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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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650768

Victory at the Rappahannock... Lincoln letter to the ladies...

Item #650768

November 12, 1863

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 12, 1863 



* Second Battle of Rappahannock Station

* George G. Meade vs. Robert E. Lee

* Abraham Lincoln letter re. emancipation




The top of the ftpg. has column heads on the Union victory at the Battle of the Rappahannock: "From Gen. Meade's Army" "Official Report of the Passage of the Rappahannock" "Presentation of Battle Flag... 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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674208

Latest from the Civil War, and more...

Item #674208

January 12, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 12, 1864  The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "From Gen. Kelly's Department" "Another Rebel Attack Repulsed" "Gallant Stand Against Moseby's Command" and: "Freedmen of the Mississippi" "Their Condition & Necessities" "Defects of the Cotton Plantation Systems". The back page has discussion in the ... 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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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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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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172750

Emancipated slaves... Ice skating ... Early submarine...

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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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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671522

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #671522

February 23, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 23, 1864 



* From the capital of the Confederacy



The front page has: "The War News--Another Victory In Florida" "City Intelligence" "Another Escapade of Yankee Prisoners" "The Re-Enlistment in the Army--The 'Bitter End' and the 'Last Round' " and other items, including many ads.

The back page has a... See More  

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679345

Report here is a focus of a Smithsonian Channel episode...

Item #679345

March 05, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 5, 1864



* Colonel Ulric Dahlgren Affair

* Failed raid on Richmond

* Secret papers found on Dahlgren's body

* American Civil War - Jefferson Davis




 There is an intriguing story within the front page reports recently brought to fore in an episode of "America's Hidden Stories" on the Smithsonian Channel.

The intrigue is about ... 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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674212

Civil War fighting in Florida...

Item #674212

March 10, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 10, 1864  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Sherman's Raid in Mississippi" "The Country Perfectly Impoverished" "The Bombardment of Charleston" "More Fighting in Florida" "The Death of Col. Dahlgren" "Horrible Cruelty to a Little Slave Girl Belonging to Mrs. Davis" and more.

Eig... 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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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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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
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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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666359

Capture of the infamous John Hunt Morgan...

Item #666359

April 09, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL,  New York, April 9, 1864  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.

Among the articles in this issue are: "The Capture of Morgan" which is a fine item on the taking of the infamous John Hunt Morgan, taking over one-third of the page; "Spo... See More  

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678319

Capture of Fort Pillow... The Chenango disaster... Paducah, Kentucky...

Item #678319

April 17, 1864

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York City, April 17, 1864.



* The capture of Fort Pillow and negro slaughter

* USS Chenango boiler explosion

* Paducah, 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: "THE CHENANGO DISASTER" "Additional Details of the Shocking C... See More  

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636136

Mosby, Adams, Long, and more...

Item #636136

April 28, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, Charleston, South Carolina, April 28, 1864 



* From the origin of the American Civil War



This was one of the few newspapers which had: "Confederate States of America" printed in the masthead (see). There is much reporting on the Civil War--from the Confederate perspective--including ftpg. items headed: "From Orange C.H.--Yankee Army Ordered to Mov... 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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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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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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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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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 publication 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 t... 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 



* Rare Confederate publication

* Nearing the end of the Civil War




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... 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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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 



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

* Rare Confederate publication from the rebel capital




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 sl... 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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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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