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673280

Sketches - Fair Oaks Battle Field...

Item #673280

July 05, 1862

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 5, 1862



* Battle of Seven Pines - Fair Oaks

* American Civil War original prints




The front page features a set of three prints captioned: "SKETCHES AROUND THE FAIR OAKS BATTLE FIELD", which includes: "SLEEPING ON THE BATTLE FIELD", "SENDING REBEL PRISONERS NORTH FROM FAIR OAK" and "MARCHING THROUGH SWAMP", wit... See More  

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673209

A rare edition we have never encountered before...

Item #673209

April 15, 1865

EVENING EDITION OF THE TRIBUNE, New York, April 15, 1865  A fascinating edition of this famous newspaper which typically reported the assassination of Lincoln on page 4. But this unusual four page (more typically 8 pages) "Extra" edition has a front page heading as noted above, with the top of the first column presented like a mini-broadside:

      &nb... See More  

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673208

Richmond falls... End of the Civil War is near... President Lincoln confirms...

Item #673208

April 04, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1865  This is one of the more graphic issues of the Times from the entire Civil War, obviously celebrating the triumphant report of General U.S. Grant capturing the capital of the Confederacy. With this event the end of the Civil War was but days away.

The dominating feature of the front page is the great engraving of an eagle with a banner reading "Richmond ! &... See More  

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673173

Horrible conditions of the Andersonville Prison...

Item #673173

September 10, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 10, 1865  The first column heads include: "TRIAL OF CAPT. WIRZ" "Evidence of the Infernal Spirit of Gen. Winder" "Official Document by a Rebel Inspector-General" "He Says Winder Openly Proposed to Starve Men to Death" "That Was Cheaper than to Build a Larger Stockade" "The Prison Denounced as Horrible Beyond Descript... See More  

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673145
Item #673145

August 20, 1864

In Swann Auction 2546 est. $1000-$1500.



WATERFORD NEWS, Loudon County, Virginia, Aug. 20, 1864  Issue of the Waterford News, published by 3 young Unionist women in Confederate Virginia.

The Waterford News was published in Loudoun County in the northern tip of Virginia. Despite its close proximity to the West Virginia and Maryland borders, the area was largely under the control of Mosby... See More  

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673121

A battle near Prestonsburg...

Item #673121

January 16, 1862

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 16, 1862 This is one of just a few newspapers which printed in the dateline: "Confederate States of America". Among the reports are: "The Campaign Opening in Kentucky--A Battle Near Prestonsburg--8000 of the Enemy Defeated" "Gen. McClellan's Opinion About the Duration of the War" "Privateering & Naval Resourc... See More  

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673120

Rare Confederate title with a front page address by Braxton Bragg...

Item #673120

January 30, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, January 30, 1863  The ftpg. contains a: "Special Message of Gov. Vance" to the North Carolina General Assembly which begins: "With the flight of time great events have occurred & are now crowding upon us...the invaders of our state have concentrated a large force up on our coast & are again threatening our remaining seaports...... See More  

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673115

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #673115

December 09, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 9, 1862  Among the front page items are: "Evacuation of Winchester" "The State Line" "East Tennessee" "The Situation In The West" "Homespun" "City Intelligence" "Richmond Detectives in Washington" and other items including advertisements.

The back page features the lengthy editorial ... See More  

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673114

On the Confederates establishing a navy...

Item #673114

May 27, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 27, 1863  The front page includes: "The Yankees In York River" "From Vicksburg" "An Act to Establish A Volunteer Navy" "Hostage Retained" & other items including many more Acts from the Confederate Congress.

The back page has a lengthy editorial concerning the war, focused on the Act noted: "It is to be h... See More  

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673113

A Yankee's opinion of Yankees...

Item #673113

July 11, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1862  The front page includes: "The Army of Richmond--Rumours" "The Campaign in Mississippi" "Yankee Marauders in King & Queen" "The White, and Negro Outlaws  at Sandy Point" "A Yankee's Opinion of Yankees" "Additional From the North" and much more.

Most of the back page is ta... See More  

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673112

Progress of the Civil War, in a Confederate title...

Item #673112

August 26, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 26, 1862  A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are: "From the Rappahannock" "From James City & Gloucester" "The Difficulty of Maintaining Free Governments" "Progress Of The War" " and some legal documents including: "An Act to Punish Drunkenness in the Ar... See More  

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673111

Latest news from the Confederate capital...

Item #673111

May 08, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 8, 1862  From the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page includes: "Highly Important From the Peninsula" "Partizan Rangers" "Movements & Spirit of the War--The Fall of New Orleans--Attempt to Fire the Yankee Fleet..." "Pikes & Lances" and more on the Civil War. Page 2 begins with an in... See More  

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672998

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #672998

April 19, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, April 19, 1862  One of the earliest Los Angeles newspapers we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

The front page has: "Mineral Wealth of California" and "Eastern Items". Page 2 has some Civil War reports as well as other news.

Four pages, nice condition.

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672991

A newspaper for patients at the largest Union Army hospital during the Civil War...

Item #672991

October 17, 1863

HOSPITAL REGISTER, West Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1863  This was essentially an in-house newspaper produced at and for the people at  the Satterlee U.S. Army General Hospital in Philadelphia. It was the largest Union Army hospital during the Civil War.

It features a very nice & ornate masthead engraving showing the hospital and well as vignettes, one showing patients in beds. It lasted... See More  

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672990

1862 Surrender of Fort Donelson... Evacuation of Bowling Green...

Item #672990

February 18, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1862 



* Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee

* Bowling Green, Kentucky




One column Civil War heads on page 5 include: "SURRENDER OF FORT DONELSON" "A Desperate Three Days' Fight" "Heavy Losses on Both Sides" "Bravery and Heroism of Our Troops" "They Fight Like Veterans" Unconditional Surrender of the Rebels&q... See More  

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672980

Great baseball game reports from the Civil War...

Item #672980

June 14, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 14, 1862  A nice sporting-themed newspaper which has on page 3 nearly 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Base Ball" reports, including much on the: "Grand Matches Between Philadelphia Nines and Nines of Newark, New York, and Brooklyn" Great detail here including the box scores for the 4 games. Also: "Base Ball in Detroit"... See More  

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672958

Final days of the Civil War....

Item #672958

March 30, 1865

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, March 30, 1865



* Final day s of the American Civil War

* Surrender of Robert E. Lee close




Page 4 has various reports on the Civil War with one column headings. See images here.

Complete in 4 pages, this issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and easy to handle. Nice con... See More  

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672940

From near the end of the Civil War...

Item #672940

April 01, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 1, 1865  A fine issue on the closing days of the Civil War, featuring a front page a map of the Richmond & Petersburg vicinity headed: "THE OPENING CAMPAIGN. Theatre of Grant's Operations...".

Among the front page column heads are: "GRANT" "Advance Of The Army" "The Rebels Driven with Serious Loss" "General Sheridan ... See More  

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672939

Funeral of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #672939

April 26, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 26, 1865  The front page has some nice first column heads including: "THE OBSEQUIES" "Sombre Grandeur of the Funeral Pageant" "Sixty Thousand Citizens in the Funeral Procession" "The Closing Scenes About the Coffin & in the Streets" "Departure of The Funeral Train" and more.

The entire front page is taken up with rep... See More  

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672938

The day Lincoln was shot...

Item #672938

April 14, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 14, 1865  This is a very significant date, as on this evening Abraham Lincoln would be shot in Ford's Theater.

The front page has some nice reports on the very end of the Civil War, with first column heads including: "IMPORTANT" "Arrival of Gen. Grant in Washington" "The Results Of His Victory" "Visit of Lee to Danville To Advise ... See More  

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672922

Chickamauga and Chattanooga...

Item #672922

September 21, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 21, 1863  Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital. The front page has various war-related reports with heads: "From Northern Virginia" which includes: "...most reliable that we can obtain is that General Lee holds his position this side of the Rapidan..."; "Southwestern Vir... See More  

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672920

Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #672920

July 09, 1863

THE CIRCULAR, Oneida New York, July 9, 1863  Page 3 has reports on the Civil War under the heading: "Late News", and includes some reports concerning the Battle of Gettysburg, the text beginning: "The past week has been full of interesting and important events. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 1st, 2nd, and 3d of July, the "Army of the Potomac, under the new
... See More  

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672919

From the Confederacy... The 'Lincolnites' in East Tennessee...

Item #672919

April 03, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, April 3, 1862  A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has: "Notes Of The War" with many subheads including: "The Lincolnites In East Tennessee" "A Capture & a Release" "A Gallant Exploit" "The Bombardment of Island No. 10" "The Battle In Arkansas" and even more.

P... See More  

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672912

Latest war news from the Confederacy...

Item #672912

December 08, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, (Jackson), Mississippi, Dec. 8, 1862  Among the articles are: "A Northern Protest Against the Atrocities of the Lincoln Government"  "Another 'Raid' by Stuart's Cavalry" "Tennessee Renegades & Bushwhackers Captured" "Successful Confederate Raid" "Letter From Granada" and other items.

Complete as a sin... See More  

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672906

Lincoln assassins are hanged: prints of each...

Item #672906

July 09, 1865

NEW YORK DISPATCH, July 9, 1865  A terrific issue on the hanging of the four Lincoln conspirators, as the front page has illustrations of each (unusual).

The ftpg. column heads include: "The Assassins' Fate" "FOUR CONSPIRATORS HANGED" "Different Phases In Which Guilt Meets Death" "MRS. SURRATT, ATZERODT, POWELL, AND HAROLD, ON ONE GIBBET" "Sce... See More  

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672905

Sherman to capture Savannah... Bragg at Wilmington...

Item #672905

December 24, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 24, 1864  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN" "Savannah to Capitulate on the 17th Instant" "WILMINGTON" "The Rebel General Bragg Thinks He Can Repel Any Attack" "THOMAS" "Particulars of Hood's Rout & Flight" and much more.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.... See More  

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672904

Sherman at Savannah... Battle of Nashville...

Item #672904

December 16, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 16, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN" "General Sherman & Admiral Dahlgren in Communication With Each Other" "No Positive News of the Fall of Savannah" "Rebel Reports  of the Situation" "Rebels Defeated on Hotspur Creek" "VICTORY" "Great Battle in Front of Nashv... See More  

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672892

Terrific content in this first report on Lincoln's assassination...

Item #672892

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, April 15, 1865  The top of the middle column of the front page has the tragic headlines: "GREAT NATIONAL CALAMITY" "Assassination of the President" "HIS DEATH" "The Secretary of State Stabbed in His Bed" "His Son Bludgeoned" "Escape of the Murderers" "The Official Despatches".

Then more colu... See More  

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672888

Trial of Lincoln's conspirators....

Item #672888

June 06, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1865  The front page is entirely taken up with reports on the trial of Lincoln's conspirators, with first column headlines including:

 "TRIAL OF THE ASSASSINS" "First Correct Copy of the Suppressed Testimony" "The Rebel Leaders in Canada Directly Implicated in the Murder" "Jacob Thompson Boasts of His Power to Kill Tyrants&q... See More  

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672886

Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant, essentially ending the Civil War...

Item #672886

April 10, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, April 10, 1865  A very historic issue reporting the surrender of Robert E. Lee to General Grant at Appomattox, essentially ending the Civil War.

The first column has a nice graphic of a flag and heads in larger type than normal: "FINIS ! " "LAUS DEO!" "Surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Entire Army of Northern Virginia" "The End of... See More  

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672885

On the death & funeral of Abraham Lincoln, in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #672885

April 24, 1865

DAILY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1865  Great to have this issue on the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln as it is from the city where it happened.

Various one column heads are topped with a nice black-bordered cameo portrait of Lincoln. Among the front page heads are: "THE NATIONAL SORROW" "Memorable Days in Philadelphia" "The... See More  

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672819

Latest reports from the Civil War...

Item #672819

October 08, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 8, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Rosecrans's Army" "Results of the Rebel Raid Near Murfreesboro" "From the Southwest" 'Missouri Invaded by 2,000 Rebels" "Our Troops Concentrating for Their Capture" "Guerrilla Ravages in Kentucky" "Reported Fighting With the Rebel... See More  

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672814

Huge front page map shows much of Texas...

Item #672814

November 30, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 30, 1861  An extremely decorative issue, as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE GREAT EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC" with a subhead: "The Gulf Slope of Mexico--The Harbor of Vera Cruz and the National Road to the Capital--Scene of Operations of the English, French and Spanish Expedition." with the map showin... See More  

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672813

Aftermath of Murfreesboro, and more...

Item #672813

January 10, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 10, 1863  Among the many front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From General Rosecrans's Army" "Murfreesboro Deserted" "Rosecrans in Pursuit of the Rebels" "The Enemy at Tullahoma" "Loss of Springfield, Mo." "The Place Attacked by a Large Rebel Force" "Gen. Brown Badly Wounded" "Anoth... See More  

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672812

The advance upon the Confederate capital...

Item #672812

July 03, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE July 3, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Advance On Richmond" "A Bold Stroke For A Great Advantage" "Success of the Movement" "Reported Occupation of Richmond" "Vicksburg Batteries Run by Com. Farragut" "Brilliant Exploit of the Union Ram Fleet" & much more.

Eight pages, very ni... See More  

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672811

Latest news from Robert E. Lee and General Bragg...

Item #672811

October 17, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 17, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From Virginia" "Another Great Battle Near at Hand!" "Lee's Army At Manassas" "Gen. Meade's Forces in Readiness for an Attack" "Threatening Movement Toward Leesburg" "News From Chattanooga" "Rebel Batteries Withdrawn from Lookout ... See More  

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672810

Two front page Civil War maps...

Item #672810

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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672809

Very large Civil War map show the Beaufort vicinity...

Item #672809

January 11, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1862  Most of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map headed: "The Scene Of Operations at Port Royal Ferry..." with a subhead. The map shows much detail of the Beaufort vicinity.

There are also first column heads: "Additional Details of the Affair at Port Royal Ferry" and "Our Map of the Scene of General Stevens' Operations&... See More  

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672808

Civil War map of the Savannah vicinity...

Item #672808

January 31, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 31, 1862  The ftpg. features a nice map headed: "THE NEW EXPEDITION. Scene of Operations of Commodore Dupont & Gen. Sherman's Expedition to the Rear of Fort Pulaski".

Also on the ftpg. is a wealth of war heads including: "Important From Savannah" "Splendid Naval Movement" "Interesting From the South" "The French Leavi... See More  

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672807

Two Civil War maps... Dispatches by Abe Lincoln...

Item #672807

January 18, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 18, 1863  The top of the front page features a detailed map: "THE VICTORY ON THE ARKANSAS". Then a wealth of column heads on the war including: "The Capture of Arkansas Post" "7,000 Rebels Taken Prisoners" "Immense Amount of Munitions of War Fall Into Our Hands" "Capture of Five Steamers & a; Gunboat by the Rebels" &q... See More  

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672806

Two maps of operations around Vicksburg...

Item #672806

April 26, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, April 26, 1863  The front page features two maps headed: "OPERATIONS AROUND VICKSBURG" and: "VICKSBURG AND IT'S DEFENSES" with much detail.

Among the ftpg. one column headlines on the Civil War are: "NEWS FROM THE SOUTHWEST" "The Fight On The Coldwater River" "The Position and Strategy of General Grant" "NEWS FROM TE... See More  

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672799

On the election of Abraham Lincoln, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #672799

November 14, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 14, 1864  The front page begins with: "The War News" which gives updates from various fronts on the Civil War which includes a letter datelined: "Near Johnsonville" and signed in type: N. B. Forrest, and another from Tuscumbia, Alabama, signed in type: G. T. Beauregard. Many ads on the ftpg. as well.

Also on the ftpg. is correspond... See More  

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672798

Editor expresses his anger against the Yankees...

Item #672798

August 24, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 24, 1864  The front page has: "The War News" beginning: "There is nothing new from Petersburg...The enemy are still upon the Weldon railroad...The battle of last Sunday was not half the battle we at one time thought it...". Also: "The Situation at Mobile" with subheads: "A Naval Skirmish" and "Fort Morgan". Al... See More  

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672797

Civil War news from a Confederate newspaper...

Item #672797

September 07, 1863

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Sept. 7, 1863  This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States of America" in their dateline.

Front page reports include: "From Richmond" "From Tennessee--Affairs In Gen. Bragg's Department" "From the West & Southwest" "Bombardment of Batteries Gregg and Wagner" "Fr... See More  

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672764

Rare Confederate title with much front page war reporting...

Item #672764

December 06, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Dec. 6, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered.

Among the articles on the front page: "The Way to Peace" "Aid to Gen. Price's Army--Handsome Acknowledgements" "Frightful Wickedness" "Resisting the Draft" "Gallant Little Affair at Bolivar Point" "Letter from Grenada" ... See More  

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672762

The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #672762

January 02, 1863

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, January 2, 1863  The back page begins with: "News By Telegraph" "News From Washington" "The Emancipation Proclamation". Hereafter is the text of the famous document headed: "By The President Of The United States Of America--A Proclamation." The text reads in part: "...That on the first day of January, in... See More  

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672642

The famous case of Margaret Garner, escaped slave...

Item #672642

June 10, 1864

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, June 10, 1864  A feature of this famous anti-slavery newspaper is the ornate masthead which has prints of slaves being sold, and slaves being emancipated.

Over half of the bkpg. is taken up with: "The Case of Margaret Garner - A Vindication of Gov. Chase". See the web for more on her, a renowned case because, being an escaped slave, she chose to kill her daug... See More  

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672641

Re-nomination of Lincoln for the Presidency...

Item #672641

June 17, 1864

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, June 17, 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.

Page 2 has a report from: "The Baltimore Convention" with a subhead: "Nomination of President & Vice President of the United State... See More  

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672640

Lincoln is formally nominated for another 4 years...

Item #672640

July 08, 1864

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, July 8, 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.

The front page has: "The Presidential Nomination" concerning Lincoln, which includes the letter to Abraham Lincoln noting near the beginning... See More  

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672638

Election of Abraham Lincoln... Much on slavery-related items...

Item #672638

November 11, 1864

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Nov. 11, 1864  This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by William Lloyd Garrison, featuring a terrific masthead with 3 vignettes including a slave auction and slaves being emancipated.

A significant issue in that it reports the election of Abraham Lincoln as President, with a page 2 column head: "Abraham Lincoln Re-Elected By An Overwhelming Majority!" &quo... See More  

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