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671462

Inaugurating the Union Baseball Grounds...

Item #671462

May 17, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 17, 1862 



* Union Grounds - Brooklyn, New York

* Baseball park inauguration - 1st game played




This was ostensibly a sporting & theater-themed newspaper with much on both.

Included under: "Base Ball" is an historic report of the "Grand Inauguration of the Union Base Ball & Cricket Grounds" with some detail. This... See More  

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671405

Booth is chased, shot, and killed...

Item #671405

April 28, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1865  A very historic issue with the front page, first column heads: "BOOTH'S END" "The Shooting of the Assassin of the President" "The Flight and Desperate Resistance" "He is Traced Through the Swamps of Maryland and Virginia and Burned Out of a Barn" "He Refuses to Surrender and is Shot" "The Body In Washi... See More  

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671400

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

Item #671400

November 01, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 1, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the articles are: "Gen. Stuart" "Confederate States Laws" "Northern News Items" "The Corinth Flag of Truce" "Tribute to Col. R. A. Smith" "Galveston is Ours" and more.

Four pages, never bo... See More  

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671399

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #671399

February 15, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Feb. 15, 1862  Save for a damaged issue from 1861, this is the earliest Los Angeles newspaper we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

The reports include: "The News" "The Flood at Fort Yuma" "From Mexico" "The Latest Eastern Intelligence" and more.

F... See More  

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671391

The attack upon Fort Fisher...

Item #671391

January 17, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 17, 1865  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "WILMINGTON" "Another Naval Attack on Fort Fisher" "Evidence of Rebel Deserters as to the Weakness of the Rebel Works & Garrison" "RICHMOND" "Reported Mutiny Among Virginia Troops" and more. More inside as well including; "Rebel Estimate of the... See More  

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671390

General Butler is removed from command...

Item #671390

January 11, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1865 



* Guerrilla leader John S. Mosby wounded

* General Benjamin Butler removed




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Rebel Particulars of Stoneman's Raid" "Mosby Still Alive" "Army of the James" "General Butler's Removal" "General Lee & Not Jeff. Davis Responsib... See More  

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671389

Spirit of the rebel army...

Item #671389

February 07, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 7, 1865 



* General William T. Sherman

* Branchville SC South Carolina

* Final months of the Civil War




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Spirit of the Rebel Army" "The Faint Heartedness of the Rebel Congress Rebuked" "The Decapitation of Bragg Demanded" "SHERMAN" "Latest Reb... See More  

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671388

Peace conference...

Item #671388

February 06, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, New York, Feb. 6, 1865



* Hampton Roads Conference



 The front page carries "The Peace Conference" "the Negotiations Not an Entire Failure" Opening of the Door to Reconciliation" "Submission to the Union and the Constitution the President's Terms to the Rebels" "Rumors Regarding a New Amnesty Proclamation, Etc, Etc, Etc".&n... See More  

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671387

Jefferson Davis declared panic-stricken...

Item #671387

January 06, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 6, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Hood's Army South of the Tennessee" "Men Suffering for Rations" "The War on Jeff. Davis" "He is Declared to be Panic-Stricken" "Shenandoah" "Great Anxiety in the Confederacy Over Sherman's Future Movements" "Bran... See More  

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671386

Sherman is approaching Atlanta...

Item #671386

July 22, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1864 



* General William T. Sherman

* Battle of Atlanta, Georgia (Eve)




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Late From Gen. Sherman" "His Approach to Atlanta" "Desperate Rebel Attacks" "They Are Repulsed with Severe Loss" and many smaller heads. More war reporting inside.

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671385

Sherman is approaching Atlanta...

Item #671385

July 22, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1864 



* General William T. Sherman

* Battle of Atlanta, Georgia (Eve)




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Late From Gen. Sherman" "His Approach to Atlanta" "Desperate Rebel Attacks" "They Are Repulsed with Severe Loss" and many smaller heads. More war reporting inside.

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671355

The Civil War from the Confederate's perspective...

Item #671355

February 20, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 20, 1863  Not only a newspaper from the Confederate States, but from the capital of the Confederacy.

Among the front page items are: "Negotiation of the Confederate Cotton War..." "Latest News From the North" with subheads: "From the Army About Fredericksburg--From the Army in North Carolina--A Raid Apprehended--From the Southw... See More  

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671354

Lengthy battle report from General Hooker...

Item #671354

October 31, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Oct. 31, 1862  Not just a newspaper from the Confederates States, but from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Confederate & State Authority" "Killed At Pocotaligo" "Southern Items" "The Courts" "City Intelligence" "The Way Whiskey is Smuggled Into Richmond" and several Act... 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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$114.00
671352

Order from "Beast Butler"...

Item #671352

October 06, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Oct. 6, 1862  Not just a nice Confederate newspaper, but from the capital of the Confederacy through which all important war news and reports flowed.

The front page includes: "From The Army of Northern Virginia" "The Military Exemption Act" with many subheads. Also: "Correspondence" which includes several (see photos), and: &qu... See More  

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671350

War news from this Confederate port...

Item #671350

August 02, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, Aug. 2, 1861



* Rare Confederate publication



This is one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in their dateline.

While the ftpg. is taken up with ads, inside has some war content as well as: "The Utley Gun" "The Condition of St. Louis" "The Rush For Home" "Confederat... See More  

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$74.00
671312

Confederate newspaper from near the end of the war...

Item #671312

February 02, 1865

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Feb. 2, 1865  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 just over 2 months before surrendering.

The front page has a few war-related items but also has many advertisements and a: "Neg... See More  

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671306

Confederate version of the operations before Petersburg...

Item #671306

June 28, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, June 28, 1864 



* From the origin of the Civil War

* Siege of Petersburg begins




A nice issue from the hotbed of the Confederacy. Much front page war reporting including: "From Gen. Johnston's Army" "Desperate Attack on Our Left" "Enemy Drives Back With Heavy Loss" "Capture of Prisoners" "Yankee Ge... See More  

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$82.00
671286

News from the Confederacy...

Item #671286

November 17, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Nov. 17, 1862  Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside are: "The Removal of McClellan" "Brook's Speech" "Progress & Events of the War" "The Condition of our Iron-Clad Vessels&... See More  

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671281

Advancing towards the battle at Gettysburg...

Item #671281

July 02, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, July 2, 1863  A great issue on the advance to Gettysburg, this issue published on the day of the second day of battle. The front page is mostly taken up with ads, literature items, and news reports from Europe, with pg. 3 having a wealth of reports on the Civil War including nice one column heads including: "THE INVASION" "The Army of the Potomac" "Vi... See More  

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671270

1861 Davenport, Iowa... 1st Battle of Lexington....

Item #671270

September 23, 1861

DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, September 23, 1861



* Rare title from the Civil War

* First Battle of Lexington - Missouri




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 remain very pl... See More  

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671245

Very large & great print of 2nd Bull Run...

Item #671245

September 20, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 20, 1862  The prime piece in this issue is the terrific & very large four page foldout, the top half of which has: "Second Day of the Battle of Bull Run...National Forces Commanded by Major General Pope & the Rebel Troops by Generals Lee, Jackson & Longstreet", and the bottom half shows "The Great National Bakery for t... See More  

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671225

John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #671225

March 19, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 19, 1862 



* John Wilkes Booth theater ad

* Civil War original reporting




Page 2 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 for the complete ad which notes ... See More  

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$58.00
671215

Six issues with Andersonville Prison trial reports...

Item #671215

August 31, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, a lot of six issues, each with front page column heads on the Andersonville Prisoner trial, where barbarities of the cruelest nature were put upon Yankee prisoners of war. Dates are August 31, Sept. 8, 20; Oct. 4, 6 & 7, 1865.

Each complete in 8 pages, some minor foxing, generally good condition.

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$59.00
671213

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #671213

February 08, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Feb. 8, 1862  Save for a damaged issue from 1861, this is the earliest Los Angeles newspaper we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

The reports include: "Protection of Native Wines" "From Mexico" "From San Bernardino" "Intelligence From the East" whi... See More  

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671206

Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky... Roanoke Island, North Carolina...

Item #671206

February 03, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 3, 1862 



* Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky

* Roanoke Island, North Carolina




The back page has a map headed: "Plan Of The Battle of Mill Spring (Logan's Cross-Roads), Near Somerset, Ky., January 9, 1862". The bkpg. also has column heads: "The Battle of Mill Spring" "Additional Incidents of the Battle" "The Flight of the Rebe... See More  

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$30.00
671199

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

Item #671199

November 04, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 4, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate publication

* Battle of Perryville, Kentucky




Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the articles are: "The Capital of the Southern Confederacy--What It Once Was and Now Is" "The War In Virginia" "Major General John G. Pemberton"... See More  

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671179

Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee...

Item #671179

February 07, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1862 



* Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee

* In a Confederate - rebel title




Half of the front page is taken up with ads with the other half having various news items including: "Interesting From the North--Notes On The War" with various subheads. Also reports on: "American Affairs In Europe" "The Grand Army to Advance&quo... See More  

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$88.00
671178

Jefferson Davis on prisoners... Battle of Gaines' Mill...

Item #671178

August 04, 1862

RICHMOND WHIG, Virginia, Aug. 4, 1862 



* Rebel newspaper from the Confederate capital



Not only a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from its capital as well. The ftpg. has an editorial piece headed: "Retaliation" and other items headed: "Waiting" "The Negro Allies" "The :Mississippi River" "The Telegraphic Embroglio" "Smith O'B... See More  

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671142

Just before the Battle of Gettysburg, with a huge map...

Item #671142

July 01, 1863

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 1, 1863  The front page has a nice map headed: "Bragg's Strategic Position In Tennessee--The Approaches to Tullahoma--The Rebel Positions--The Route to Chattanooga" with the map showing much detail and some nice front page headlines as well.

But the prime content in this issue is the terrific & rather large page three map headed: "THE NEW REBE... See More  

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671134

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #671134

January 25, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Jan. 25, 1862  Save for a damaged issue from 1861, this is the earliest Los Angeles newspaper we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

The reports include: "Case of the Rebel Envoys--Protest of Messrs. Mason & Slidell" "Will Secretary Cameron Resign" and much more.

F... See More  

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671124

1861 Davenport, Iowa... 1st Battle of Lexington....

Item #671124

September 20, 1861

DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, September 20, 1861



* Rare title from the Civil War

* First Battle of Lexington - Missouri




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 remain very pl... See More  

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671114

Latest reports form the Civil War...

Item #671114

December 31, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 31, 1864  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT RAID" "Official Statement of Gen. Stoneman" "Immense Captures of Rebel Property" 'The Great Salt Works in Ruins" "Wilmington" "1864" "Chronological Record of the Military Naval & Political Events of the Year" "A Yea... See More  

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671113

Battle at Wilmington: attack on Fort Fisher...

Item #671113

December 30, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 30, 1864



* Fort Fisher attacked

* David Dixon Porter

* Wilmington NC North Carolina

* Final months of the Civil War




Among the first column Civil War heads are: "WILMINGTON" "The Attack On Fort Fisher" "Official Report from Admiral Porter" which is quite lengthy & detailed & signed by him in type: David D. Porter, Rear Admiral; &q... See More  

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671112

The Civil War in Tennessee... Attack on Fort Fisher...

Item #671112

December 29, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 29, 1864 



* First Battle of Fort Fisher

* Wilmington, North Carolina

* Battle of Nashville, Tennessee

* William T. Sherman's march to the sea




Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "WILMINGTON" "The Attack On Fort Fisher" "Bombardment On Christmas Day" "The Flag of the Fort Captured" "THE WAR IN TENNESS... See More  

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671111

Chasing General Hood...

Item #671111

December 27, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 27, 1864  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "FROM THE SOUTH" "Movements of the Fleet Off Wilmington" "A Panic In Alabama" "Gordonsville Threatened by Our Cavalry" "State of the Rebel Finances" "THE PURSUIT OF HOOD" "His Army Floundering in the Bogs of Tennessee" "Demoraliz... See More  

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671110

Bragg says he can hold Wilmington...

Item #671110

December 24, 1864

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 24, 1864  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are items headed: "Porter's Expedition" "A Dispatch from Gen. Bragg to Jeff. Davis" "The Entire Fleet Off Wilmington" "Bragg Says He Can Hold the Place" "GEN. THOMAS' ARMY" "Particulars of Hood's Defeat & Flight" "Fifty-One Cannon Ca... See More  

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671109

Sherman's march through the South...

Item #671109

December 23, 1864

SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 23, 1864  Among the front page heads are: "GEN. THOMAS' ARMY" "Hood Across Duck River" "His Loss Estimated at 20,000 "The Country Swarming with Deserters" "The Rebel Army Hopelessly Demoralized" "Sherman's March--Journal of an Eye-witness".

An 8 page "supplement" issue, nice condit... See More  

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671108

Sherman at Savannah...

Item #671108

December 22, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 22, 1864  Among the front page column heads are: "SIEGE OF SAVANNAH" "Savannah Still Held by the Rebels on the 18th" [note: Sherman actually occupied the city on this date: Dec. 22] "Sherman Preparing To Attack" "Rebel Accounts of His Operations" "The Railroads All Destroyed" "PORTER'S EXPEDITION" "The S... See More  

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671106

Sherman's march to the sea... The dead in the prison camps...

Item #671106

December 20, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 20, 1864  Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War are: "The Union Captives" "Additional Names of the Martyred Dead" "The Victims at Andersonville and Florence" "Calm Protest of the Officers Penned at Columbus, S.C." "A Frightful Bill of Grievances" "A Heavy Blow at Gen. Hardee with a Gloved Hand"... See More  

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671105

Savannah is soon to fall to Sherman...

Item #671105

December 17, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 17, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SAVANNAH" "Very Important Success" "Capture of Fort McAllister" "Sherman Carries it by Storm..." "Savannah Sure To Fall" and: "NASHVILLE" "Thomas's Great Victory" "Our Army Everywhere Successful" "Hood Endeavoring To R... See More  

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$39.00
671096

Lengthy message from Jefferson Davis...

Item #671096

January 17, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 17, 1863 



* Jefferson Davis message to his rebels



Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "The Rebel Message" "The Document In Full" "What Jeff. Davis Says of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation" "Military Operations of the Rebels" and more, with this very lengthy address signed in type by the Confederate... See More  

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671094

Sherman's "Christmas President" to Abraham Lincoln...

Item #671094

December 26, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 26, 1864  One of the more desired Times issues from the latter part of the Civil War, as the various first column headlines announce Sherman's capture of Savannah, heads including: "SAVANNAH OURS" "Sherman's Christmas Present" "Official Dispatches from Generals Sherman and Foster" "What Sherman Found" "20,000 People in ... See More  

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671073

1865 Abraham Lincoln murder trial...

Item #671073

June 20, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 20, 1865.



* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - conspirators




This issue is loaded with advertisements and post Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes the following one column headings: "THE ASSASSINATION" "THE TRIAL ON MONDAY" "ARGUMENT OF REVERDY JOHNSON" "MR. ST... See More  

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671072

1865 Abraham Lincoln murder trial...

Item #671072

June 24, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 24, 1865.



* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the conspirators - assassins


* Galveston, Texas surrenders



This issue is loaded with advertisements and post Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reported which includes the following one column headings: "THE ASSASSINATION" "THE TRIAL ON FRIDAY" "THE REBELS IN ... See More  

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671070

Sherman's march to the sea...

Item #671070

December 16, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES,  Dec. 16, 1864  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S ARMY" "Savannah Probably Fallen" "Kilpatrick Rumored Mortally Wounded", "NASHVILLE" "A GREAT BATTLE YESTERDAY" "GEN. THOMAS DEFEATS HOOD" "The Rebels Driven from Their Intrenchments" "The Battle Not Yet Ov... See More  

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671069

Sherman advancing upon Savannah...

Item #671069

December 15, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 15, 1864  Among the nice front page first heads are: "SAVANNAH" "From Sherman's Army Direct" "He Left the Army on the 9th Ten Miles from Savannah" "Sherman Advancing in Attack on the 10th" "The Army in the Highest Spirits" "It has Met No Resistance on the March" and more.

The back page has: "From Kentuc... See More  

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671068

Sherman's march to the sea...

Item #671068

December 14, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES,  Dec. 14, 1864  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "SAVANNAH" "SHERMAN BEFORE THE CITY" "His Army in Line of Battle on Monday" "Official Dispatch from General Grant" "An Attack Hourly Expected" "Movement of Gen. Warren" "The Rebels in Strong Force Near Hicksford" "THE ST. ALBAN... See More  

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671067

Sherman's march through the South...

Item #671067

December 13, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 13, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S MARCH" "His Approach To Savannah" "He Was only 25 Miles from that City on Dec. 7" "News of an Attack Hourly Expected" "The War In Tennessee" "Rebel Attacks On Murfreesboro" "Repeated Repulse & Route of the Enemy" "... See More  

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671066

The latest on General Sherman...

Item #671066

December 12, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 12, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN" "Continued Boasting of the Rebel Organs" "Assertions that He can Never Reach Savannah & that He has Reached It" "The War In Tennessee" "Army of the Potomac" "Views of a Rebel Governor" "The Policy of Arming Negroes... See More  

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