement of His Retaliation Orders" "He Insists Upon Killing Butler" "His Opinion of the Emancipation Proclamation" He Threatens the Extermination of t... See More  

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172642
Item #172642

January 17, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 17, 1863  Certainly the most historic content would be the page 2 complete printing of: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" which is the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln.

Half of the front page: "The Teamsters' Duel" showing two Black men ... See More  

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