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One of the more fascinating publishers from the Civil War...

Item #690641

April 23, 1864


* Very rare Civil War publication

* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow

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 t... See More  

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Fall of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #689661

April 04, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 4, 1865 

* Fall of Richmond VA Virginia

* Civil War nearing the end

First column heads on the front page about the fall of Richmond: "GRANT" "Richmond Ours" "Weitzel Entered the Rebel Capital Yesterday Morning" "Many Guns Captured" "Our Troops Received with Enthusiasm" "The City On Fire" "Pe
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John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater...

Item #689534

November 05, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 1863 

* John Wilkes Booth as an actor

* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre

A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

Near the top of the front page is an article headed: "Ford's New Theatre--The Lady of Lyons". The writer reports on t... See More  

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Lincoln steps upon the national stage: The Cooper Union speech...

Item #689285

February 28, 1860

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 28, 1860

* Abraham Lincoln address

* Cooper Institute Union speech

* New York City

Page 2 has 2 full columns devoted to coverage of this famous speech and pg. 3 has nearly 2 1/2 columns with this continuing text, all of which is headed: "THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN" "Another Republican Orator on the Stump" "Speech of the Hon. Abraham Lincol... See More  

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Early issue of a Union occupation newspaper from Savannah...

Item #689188

January 04, 1865

SAVANNAH REPUBLICAN, Georgia, Jan. 4, 1865 

* Very rare Yankee occupation publication

* Soon after William T. Sherman's capture

This is a fascinating and very rare newspaper--just the 6th issue of this title printed--from just 2 weeks after the Confederates abandoned the city.

Half of the first column is taken up with a letter: "To Our Army & Navy Patrons!" which is ... See More  

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Two full page Winslow Homer prints...

Item #688997

December 23, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 23, 1865 

* Rare Winslow Homer prints

There are many prints within but certainly the two most significant are the full page prints by Winslow Homer, captioned: "Thanksgiving Day--Hanging Up the Musket" and the other: "Thanksgiving Day--The Church Porch". A small stain in the caption of each, otherwise very nice.

Other p... See More  

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Great graphic issue on the Lincoln assassination...

Item #688985

May 06, 1865


* Graphic issue on Abraham Lincoln's murder & funeral

This issue remains one of the most dramatic of the newspapers reporting Lincoln's assassination, particularly for the terrific front page featuring a print of John Wilkes Booth leaping from the President's box at Ford's Theatre just after shooting Lincoln, showing the P... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln wins the Presidential election...

Item #688054

November 07, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, November 7, 1860 

* Abraham Lincoln's 1st election victory

The entire front page is taken up with reports of the election, with first column heads including: "THE RESULT" "End Of The Great National Contest" "Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, Elected President" "And Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, Vice President of the United States" &q... See More  

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Lincoln's first inaugural address... "We are not enemies, but friends"...

Item #688044

March 08, 1861

KENNEBEC JOURNAL, Augusta, Maine, March 8, 1861

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Inauguration - inaugural address

* "We are not enemies, but friends"

 Page 3 begins with the: "Inaugural Address" which is signed in type at its conclusion: Abraham Lincoln. It takes nearly 2 columns.

Page 2 has a lengthy editorial on: "Lincoln's Inaugural". It includes in ... See More  

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Lincoln is inaugurated, with his memorable address on the front page...

Item #688031

March 05, 1865

DAILY MILWAUKEE NEWS, Wisconsin, March 5, 1865 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Inauguration - inaugural Address

The front page begins with nice column heads including: "Inaugural Message Of President Lincoln!" "The Heavens Wept Profusely & the Streets of Washington Deluged in Mud!" "Latest From Sherman!" & much more on the closing events of the Civi... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's last public speech & last proclamation...

Item #688028

April 12, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 12, 1865  

* Civil War is over speech

* Abraham Lincoln's last public speech

* Presidential proclamation 128

* Just 2 days before his assassination

The front page has one column heads including: "RECONSTRUCTION" "Important Speech by the President" "His Views On Peace & Reconstruction" with the text of his speech beginning:... See More  

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The early "scoop" on Abe Lincoln...

Item #687930

May 24, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 24, 1860  

* Great Abraham Lincoln description

* Recent nomination for president

Abraham Lincoln rose to a certain level of national prominence in 1858, but more-so in 1860 when on May 18 the Republican Convention nominated him to be their candidate for the presidency. 

Page 4 contains a fascinating article headed: "Mr. Lincoln's Abilities
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The Gettysburg Address on the front page... One of the very best...

Item #684899

November 20, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 20, 1863 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery

It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable newspaper from the Civil War. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this venerable title, with the content being on the front page, and the combination makes for o... See More  

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Lincoln's second inaugural address: 'With malice towards none...'

Item #683525

March 07, 1865

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, March 7, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration (historic)

* "With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All"

* End of Civil War & assassination nears

Page 2 has a very historic report headed: "Inauguration Day at Washington" which is primarily taken up with the: "Inaugural Address of President Lincoln". I... See More  

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Congregation Shearith Israel mourns... Lincoln's funeral...

Item #675994

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 21, 1865 

* Jewish Congregation Shearith Israel

* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Lying in State at the Capitol

* Hunt for the assassins continue

Although somewhat inconspicuous, perhaps the most notable item within this black bordered issue is the page 7 mention of the mourning services held at The Congregation Sherith Israel [Shearith Israel] on behalf of th... See More  

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