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Rebels ask for amnesty... Slaveholders preparing to pay their slaves...

Item #687508

December 05, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 5, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Rebel Overtures for Peace" "An Amnesty Asked from the President" "The President's Proclamation of Freedom" "The Case of Major-Gen. Porter" "From Gen. Grant's Army" "Flight of the Rebels from Abbeville, Miss." "Later from the Rebel St... See More  

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On the Battle of Fredericksburg...

Item #687507

December 19, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 19, 1862  

* Battle of Fredericksburg aftermath

* General Ambrose E. Burnside

Among the front page column heads relating to the Battle of Fredericksburg: "From General  Burnside's Army" "The Burial of the Dead Completed" "What Rebel Officers Say of the Battle" "A Force of 500,000 Could Not Carry the Heights" "... See More  

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On slaves defecting north, after the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #687506

November 18, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 18, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Rebel Evacuation of Snicker's Gap" "Cavalry Expedition to the Shenandoah" "The Blockade of Charleston Harbor" and more.

One report: "The Proclamation--The Contrabands--White Slaves in the South" which refers to Lincoln's recent Emancipation Proclamation. S... See More  

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Lincoln on returning slaves... Civil War map...

Item #687503

January 24, 1862

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Jan. 24, 1862  Page 6 features a nice map headed: "THE WAR IN KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE" with related reports including: "The Somerset Battle".

Other reports within include: "An Interesting Declaration - The President on Catching Negroes" "The Return of Fugitive Slaves" "The President's Position on the Question"... See More  

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Battle map for Antietam...

Item #687485

September 20, 1862


* Battle of Antietam w/ map

* Sharpsburg, Maryland

* Bloodiest single-day battle

Not only does this issue have almost the entire front page taken up with reports on the historic & bloody Battle of Antietam, but it also features not one, but two battle maps for Antietam, headed: "The Great Battle Of Sharpsburg".

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Civil War map takes up the entire front page...

Item #687484

May 27, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, May 27, 1862 

* Rare full page Civil War map & more

* Peninsula campaign - George McClellan

The entire front page is taken up with a huge and very detailed Civil War map with a banner heading: "THE IMPORTANT STRATEGIC MOVEMENTS IN VIRGINIA" along with: "Scene Of Operations in Front of Richmond, in the Valley & on the Line of the Upper Potomac--Th... See More  

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The very first Medal of Honor recipients...

Item #687357

March 26, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, March 26, 1863

* 1st Medal of Honor recipients

* American Civil War

* Jacob Parrott & more

This issue has a report quite inconspicuous in its presentation yet exceedingly significant in its place in history. It reports the very first recipients of perhaps the most prestigious & coveted award for military valor: the Medal of Honor.

Page 4 has a one column heading: ... See More  

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

Item #687253

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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End of fighting in the Civil War...

Item #687252

May 29, 1865


* Edmund Kirby Smith surrenders

* re. Jefferson Davis capture

* Last battles of the Civil War

The top of the first column has an embellishment beneath which is: "PEACE ! " "Kirby Smith Surrenders" "The Old Flag Waves From Maine to the Rio Grande!". Also on the front page is: "JEFF DAVIS" "An Of
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Abraham Lincoln is elected president...

Item #687250

November 12, 1864


* Abraham Lincoln elected president (2nd term)

* 1st report plus Civil War reporting

 Page 3 has a nice illustration headed: "Prison At Andersonville, Georgia" with related text with one column heads: "Rebel Cruelties To Prisoners" "The Horrors of Andersonville, of Libby Prison, and of Relic Isle" "Plunde
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Two front page Civil War maps...

Item #687248

October 13, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 13, 1861  The front page has two maps titled: "THE AFFAIR AT CHICAMACOMICO" and "THE FIGHT AT SANTA ROSA ISLAND" which is in Florida near Pensacola Bay.

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Advance of the Rebels on the Potomac" "Battle Between the Rebels and Col. Wilson's Regiment Near For... See More  

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Confederate Civil War title from Kentucky...

Item #687240

April 27, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, April 27, 1861

* Rare pro-Confederate title

* 1st year of the Civil War

Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, 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 ... See More  

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Lincoln's State of the Union address, in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #687239

December 04, 1861

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 1861 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* 1st State of the Union Address

* Best publication to be had ?

Most of page 2 is taken up with: "The President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to Congress, signed in type at its conclusion: Abraham Lincoln.

Logically, much of his focus is on... See More  

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The Gettysburg Address in a Pennsylvania newspaper...

Item #687238

November 20, 1863

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1863  The front page has over two columns taken up with: "The Solemnities At Gettysburg" "Dedication of The Cemetery Of The Heroes" "Oration of Hon. Edward Everett".

As many know, Everett was the keynote speaker at the ceremonies, and he droned on for two hours. Page 2 has some additional reporting on the event under: "... See More  

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Item #686947

October 26, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Oct. 26, 1861 (single print only)

This is a single-page print. The print contains a single woodcut engraving captioned: "Capture of the Propeller Fanny in Pamlico Sound, on the 1st of October, by Three Rebel Steamers, while Conveying Men and Stores to the 20th Indiana Regiment, Encamped at Chicamacomico, 40 Miles from Hatteras Inlet&... See More  

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Destruction of Lawrence, Kansas...

Item #686783

September 05, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 5, 1863 

* Lawrence, Kansas massacre

* William Quantrill raiders

* Guerrilla John S. Mosby

* American Civil War

The full front page shows: "Moseby's Guerrillas Destroying Sutlers' Train".

Inside prints include a dramatic fullpg: "The Destruction of the City of Lawrence, Kansas and the Massacre of its Inhabitants by the ... See More  

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Rare Confederate newspaper...

Item #686757

September 10, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, Sept. 10, 1863  

* Rare Confederate publication from the Civil War

This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

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Second Battle of Bull Run...

Item #686756

September 20, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 20, 1862  Present is the two page foldout: "Second Day of the Battle of Bull Run...National Forces Commanded by Major General Pope & the Rebel Troops by Generals Lee, Jackson & Longstreet". Note: this double page print was cut in half upon binding causing some loss.

Other prints include: "The Great National Bakery for the... See More  

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From the Confederacy with a report on Fort Hatteras...

Item #686332

July 16, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 16, 1861 

* Rare Confederate publication

This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline. The front page is entirely taken up with ads.
War related items are on page 2 include: "Weapons" "England & France Side with the Southern Confederacy"
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Full page focus on Lincoln, with a print...

Item #686261

May 01, 1865


* Abraham Lincoln assassination w/ print

 Phrenology is a theory that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of their skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

The feature of this issue is the page near the back which is devoted to Ab... See More  

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The siege of Lexington in 1861...

Item #686151

September 25, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 25, 1861 

* First Battle of Lexington

* Missouri State Guard victory

Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Important News from Missouri" "The Disaster At Lexington" "Intended Invasion of Kansas by the Rebels" and more.

Eight pages, a little spine wear, generally nice.... See More  

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A pro-South newspaper from the North...

Item #685731

October 24, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1861  A newspaper from the North which had Confederate leanings.

Among the articles: "War News of the Week", "Fremont's Accounts & Fortifications Suspended", "How Secessionists are Made in Ohio", "Lexington After the Surrender", & much more.

Eight pages, some staining & foxing (do not deter readabil... See More  

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A review of the year 1863...

Item #685730

December 31, 1863

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 31, 1863  Certainly the prime content would be the lengthy page 2 report headed: "The Year 1863" in which the war events for 1863 are reviewed. The article takes over two columns.

Four pages, large folio size, some discrete archival mends at margins, generally good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Early months of the Civil War...

Item #685729

August 03, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 3, 1861 Page 4 & 5 column heads on the Civil War include: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "The President to Urge an Advance" "More of General McClellan's Discipline" "Capture of More Prizes" "A Flag of Truce From the Enemy" "The Rebel Account of  the Battle" "Rebellion Against Rebellion" & more.

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Monitor versus the Merrimac...

Item #685722

March 11, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 11, 1862 

* Battle of Hampton Roads

* Monitor vs. Merrimack

* Historic Civil War naval battle

Page 5 contains a full column report which carries over to the back page, headed: "THE NAVAL FIGHT" "Official Report of the Affair" "Fortunate Arrival of the Monitor" "The Damage to the Merrimac" "A Hole Stove In Her Side&qu... See More  

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The capture of Atlanta...

Item #685721

September 03, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 3, 1864 

* The Fall of Atlanta, Georgia (1st report)

* General William T. Sherman

The first column of the ftpg. begins with a nice stack of headlines: "GLORIOUS NEWS " "CAPTURE OF ATLANTA" "Our Troops Enter the Town on Friday Morning" "Official Confirmation" "A Great Battle at East Point" "Rebel Army Cut in ... See More  

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From the Confederacy... Battle of Ball's Bluff

Item #685696

November 05, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 5, 1861 

* Battle of Ball's Bluff

* Capital of Confederacy

Among front page items are: "Northern War News--The Great Naval Expedition--General Butler on the Recruiting Service..." "Secretary Cameron's Order Concerning Slave Deserters" and other subheads. Inside has: "Army Of The Potomac" 'From Norfolk&qu... See More  

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The Seven Days' Battle begins...

Item #685695

June 26, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 26, 1862 

* Seven Days Battles beginning

* Robert E. Lee vs. McClellan

* Richmond VA Virginia

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "A Sharp Skirmish wit the Enemy" 'Heintzelman's Corps Engaged" "Gallant Conduct of Hooker's Division" "The Enemy Driven Out of Their Camps" and also: "Important From W... See More  

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A pro-South newspaper from the North...

Item #685694

May 11, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 11, 1864  Among the reports are: "Freedom of Debate" "Mrs. Lincoln" "War News of the Week" "From the Red River - The Rebels Fire into the Vessels..." "Latest From the Front--Our Wounded Sent to the Rear..." "Occupation of City Point..." "The Army of the Potomac Moving! Crossing the Rapidan!" ... See More  

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From New Orleans from the earliest days of Butler's occupation... Fort Donelson...

Item #685588

February 15, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 15, 1862 

* Rare Confederate title from the deep South

* Fort Donelson

Among the front page item are: "The Federal Raid Up the Tennessee River--Gen. Johnston's Order Disregarded" "What the Morning Journals Say" "Fort Donelson" "The 'Sinews of The War' -- Troubles of the Federal Treasury&qu... See More  

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News from "the rebellion"...

Item #685467

September 19, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 19, 1861  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil war are: "THE REBELLION" "Important News From Maryland" "Rebel Demand for the Surrender of Lexington" "Important News From Kentucky" & much more.

Eight pages, a little wear along the spine, generally nice.

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Early returns show Lincoln is doing well in the 1864 election..

Item #685219

November 08, 1864


* Abraham Lincoln's election (2nd)

* Original American Civil War reporting

In addition to much inside page reporting on the latest Civil War events, page 2 has items concerning the election. Final results would not be known until the next day, however various partial returns are noted here (see photos), almost all showing Abraham Lincoln looking... See More  

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Advice to friends of Mary Surratt...

Item #685059

July 13, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1865 

* Mary Surratt, the Lincoln assassination conspirator

* Shades of Robert Redford's movie "The Conspirator"

Page 4 has a brief, rather inconspicuous item with a small heading: "Mrs. Surratt" which reads: "The friends of the late Mary E. Surratt are resorting to ill-judged action in endeavoring to prove her innocence. Her trial... See More  

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Jeff Davis is captured...

Item #684995

May 15, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 15, 1865  Half of the first column of the front page is taken up with significant heads including: "CAPTURE OF JEFF DAVIS !" "As Good As A Comedy!" "His Flight Suddenly Ended!" "Col. Prichard Overhauls The Fugitive!" "He Attempts to Escape in His Wife's Clothes!" "He Bolts For The Woods!" "His ... See More  

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Fugitive slaves... 1862 Savannah, Georgia martial law...

Item #684958

January 24, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 24, 1862

* Fugitive slaves

* Savannah, Georgia martial law

* New Bern, North Carolina

This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE RETURN OF FUGITIVE SLAVES", "The President's Position on the Question", "FROM... See More  

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Fall of New Orleans to the Yankees, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #684952

April 30, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 30, 1862 

* Fall of New Orleans, Louisiana

* Admiral David Farragut

* From the capital of the Confederacy

A very historic report as page 3 contains an early account of the fall of New Orleans to the Yankees, which obviously was a solemn admonition for a Confederate newspaper. The report is taken from Yankee sources with the top of a page 3 colu... See More  

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Confederate newspaper... Court cases involving slaves...

Item #684731

July 14, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 14, 1864

* Rare rebel publication

Various Civil War news with a Confederate bias, making for interesting reading as such. Among the front page items are: "The War News" with subheads: "Still Later--Our Army Reported Within Seven Miles of Baltimore!" "From Petersburg" "The Enemy Mining at Petersburg" "Burnside--Whe... See More  

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Following up on Shiloh...

Item #684472

April 10, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 10, 1862  Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital and consequently has much page 3 & 4 reporting of politics from the "Confederate Congress".

The page 2 editorial--always interesting to read from this newspaper--begins: "Public enthusiasm has been considerably abated by the inte... See More  

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From Confederate New Orleans...

Item #684469

April 17, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana April 17, 1862

* Rare Confederate publication from the deep South

 Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering ... See More  

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Much war reporting in this Confederate newspaper...

Item #684460

March 28, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, March 28, 1862  A wealth of fine Civil War reporting in this Confederate title, including: "The Reported Fight Near Warrenton" "Notes Of The War" "Yankee Policy Respecting Guerillas" "Things About New Bern" "Federal Accounts of Recent Fights--Interesting Particulars" "Gen. Shields Loses an Arm" &qu... See More  

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Engraving of the new Confederate flag...

Item #684458

April 19, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 19, 1862  The striking feature of this issue is the quite rare, page two print of: "The New Flag" with the text beginning: "We are informed that Congress has definitely adopted a flag. The bad wood cut will give the reader a clear conception of it, though a very moderate standard of the art of wood engraving in Richmond..." and then... See More  

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The Great Billiard Match... 1862 Championship...

Item #684359

March 15, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, N.Y., March 15, 1862 An inside page has: "Great Billiard Match For The Championship, Between Dudley Kavanaugh of New York, And Michael Foley of Cleveland. Kavanaugh The Victor! The Match Won by 435 Points!" Detailed report and a list of the scoring. Light dampstaining to some of this report.

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Rare Confederate newspaper... Confederates have stopped Sherman?

Item #684217

August 04, 1864

THE CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL, South Carolina, August 4, 1864 

* Rare Confederate publication

* William T. Sherman

* March to the sea is stopped?

A nice and quite rare title from late in the Confederacy. The front page has various news items concerning the war including: "The news of the defeat & capture of the most famous of all the Yankee raiders comes in like a welcome gleam of... See More  

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Death of Jeff Davis’ son… General Polk offers pardon to deserters…

Item #684215

May 03, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTH CAROLINIAN, Columbia, May 3, 1864 

* Very rare Civil War publication

A very scarce title from the Confederacy. Page 2 has an editorial headed: “Extortioners As Soldiers” and also: “War News” which has a variety of reports & subheads including: “Fight In East Tennessee” “Good Reports From Mississippi” “Important Pr... See More  

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"Memphis" newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #684214

October 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, October 14, 1864 

* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama

* A wealth of Civil War related reporting

See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: ""Forrest's Operations" takin... See More  

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Jeff Davis' Proclamation on the Mumford controversy: death for Butler... Battle of Murfreesboro... A "Memphis" title......

Item #684211

January 03, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 3, 1863 

* Battle of Stones River - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Very rare publication

This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. The most notable content in the issue is the back page report headed: "The Battle At Murfreesboro" "... See More  

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1862 Battle of Mill Spring, Kentucky...

Item #684194

January 27, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 27, 1862 

* Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky

* Colored soldiers

Entire ftpg. is taken up with ads with the Civil War reports on pages 4, 5 & 8. Column heads there include: "The Battle of Mill Spring" "The Rebel Account of Their Defeat" "They Admit Large Losses". Also: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "The Aid of Colored Uni... See More  

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Very dramatic issue on the first casualty of the Civil War...

Item #684145

June 01, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 1, 1861  The front page is mostly taken up with a dramatic print showing the murder of Col. Elmer Ellsworth at the Marshall House Hotel in Alexandria. Ellsworth, a personal friend of Lincoln (worked in his law office in Springfield), is considered the first casualty of the Civil War. Lincoln did not like seeing from the White House a Confederate ... See More  

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Dramatic & displayable cavalry charge... Jefferson City...

Item #684143

November 02, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 2, 1861  The best print is the very dramatic, tipped-in doublepage centerfold which shows a cavalry charge captioned: "...Steamer Monticello Shelling the Rebel Troops at Chicamacomico...Attempt to cut off the Retreat of the 20th Indiana Regiment Towards Hatteras Lighthouse". This is one of the more action-packed prints of the war.

Othe... See More  

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Has Richmond been captured?

Item #683895

May 11, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, May 11, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Siege of Vicksburg" "The Rebels Routed & Driven Toward Vicksburg" "Richmond Reported Taken" "Gen. Hooker Said to be Again Across the Rappahannock" "News From Tennessee" "Wheeler's Cavalry Force Advancing on Livingston" and much mor... See More  

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