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Day 2 reports of the 1st official Memorial Day...

Item #651767

June 01, 1868

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 1, 1868  Page 5 has, under the heading "Our Dead Heroes," multiple, day 2 reports regarding the 1st official Memorial Day celebrations from throughout the country. Locations include Jersey City, Newark, Nashville, Providence, Hartford, Portland, St. Louis, Dayton, and more. Nice to have these early reports. Other news of the day is found throughout.

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Item #152215

June 02, 1868

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, June 2, 1868 Ftpg. has: "Grant And Colfax" "The Letters Of Acceptance". Includes Grant's letter accepting the nomination which is signed in type: U. S. Grant, as well as a letter of acceptance signed in type by Schuyler Colfax. Excellent condition.

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Lady Liberty decorating General Grant print by Thomas Nast...

Item #173206

June 06, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 6, 1868  The front page features a full page Thomas Nast illustration which shows Grant being decorated by Lady Liberty entitled "Chicago, May 21, 1868".   Inside the issue includes two illustrations showing Grant, one at Army Head-quarters and one as the candidate for the Presidency. A full page 'The Republican Convention in Session - Vi... See More  

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Ulysses S. Grant...

Item #207956

June 06, 1868

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, Madison, June 6, 1868 The front page has a nice endorsement for the Grant-Colfax ticket (see inset). Features a famous quote from Grant ("Fight It Out On The Line") as well as a list of the electors. Uncommon to have a presidential endorsement on the front page. Very good condition.

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Contrasting views of the 1st (official) Memorial Day...

Item #651765

June 07, 1868

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 7, 1868  Page 3 has an article related to the 1st official Memorial Day which includes a touching letter from a young girl who had lost her father during the war, addressed to Col. Leaming: "Will you please put this wreath upon some rebel soldier's grave? My dear papa is buried at Andersonville, and perhaps some little girl will be kind enough to put a few fl... See More  

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Michael Barrett (Fenian) public hanging...

Item #668640

June 09, 1868


* Michael Barrett execution - hanging

* Last man publicly hanged in England

* Irish Republican Brotherhood - Fenians

* re. the Clerkenwell explosion - bombing

Page 5 has an article headed: "BARRETT, THE FENIAN" "Execution of the Clerkenwell 'Conspiracy,' in England" "The Hangman, the Halter, the Fall and Death" and mo... See More  

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Suspension Bridge Over the Hudson...The Chineses Embassy...

Item #173208

June 13, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1868  A nice full front page illustration entitled: 'Parade of the Brooklyn Sunday School Children, May 26, 1868'. A half page illustration: 'General Hawley Formally Tendering the Republican Nominations to General Grant and Mr. Colfax'. A quarter-page "General John M. Schofield, The New Secretary of War" also has an accompanyin... See More  

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The Life of an Indian... The Peddler's wagon...

Item #173210

June 20, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1868 The front page shows an illustration of mother duck protecting her ducklings entitled "Maternal Vigilance in the Face of the Enemy". A half page illustration shows: 'Unknown Soldier's Monument in Arlington" "Decorating Soldiers' Graves in Cypress Hill Cemetery near Brooklyn" and 'Decorating General Lander's G... See More  

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Andrew Johnson signs the veto...

Item #151623

June 26, 1868

THE NEW-YORK TIMES, June 26, 1868  Ftpg. heads: "Washington" "The President's Message Vetoing the Southern States Bill" "The Bill Passed Over the Veto by Both Houses". Among the legislative business listed in the text is word that: "The Senate then passed the Omnibus bill over the President's veto by a vote of 35 to 8." Includes the text of Johnson's ve... See More  

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Johnson vetoes Omnibus Act...

Item #541205

June 26, 1868

NEW-YORK TIMES, June 26, 1868  Front page has: "Washington" "The President's Message Vetoing the Southern States Bill" "The Bill Passed Over the Veto by Both Houses" "Continuation of the Debate on the Tax Bill"

Has details about the override of the veto by Congress, plus the text of President Johnson's veto of the Omnibus Reconstruction bill hi... See More  

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Opening Race Jerome Park (of Belmont Stakes fame)...

Item #173212

June 27, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 27, 1868  Front 2/3 page illustration by Thomas Nast is of "The Political Niagara." Inside is a 1/3 page illustration of "Duel Between Colored Men Near Savannah, Georgia" which features an accompanying article. A 2/3 page illustration of "King Theodore, as He Lay Dead at Magala, April 13, 1868." A doublepage centerfold containi... See More  

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