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Great account of an attempted bank robbery in 1884 Texas...

Item #649555

March 27, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, March 27, 1884  Page 2 has over half a column taken up with: "TEXAS BANDITS" "Bold Attempt to Rob a Bank at Wichita Falls" "One of the Robbers Shot Dead by a Ranger and Another Captured--A Book Agent's Peril". A great article, beginning: "At 3:30 p.m. to-day occurred here one of the most daring attempts at bank robbery this coun... See More  

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Chasing the train robber Sam Bass...

Item #649390

May 01, 1878


* The hunt for Sam Bass

* American train robber & outlaw

The bottom of page 3 has a small item: "A Fight With Train Robbers"  datelines from Texas & noting in part: "...sheriff of Denton County & a posse with Peak's Rangers chased the train robbers Sam Bass, Frank Jackson and Bill Underwood from Denton Cross Tim... See More  

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One of the best Kennedy assassination newspapers to be had...

Item #649296

November 23, 1963

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Nov. 23, 1963  A quite rare & extremely desirable newspaper with a first report on John F. Kennedy's assassination, from the city where it happened.

The two line bold banner headline proclaims: "KENNEDY SLAIN ON DALLAS STREET" with subhead: "Johnson Becomes President", plus a rather large photo of "John F. Kennedy" and a smal
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Dallas newspaper on the shooting of Oswald...

Item #649295

November 25, 1963

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Dallas, Texas, November 25, 1963  Terrific and most unusual issue, as the entire front page--save for the banner headline: "Night Club Man Kills Oswald -- John F. Kennedy's Body Borne to Capitol" is taken up with a huge photo showing Jack Ruby thrusting his pistol forward in the direction of Oswald and others, a split second before Oswald was shot.

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Two of the best Kennedy assassination issues to be had...

Item #649283

November 23, 1963

(2) THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Nov. 23 & 25, 1963  A terrific pair of issues on the assassination of John F. Kennedy from the city where it happened.

Note: While we do offer each of these issues as stand-alone items, purchasing them as a set will enable you to take advantage of a discounted price.

Described separately...

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Bi-Centennial Celebration of Philadelphia... President Arthur...

Item #649012

October 28, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 28, 1882  The full front page is a print of: "President Arthur Registering as a Voter...". Among the many prints inside are: "The Bi-Centennial Celebration of the Founding of Philadelphia..." with a related doublepg. centerfold (see); a full page print: "Texas--Herders Driving Their Sheep Menaced by a Prairie Fire". ... See More  

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Outlaw Dick Liddil released on bond... School for cowboys...

Item #648227

November 03, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 3, 1882  Page 2 has a somewhat brief article headed: "Dick Liddell [Liddil] Released on Bond" noting in part: "...the case of Dick Liddel, on trial for conspiracy in connection with the Mussel Shoals robbery, committed by Frank and Jesse James and Bill Ryan..." with more (see). Page 5 has: "Taught To Be Cowboys" "The Practical ... See More  

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1957 Lampasas, Texas flood disaster...

Item #648202

May 13, 1957

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, May 13, 1957

* Lampasas, Texas flood disaster

* Racing diver Alfonso de Portago

* Guidizzolo, Lombardy, Italy disaster

Near the bottom of the front page is a three column heading: "Wall Collapses, Texas City Flooded" (see)

Also a two column heading: "Auto Race Tire Mishap Claims 12 Lives In Italy" (see)

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Prelude to the Alamo: slavery in Texas...

Item #648148

April 03, 1830

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1830  Page 4 has: "Texas" which reports in part: "Some quite violent articles are published in the Mexican papers as to the designs of the United States to secure the possession of Texas; and the introduction of slaves in s greatly complained of...that the president of Mexico has declared that the slaves already in Texas may remain as ... See More  

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Map shows El Paso & the Rio Grande...

Item #648123

December 29, 1877

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 29, 1877  The ftpg. has a column wide map headed: "El Paso and The Rio Grande" with text, including: "...shows the scene of operations in El Paso County, Texas, and the course of the Rio Grande as far as Laredo...The  cattle raids...were made upon the stock ranches at least 150 miles below Laredo...".

Eight pages, slightly browned, good conditi... See More  

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Andy Jackson gets a promotion... Attacking Texas...

Item #647655

June 04, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 4, 1814  Inside has over 6 pages taken up with: "Events of the War" reporting on the on-going War of 1812. Among the reports are a letter from Col. Hawkins concerning the Creek Indian War, plus a lengthier letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson, with more reporting on the Creek War.

Another document is headed: "Traitors" beg... See More  

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New London, Texas School Explosion...

Item #647406

March 19, 1937

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, March 19, 1937

* New London, Texas school explosion

The front page has a banner headline: "500 Bodies Taken From School Ruins" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the New London School explosion.

Other news, sports, advertisements of the day. Complete in 22 pages, a few tiny binding holes along the spine, nice condition.

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Classic stagecoach robbery in the Old West...

Item #646763

October 02, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 2, 1875  Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "Were They The James Boys? "Two Men Stop a Texas Express Wagon & Rob It of a Large Amount of Money". The article is very detailed and is a terrific account of a stage coach robbery (see), but this robbery was apparently not the work of Jesse & Frank James.

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Continuing troubles in Texas...

Item #646662

July 23, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1836  Most of an inside page is taken up with reports headed: "Texas" which includes several letters, one beginning: "I am sorry to inform you of our situation. We are detained here for nothing but to keep you ignorant of the enemy's intention; they will soon be down on you in great numbers...".

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The Siege of Charleston... The Averill Raid...

Item #646447

December 22, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 22, 1863 

* Charleston SC South Carolina siege

* General William W. Averell raid

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Among the front page items are: "The Averill Raid" "From Northern Virginia" "From East Tennessee--From Northern Georgia--The Siege of Charleston" and other smaller i... See More  

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New Orleans... Texas cowboys... New Mexico...

Item #646347

December 01, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 1, 1883  Full ftpg. shows: "The Evacuation Day Centennial---Grand Marine Procession Passing Up the East River" showing the Brooklyn Bridge. Prints inside include: "Texas--Types of the Cowboys of the Plains" "Louisiana--Sketches in & About New Orleans"; great doublpg. centerfold shows view of the grand parade cele... See More  

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One opinion on the troubling Texas situation...

Item #646329

May 24, 1836

SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, May 24, 1836  Page 3 has a report on: "Mr. Hoar's Opinions on the Texan Question" in Congress (note: from shortly after the Alamo & San Jacinto), bits including: "...He  looked upon the people of Texas as having voluntarily expatriated themselves from a country which was large enough for all its citizens...He would not vote a farthing ... See More  

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Early Tallahassee, Florida...

Item #646030

February 24, 1846

FLORIDA SENTINEL, Tallahassee, Feb. 24, 1846 

* Rare antebellum title

A very early newspaper from the capital of Florida, and with a nice engraving in the masthead. This newspaper is formatted much like most newspapers of the day, being complete in four pages with various local and national news reports in addition to many advertisements. This issue is among the we have in our inventory... See More  

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From the Confederate Congress...

Item #645701

January 27, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 27, 1862 

* From the Confederate capital

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states with the front page taken up various advertisements and news, including; "The Northern Congress" "The Emancipation Question" "The Only Compromise With the Rebels" as well as "Notes Of The War".

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Croswellville, Salt River Territory...

Item #645204

February 05, 1840

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, (Long Island), New York, Feb. 5, 1840  The ftpg. has: "Disasters At Sea, In the Year 1839" with a list of the number of ships lost at sea for a specified period. Also a letter titled:  "From Salt River! - Interesting Intelligence". A page 2 ad supports the Harrison-Tyler ticket. Other news of the day includes: "Projected Invasion of
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AAFC All-Star football game....

Item #643637

December 18, 1949

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., sport's section only, December 18, 1949

* All-America Football Conference All-Star game

* Shamrock Bowl - Cleveland Browns

* Last ever AAFC game

The front page of this section has a one column heading: "ALL-STAR GRIDDERS DEFEAT CLEVELAND IN CHARITY BATTLE" with subhead. (see)

Other sporting news of the day. Complete sport's section only wit... See More  

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Early oil in Pennsylvania...

Item #638849

October 24, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, October 24, 1865 

* Pithole, Pennsylvania & more

The back page begins with: "THE PETROLEUM FIELDS" "Survey of the Venango Region" "Personnel of the Excursion" "At Corry" "Down to Oil Creek" "Pithole" and more, the reporting taking 1 1/3 columns. Also within: "THE FENIAN CONGRESS" "The
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The bandit Abe Buzzard... Wine making in California...

Item #638766

November 11, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 11, 1883  Inside includes: "The Jesse James Drama at St. Joseph"; an article on the outlaw Abe Buzzard: "The Welsh Mountain Outlaw Still at Large" "Armed Citizens Hunting the Bandit--The Pistol & Bowie Knife in Texas". Also of interesting; "California Wine-Making" "Notes of a Trip at Vintage-Time Through Napa Vall... See More  

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The Indian reservations... Crime in the West...

Item #638765

November 12, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 12, 1883  The top of the ftpg. has: "RESERVATION INDIANS" "Secretary Teller's Report on the Condition of  the Tribes" "Radical Changes Recommended--The San Carlos Apaches--A Protest from White Earth" with one of the subheads: "The Apaches at San Carlos". Also on the ftpg.: "Mormondom" "Report of&nbs... See More  

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Vigilance Committee in Texas... The Mollie Maguires...

Item #638761

November 18, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 18, 1883  Page 3 has: "Lawlessness In Texas" "Vigilance Committees Recommended  by the Dallas Grand Jury" and also: "Mollie Maguires" "Mooney, the Convict, Relates His Connection with the Band" "A Society of Assassins--The Murder of Mining Superintendents--Shadowed by Detectives".

Twenty pages, a few minor ... See More  

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Reports from the Wild West...

Item #638659

November 09, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 9, 1884  Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West than found in eastern newspapers. Page 2 begins with: "A CARNIVAL OF CRIME" "A Bloody Battle in the Streets of a Texas Town" "Half a Dozen Murders in as Many Different Dan... See More  

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The Yankees are growing tired of the war...

Item #637928

January 30, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 30, 1863  A nice newspaper from not only the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederate states. Among the front page reports are: "The War In the East" "City Intelligence" "the White Flag" "Castle Thunder Items" "What the Yankee Soldiers Say & Think of the War--Growing Sick of the Job of Crus... See More  

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Desert Storm ends...

Item #637034

February 28, 1991

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE, Beaumont, Texas, February 28, 1991

* War in Iraq ends

* Desert Storm is over

The nice banner headline proclaims: "ALLIES: IT'S OVER - Iraq accepts all U.N. resolutions, letter says" with additional photos and supporting text. This newspaper announces the end of the war on Iraq and brings to conclusion the successful attempt to drive Iraq from Kuwait.

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For the progressive people of Texas...

Item #633327

December 28, 1918

THE CRITIC, Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 28, 1918  Also subtitled: "Camp Bowie Texahoma Bugler". A small newspaper with an emphasis on military news & events. But noted on pg. 2 is: "The Critic is the Official publication of the liberal & progressive people of Fort Worth and Texas..." with more.

Sixteen pages, 11 by 15 1/2 inches, minor loss at the spine, wide margins,... See More  

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Cable car... Photography...

Item #632169

March 03, 1894

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 3, 1894 The front cover has "The Third Avenue Railroad Company's New Cable Traction Plant" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Improved Triple Expansion Engines"; "Lovell Diamond Cycle - Model 19"; "The New Steel Bridge, Galveston, Texas, 2 1/8 Miles in Length"; "Illusive Photography"; and mo... See More  

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Texas rain makers...

Item #631496

January 02, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 2, 1892  This issue has an outer wrapping of the volume cover. The front page of the issue has "The Lorillard House Boat Caiman, a Luxurious Pleasure Craft" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Texas Rain Making Experiments"; "The Shipman Automatic Self-Contained Pumping Outfit"; "The Proposed Columbi... See More  

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Hockley, Texas massacre...

Item #631463

September 20, 1878

CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, September 20, 1878

* Hockley TX Texas murders

* Lynch Tragedy - children massacre

This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. Page 3 has an article headed: "Foul Murder" "Account of a Terrible Affair in Texas" (see)

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Great reporting from the Old West...

Item #631453

August 04, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 4, 1883  This was certainly one of the best newspapers at reporting now iconic events of the Old West, this issue including; "Through The Trap--Henry Lee, A Virginia Murderer, Executed at Richmond--The Doomed Man Goes to His Death Stolidly" "Shot Dead by a Gambler" "A Texas Cowboy on a Drunken Frolic at Hallettsville" "Cattle T... See More  

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Columbus Day to be celebrated... 400th anniversary...

Item #629561

July 23, 1892

WAVERLY FREE PRESS, Waverly, New York, July 23, 1892  The second page of this issue contains the brief but significant report: "The president [Benjamin Harrison] has signed the joint resolution of Congress, making October 21, 1892, the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America, a general holiday. Whereas Columbus Day would not be established as an official federal holiday un... See More  

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1943 Gulf Hotel fire disaster.... Houston, Texas...

Item #629052

September 08, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 8, 1943

* Gulf Hotel fire disaster

* Houston, Texas

* World War II

Page 17 has a one column heading: "48 PERISH IN FIRE IN HOUSTON HOTEL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the Gulf Hotel fire disaster in downtown Houston, Texas where 55 lives were lost.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World War II. Complete ... See More  

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Wetherford TX B-29 Superfortresses collide...

Item #627526

August 19, 1945

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 19, 1945 

* Wetherford, Parker County, Texas

* B-29 Superfortress Bombers collision 

* End of World War II

Page 38 has one column headings: "18 BODIES FOUND IN 2-BOMBER CRASH" "Only Two Escape in Collision of Army Fortresses Over Middle Texas" (see) First report coverage on the 2 B-29 Superfortresses that collided over Wetherfo... See More  

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President Zachary Taylor and much more... Early Florida...

Item #625561

October 06, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Oct. 6, 1848 

* Rare antebellum publication

This issue from Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, includes many articles and advertisements: "Gen. Taylor's Northern Platform" "Extract of a Speech Delivered in 1827 by Henry Clay of Kentucky" "General Taylor & the Proviso" "New Game of Ride and Tie"  "Tay... See More  

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Galveston is evacuated by the Rebels...

Item #624514

June 10, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, June 10, 1865 Page 2 has: "Later From Texas - Evacuation of Galveston" "General Grant's Reception in New York' and also a brief article on: "Jeff Davis' Trial Again".

Four pages, nice condition.

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1891 Galveston, Texas hurricane...

Item #622293

July 06, 1891


* Galveston, Texas hurricane disaster

The front page has a a one column heading: "A GALE ON THE GULF" with subheads that include: "Galveston Swept by Wind and Wave" and more. (see) This is not the infamous hurricane of 1900.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, a little margin... See More  

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Black Sunday Dust Bowl in 1935...

Item #622258

April 15, 1935

THE COMMERICIAL APPEAL, Memphis, April 15, 1935


* Black Sunday (1st report)

* Dust Bowl

The front page has a one column heading: "Rain Clouds Check Western Dust Storm" with subhead. (see)

Page 2 has a two column heading: "Dust Storm Blackens Skies Throughout West's Drouth Area" (see) 1st report coverage on the 'Black Sunday' dust storm.

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Frank and Jesse James...

Item #620938

April 25, 1882

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, April 25, 1882  Page 2 has half a column of text headed: "Frank Or A Fraud" "Brother of the Dead Bandit at Kansas City" "Sensational Stores of Frank James at St. Joe and Vicinity" "One of the Texas Train Robbers Said to Have Been Captured" " "Frank James Again" "Bagging the Train Robbers" and ... See More  

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Amelia Earhart in 1937...

Item #620206

March 19, 1937

THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, March 19, 1937.


* Amelia Earhart around the World attempt

* Lockheed Electra 10E airplane (1st stage)

* New London, Texas school explosion

The front page has a six column heading: "Earhart Plane Breaks Record" with subheads and related map. (see) 1st report coverage on her first attempt to fly around the World which eventually lead t
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Amelia Earhart...

Item #619239

June 12, 1931

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, June 12, 1931

* Aviator Amelia Earhart

* Beech-Nut autogiro crash

The front page has a two column heading: "Amelia Earhart Uninjured When Autogiro Crashes on Takeoff at Abilene, Texas" with subhead and photo. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 28 pages, irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More  

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Amelia Earhart in Hawaii...

Item #619217

March 20, 1937

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, March 20, 1937

* Amelia Earhart crashes (day of)

* New London, Texas school disaster

The front page has a one column heading: "MISS EARHART'S SHIP SHOWS DANGER SPOT; DELAY AVERTS MISHAP" with subheads. (see) Coverage on her attempt to fly around the World which eventually lead to her famous disappearance in which she was never found
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John Dillinger captured...

Item #618930

January 26, 1934

THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Texas, January 26, 1934 

* John Dillinger captured (1st report)

* Harry Pierpont & Charles Makely

* Tucson AZ Arizona

Near the bottom of the front page is a one column heading: "NOTORIOUS GANG CHIEF CAPTURED IN POLICE TRAP" See image for text here.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light browning, a little ... See More  

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Where the last battle of the Civil War was fought...

Item #618261

August 07, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Aug. 7, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* General John Hunt Morgan

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: "How Morgan Used the Telegraph" which includes 3 dispatches each signed in type... See More  

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Lengthy letter from the Vice President of the Confederacy...

Item #618228

September 30, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Sept. 30, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* Rebel V.P. Alexander H. Stephens

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Various reports inside include: "From Col. Crawford's Cavalry" "From J.T.S. at Montgomery" &#... See More  

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Two accounts of the Battle of Antietam...

Item #618226

September 27, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Sept. 27, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* Battle of Antietam - Sharpsburg MD

* Bloodiest one day battle in America

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Various reports inside include: "Capture of Cobb's Legion" &qu... See More  

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The Battle of Antietam...

Item #618225

September 26, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Sept. 26, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* Battle of Antietam - Sharpsburg MD

* Bloodiest one day battle in America

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Various reports inside include: "More Northern News" "From Cu... See More  

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Ben Ficklin, Texas flood disaster...

Item #618148

August 25, 1882

CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, August 25, 1882

* Ben Ficklin, Texas

* Concho River flood

This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 2 has an article headed: "Six-Foot Rainfall" "In Texas, Causing Washouts and Other Damage to Property...". (see)

Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More  

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