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638519

Recurring Civil War Set - sent once per month...

Item #638519
(4) A set of four Civil War era newspapers, sent monthly - an 1861 pre-war issue, two 1861-1865 (during the war) issues, and an 1865 post-war issue - placing the war in context...



Have you ever had difficulty deciding which issues to add to your collection? Are you seeking to purchase a unique gift for someone, but are unsure of which issues to select? Perhaps one of our 4-issue recurring sets ... See More  

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$50.00
172430

Two Winslow Homer prints, including a centerfold...

Item #172430

January 05, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 5, 1861  The full front page is drawn by Winslow Homer & has: 'The Georgia Delegation in Congress' showing 10 men. Also done by Winslow Homer is the doublepage centerfold: "Seeing the Old Year Out".

Also in this issue is: "New Year's Eve in the Country" plus there is a serialized portion of "Great Expectations"... See More  

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206665

"Great Expectations" Collection II...

Item #206665

January 05, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 5, 1861 through February 9, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 2) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be v... See More  

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$332.00
221952

Winslow Homer...

Item #221952

January 05, 1861

Harper's Weekly dated January 5, 1861. (print only)



This is a double-page print. The print contains the engraving "Seeing The Old Year out - Watch Night "by Winslow Homer.



The print size is approximately 15.75 x 22 inches.... See More  

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$24.00
647573

Jewish rabbi supports slavery based on the Bible...

Item #647573

January 05, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, January 5, 1861 



* Jewish - Judaica - Jews

* Rabbi Morris Jacob Raphall

* The Bible view of slavery

* B-nai Jeshurun (Manhattan)




The last column of the front page is taken up with a lengthy report, carrying over to take all of pages 2, 3,4 and 5, with heads including: "STATE OF THE UNION" "Our National Fast Day" "Its General Observance in the... See More  

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$170.00
669456

Jewish rabbi supports slavery based on the Bible...

Item #669456

January 05, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, January 5, 1861  Portions of pages 6 and 7 contain lengthy reports headed: "FAST-DAY SERMONS".

Among those who preached is: "Discourse of the Rev. Dr. Raphael" "The Greene Street Synagogue" (see photos for the full text).

In his address the rabbi gives his views on the coming Civil War and slavery, considered controversial given his defense of... See More  

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582881

Star of the West...

Item #582881

January 11, 1861

NEW-YORK TIMES, January 11, 1861



* Star of the West



Page 1 has a subheader reading: "Confirmation of the Reports Relative to the Star of the West".



Page 5 has the following headlines: "ARRIVAL OF THE NOVA SCOTIAN" "BOMBARDMENT OF GAETA" and more.



Many believe that Star of the West incident was the actual start of the Civil War.



Other news of the day in... See More  

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$65.00
668400

Map relating to the coming Civil War...

Item #668400

January 11, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1861 



* Start of the Civil War ? w/ map

* Star of the West attacked




A pre-Civil War issue with a nice ftpg. map headed: "SAVANNAH AND ITS FORTIFICATIONS" (see). Fully half of the first column has heads relating to the coming Civil War, including: "The Revolution" "Highly Important News from the South" "Particulars of the ... See More  

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172432

Fort Sumter...

Item #172432

January 12, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1861  Much of front page is taken up with a print of: "Major Anderson, U.S.A., Commanding At Ft. Sumter" with a biography of him. Also in this issue is a dramatic full page: "The Battle of New Orleans, Fought Jan. 8, 1815" & "Sketches of Ft. Moultrie" which has 5 prints; "Senator Seward's Arabian Horses--Maanak... See More  

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637195

Chattahoochee Arsenal... Fort Sumter... Star of the West...

Item #637195

January 14, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, January 14, 1861  Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange... See More  

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$61.00
654859

From shortly before it becoming a Confederate city...

Item #654859

January 16, 1861

DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 16, 1861



* Rare antebellum title

* Secession ?




From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 items include: "The Armament of North Carolina" "Payment of Duties in Seceding States" "Munitions of War" "Letter from General Lane" "Flag Raising! Secession & Southern Rights!!" "Illinois De... See More  

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172434

Prints regarding Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #172434

January 19, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 19, 1861  The front page has 4 prints: "Hon. Francis W. Pickens, Governor of South Carolina" "Hon. Judge Magrath, Sec. of State of South Carolina" "Rev. Dr. Bachman Who Asked a Blessing on the Secession Ordinance" and "The Charleston Zouaves". Prints inside include: "Mr. Rarey and Cruiser (horse)"; a: &qu... See More  

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616536

Prelude to the Civil War... Georgia to secede... Much more...

Item #616536

January 19, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1861 



* Southern secession

* Fort Sumter tensions

* Prelude to the Civil War




Among the one column heads on the ftpg. are: "The National Troubles" "Animated Debate on the Kansas Bill" "Passage of the Army Bill in Committee of the Whole" "Latest Dispatches from the South" "Declaration of the Georgia Convention in Favo... See More  

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654415

Copenhagen... General Andrew Jackson...

Item #654415

January 19, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 19, 1856  Among the prints within are a view of: "Copenhagen" "The Emperor Alexander II of Russia in the Streets of St. Petersburg" "Horse Bazaar at Constantinople" "Genoa", Italy; 3 scenes from Japan; a fullpg. of: "Jackson--Battle of New Orleans".

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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656460

From shortly before it becoming a Confederate city...

Item #656460

January 19, 1861

DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 19, 1861 



* Rare antebellum title

* Secession ?




From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 has a very lengthy article: "Read & Reflect - The Slaveholding and Non-Slaveholding Interests of the South A Unit". Also a call-to-arms bit headed: "FLAG RAISING!" "Secession And Southern Rights!!", plus "... See More  

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656125

Abe Lincoln on the Civil War... Georgia secedes from the Union...

Item #656125

January 20, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, January 20, 1861 



* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* The Civil War about to begin

* Georgia secedes from the Union




The front page has some ominous reports concerning the troubles in the South which would soon lead to the Civil War, with first column heads including: "The Revolution" "Important News from the South" "Projected Seizure of Fort ... See More  

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$37.00
656124

Federal government to buy slaves & set them free...

Item #656124

January 24, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 24, 1861 



* Government to free slaves ?

* Pre Civil War tensions




Page 4 has a very interesting article: "The Purchase Of The Slaves" which takes most of a column and concerns a proposition whereby the federal government would purchase slaves from their owners in border states and emancipate them, etc.

Page 2 also has an interesting & lengthy editor... See More  

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611622

Rumblings of the Civil War...

Item #611622

January 25, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 25, 1861  Page 6 has column heads including: "The Pro-Slavery Rebellion" "Affairs At Charleston" "The Soldiers Tired of Camp Duty" "Worthlessness of Charleston Harbor" "Weakness of Fort Sumter" and more.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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$28.00
172436

Nice Charleston issue...

Item #172436

January 26, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 26, 1861  The front page shows: "The Prayer at Sumter". Other prints inside include: "Firing on the 'Star of the West' from the South Carolina Battery on Morris Island" "Group of Guns & Gun Carriages Dismantled by Major Anderson at Fort Moultrie" "Battery at Fort Moultrie, Bearing on Fort Sumter", a full p... See More  

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656547

Very rare front page slave auction print...

Item #656547

January 26, 1861

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Jan. 26, 1861  A very rare issue as the front page has a terrific print captioned: "Annual Sale and Hiring of Slaves at Montgomery, Ala." accompanied with an article of the same heading.

Only rarely were slave auction prints put in newspapers of the day, and this is great in that it is on the front page. Compounding the rarity is this being an uncommon ti... See More  

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$610.00
586651

Abraham Lincoln's trip to Washington... no escort... no office seekers...

Item #586651

January 28, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, January 28, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln's trip to Washington D.C.



Page 5 has: "The Lincoln Regime", "The New Administration Still in Favor of Coercion" and "The Day Fixed for the Departure of the President Elect for Washington" which also has a subhead: "Mr. Lincoln's Departure For Washington" which begins: "It is now po... See More  

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662274

Lincoln's trip to Washington... no escort... no office seekers...

Item #662274

January 28, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 28, 1861



* Abraham Lincoln's journey to Washington D.C.

* President elect - pre inauguration




Page 5 has: "The Lincoln Regime" "The New Administration Still in Favor of Coercion" and "The Day Fixed for the Departure of the President Elect for Washington". Also a subhead: "Mr. Lincoln's Departure For Washington" which begin... See More  

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$64.00
612248

Preparing for the Civil War...

Item #612248

January 29, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 29, 1861  Inside includes: "What Shall Be Done with the Slaveholders' Rebellion?" "Southern Travel & Southern Trade" "The Pro-Slavery Rebellion" "The Southern Confederacy" "Mr. Buchanan's Imbecility" "Gloomy Prospects in South Carolina" & more. Plus page 7 has a map headed: "Pensacola Harbo... See More  

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647689

What Lincoln stands for...

Item #647689

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 30, 1861 



* President-elect Abraham Lincoln



Page 5 has: "Important From Springfield--The Position of The President Elect" noting: "...Mr. Lincoln is not committed to the border state compromise, nor to any other. He stands immovably on the Chicago platform & he will neither acquiesce in, nor counsel his friends to acquiesce in any compromise...&q... See More  

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671470

Abraham Lincoln's position... Fugitive slave case...

Item #671470

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 30, 1861  Near the top of the front page is: "Important From Springfield" "The Position Of the President Elect" noting in part: "...stating that Mr. Lincoln had written to his Congressional friends recommending conciliatory measures...country may rest assured that in Abraham Lincoln they have a Republican President...Mr. Lincoln is not committed t... See More  

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671471

Abraham Lincoln's position... Fugitive slave case...

Item #671471

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 30, 1861  Near the top of the front page is: "Important From Springfield" "The Position Of the President Elect" noting in part: "...stating that Mr. Lincoln had written to his Congressional friends recommending conciliatory measures...country may rest assured that in Abraham Lincoln they have a Republican President...Mr. Lincoln is not committed t... See More  

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669541

The coming Civil War... The new Lincoln administration...

Item #669541

January 31, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 31, 1861 



* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Pre-Civil War tensions in the South




Among the first column heads are: "An Attack on Fort Sumter Expected" "Revival of Rumors of War" "The President's Views on the Subject" "Condition of the Forts on the Florida Coast" "The Relations of the Seceding States with Foreign P... See More  

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587535

Map of 1861 Pensacola, Florida...

Item #587535

February 01, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 1, 1861 



* Pensacola, Florida map

* Pre war tensions high

* Secession rumors throughout the South




Among the front page first column heads are: "The National Troubles" "Proposition of South Carolina to Purchase the Charleston Fortifications" "No News From Pensacola" "The Conspiracy Against the Seat of Government" and more. Th... See More  

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587536

Map of Pensacola, Florida...

Item #587536

February 01, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 1, 1861  Among the front page first column heads are: "The National Troubles" "Proposition of South Carolina to Purchase the Charleston Fortifications" "No News From Pensacola" "The Conspiracy Against the Seat of Government" and more. The front page also features a nice map captioned: "The Defences Of Pensacola" showing Sa... See More  

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172438

Homer print on the front page... Jefferson Davis...

Item #172438

February 02, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York,  Feb. 2, 1861 The full front page shows "The Seceding Mississippi Delegation in Congress" done by famed artist Winslow Homer, showing among others Senator Jefferson Davis. Other prints inside include: "Sea Battery, Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Va". The dramatic doublepage centerfold is: "Dream of a Secessionist--Washington and Valley ... See More  

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581076

Five issue set... sporting newspapers...

Item #581076

February 02, 1861

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, February 2, 1861 This is a five-issue lot set with dates of February 2, 1861; March 23, 1861; August 24, 1861; December 7, 1861 and December 28, 1861. These are being sold for the chess, boxing, and other sporting content.



Please note that these issues all contain lite damage, tears, foxing, and some molding at the edges.

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615490

Civil War is near...

Item #615490

February 02, 1861

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 2, 1861 



* Pre Civil War tensions in the South

* Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina




The front page first column has: "The National Troubles" "Plot to Seize the Steamer Crusader at New Orleans" "Expectation of an Attack on Fort Sumter" "Immense Preparations at Charleston" "Civil War Expected by the Diplomatic Cor... See More  

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606331

The fugitive slave John Anderson... Seceding from the Union...

Item #606331

February 04, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 4, 1861 



* John Anderson - fugitive slave

* Pre Civil War Southern tensions




Inside has: "A Southern Diarist" "Later From California" "Arrival of the Pony Express" "News From Kansas" "Movements of Mr. Lincoln" "The Case of the Fugitive Anderson", the latter concerning the trial of the famed fugitive slave... See More  

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$39.00
211859

Baseball on ice...

Item #211859

February 05, 1861

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York, February 5, 1861  Page 3 has a report: "Base Ball Match On The Fifth Avenue Skating-Pond". The report vividly describes the scene mentioning in part that: "The pond, which contains an area of several acres, lies between the Third and Fifth avenues...can be reached by either the Fulton Ferry and Greenwood or the Atlantic-street and Greenwood car... See More  

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538726

First baseball game on ice...

Item #538726

February 05, 1861

NEW-YORK TIMES, February 5, 1861  On the back page under Brooklyn News is a report: "A Game of Base Ball Played on Skates Great Crowd Of People--Exciting Scenes." The summary begins: "The long-talked contest for a silver ball, between the Charter Oak and Atlantic Base Ball Clubs, on skates...came off yesterday, on the skating pond in the Eighth Ward, between the Third and ... See More  

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538853

Homer print...

Item #538853

February 06, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated February 6, 1861 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains an engraving by Winslow Homer entitled "'Halt of a Wagon Train". This print has a few small binding holes. See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 22 x 16 inches.

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621829

Horace Greeley meets Lincoln in Springfield...

Item #621829

February 06, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 6, 1861 



* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* Springfield, Illinois




Page 4 has: "Important From Springfield" reports on an interview between Lincoln and Horace Greeley, with some additional items (see). Other interesting articles relating to the coming Civil War.



Eight pages, some light damp staining, good condition.... See More  

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$38.00
629607

Kansas joins the Union while Georgia and Arkansas leave the Union...

Item #629607

February 06, 1861

WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 6, 1861 



* Secession in the South

* Kansas joins Union




Page 5 has: "Congressional" reports which includes the news that Kansas has officially joined the Union on January 28. Also mention that: "...In the Senate Mr. Iverson, of Georgia, read the secession ordinance of his state, made a secession speech, and bade the Senat... See More  

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$19.00
615838

The prelude to war...

Item #615838

February 08, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1861 



* Pre Civil War tensions

* Secession talks throughout the South




The front page first column heads include: "The National Troubles" "Nothing Done Yet by the Peace Conference" "Particulars of the Surrender of the Cutter Robert McClelland" "Henry Winter Davis on the Position of Maryland" "Curious Proposition to Div... See More  

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172440

The Alabama delegation secedes from the Union...

Item #172440

February 09, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 9, 1861  The full front page is a print of: "The Seceding Alabama Delegation In Congress" showing nine men. Text on the men takes over half of page 2.

Other prints within include: "Captain J. G. Foster, Engineer Corps U.S.A., On Duty at Fort Sumter" "Arrival of the United States Steam Sloop 'Niagara' At Jeddo, Japan, with t... See More  

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569241

Prelude to the Civil War...

Item #569241

February 09, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York, February 9, 1861  The ftpg. includes: "Our National Troubles" "the Trip of the Steam Frigate Brooklyn to Florida" "will fort Sumter Be Taken? " "The Correspondence Between Col. Hayne & the President" "Surrender of the Pensacola Navy Yard & the Cutter Lewis Cass" Condition of Things at the South" and ... See More  

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646028

Confederates states elected their President & Vice President... Their Constitutional Convention...

Item #646028

February 10, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 10, 1861 



* Jefferson Davis elected Confederate president

* Constitutional Convention of the Confederacy

* Pre Civil War tensions brewing




A wealth of significant content on the creation of the Confederacy, with front page column heads including: "Important From the South" "The Southern Congress at Montgomery, Alabama" "Adoption of A Const... See More  

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$148.00
665986

Great coverage of Lincoln's trip from Springfield to Washington...

Item #665986

February 12, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 12, 1861  Page 5 has a nice stack of column headlines and reports on Abraham Lincoln's trip from his home in Illinois to Washington. Heads include: "THE PRESIDENT ELECT EN ROUTE" "His Farewell to His Neighbors" with the text included here; "Receptions On the Route" "His Letter to Gov. Morgan" "Important Speech at Indianap... See More  

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596810

Abraham Lincoln's journey to Washington...

Item #596810

February 13, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 13, 1861 



* President-elect Abraham Lincoln 

* Pre inauguration journey to Washington D.C.
 



The front page reports the ominous events which would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War in less than two months with first column headlines including: "THE NATIONAL CRISIS", "The Deplorable Condition of the Government Finances", &qu... See More  

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664432

Much on Abraham Lincoln... Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederacy...

Item #664432

February 15, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, February 15, 1861 



* Jefferson Davis elected president of the South

* Abraham Lincoln as president elect




The front page reports the ominous events which would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War in less than two months as well as reports on the incoming administration of Abraham Lincoln, with first column headlines including: "THE NATIONAL CRISIS"  &q... See More  

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172442

Great Valentine's Day front page...

Item #172442

February 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 16, 1861  A very nice display issue for Valentine's Day as the entire front page is a handsome print titled: "Saint Valentine's Day" showing 6 vignettes (see).

Inside pages include a fullpg: "A ten-inch Mounted as a Mortar at Ft. Sumter"; a smaller print: "The Sally Port at Sumter--Interior"; a doublepage centerfold of... See More  

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206668

"Great Expectations" Collection III - 6 issues...

Item #206668

February 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, February 16, 1861 through March 23, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 3) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



The individual issues are described as:



HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 16, 1861 Full ftpg. is an extremely d... See More  

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$452.00
661879

Abe Lincoln makes his way to Washington, D.C...

Item #661879

February 16, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 16, 1861 



* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Journey to the White House




There is much on the President-elect, Abraham Lincoln, as he makes his way from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration.

Page 2 has: 'Mr. Lincoln For Washington" "Occurrences at Home Prior to the President's Departure" "Progress of the President Elect Towar... See More  

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660625

Much on Lincoln as he heads to Washington...

Item #660625

February 18, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 18, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln as the president elect

* His journey to Washington D.C.




Among the front page column heads are: "Arrival of President Davis at Montgomery" "Southern Rights and Institutions to be Maintained at All Hazards"  "The Southern Confederacy".

Page 4 has much on Abraham Lincoln, including many comments on the e... See More  

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665987

Little girl admonishes Lincoln to let his whiskers grow...

Item #665987

February 18, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1861 



* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* Grace Bedell encourages him to grow a beard




Over half of page 5 is taken up with fine and detailed coverage of Lincoln's continued trip from his home in Illinois to Washington, D.C. The heads include: "THE PRESENT ELECT EN ROUTE" "Incidents and Casualties" 'Old be Kissed by a Pretty Girl&qu... See More  

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669355

Lincoln heads to Washington... Jefferson Davis' inaugural address...

Item #669355

February 19, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861 



* Jefferson Davis inaugural

* Confederate President

* Abraham Lincoln en route




Page 5 has column heads with continued & detailed coverage of Lincoln's trip from his home to the nation's capital: "The President Elect En Route" "The Receptions In This State" "Enthusiasm Of The People" "His Arrival In Albany&... See More  

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639388

Jefferson Davis's inaugural address, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #639388

February 20, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, February 20, 1861 



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Inauguration - inaugural address




Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry ... See More  

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596821

President-elect enroute for his inauguration...

Item #596821

February 21, 1861

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 21, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln heads to Washington D.C. 



The front page has one column headlines including: "THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION", "MR. LINCOLN IN NEW-YORK", "His Reception and Speech at the City Hall

* How Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Spent the Day and Evening", "AFFAIRS OF THE NATION", "The Peace Conference a... See More  

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$45.00
150906
Item #150906

February 22, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1861. Page two has: "Important Decision" "The Slave-trader--Evidence--Presumptions" which is about a district court case, "The United States, vs. The Bark Kate and Her Cargo".

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620487

President-elect Lincoln en route... Departs from Springfield...

Item #620487

February 22, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 22, 1861 



* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Journey to the White House




The front page has much content concerning Abraham Lincoln's journey from his home in Springfield to Washington, D.C. At this point he is heading from New York City to Philadelphia, with heads including: "The Presidential Progress" "Departure of Mr. Lincoln and Party from N... See More  

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$48.00
151127
Item #151127

February 23, 1861

THE HOME JOURNAL, NY, Feb. 23, 1861. Has many topical reports, some literary content & ads. Very small hole in the second leaf, otherwise nice.

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172444

Winslow Homer print... Map of the Northern & Southern states...

Item #172444

February 23, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 23, 1861  The front page is taken up with: "Chantrey's Statue of Washington, Now in the State House at Boston, Massachusetts". Prints within include: "Officers' Quarters at Fort Sumter", "Good-by to Sumter", and a quarter page print by famed artist Winslow Homer: "The Late Rev. Dr. Murray", plus a great full p... See More  

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646479

Assassination attempt on Lincoln? Inauguration of Jefferson Davis...

Item #646479

February 23, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, February 23, 1861 



* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Baltimore murder plot

* Jefferson Davis inauguration




Perhaps the most significant content is on page 5 which has very extensive coverage of the travels of Abraham Lincoln to Washington, D.C. for his inauguration. The top of the page has heads: "The Presidential Progress" "Great Turnout of the Philad... See More  

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665626

Speeches by Lincoln on his way to Washington...

Item #665626

February 23, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 23, 1861 



* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Journey to the White House w/ speeches




The top of page 4 has some interesting column heads: "No Compromise!" "No Concessions To Traitors!" "The Constitution as it is." plus the printing of the "Mottoes For The Day" signed in type by: Abraham Lincoln.

Page 5 has: "The Presi... See More  

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596826

Early attempt to assassinate President-Elect Abe Lincoln...

Item #596826

February 27, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 27, 1861 



* Lincoln's new administration 



The front page reports the ominous events that would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War in less than two months. Also content on the incoming administration of Abraham Lincoln with first column headlines including: "The Finale of the Peace Conference", "Movements of Mr. Lincoln", &quo... See More  

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650268

Early attempt to assassinate President-Elect Abe Lincoln...

Item #650268

February 27, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 27, 1861 



* Lincoln's new administration 



The front page reports the ominous events that would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War in less than two months. Also content on the incoming administration of Abraham Lincoln with first column headlines including: "The Finale of the Peace Conference", "Movements of Mr. Lincoln", &quo... See More  

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172446

President-Elect Abraham Lincoln addressing the people...

Item #172446

March 02, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1861  The full front page is a very nice illustration captioned: "Abraham Lincoln, The President Elect, Addressing The People From the Astor House Balcony". Inside has a full page with 3 scenes: "Fort Moultrie, As Seen From Fort Sumter" "Morris Island, As Seen From Fort Sumter" and "Fort Johnson, As Seen From Fort Sumt... See More  

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635500

Rare same-day report on Lincoln's inauguration...

Item #635500

March 04, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 4, 1861 



* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* First Inauguration (day of)


* Dawn of the Civil War



Actually a rather notable issue as every issue we've had of New York titles for this date simply reported the plans for the inauguration as this was the day Lincoln was sworn in as President. But page 2 has a column headed: "EXTRA" with a datelin... See More  

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652886

Lincoln's first inauguration...

Item #652886

March 05, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, March 5, 1861 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* 1st Inauguration - inaugural address


* Dawn of the Civil War




The top of the front page has nice one column heads announcing the significant news of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration, the heads including: "THE NEW GOVERNMENT" "Inauguration of President Lincoln as President of the United States" &qu... See More  

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669343

Much on Lincoln, his new administration, his inauguration, etc...

Item #669343

March 06, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 6, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln inauguration

* New administration takes over

* Pre-Civil War tensions escalate




A wealth of fine content on Lincoln & his new administration, as his inaugural was reported in the previous day's edition.

Inside has a lengthy editorial headed: "Mr. Lincoln's Address", a report from Washington beginning: &quo... See More  

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668415

Full text of Lincoln's first inaugural address...

Item #668415

March 07, 1861

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, March 7, 1861  The top of page 2 has a article headed: "The Inauguration" with reports on the festivities of Lincoln's first inaugural ceremonies. This is followed by: "...we give a carefully corrected copy of the Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln copied from the Leavenworth Times" and what follows, taking 2 1/2 columns, is the fu... See More  

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644212

Comments following Lincoln's inaugural address...

Item #644212

March 08, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, March 8, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln's administration settles in



Among the first column heads are several relating to Abraham Lincoln's inauguration: "Interesting Debate on the Inaugural Address" "Messrs. Wigfall & Mason Consider it a Declaration of War" "Mr. Douglas Again in the President's Defence" "The Diplomatic Corps I... See More  

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172448

Abraham Lincoln hoisting the American flag upon Independence Hall...

Item #172448

March 09, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1861  The full front page is taken up with: "President Lincoln Hoisting the American Flag Upon Independence Hall'. Other prints inside include: "City & Garrison of Fort Smith, Arkansas" "United States Arsenal at Little Rock, Arkansas, Surrendered to the State Troops", a print of: "Miss Patterson, of Baltimore",... See More  

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598234

President Lincoln Hoisting the American Flag Upon Independence Hall...

Item #598234

March 09, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1861  The issue being offered is an incomplete issue containing the following illustrations: the front page full-page illustration "President Lincoln Hoisting the American Flag with Thirty-Four Stars Upon Independence Hall, Philadelphia, February 22, 1861"; full-page "United States Arsenal at Little Rock, Arkansas, Surrendered to the Stat... See More  

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621196

John Anderson the fugitive slave... "headsman of the Tower" will not be replaced...

Item #621196

March 09, 1861

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861  “The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson and send him back into his master’s custody. Anderson lived and worked in Canada West from 1854 to A... See More  

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660540

John Anderson the fugitive slave... "headsman of the Tower" will not be replaced...

Item #660540

March 09, 1861

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861 



* Extradition case of John Anderson

* Canada West escaped slave w/ print




“The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson and send him back into his... See More  

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598469

President-Elect Abraham Lincoln en route...

Item #598469

March 12, 1861

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, March 12, 1861



* Abraham Lincoln

* post inauguration



Page 3 has the following one column headings: "The Cabinet" "The Confederation" "The Virginia Convention"



Nice reading here. Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, some tape mends along central fold, minor foxing, otherwise nice.... See More  

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172450

Lincoln's inauguration... Winslow Homer print...

Item #172450

March 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1861  The entire front page shows: "The Inaugural Procession at Washington Passing the Gate of the Capitol Grounds" which shows Abraham Lincoln & James Buchanan in the carriage.

Inside has a nearly half page print showing: "Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln Entering the Senate Chamber Before The Inauguration" with related text he... See More  

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621065

Preparing for the Civil War... The Pony Express...

Item #621065

March 16, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, March 16, 1861 



* Pre Civil War tensions

* Pony Express




The front page includes: "Mr. Douglas Mounts a High Horse & Descends Again" "The Proposed Inquiry Relative to the Southern Forts" "The Office-Seekers and the Appointments" and more. Page 5 has: "Later From the Pacific" "Arrival of the Overland Express..." with a... See More  

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643015

The Oneida Community explains itself... Front page print...

Item #643015

March 22, 1861

THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 22, 1861



* Pre Civil War era

* Oneida Community print




The front page features a very nice print of a "Community Dwelling at Oneida", plus most of the front page is taken up with explaining to the curious just what the Oneida Community is all about, including many subheads such as: "Religious Foundation & Principles" "Social ... See More  

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172452

The Civil War in Texas... The Alamo...

Item #172452

March 23, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1861  The front page is taken up with: "Major Anderson's Command at Fort Sumter" which includes 9 officers, one of whom is "Capt. A. Doubleday". Other prints inside include: "Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina" "Surrender of Ex-General Twiggs, Late of the United States Army, to the Texan Troops in the ... See More  

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646918

Texas joins the Confederacy... Just before the war begins...

Item #646918

March 26, 1861

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 26, 1861 



* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to outbreak



South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just a few weeks after the date of this issue. The front page includes: "Admission of Northern States into ... See More  

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666463

The Confederate Constitution in this pro-South newspaper...

Item #666463

March 28, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 28, 1861  This issue has some nice items from just before the outbreak of the Civil War including ftpg: "Veto of President Davis" "Presidential Appointments" "Sad State of Things at Washington" "The Hour of our Trouble is Upon us in all its Fearful Proportions" "Affairs at Charleston" and other items.

But cer... See More  

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648536

History is about to be made...

Item #648536

March 29, 1861

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 29, 1861 



* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to the outbreak



South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just two weeks after the date of this issue.

The front page has: "United States Army & Navy News&q... See More  

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172454

Vassar Female College...

Item #172454

March 30, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1861  The full front page is a print titled: "April Fool's Day In New York, Opposite the Astor House". Inside has a page with prints of New Orleans: "View In French Quarter" & "The Crescent City" from the docks; and "The Levee" and 2 scenes of: "Lafayette Square". Also inside are a two-thirds pr... See More  

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206671

"Great Expectations" Collection IV

Item #206671

March 30, 1861

Harper's Weekly, March 30, 1861 through May 4, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 4) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www.rar... See More  

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141132

Rebecca Harding Davis: Life in The Iron Mills...

Item #141132
ATLANTIC MONTHLY magazine, New York, April, 1861  Inside has: "Life In The Iron Mills". Fine piece written by Rebecca Harding Davis.

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172456

Military scenes in Florida: preparing for the Civil War...

Item #172456

April 06, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 6, 1861  The full front page is a print of: "Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary Of State" taken from a Brady photograph. Inside includes a two-thirds page vertical print of: "The United States Gun-boat 'Wyandotte' Firing a Salute on Washington's Birthday in Pensacola Harbor", plus a nearly half page of: "The Flag-Staff B... See More  

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661673

Two slave prints...

Item #661673

April 06, 1861

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Apr. 6, 1861 



* Great slave auction illustration

* Pre Civil War South - rare




Most of a page is taken up with a print: "The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Md." and "Slaves For Sale: A Scene in New Orleans", both showing slaves dressed in formal attire. A related article: "The Dandy Slave" begins: "Whenever a n... See More  

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665989

Map of the new western territories...

Item #665989

April 10, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 10, 1861  Although there is much interesting content concerning the events just before the outbreak of the Civil War & the bombing of Fort Sumter, the prime content is the rather large page 6 map headed: "The New Territories: Colorado, Nevada, and Dakota". The map shows the western two-thirds of the American continent including California, Oregon, Washing... See More  

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172458

Preparations for Civil War...

Item #172458

April 13, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1861  The front page has a print of: "Mrs. General Gaines" as well as a view of "Point Isabella, Texas, with the 'Daniel Webster' sailing with U.S. Troops on Board". The doublepage centerfold shows six "American Home Scenes", which includes prints of "The Applecut" "The Dance" "Quilting&quo... See More  

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669457

Wealth of great content on the beginning of the Civil War...

Item #669457

April 15, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 15, 1861  A terrific issue packed with much fine reporting on this critical period at the beginning of the Civil War.

Page 4 has: "The President's Proclamation" calling for 75,000 soldiers for the war, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.

Page 5 has a wealth of reporting on the opening salvos of the war with first column heads: "THE PRO-SLAVERY WAR&quo... See More  

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670340

Beginning of the Civil War...

Item #670340

April 16, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 16, 1861  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War on page 3 are:  "THE WAR" "Important News from Washington" "Extensive Preparations for the Defense of the Capital" "THE NORTH AROUSED FOR WAR" "The Old 'Bay State' First In The Field" "Maryland Still True to the Constitution" "Additiona... See More  

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665627

From the first week of the Civil War...

Item #665627

April 17, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 17, 1861 



* Opening week of the Civil War

* Post Fort Sumter attack

* Troops gathering




Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR" "Extraordinary Enthusiasm Throughout the County" "Alacrity in Obeying the President's Call to Arms" "30 Men Killed at Fort Moultrie During the Battle" "Expected Secess... See More  

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645830

Beginning moments of the Civil War... Jeff Davis Proclamation on creating a navy, and more...

Item #645830

April 19, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 19, 1861 



* Civil War beginning

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Rare Confederate title




Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry... See More  

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172460

Great navy-themed centerfold...

Item #172460

April 20, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1861  The front page shows: "Hon. Charles F. Adams, U.S. Minister to England" as well as a view of: "The Confederate Batteries Opposite Fort Pickens, Florida". Inside has a full page 5 panel print of: "Commander Dahlgren, U.S.N. and the Dahlgren Gun", and a full page of: "The Washington Navy-Yard With Shad Fisheries I... See More  

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662805

Rare Confederate Memphis broadside...

Item #662805

April 20, 1861

DAILY APPEAL EXTRA, Memphis, Tennessee, April 20, 1861 



* Very rare Confederate broadside

* Beginning of the Civil War

* Vicksburg MS Mississippi




An extremely scarce item, being a broadside edition (printed on one side only) of a newspaper from early in the Confederacy from a city which was only "Confederate" until the battle of Memphis, June 6, 1862, after which it was in Y... See More  

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591726

Fort Henry...

Item #591726

April 22, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, April 22, 1861 The front page features a map titled: "Fort Monroe And Norfolk Harbor". Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT NEWS", "Rapid Concentration of Troops at the National Capital", "Exciting Reports From Baltimore", "Fort McHenry Said to be Shelling the City", "Troops Coming Forward for ... See More  

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599021

General Scott offered command of the Rebel Army...

Item #599021

April 25, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, April 25, 1861  Among the front page one column headlines are: "NEWS OF THE WAR" "Condition of Affairs at the National Capital" "The New York and Massachusetts Troops there" "Gen. Beauregard Reconnoitering" "Jeff. Davis Said to be at Richmond" "General Scott Offered Command of the Rebel Army" "The Virginians Thre... See More  

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663392

President Jackson's farewell address...

Item #663392

April 25, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861  Among the interesting articles are: "Negro Insurrection" "Order & Drill in Camp Jackson" "President Jackson's Farewell Address to the People of the United States" is signed in type: Andrew Jackson and takes 1 1/2 pages; "War News!" "Organization & Parts of the Army" and much more.

Eight ... See More  

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665177

From the beginning events of the Civil War...

Item #665177

April 25, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1861 



* Beginning of the Civil War

* Post Fort Sumter attack

* Troops on the march




The first column has a great stack of war-related headlines on the beginning events of the Civil War including: "THE WAR" "The 7th Regiment in Washington" "Jefferson Davis and Gen. Beauregard in Richmond" "Arrangements for an Attack on the Na... See More  

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666464

President Jackson's farewell address...

Item #666464

April 25, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861  Among the interesting articles are: "Negro Insurrection" "Order & Drill in Camp Jackson" "President Jackson's Farewell Address to the People of the United States" is signed in type: Andrew Jackson and takes 1 1/2 pages; "War News!" "Organization & Parts of the Army" and much more.

Eight ... See More  

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172462
Item #172462

April 27, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1861  The front page shows: "General Thomas Swearing In the Volunteers Called Into the Service of the United States at Washington, D.C." plus there is also text on: "The Bombardment of Fort Sumter".

Inside includes a dramatic full pg: "The Interior of Fort Sumter During the Bombardment" and also a full page: "Map of ... See More  

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664041

One of the first Civil War maps in a newspaper...

Item #664041

April 28, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1861 



* Near the start of the Civil War

* Maryland & Pennsylvania map

* Troops forming for battle




The front page features a nice map titled: "THE SEAT OF WAR" showing portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Virginia.

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE WAR" "Highly Important News from... See More  

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646386

Lincoln blocks southern ports... Rare title from the Confederacy...

Item #646386

April 30, 1861

WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 30, 1861



* Beginning of the Civil War

* In a rare Confederate title

* Abraham Lincoln blockade




Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry ... See More  

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