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July 22, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 22, 1865 The entire front page is taken up with a print captioned: "Execution of the Conspirators in Washington, D.C.--The Final Preparations--Appearance of the Criminals on the Scaffold." which includes Mrs. Surratt in her dress, among the others.
The foldout doublepage centerfold is quite dramatic, captioned: "Execution o... See More
May 31, 1865
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 31, 1865 W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his ferve... See More
April 08, 1862
THE NEW YORK TIMES from New York, NY and dated April 8, 1862.
* General McClellan before Yorktown
* General McClellan before Yorktown
* General Pope to the Tennessee Shore
The front page has the single-column headings: "IMPORTANT WAR NEWS", "Gen. McClellan Before Yorktown with the National Army", "Gen. Magruder in Yorktown with 30,000 Rebel Troops", "IMPORTANT FROM MISSIS... See More
October 19, 1864
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 19, 1864
* General William T. Sherman
* General William T. Sherman
* Atlanta, Georgia
The frontpage headlines include: "GEN. SHERMAN'S ARMY", "Hood Trying To Escape", "Sherman Pressing Him Closely", "Gen. Slocum in Possession of Atlanta", and much more. See images for details. Additional Civil War-themed content found... See More
April 30, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, April 30, 1863 Among the front page single-column heads are: "Opelousas Captured by Gen. Banks", "Immense Captures by Our Forces", "Charleston Still Threatened by Our Forces", "Progress of the Enrollment of the Blacks", "The Rebel Raid In Missouri", "Surprise & Defeat of Marmaduke's Advance Guard", "The ... See More
January 27, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 27, 1861 Among the ftpg. first column heads "Important News From the South" "Secession of Louisiana From the Union" "Six States Arrayed Against the Federal Government" "Anticipated Assault Upon Fort Pickens by Florida Troops" and much more.
Eight pages, some light foxing at the folds, minor margin wear, generally good.
April 02, 1862
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 2, 1862
* Port Royal
* Port Royal
* Brunswick, Georgia
The front page has: "FROM THE SOUTHERN COAST", "AFFAIRS AT PORT ROYAL", "The Development of Union Sentiment in Florida", "Official Account of the Occupation of Brunswick, Georgia", "THE OCCUPATION OF BRUNSWICK", "NEWS FROM THE ADVANCE"... See More
December 08, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 8, 1864
* William T. Sherman's march to the sea
* Third Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Among the front page column heads are: "SHERMAN'S PROGRESS", "Rebel Reports of His Whereabouts", "His Cavalry on the Savannah River", "Where He Will Probably Cross that Stream", "Rebel Fe... See More
April 17, 1861
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 1861
* Opening week of the Civil War
* Post Fort Sumter attack
* Troops gathering
Among the one column headings on the Civil War are: "THE COMING STRUGGLE" "How the Call for Volunteers is Received in the Border States" "The Departure of Major Anderson and His Men from Charleston" "Important From Charleston" &... See More
May 01, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 1, 1862
* Fall of New Orleans, Louisiana
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing
* American Civil War
Front page one column headlines include: "Our Fleet Before The City" "The Troops Not Yet Landed" "All The Rebel Gunboats Burnt" "A Famine At Norfolk" "Death Of Mr. Lincoln's Brother-In-Law" "The War For ... See More
September 13, 1865
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 13, 1865 Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE TRIAL" [Wirz, the Andersonville prison warden], "List of Witnesses for the Defense" "More Evidence From Union Soldiers" "He Whips More Men Than Gen. Johnston" and: "South Carolina" "Meade & Gillmore at Columbia" "The Cotton Trade at Sava... See More
April 05, 1865
GRANT'S PETERSBURG PROGRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, April 5, 1865
* Extremely rare military title
* General Ulysses S. Grant
* The Siege of Petersburg ending
* Civil War coming to an end
An exceedingly rare newspaper and the first we have had the opportunity to offer. This newspaper lasted but four issues, printing on April 3, 5, 7 and 10 of 1865 by officers of the 37th Wisconsi... See More
February 11, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 11, 1862
* Frederick Douglass speech on civil war
* Cooper Institute advertisement (eve of event)
The bottom of the first column on page 2 has a interesting advertisement for "A Black Man on The War!! Frederick Douglass Lecture at Cooper Institute..." with the date & time noted (see image).
Various Civil War reports on pages 5 & 6.
Eight pages ... See More
June 25, 1862
NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, June 25, 1862
* Great masthead engraving
The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concer... See More
May 15, 1861
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, May 15, 1861
* Rare pro-Confederate title
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 & the "Journal&q... See More
January 29, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 29, 1863 Page 3 has a short, but moving account: "Fearful Struggle for Freedom by a Slave Mother", followed by details of her attempted escape with her child. See the image for a heart-wrenching quote.
Page 5 has: "Gen. Burnside Tenders His Resignation", followed by, "The President Declines to Accept It."
Among the front page one column ... See More
January 29, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 29, 1863
* Front Page Map of Mexico
* Port Hudson MS
* Vicksburg, Mississippi
The front page. has a large map headed: "THE FRENCH IN MEXICO. Operations of the French Army--The Route of the Troops from Vera Cruz to the Mexican Capital" with related front page heads as well.
There are also front page Civil War reports including: "Rebel Army Under G... See More
February 19, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861 Page 5 has column heads with continued & detailed coverage of Lincoln's trip from his home to the nation's capital: "The President Elect En Route" "The Receptions In This State" "Enthusiasm Of The People" "His Arrival In Albany" "Immense Turnout" "The Speeches" "The Reception In this ... See More
March 27, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 27, 1862 Near the top of the front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.
See the photo for the complete ad which notes the listing of the cast, including: "L... See More
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862 Perhaps the most notable content is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of flogging. He also became the owner of Jefferson's Monticello and use personal funds for restoration work.
Also ... See More
March 31, 1862
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 31, 1862
* John Wilkes Booth & his brothers: together for this one time
* Assassin of President Lincoln in advertisement
Although the front page and pages within contain various reports on the Civil War and other events across the country and the world, perhaps the most intriguing item in this newspaper is an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical perform... See More
October 17, 1864
MANUFACTURERS AND FARMERS JOURNAL, Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 17, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln for president notice
Despite the title of this newspaper, there is nice Civil War coverage with many one column headings. (see images for portion)
The first column of page 2 has a notice supporting: "For President Of The United States ABRAHAM LINCOLN Of Illinois- For Vice President Of The Unite... See More
November 30, 1861
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Nov. 30, 1861 On the fourth page under "Out-Door Sports and "Base Ball" is a summary and box score of a game between the Constellation and Waverly clubs played at the grounds of the of the Atlantic Baseball Club, at Bedford Long Island.
There are also the brief summaries and box scores of three other games, including one betwee... See More
January 12, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 12, 1863 Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "Exciting News From Galveston" "Rebel Attack by Land and Water" "Gallant Defense by the Harriet Lane" "Rebel Force 5,000 Under Magruder" "Position Occupied By Bragg" "He Intends to Make a Fight at Tullahoma" "The Barbarity of the Enemy" &q... See More
October 09, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 9, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Chattanooga Shelled from Lookout Mountain!" "Rebel Accounts of the Engagement & its Results" "Mysterious Movements of the Enemy" "Disastrous Fate of the Overland Expedition to Idahoe" "Capt. Fiske's Party Massacred by the Sioux" "Advance of... See More
October 19, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 19, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Rosecrans's Army" "Probable Attack on Bridgeport, Tennessee" "Federal and Rebel Losses at Chickamauga" "Gen. Meade's Army Reported within the Defenses of Washington!" "Lee's Supposed Movement Toward the Shenandoah and Maryland" and mor... See More
October 28, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 28, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "News From Virginia" "General Meade to Be Removed from Command" "Reported Recrossing of the Rappahannock by Lee" "From East Tennessee" "Severe Fight Near Philadelphia" "The Rebels Driven from the Field" and much more.
Eight pages, nice condit... See More
December 28, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 28, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Loss and Recapture of the Valley of the Rio Grande" "Value of the Possession" "The Revolt at Fort Jackson" "Guerrilla Operations in Western Tennessee--Fight Near Princeton--Eighty Men Killed".
Eight pages, minor wear at the spine due to disbinding, good conditi... See More
February 25, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 25, 1865 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "WILMINGTON" "Our Troops in Possession of the City" "Battle & Rout of the Rebels" "General Terry in Pursuit of Hoke's Troops" "SHERMAN" "His March Unopposed" "The Capture of Columbia Very Unexpected at Richmond" "Groans ... See More
March 14, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, March 14, 1865 The ftpg. features a huge Civil War map headed: "SHERIDAN'S IMPORTANT OPERATIONS. Where Sheridan Went & What He Accomplished---Immense Destruction of Rebel Roads & Supplies."
There is a great number of one column heads on the ftpg. including; "SHERMAN" "Important Rebel Reports" "Kilpatrick Driven from His Camp by Hampt... See More
October 27, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 27, 1861 Much of the front page is taken up with a large & extremely detailed Civil War map headed: "Map Of Orleans And Surrounding Country...".
Among the ftpg. column heads on the war are: "THE REBELLION" "Additional Particulars of the Ball's Bluff Conflict" "Rebel Official Reports of the Affair" "The Battle of Ball... See More
January 22, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 22, 1862 The front page features a nice map titled: "THE CHIEF STRATEGIC POINT OF THE WEST. The Rebel Position in Kentucky..." showing the Bowling Green vicinity.
Among the one column heads on the Civil War are: "THE BATTLE OF SOMERSET, KY." "The Great Victory in Eastern Kentucky" "TOTAL ROUT OF THE REBELS" "Panic and ... See More
April 21, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1862 The front page features a nice map headed: "The Siege of Yorktown - Diagram of the Scene of the Engagement on Wednesday, April 16."
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Union Forces at Falmouth, Commanding the City of Fredericksburg" "Gallant Achievement of General Augur"
A very interesting report: "Intercept... See More
April 26, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 26, 1862 Most of the front page is taken up with a huge & terrific Civil War map headed: "IMPORTANT FROM NEW ORLEANS. Terrific Bombardment of Fort Jackson on the Mississippi---The Rebel Defenses at New Orleans". Related reports are on page 3.
Page 4 has another map: "The Engagement At Needham's Cut Off" with related text.
Complete in 12 pa... See More
January 10, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 10, 1864 The front page features a very detailed Civil War map headed: "General Early's Failure. Scene of the Recent Rebel Failure in Western Virginia".
Among the front page column heads: "Capture of a Rebel Official Document Detailing the Recent Plans of General Early" "The Affair At Jonesville" "The Recent Raid Upon Petersburg&q... See More
March 06, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1864 The front page is dominated by a huge & very detailed Civil War map headed: KILPATRICK'S CAVALRY EXPEDITION" with further text.
Among the ftpg. first column heads: "KILPATRICK'S EXPEDITION" "Brilliant Movements of the Union Cavalry Forces" "Their Dash Through the Rebel Territory" "General Kilpatrick Shells th... See More
April 26, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, April 26, 1864 The front page has two graphics, a two column diagram of: "The Rebel Ram Albemarle...which Compelled the Surrender of Plymouth." being a cross section of it; plus a one column map of the vicinity of Plymouth, North Carolina.
Among the first column heads are: "North Carolina" "The Surrender of Plymouth to the Rebels" "General... See More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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