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670056

Lee surrenders to Grant... Jeff Davis flees from Richmond...

Item #670056

April 15, 1865

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 15, 1865  Page 3 has an article headed: "Latest News" "Surrender Of Lee And His Army" which begins: "The rebels, under command of General Lee, have surrendered to General Grant. The army was pursued to Appomattox Court House...The surrender took place near this town..." with further detail.

Page 3 also has: "Je... See More  

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670055

Earliest work by Mark Twain we have seen in a newspaper...

Item #670055

May 06, 1865

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 6, 1865  Although one might think the page 3 report headed: "Death Of The Assassin Booth" might be the most notable report, as it is quite detailed and lengthy, taking 1 1/2 columns.

But the same page contains the earliest Mark Twain work we have ever found in a newspaper. Taking 1 1/2 columns is: "Literature And Politics In Calaver... See More  

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670054

Further on the Lincoln assassination...

Item #670054

April 29, 1865

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 29, 1865  Pages 6 and 7 have some  good content concerning the Lincoln assassination, with over a full column headed: "The First Plot To Assassinate President Lincoln". It details an attempt in 1861.

Also an article on: "Presidential Succession" followed by: "Booth's Idea of Immortal Fame".

Page 7 has: &qu... See More  

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670053

Lincoln's assassination: a first report...

Item #670053

April 22, 1865

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 22, 1865  Pages 2, 3, 6 & 7 have wide black "mourning" rules for the death of President Lincoln. The account is on page 2, beginning with a nice editorial headed: "The Murder of President Lincoln" which begins: "Never did  such a pang of horror convulse the hearts of the American people as when the news spread ra... See More  

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670030

Rare print of the sport of sculling...

Item #670030

September 13, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1862  The front page has a print: "Race Between War and Hamill, for the Championship of the American Waters" showing the sport of sculling. There are Civil War reports inside.

The bkpg. features a cartoon: "Turning the Tables; or, a Little Sauce For the Gander".

Eight pages, good condition.

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670029

Early print of Fort Point, San Francisco...

Item #670029

August 09, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 1862  The front page has a print: "Fort Point--One of the Fortifications Of the Harbor of San Francisco, Cal." with a bit of detail.

Some war-related content inside including: "How To Demoralize n Army" and "Conference of the Rebel Generals at Richmond--Their Plains for the Future and more.

The bkpg. features a cartoo... See More  

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670028

Front page war print and a page 3 war map...

Item #670028

July 19, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 19, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Hoisting the Stars & Stripes by the Union Troops on the Corona Female College, Corinth, Mississippi" with some detail. Page 3 features a Civil Wa... See More  

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670027

Front page war print... Butler explains his infamous "women of New Orleans" order...

Item #670027

July 26, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 26, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "An Incident Of the War In Georgia". But perhaps the best content is on page 7: "Gen. Butler Explains His Famous 'Woman' Order", whi... See More  

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670026

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670026

August 02, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 2, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Gen. Anger's Brigade Passing Through Manassas Gap, En Route to Reinforce Gen. Banks." with some detail. Some war reports inside. The bkpg. has a c... See More  

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670025

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670025

August 16, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 16, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Thirteen Inch Shell Mortar, as Used by the U.S. Government..." with some detail. Various war reporting inside including: "The President's Sp... See More  

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670024

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670024

August 23, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 23, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "The Harrison Mansion, Harrison's Landing, James River". Various war reporting inside including: "The Two Great Monitors" which is very descriptive of the Monitor... See More  

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670023

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670023

September 06, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 6, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Westover, Near Harrison's Landing, Late Headquarters of Gen. Fitzjohn Porter". Much war reporting inside including: "Another Battle at Bull Run" and more. The ba... See More  

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670022

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670022

September 20, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 20, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Rebels Firing Into A Train Near Manassas". Much war reporting inside. The back page has a cartoon: "Photography".

Eight pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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670020

Civil War related print on the front page... Battle of Shiloh...

Item #670020

September 27, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue has on the ftpg: "Hoosiers Pouring Into Cincinnati to Enlist For the Defence of That City". Nice war reporting inside including: "The Great Battle of Sharpsburg" (Shiloh) which takes over... See More  

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670019

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670019

July 12, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 12, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue has on the ftpg: "Building a Bridge Over the Chickahominy River & The Adjacent Swamps, Under the Guns of  the Enemy". War reports on page 3, and page 5 has a print of: "Boardman's ... See More  

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669927

Two Civil War maps on the Battle of the Wilderness...

Item #669927

May 08, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, May 8, 1864 



* Battle of the Wilderness w/ maps

* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant




The ftpg. is dominated by a quite large & very detailed Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT OPERATIONS ON JAMES RIVER. Major General Butler's Landing on the South Side of the River---The Approaches to the Rebel Capital." There is much related text & column headlines... See More  

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669863

The great naval parade... Includes the rare four page foldout...

Item #669863

May 06, 1893

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1893 The front page features a full page illustration: "The Naval Land Parade". A full page with 8 vignettes of: "The Uprising in Chihuahua, Mexico" is by famed artist Frederic Remington & includes an accompanying article by him as well. 

A full page "Incidents of the Naval Parade" features five photos. A great doublepag... See More  

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669859

Twelve issues of Scientific American: latest inventions of the day...

Item #669859

July 25, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 12 different issues from 1865 from just a few months after the end of the Civil War. Each contains a wealth of articles and many illustrations of the latest improvements & inventions of the day. Some fascinating reports on 19th century ingenuity just after the Civil War.

Each issue is complete in 16 pages and in very nice condition.... See More  

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669858

Eleven issues of Scientific American: latest inventions of the day...

Item #669858

January 26, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 11 different issues from 1865 from just a few months after the end of the Civil War. Each contains a wealth of articles and many illustrations of the latest improvements & inventions of the day. Some fascinating reports on 19th century ingenuity just after the Civil War.

Each issue is complete in 16 pages and in very nice condition.... See More  

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669857

Nine issues of Scientific American: latest inventions of the day...

Item #669857

January 24, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 9 different issues from 1863, 1864 & 1865, each during the Civil War & each containing a wealth of articles and many illustrations of the latest improvements & inventions of the day. Some fascinating reports on 19th century ingenuity during the Civil War.

Each issue is complete in 16 pages and in very nice condition.... See More  

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669856

Six issues with a Civil War-related print...

Item #669856

November 23, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 6 different issues from 1863, 1864 & 1865, each contains within a print related to the Civil War as well as a wealth of other prints not war-related.

Additionally there are news items from the war.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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669855

Five issues with a Civil War-related print...

Item #669855

November 22, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 5 different issues from 1863 & 1864, each contains within a print related to the Civil War as well as a wealth of other prints not war-related.

Additionally there are news items from the war.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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669854

Six issues with Civil War-related content...

Item #669854

December 27, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 6 different issues from 1863 & 1864, each contains within reports on military events from the Civil War, or reports of developments and improvements of military equipment.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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669853

Nine issues with Civil War-related content...

Item #669853

December 27, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 9 different issues from 1863, 1864, and one issue from 1865, each contains within reports on military events from the Civil War, or reports of developments and improvements of military equipment.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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669848

From Louisiana during the Civil War...

Item #669848

October 12, 1861

SUGAR PLANTER, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Oct. 12, 1861 



* Very rare Confederate title



Here is a very uncommon title from Louisiana during the first year of the Civil War. The front page is filled with ads, and among the reports on the back page are a report headed: "Good News!" noting in part: "...a force of Confederates under Gen. Patton Anderson landed upon Santa Ros... See More  

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669742

Early version of a Gatling gun...

Item #669742

February 21, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 21, 1863  The front page is mostly taken up with two prints of the: "Crozier's Patent Automatic Battery" being an earlier version of a Gatling gun.

Nice to have this Civil War related print consuming the entire front page of this scientific periodical.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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669741

Civil War projectile prints on the front page...

Item #669741

May 30, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 30, 1863  The front page is mostly taken up with several prints of: "The Celebrated Stafford Projectiles" accompanied by a related article: "Improved Projectiles". Nice to have this Civil War related print on the front page of this scientific periodical.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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669740

Civil War projectile prints... Thimbles...

Item #669740

May 30, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 30, 1863  The front page is mostly taken up with several prints of: "Smith's Patent Sub-caliber Projectiles" accompanied by a related article. Nice to have this Civil War related print on the front page of this scientific periodical.

Page 2 has an illustrated article on: "Thimbles".

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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669739

Better fortifications... Artificial legs...

Item #669739

October 24, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1863  The front page has a nice print of: "Jamain and Trippe's Field Fortification" showing a cross-section view of it. Also on the ftpg. is a related article: "Improved Field Fortification".

Page 2 has an early article on Virginia City, Nevada: "A City in the Rocky Mountains" and a nice print and article of: "The... See More  

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669738

A Civil War cannon print on the front page...

Item #669738

August 01, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 1, 1863  The front page is mostly taken up with three prints of: "De Mey's Revolving Shield Gun Carriage with a related article as well.

Nice to have a Civil War themed print on the front page of this scientific publication.

Inside pages have some war-related articles as well.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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669737

Better fortifications... Artificial legs...

Item #669737

October 24, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1863  The front page has a nice print of; "Jamain and Trippe's Field Fortification" showing a cross-section view of it. Also on the ftpg. is a related article; "Improved Field Fortification".

Page 2 has an early article on Virginia City, Nevada: "A City in the Rocky Mountains" and a nice print and article of: "The... See More  

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669736

Coon's breech-loading cannon...

Item #669736

October 31, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 31, 1863  The front page features two prints of: "Coon's Breech-Loading Cannon" which has an accompanying article. Nice to have a war-related illustration & article on the front page of this scientific publication.

A few war-related articles inside.

Complete in 16 pages, nice condition.

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669735

The historic American Watch Company...

Item #669735

April 11, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 11, 1863  The front page has a large print of: "The Factory of the American Watch Company" in Waltham, Massachusetts. The balance of the front page is taken up with an article on it carrying over to take all of page 2 & a bit of page 3.

This site remains today as an historic district.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.... See More  

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669734

Early camera...

Item #669734

June 06, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 6, 1863  The front page has a nice print captioned: ""Kolb's Patent Camera Obscura" with another, smaller, related print. A ftpg. article as well: "Improved Camera Obscura".

Inside has a few Civil War related articles.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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669698

Improved warship guns...

Item #669698

June 18, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 18, 1864  The front page is mostly taken up with a nice cut-away print of: "Woodbury's Improved War-Sip and Submarine Guns" with a related article carrying over to page 2.

There are other war-related articles inside.

Complete in 16 pages, very nice condition.

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669696

How to better armor ships...

Item #669696

January 02, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 2, 1864  The entire front page is taken up with a nice graphic and article: "Improved System For Armored Ships".

The graphics show how damage to a ship differs when a steel/wood shall is constructed differently. A nice graphic from the Civil War and a logical item for a scientific publication. The article continues on to page 2 where is another g... See More  

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669672

On Lincoln's election & the need to support him...

Item #669672

November 19, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 19, 1864  Inside has an editorial headed: "The Citizen's Great Duty" which begins: "Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois,has been re-elected President of  the United States by a large popular majority...The election passed off peaceably..." and goes on to exhort how it is the duty of every American to pledge support for the government. ... See More  

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669671

Nine issues with Civil War-related content...

Item #669671

December 27, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 9 different issues from 1862, each contains within reports on military events from the Civil War, or reports of developments and improvements of military equipment.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in very nice condition.

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669644

Five issues with a Civil War-related print...

Item #669644

November 22, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 5 different issues from 1862, each contains within a print related to the Civil War as well as a wealth of other prints not war-related.

Additionally there are news reports from the war, typically found on page 2 but some reports may be further within.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in very nice condition.

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669643

Nice front page Civil War print...

Item #669643

March 08, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 8, 1862  The front page is dominated by a great war-related print captioned: "Hopkins's Improved Mode Of Mounting Cannon" with a related article as well.  Six soldiers are shown operating it.

Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Notes of Military & Naval Affairs" reporting on the Civil War. There is even a paragraph headed: &... See More  

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669628

Nearly full page Civil War map...

Item #669628

February 22, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 22, 1862  Almost the entirety of page 3 is taken up with a great & very detailed Civil War map captioned: "Map of Kentucky And Part of Tennessee" with the balance of the page being text concerning it.

Also, over half of page2 is taken up with various military reports from the Civil War.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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669627

On Lincoln's state-of-the-union address... The new ironclad Navy...

Item #669627

December 13, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 13, 1862  Page 2 begins with a nearly full column article headed: "The President's Message", which is commentary on Lincoln's state-of-the-union address. It also references the recent Emancipation Proclamation with: "...The President urges at great length, what he terms 'compensated emancipation' of slavery. This important sub... See More  

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669626

Captain Ericsson, creator of the ironclad Monitor...

Item #669626

April 05, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 5, 1862  A great, front page illustration of: "Capt. John Ericsson, the Designer of the 'Monitor' " with the balance of the front page being a biography of him and his work. The article carries over to page 2.

The article begins: "The success of the Monitor in defeating the frigate Merrimac has naturally created a desire in the mind... See More  

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669625

Great eye-witness accounts of the battle of the Monitor & Merrimac...

Item #669625

March 29, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 29, 1862  Page 2 is completely taken up with Civil War reports, one-third of which is on the famous Monitor and the Merrimac ironclads.

One article headed: "The Working of the 'Monitor' " which includes a letter from Lt. S. D. Greene, the Executive Officer of the Monitor. This letter relates to the famous battle with the Merrimac, noting... See More  

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669624

Tro of issues with Civil War rifle prints on the front pages...

Item #669624

January 25, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice trio of issues from 1862 each having a print of a Civil War era rife on the front page: Feb. 8 has: "Brady & Nobles Self-Loading Gun" with text; Dec. 20 has: General Burnside's Patent Rifle" with text; and Jan. 25 has: "Spencer's Breach-Loading Rifles" with text. This issue also has inside: "Death of Samuel Colt, ... See More  

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669620

Civil War print on the front page...

Item #669620

May 06, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 6, 1865  The front page features a nice engraving of: "The Destruction of the Rebel am Albemarle" with another print of the device. A nice Civil War item on the front page of this scientific periodical.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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669482

The famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #669482

February 26, 1864

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Feb. 26, 1864  This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.

Among the articles within: "Garrison & Phillips On Lincoln" "Pay of Colored Troops" "The Negro Population of Canada West... See More  

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669481

Equal pay for Negro soldiers... First woman to speak on the floor of Congress...

Item #669481

February 12, 1864

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Feb. 12, 1864  Page four has content concerning Anna Elizabeth Dickinson and her speech before Congress on January 16, 1864 being the first speech made on the floor of Congress by a woman. 

Three separate but related articles are present: one officially recognizes her donation of the proceeds of her lecture to the National Freedman's Relief Society of the Dist... See More  

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669480

Col. Robert Shaw in this famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #669480

January 22, 1864

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Jan. 22, 1864 



* Rare anti-slavery publication

* re. Robert Gould Shaw death

* American Civil War era




This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.

The most notable content includes a copy of a note sen... See More  

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669470

War reports from a Confederate newspaper in Columbia...

Item #669470

November 26, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 26, 1864 



* Rare Confederate publication

* Nearing the end of the Civil War




A rather rare title and great that the title includes the word “Southern”.

The front page has reports including: "Death of Capt. McNeil" "Remedies For Sherman" and more. Many ads including "Solomon Cohen, Dealer In... See More  

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