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February 03, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 3, 1865 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SAVANNAH" "Terrible Conflagration in the City" "More than 200 Buildings Destroyed" "The City Shelled for Two Hours" "Fearful Scenes" "SHERMAN" "Movements of General Sherman" "His Army Less Than 40 Miles from Charleston" "T... See More
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
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862
* Uriah P. Levy death (1st report)
* 1st Jewish commodore of U.S. Navy
* American Civil War - Jews
The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of flogg... See More
August 27, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 27, 1862 Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the ... See More
Item #690307THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), September, 1867
* Francis Miles Finch
* The Blue and the Gray
* 1st printing (nationally)
This literary magazine contains the *first nationally distributed printing of the famous Civil War themed poem by Francis Miles Finch, "The Blue and the Gray." The preface to the poem is a quote from the New York Tribune, providing context: "The wo... See More
October 19, 1861
DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, October 19, 1861
* Rare publication from the Civil War
* Battle of Bolivar Heights - West Virginia
This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.
This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remai... See More
February 08, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 8, 1862
* Frederick Douglass speech on civil war
* Cooper Institute advertisement (eve of event)
The bottom of the first column on page 2 has a interesting advertisement for "A Black Man on The War!! Frederick Douglass Lecture at Cooper Institute..." with the date & time noted (see image).
Various Civil War reports on pages 5, 6 and 8 with 2 related... See More
April 30, 1861
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 30, 1861
* First bloodshed of the Civil War
* Pratt Street riots - massacre
* Sixth Massachusetts regiment
* Camden Station - Baltimore
The front page has 3 related prints: "The Sixth Regiment of Mass. Troops Firing into the People at the Kensington Depot, Baltimore..." (considered the first bloodshed of the Civil War).
Insi... See More
July 22, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1862
* General John Pope vs. Robert E. Lee
* Northern Virginia Campaign map
The front page is dominated by a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "The Field Of Gen. Pope's Operations". Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Return of a Flag of Truce with Sick & Wounded" "Shocking Treatment of Union Prisoners" "... See More
February 13, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 13, 1863
* Battle of Fort McAllister - Georgia
The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Attack On Fort McAllister". Various front page column heads including: "The Department Of The South" "Landing of Gen. Foster's Forces" "Visit to the Interior by the Generals" "The Attack on Fort McAllister"... See More
March 21, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, March 21, 1863
* General Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb
A very rare publication from the Confederacy, as relatively few issues have come into our inventory over the past 42 years. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page is entirely taken up by a print of: "Brigadier-General ... See More
March 23, 1931
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, March 23, 1931
* LaSalle Cordell Pickett death
* General George Pickett's wife
* Battle of Gettysburg fame
* "Baby Bride of the 1863 South"
The top of page 9 has a one column heading: "MRS. PICKETT, WIDOW OF DIXIE WAR HERO, DIES" with subhead and photo. (see) Another photo of a younger Mrs. Pickett is on the back page.
Complete with 34... See More
May 03, 1861
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 3, 1861
* Rare Confederate title from North Carolina
The front page is entirely taken up with ads. War related items are on the inside pages including a notable item headed: "Secession of Tennessee" which includes: "...that the Legislature of Tennessee...had passed the ordinance of secession by an almost unanimous vote..... See More
February 07, 1862
THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 7, 1862
* Rare Confederate publication
* P.G.T. Beauregard official report
* On the Battle of Bull Run
A very rare title and great to have it contain the word “Southern” and also the motto which reads: “The South—Equality or Independence”. The front page has much on the correspondence between L... See More
September 22, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 1862 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. See the details at the bottom of this listing.
The back page contains an early report on the Battle of Antietam, containing some sketchy, early reports, with: "Later--Another Battle In Ma... See More
April 26, 1865
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 26, 1865 W. G. Brownlow, or 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 fer... See More
May 22, 1861
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 22, 1861 Certainly the most notable report is the pg. 2 news headed: "Secession Of North Carolina!" "One of The Confederates States" "North Carolina Free--Lincoln's Military Despotism Repudiated" which also includes the two "Ordinance" reports for secession and for ratifying the Confederate Constit... See More
July 23, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 23, 1861 Page 4 has some nice column heads on the battle of Bull Run, the first major battle of the Civil War, including: "THE GREAT BATTLE" "Incidents of Heroism" "The Battle Decisively Won" "The Enemy Attempt to Pursue" "Praiseworthy Conduct of the Eight" and more.
The text of the battle takes 2 columns on pg. 4 and ... See More
July 18, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1861 Among the front page first column heads are those relating to fights just prior to Bull Run: "THE GREAT REBELLION" "Rumored Evacuation of Fairfax Court House by the Rebels" "Gen. Johnston in Full Retreat for Winchester" "Number of Troops in the Vicinity of the Rebel Capital" and more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed,... See More
September 29, 1862
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1862 Printed within the masthead is: "Confederate States Of America", found on only a few titles from the Confederacy.
The front page includes: "From Richmond--Latest Northern Intelligence" "From Chattanooga--Later from the West" "From Mobile..." "Battle of Blue Ridge--The Enemy In Overwhe... See More
September 23, 1864
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 23, 1864 The front page has over half a column of: "The War News" with reports from the Shenandoah Valley, Georgia, and Petersburg. Also on the ftpg. is: "Confession of the Condemned (small hole here: see) & other smaller items.
The back page has the always interesting editorial still showing some glimmer of optimism with: "...On th... See More
November 15, 1864
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Nov. 15, 1864 The most interesting item is an editorial which comments on the recent re-election of Abraham Lincoln, beginning: "It matters but little to us by what frauds, by what force and intimidation, the so-called election in the enemy's country has resulted in giving to that country as its Chief Magistrate for four years longer the same Abraham L... See More
November 26, 1864
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 26, 1864 The front page has: "The War News" with various items; "Death of a Midshipman" "Virginia Methodist Episcopal Conference" "Later From The North" "Sherman's March Through Georgia" which takes two-thirds of a column. Other items as well.
The Georgia report includes some overly optimistic com... See More
July 09, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 9, 1863 This is a terrific issue, with various reports relating to two of the major events of the entire war: the Battle of Gettysburg and the fall of Vicksburg.
The front page has: "From General Lee's Army" which reports nothing new, but notes that: "...accounts from Vicksburg represent Johnston as pressing upon Grant &am... See More
July 13, 1863
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, July 13, 1863 The front page has a very nice article taking the first 1 1/2 columns concerning the Battle of Gettysburg, certainly with a Confederate bias, headed: "From Gen. Lee's Army" which has some terrific content.
Some bits include: "Though a number of officers...wounded at Gettysburg have...reached the city...they were...struck during the ... See More
February 05, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 5, 1862 Not just a newspaper from the Confederate states, but from the capital of the Confederacy.
The front page includes: "The Grand Yankee Army" "Interesting & Valuable Statistics" "Report of the Sanitary Commission" "Condition of the Army--State of the Camps--How the Soldier is Used & How He Uses Himself-... See More
December 30, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 30, 1860 Among the front page column heads on the events that would lead to the Civil War, are: "THE REVOLUTION" "Resignation of the Secretary of War" "Extraordinary Ultimatum of the South Carolina Commissioners" "The Admission of New Mexico with or Without Slavery, Recommended" "Seizure of a Revenue Cutter by the South ... See More
July 20, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 20, 1863 The front page is dominated by a large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE ATTACK ON CHARLESTON".
Nice first column heads including; "From Charleston" "The Attack on Morris Island" "Capture; of All But Fort Waggoner" "James Island Also Taken" "Fort Sumter & Charleston Will Soon be Ours"... See More
January 08, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 8, 1862 A nice newspaper from the Confederacy, and from the capital of the Confederacy as well.
Half of the front page is taken up with ads, plus there is: "From The South Carolina Coast" "Lincoln's Message In Europe--Opinions of the English Press--The Position of England on the Issues Between the North and the South" ... See More
March 02, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1865 The front page has some rather large & bold one column heads including: "THE SOUTH" "Great Excitement in the Rebel Capital" "The Abandonment of Richmond" "The Removal of Guns and Military Stores in Progress" "Consternation of the Citizens" "Unseemly Fight of Rebel Congressmen--Congress Reduced to a Mere ... See More
May 26, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, May 26, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "VICKSBURGH" "News From Gen. Grant's Army..." "Our Centre Within One Mile of Vicksburg Court-House" "6,000 Prisoners Already Captured" "Occupation of the Works at Haines' Bluff" "The Capture of Jackson" "Late From the Red River" &q... See More
July 18, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From The Rebel States" "The Rebels Beginning to Comprehend the Situation" "The Most Serious Reverses of the War" "Jeff. Davis' Letter of Instructions--Mr. Stephens' Report" "Accounts of the Battle at Gettysburg" "Gen. Lee Captures so Many Priso... See More
September 07, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 7, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War: "A VICTORY IN TENNESSEE" "Surprise & Route of Morgan's Forces at Greenville" "Death Of John Morgan" "His Staff & One Piece of Artillery Captured: "Gen. Grant's Army" "The Rebel Pickets Incredulous About the Fall of Atlanta" "The Union V... See More
November 27, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 27, 1863 Among the column headlines on the Civil War are: "GRANT'S GREAT VICTORY" "A 'Complete Victory' Announced by Gen. Grant" "Splendid Conduct of Our Troops" "Bragg's Army Completely Crushed" "His Demoralized Forces in Full Flight Toward Dalton, Georgia" "The Fugitive Enemy Burning Bridges to Cut ... See More
May 23, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1863 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT NEWS" "The Operations of Gen. Grant Against Vicksburgh" "A Great Battle at Edwards' Ferry" "Defeat of the Rebel General Pemberton" "Heavy Losses on Both Sides" "Details of Grant's Movements" "News From New Orleans" &... See More
March 11, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 1865 Among the front page Civil War column heads are: "SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN" "Important Reports From New Bern" "Fayetteville Said to be in Possession of Our Forces" "Sherman's Advance within Forty Miles of Raleigh" "His Presence Welcomed by the People" "The Negroes Flocking in Great Numbers to Join His Arm... See More
October 27, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 27, 1864
* 20 inch Rodman Gun first tested
* John Paul Jones Park - Fort Hamilton
* Brooklyn, New York cannon
* American Civil War
The back page has a very interesting report headed: "The Largest Gun In the World" "Successful Trial of the Twenty-Inch Rodman Gun at Fort Hamilton" (see) This 20-inch version in the largest muzzle loading cannon ever ... See More
December 15, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, December 15, 1862 Among the column headlines on the Civil War are: "A GREAT BATTLE" "Commencement of the Struggle at Fredericksburgh" "The Action Begun at 9:15 A.M. Yesterday" "A Heavy Fire of Artillery Opened by the Rebels" and more.
Eight pages, nice condition.
October 19, 1863
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 19, 1863 Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION" which is signed in type by him: Abraham Lincoln. Also: "Another Call For Soldiers" "Three Hundred Thousand Volunteers Asked For" "The Army Of The Cumberland" "The Raids by Wheeler's Cavalry" "The Positi... See More
September 22, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 22, 1862 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "IMPORTANT WAR NEWS" "The Battle Of Iuka" "Victory of Gen. Rosecrans over Gen. Price" "Capture of Four Cannon from the Rebels" "The Rebels Met in Heavy Force" "Our Troops Forced to Retire Across the River" "Reoccupation of Harper's Ferry&... See More
May 17, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, May 17, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GRAND CAMPAIGN" "The Situation In Virginia" "Advices from General Grant to Monday Morning" "Hostilities Suspended by Impassable Roads" "The Troops In Fine Spirits" "Lee Fortifying His Position Strongly" "General Butler Laying Siege to Fort... See More
January 16, 1863
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 16, 1863 This is one of just a few newspapers which printed; "Confederate States of America" in the dateline.
The front page has: "Confederate Congress" "From Richmond--Confederate Finances" "Northern Accounts--Great Yankee Loss at Vicksburg--Yankee Steamer Burnt by Guerrillas" "From Key West".
The b... See More
May 27, 1861
THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Kentucky, May 27, 1861 Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate & the "Journal" was more pro-Union.
The ftpg. has an item headed:... See More
March 17, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 17, 1862 The front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of Richard III at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.
See the photo below for the complete ad which notes: "...First appearance in New York of the young Am... See More
March 28, 1863
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 28, 1863 The front page features a nice print captioned: "Ships Canal Across the Isthmus of Suez" with a related article on page 4.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, wear at the central fold with a bit of fold foxing.
February 25, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 25, 1862 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Campaign I:n Tennessee" "More Good News' "Nashville Occupied by General Buell's Forces" "The Western Victories" "A Gloomy Time at Jeff. Davis' Inauguration" "The Fall of Nashville Reported" "How the Fall of Fort Donelson is Receive... See More
February 10, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 10, 1865 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "The Fight on Monday Last" "Difficult Nature of the Country" 'Temporary Defeat of the Union Forces" "Our Losses Thus Far About 800" "Union Lines Extended Four Miles" "THE PEACE FAILURE" "Jeff. Davis's Message Thereon" which inclu... See More
July 20, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 20, 1864 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "FROM SHERMAN'S ARMY" "Marching Toward Atlanta" "Johnston Driven Within His Defenses" "Early Capture of the Place Seems Assured" and other smaller heads.
Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, minor margin & fold wear, nice condition.
July 21, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "End Of Morgan's Raid" "Unsuccessful Attempts to Cross the Ohio at Various Points" "Affairs at Vicksburgh" "The Retreat of Lee" "The Main Body of His Army Between Winchester & Culpepper" "General Meade In Active Pursuit" "The Pursuit o... See More
September 15, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 15, 1864 The front page is dominated by a terrific and huge map headed: "MAP OF ATLANTA AND ITS DEFENSES." with related first column heads including: "FALL OF ATLANTA" "The Tribune Special Report" "Desperate Battles, Assaults and Raids" "Brilliant Flank Movement" "The Enemy Deceived and Outgeneraled" "Te... See More
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