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682413

Nice item on Sir Christopher Wren...

Item #682413

September 08, 1716

THE POST BOY, Sept. 8, 1716 



* British architect Christopher Wren

* Rare publication w/ nice masthead




Near the top of the back page is a very significant item on the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.

The report reads: "Christopher Wren, Esq., is removed from being Clerk of his Majesty's Works, and is succeeded by John Mercer Esq., formerly belonging to Mr. How's Offi... See More  

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682412

News from America...

Item #682412

March 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787  Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News" beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of trade..." with some details. A few other items as well.

Included... See More  

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$33.00
682312

From the ghost town of Silver City, Nevada...

Item #682312

November 01, 1874

LYON COUNTY TIMES, Silver City, Nevada, Nov. 1, 1874



* Wild Old West ghost town

* Famous mining town




Silver City is pretty much a ghost town today, with several old building still standing from its heyday during the mining era in the 1870's and 1880's. The population from the 2000 census was 170.

Located rather close to the more famous Virginia City, this newspaper began in Silver ... See More  

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$49.00
682275

Oxford vs. Cambridge in the famous rowing race...

Item #682275

April 09, 1881

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, April 9, 1881 



* The Boat Race

* Oxford vs. Cambridge Universities

* Rowing - River Thames




The top of the ftpg. under: "Sporting" is a report on the famous Oxford-Cambridge rowing competition, headed: "the Oxford Crew Handsomely Beats the Cambridge Boys" "Annual University Race on the Thames Yesterday--Coming Aquatic ... See More  

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$25.00
682234

Latest from General Robert E. Lee's army...

Item #682234

May 18, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 18, 1864 



* General Robert E. Lee



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "The War News" "From General Lee's Army" "City Intelligence" "The Wounded of the Two Armies" "From North Georgia--The enemy Attack Our Lines But Are Driven Back" "From the Trans-... See More  

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$76.00
682233

Female spy... Drunkenness in the Union Army...

Item #682233

January 15, 1862

 DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 15, 1862  A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The ftpg. is taken up with ads plus news reports from Europe including: "The Mason-Slidell Affair" and the "Funeral of Prince Albert".

Page 2 has a lengthy editorial which discusses several topics including how the winter has slowed the Yankee forces, and also: &q... See More  

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682231

Protection for Negro soldiers...

Item #682231

March 03, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 3, 1864 



* Negro soldiers



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page includes: "The Raids Around Richmond--Surprise Of the Enemy's Camp at Atlee--Retreat of the Yankees Across the Pamunkey--Incidents, etc." which takes two columns. Also: "From The Peninsula" "Allowance of Ra... See More  

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$86.00
682149

Latest news from the battlefields...

Item #682149

June 11, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 11, 1864  



* Battle of Cold Harbor

* Mechanicsville, Virginia

* Grant vs. Lee




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Burial of the Dead" "Grant Moving Down His Left" "Both Armies Close Together" "Hunter's Victory in West Virginia" "Their Stories About Sherman" &... See More  

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682130

"...fight it out if it takes all summer..."

Item #682130

May 13, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1864



* Battle of Spotsylvania VA Virginia

* General Robert E. Lee

* Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's famous quote




The front page has nice first column heads on the Civil War including: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Gen. Grant Says the Result is So Far Much in Our Favor" "Heavy Fighting on Wednesday" "Lee Sends In a Flag of Truce" "Ge... See More  

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682128

Terrific full page Civil War map, plus another map as well...

Item #682128

May 13, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, May 13, 1864  



* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House - Virginia

* Generals Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee

* Terrific full page Civil War map of campaign




Although the front page has over half a column of stacked heads on the Civil War, beginning with: "GRANT ! " with much more, the prime content would be the single sheet Supplement" issue attached, th... See More  

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682099

Huge Civil War map of the Richmond vicinity...

Item #682099

August 17, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 17, 1864



* Siege of Petersburg, Virginia map

* Union General Ulysses S. Grant

* Battle of Mobile Bay - Alabama




 Over half of the front page is taken up with a very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE COUNTRY BETWEEN RICHMOND AND PETERSBURG".

Among the various ftpg. column heads on the war are: "From Grant's Army" "A Grand Strategic ... See More  

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682084

The Battle of Winchester, Virginia...

Item #682084

August 05, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 5, 1864  



* 3rd and final Northern invasion



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are; "THE GREAT CONTEST" "From the Army of the Potomac" "The Battle of Winchester" "The Invasion of Pennsylvania" "Success of Stoneman's Raid--Defeat of Wheeler" "The Guerrilla War in Kentucky" and more. 

E... See More  

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682060

Building a lighthouse on Cape Henry... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #682060

September 29, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 29, 1790 



* Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach)

* Funding Act of 1790




The front page has a short item signed: H. Knox, Secretary of War, concerning payments to wounded veterans of the Revolutionary War. The front page also has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, wher
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682046

The Monitor vs. the Merrimac ushers in the “modern” era of naval warfare...

Item #682046

March 10, 1862

THE DAILY GLOBE, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1862 



* Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia

* Monitor vs. Merrimack (CSS Virginia)

* Civil War ironclads - warships




Under the various Civil War reports on page 3 is an item concerning the famous naval battle of the ironclads, the Monitor vs. the Merrimac, including: "...the rebel iron-clad steamer Merrimac...engaged the United States fl... See More  

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681968

Rebels claim victory...

Item #681968

June 27, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 27, 1864 



* Siege of Petersburg, Virginia beginning



Among the first column Civil War heads on the front page are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Rebels Attempt to Drive Back the 18th Corps" "Our Losses Insignificant" "Hoke's Rebel Brigade Used Up" "Rebel News to Thursday morning" "The Victories They Claim" &quo... See More  

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681890

Large Civil War map: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House...

Item #681890

May 14, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 14, 1864



* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee

* Civil War Overland Campaign w/ map




The front page is dominated by a large & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE CAMPAIGN IN VIRGINIA".

Most of the first column is a long stack of Civil War heads including: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Comes Up With Lee's Rear... See More  

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681728

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #681728

November 16, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a
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681648

Front page Civil War map of the Shenandoah Valley...

Item #681648

June 12, 1864

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 12, 1864 



* Battle of Piedmont, Augusta County, Virginia



The front page is dominated by a very nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "SCENE OF HUNTER'S OPERATIONS. The Splendid Movement in the Shenandoah Valley Leading to the Capture of Staunton." 

Among the many front page heads are: "HUNTER" "Account of the Engagements a... See More  

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681645

The latest from Ulysses S. Grant...

Item #681645

June 08, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, June 8, 1864 



* Battle of Cold Harbor

* Battle of Piedmont

* Mechanicsville, Virginia




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT!" "The Fighting On Sunday" "Attack on Our Lines by the Rebels" "Our Success" "Midnight Assault on Burnside's Corps on Monday" "Another Repulse of the Enemy" ... See More  

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681639

Nice front page Civil War map of the events before Richmond...

Item #681639

June 03, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, June 3, 1864  



* Battle of Totopotomoy Creek

* Cold Harbor - Hanover County, Virginia

* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee

* American Civil War map




Dominating the front page is the nice Civil War map headed: "IN FRONT OF RICHMOND, The Battles on the Topopatomoy and at Coal Harbor".

First column heads on the Civil War include: "GRANT!"
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681615

Civil War map of Virginia: Battle of the Wilderness...

Item #681615

May 06, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, May 6, 1864 



* Battle of the Wilderness w/ map

* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant




The front page features a very nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT OPERATIONS IN VIRGINIA. The Army of the Potomac Across the Rapidan--Scene of the Impending Conflict Between Generals Grant and Lee."

The first column has related Civil War headlines relating ... See More  

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681614

General Meade's stirring address to his troops...

Item #681614

May 05, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, May 5, 1864 



* General George G. Meade

* Address to his troops signed

* Pre Battle of the Wilderness (eve)

* Spotsylvania County, Virginia




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Advance of  the Army of the Potomac" "Stirring Address of General Meade to His Soldiers" signed in type: George G. Meade. "Decisive Order Relat... See More  

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681611

War action near the Red River... Death of Commodore Porter...

Item #681611

May 02, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, May 2, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Steele's Column" "The Advance of the Army of Arkansas Towards the Red River" "The Rebels Driven from Elkin's Ferry and Prairie de Anna" "Price and Marmaduke's Forces Outfought  & Outrun" "Interesting Virginia News" and more.

Page 4 has ... See More  

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681606

A Civil War map and much good content... Battle of Cold Harbor...

Item #681606

June 04, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, June 4, 1862 



* Battle of Seven Pines - Fair Oaks

* Battle of Hanover Court House




The prime feature may well be the back page Civil War map headed: "The Late Victory Near Hanover Court House, Virginia" which shows much details, and has a key for strategic locations.

Among the front page column heads on the war are: "The Great Victory" "Full Det... See More  

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681602

The Civil War in Virginia & the Mississippi River...

Item #681602

October 16, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 16, 1861  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Naval Engagement Between the Rebel Flotilla & the Blockading Squadron" "Reported Success of the Enemy" "Affairs Along the Union Lines in Virginia" "Brisk Skirmishing at the Outposts" "Reported Defeat of the Rebels in Benton County&... See More  

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681601

1861 Battle of Bolivar Heights...

Item #681601

October 17, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 17, 1861  



* Battle of Bolivar Heights

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia




Among the front page column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Brilliant Engagement Near Harper's Ferry" "Three Thousand Rebels Repulsed by Four Hundred Union Troops" "The River Commanded by the Rebel Batteries" "Brilliant Actio... See More  

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681598

Civil War in Virginia and North Carolina...

Item #681598

October 10, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, October 10, 1861  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Important From Hatteras Inlet" "Brilliant Engagement Between the Union Land and Naval Forces & the Rebels" "Total Rout & Heavy Loss of the Enemy" "Advance of Gen. Smith's Division Towards Lewinsville" "Important From Hat... See More  

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681561

Victory for Hooker's army...

Item #681561

May 02, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, May 2, 1863 



* Battle of Chancellorsville - Virginia



Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. Hooker's Army" "Rumors of a Battle & a Victory" "The Rappahannock Crossed Both Above & Below Fredericksburgh" "Important From the Mississippi" "Gen. Grant's Army to Motion with Six Days' R... See More  

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681471

Hanging of a minister...

Item #681471

April 19, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 19, 1864 



* Rare rebel publication



The front page includes: "From the Gulf" "The War News" "The New Six Per Cent Bonds" "Important Arrest of an Alleged Spy" "An Iron-Clad runs the Blockade" and more, including a brief report that: "The capture of Fort Pillow seems to be confirmed..." and... See More  

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681445

Benjamin Franklin receives an award...

Item #681445
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1753  Near the back is a small & inconspicuous item reading: "At the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society the prize medal of gold was voted to Ben Franklyn, Esq. of Maryland, for his electrical discoveries."  

Note that not only did they spell his name wrong but they have his home colony wrong.

At the back is the &q... See More  

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681250

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #681250

March 30, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 30, 1863  



* From the capital of the Confederacy



The front page includes: "The enemy's Account of The Attack on Port Hudson" "Latest News From the North" "Fatal Accident from Fire Arms" "Latest From the North" "Morgan's Late Fight" "Another 'Raid' In Tennessee--Capture of 800 ... See More  

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681243

Defeat of John Morgan...

Item #681243

May 21, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 21, 1864 



*  Battle of Spotsylvania Court House



Nearly half of the front page first column is taken up with Civil War heads including: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Lee Tries to Turn Our Right Flank" "He is Repulsed & Gives It Up" "We Capture 300 Prisoners" "The Rebels Say They Are Short of Supplies" "Our Army ... See More  

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681203

Ships for America... Fire in Frankfort's Jewish district...

Item #681203

January 31, 1719

THE POST-BOY, London, January 31, 1719 



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




One of the more decorative 18th century issues with two ornate engravings in the masthead, and the first letter on the ftpg. very embellished.

The front page has several items including a report from Frankfort: "A great Fire in the Jews Street hath consumed here about a hundred and te... See More  

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681197

The removal of General Butler & his farewell orders...

Item #681197

January 14, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New  York, Jan. 14, 1865 



* Gen. Benjamin Butler removed

* Final months of the war




As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts.

The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "The Military Situation" giving the latest reports from: "The Campaign ... See More  

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681182

Yankee occupation newspaper after Richmond fell...

Item #681182

May 12, 1865

THE RICHMOND TIMES, May 12, 1865 



* Very rare Yankee occupation issue

* Post capital of the Confederacy




A quite rare title as this was a newspaper created by the Yankee forces upon the capture of the capital of the Confederacy. This is just the volume 1, number 19 issue.

The content has much on end-of-war and Reconstruction reports. The front page has: "Proclamation From the Pres... See More  

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$315.00
681083

Lincoln compares unfavorably to King George III...

Item #681083

January 11, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 11, 1862 



* Abraham Lincoln mockery 

* King George III comparison 

* From the rebel capital




Half of the front page is taken up with ads, and half with news & other items including: "The Case of Brownlow" "Mr. Thomas' Plan for the Reorganization of the Virginia Forces" "There's Life in the Old Lan... See More  

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680909

Yankees admit atrocities... and refuse to fight...

Item #680909

February 07, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1864 



* Rare rebel publication



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Additional From The North" "The Revolution in the North--Great Indignation at the Military Arrests of the Administration..." "Disaffection In The Yankee Army--the Soldiers Refusing to Fight--Their Confessions o... See More  

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680880

Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...

Item #680880

September 18, 1873

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 18, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure

* Panic of 1873 beginning

* Brooklyn Trust Company

* In a NYC publication




The front page has early reporting on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company. The top of the first column has a heading: "ANOTHER BIG DEFALCATION&qu... See More  

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680878

1899 Hampton, Virginia yellow fever pandemic...

Item #680878

July 31, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 31, 1899



* Hampton, Virginia

* Yellow fever - jack

* Epidemic - pandemic




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "YELLOW JACK SCARE" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete wit... See More  

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$38.00
680870

1862 Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia...

Item #680870

August 09, 1862

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 9, 1862



* Malvern Hill Virginia
* General George M'Clellan
 
This issue is loaded with interesting Civil War reports from the time it happened with the following one column headings on page 5: "News From M'Clellan's Army" "Withdrawal of Gen. Hooker's Forces from Malvern Hill" "Appearance of the Rebels in
... See More  

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680866

Yankee deserters escape... along Williamsburg Road...

Item #680866

January 19, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, , Virginia, Jan. 19, 1864  A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has: "Tenure of Cabinet Officers--Report of the Committee on the Judiciary" "which takes most of the page. Also on the front page: "City Intelligence" "Confiscation of Yankee Goods" "Captain John Kennedy" and other smaller items.... See More  

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680864

Death of General Hood? Battle of Chickamauga...

Item #680864

September 24, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 24, 1863 



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* Battle of Chickamauga - Georgia




A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "From the Army of Northern Virginia" "From City Point--The Flag of Truce" and more. Perhaps the most interesting item is: "The Late Major General Hood" whic... See More  

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$67.00
680827

War news from this Confederate newspaper...

Item #680827

July 11, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, July 11, 1864 



* From the origin of the American Civil War



This was one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States of America" in their masthead.

Front page reports include: "From Gen. Lee's Army" "From Richmond - Operations in the Valley" "Later Yankee News" "Siege of Charleston&... See More  

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680790

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, in an American newspaper...

Item #680790

December 14, 1781

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, December 14, 1781  



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending




This issue contains one of the most historically significant letters from the Revolutionary War, being Cornwallis' official announcement of his surrender to Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.

The report consumes all of page 3, prefaced with: "... See More  

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680717

The Battle of Chickamauga...

Item #680717

January 02, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Jan. 2, 1864 



* Battle of Chickamauga - Georgia

* General George H. Thomas account




As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. The entire front page is taken up with: "The Military Situation" giving reports from various fields of oper... See More  

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$36.00
680711

Surrender of Lee at Appomattox...

Item #680711

April 15, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, April 15, 1865 



* General Robert E. Lee

* Confederate Army of Northern Virginia

* Surrender at Appomattox Court House




Subtitled: "Gazette Of The Regular And Volunteer Forces", this 16 page issue is simply filled with military reports, almost entirely on the Civil War at this time. 

This issue is dated the day Abraham Lincoln died. The... See More  

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$320.00
680704

Brigham Young & the Mormons contemplate moving to Hawaii...

Item #680704

June 05, 1871

RICHMOND DAILY WHIG, Virginia, June 5, 1871



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Brigham Young to Hawaii ?




Page 2 has an article: "The Mormons and the Sandwich Islands" which begins: "Brigham Young finds himself so hemmed in by Gentiles and Gentile influences, and subjected to so many trials and tribulations in consequence of the influx into his dominions of so many antagonistic elements,... See More  

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$51.00
680593

1861 Map of the Virginia & North Carolina coast...

Item #680593

September 05, 1861

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 5, 1861 



* Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries



The front page has a nice Civil War map headed: "The Sea Coast of Virginia And North Carolina" showing from Norfolk & Cape Henry south to Beaufort. There are nice fist column heads as well including: "THE GREAT REBELLION", "Reported Death of Jeff. Davis", "Facts & Rumor... See More  

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$45.00
680450

Battle of Corinth and so much more...

Item #680450

April 21, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 21, 1862 



* Siege of Corinth, Mississippi

* General P. G. T. Beauregard




A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy.

The front page is filled with ads, and pg. 2 begins with an editorial which starts: "It is impossible to over-estimate the importance of the crisis on the Peninsula. On that theatre the fate of the first American Re... See More  

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$83.00
680406

Vilifying the Yankees...

Item #680406

January 26, 1863

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, January 26, 1863 



* Rare rebel publication



A nice single sheet issue (typical late in the war) with a full masthead, with front page reports headed: "The Yankees Across the Rappahannock" "Appointments In the Department" "The Nautical Jeffreys" "Our Military Resources with several subheads: "Latest News From the ... See More  

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$78.00
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