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Celebrations: Gettysburg... Negroes in Washington... Williamsburg... Society of the Cincinatti...

Item #698419

July 05, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 5, 1865 

* Cornerstone laid for the Gettysburg monument 

* The Negro Celebration in Washington, D.C.

* Much on the Society of the Cincinatti

Page 5 has: "Gettysburg", "The Celebration Yesterday on the Great Battle Field", "General Howard's Tribute to the Veterans", "Miles O'Reilly's Poem of the Day and Plac... See More  

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Lincoln's Baltimore speech... Rare speech given outside of D.C.!

Item #697135

April 19, 1864


* President Abraham Lincoln - Lecture on Liberty

* Address at Sanitary Fair in Baltimore, Maryland

The most noteworthy content is found on page 4 under the heading, "The Baltimore Fair." which includes excerpts and commentary regarding President Lincoln's Speech in Baltimore, it being one of only three speeches he gave outside o... See More  

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School for freed slaves at New Orleans...

Item #696872

April 21, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, April 21, 1866   The front page print: "Abraham Lincoln School for Freedmen, New Orleans" with a related article.

Terrific fullpg: "On the Plains--Indians Attacking Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Coach" is a truly fine example of Western Americana for display. Halfpg: 'Street View in Santa Fe, New Mexico".

Sixteen pages, great condition... See More  

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Slaves fleeing into Union camps...

Item #696871

January 31, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 31, 1863  The full front page is a print: "Army Beef" showing soldiers shooting cattle, with 2 smaller vignettes.

Inside has a full page: "Contrabands Coming Into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation", referring to the recent Emancipation Proclamation. It shows many African-Americans and presumed slaves. Also a full page with 2 print... See More  

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One of the best Lincoln assassination issues...

Item #696722

April 22, 1865


* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

* From our nation's capital

Truly a terrific issue, for being a weekly newspaper this was the first report of this event in this title, and better yet it is from the city where the assassination happened. A notable--and very uncommon--graphic... See More  

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Pennsylvania regiment Civil War muster roll...

Item #696719

October 31, 1864

A large Civil War "Muster Roll Of Company C, of the 202nd Regiment of Penna. Vol. From the Third day of September 1864, to the 31st day of October, 1864" at the Haymarket, Va. station, dated October 31st, 1864.

This unit was under the command of Col. Charles Albright (1830-1880) who had fought at the battle of Gettysburg. After the war he would be the prosecution's lead attorney in ... See More  

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Unique "Yankee" & "Confederate" pair of the same date...

Item #696643

July 22, 1861

Here is a unique opportunity for a pair of issues--one Yankee and the other Confederate--of the identical date of July 22, 1861 both reporting on the First Battle of Bull Run, one from the New York Tribune and the other from the Confederate capital of Richmond, titled the Daily Dispatch, providing a perspective of how the news was reported with all the "spin" & biases that ... See More  

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Lincoln's assassination: John Wilkes Booth on the front page...

Item #696524

April 29, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865  The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.

Inside articles are headed: "Abraham Lincoln" "President Johnson" "Mr. Seward" "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Folly o... See More  

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Six issues: a racist newspaper on the Lincoln assassination trial...

Item #696449

December 30, 1865

NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, a lot of six issues from May & June, 1865  A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. Each issue has front page reporting headed: "The Assassination Trial", which may well have a different slant on the reporting compared to more traditional newspapers.

Each is partially loose at the spin... See More  

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Post Abraham Lincoln assassination events...

Item #696233

May 08, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 8, 1865

* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Post Civil War ending events

Page 2 has some reporting soon after Robert E. Lee's surrender and Abraham Lincoln's assassination. (see)

Complete with 4 pages, nice condition.

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Uncommon Confederate title with 'Lincoln's Letter at the North'...

Item #694431

September 24, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, September 24, 1863 

* Rare Confederate publication from the Civil War

This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The f... See More  

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Recruits are needed... Special message signed by President Lincoln...

Item #693481

May 28, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, May 28, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Brisk Recruiting for Volunteer Organizations" "News From Gen. Banks' Army" 'The Rebels Retreating to Winchester" "The Military Furor" and more.

Page 4 has: "Special Message of President Lincoln" "His Review of the Origin & Conduct of the War&qu... See More  

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What if Lincoln wins?

Item #693473

September 19, 1860

THE WORLD, New York, Sept. 19, 1860  Page 5 has nearly a full column article: "What Will Come Of It?" which ponders the question, what if Abraham Lincoln wins the election? Or what if Stephen Douglas wins the election? Fascinating commentary.

Page 3 has much with heads: "Later From California" "Oregon, Washington Territory" "Affairs In Washoe" "Th... See More  

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Lincoln's funeral comes to New York City...

Item #693146

April 25, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 25, 1865  What better newspaper could there be than the "Times" for reporting the events of Abraham Lincoln's funeral cortege arriving in the New York City?

Nearly half of the first column on the front page is taken up with heads including: "THE OBSEQUIES" "President Lincoln's Murder Planned in Canada" "One of the Seward Assass... See More  

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1869 Gettysburg reunion... 6th anniversary...

Item #691694

August 27, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 27, 1869

* Battle of Gettysburg reunion

* 6th anniversary celebration

* Soldiers' National Monument dedicated

Page 5 has a small one column heading: "The Gettysburg Reunion" with subhead. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.

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In honor of Lincoln's first birthday since his assassination...

Item #691626

February 13, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 13, 1866 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* 1st birthday since assassination

* George Bancroft memorial oration

The top of the front page has column heads: "LINCOLN" "The Martyr President" "Oration By George Bancroft" "The Flags on the Public Buildings at Half Mast" and more, with very lengthy text. This was in honor of the firs... See More  

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On the Presidential election, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #691526

November 12, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 12, 1864  

* re. Abraham Lincoln 2nd election victory

A wealth of war-related reports on the front page including: "THE WAR NEWS" with subheads: "From Petersburg--From the Valley--Georgia". Also: "The Yankee Presidential Elections" notes frustration in not knowing the outcome.

Other front page reports: "Additio... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln ventures towards Washington... A plot to assassinate him...

Item #691459

February 26, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 26, 1861  Among the front page heads are reports concerning the new administration of Abraham Lincoln and the coming Civil War: "Passage of the Bill to Discontinue the Postal Service in the Seceded States" "Movements of the President-Elect" "Visit of Mr. Lincoln to the Capitol" "The Latest Speculation Respecting the New Cabinet" &q... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln Proclamation for more soldiers…

Item #691444

October 19, 1863

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 19, 1863    The front page begins with nice column heads including: "THE LATEST NEWS" "Proclamation of the President" "300,000 Volunteers Called For" which signed in type by him: Abraham Lincoln.

Also: "From the Southwest" "Reel Raid on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad" "Rebels Repulsed&
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Atlanta falls to the Yankees... Many Lincoln letters...

Item #691440

September 08, 1864

THE LITCHFIELD ENQUIRER, Connecticut, Sept. 8, 1864  Page 2 begins with a political notice in support of Abraham Lincoln for President.

Also inside is the official report of the: "Fall of Atlanta" by General Sherman, signed by him in type: W. T. Sherman. This is followed by: "Glorious Opportunity - Grant Wants 100,000 Men to End this War" signed in type by: Edwin Stanton,... See More  

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On the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #691437

March 04, 1861

NEW YORK COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, March 4, 1861  Although the front page has some reports on the growing tensions that would soon lead to the Civil War, page 3 column heads reports surrounding the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln.

Page 3 column heads: "THE INAUGURATION" "Gathering of the Clans" "The Procession on its March" "Arrival at the Capitol" with 2... See More  

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Lincoln accepts the Republican nomination for President... The slave ship Wildfire...

Item #691360

May 22, 1860

NEW-YORK TIMES, May 22, 1860

* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination

* Republican National Convention in Chicago

Page 4 has a report with column heads: "The Republican Candidate for the Presidency" "Hon. Abram Lincoln Accepts The Chicago Nomination"  being a very historic item although inconspicuously reported, indicating the the lack of stature of Lincoln... See More  

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A "Copperhead" newspaper on the fall of the Rebel capital...

Item #691358

April 05, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 5, 1865 

* Last days of the Civil War

* Fall of Richmond, Virginia

* Abraham Lincoln

Page 5 has a very historic report on the fall of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, and which signaled the end of the Civil War which would come a few days later.  The top of the first column has: "THE WAR" "The Fall of Richmond!" which... See More  

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Lincoln's second inauguration...

Item #691247

March 06, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1865

* Abraham Lincoln 2nd inauguration

* Closing weeks of the Civil War

* Assassination nears

Page 4 headlines at the top of last column about the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln include: "INAUGURATION" "Our Report of the Second Installation of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States" "Scenes at the White House in the Str... See More  

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Nebraska to join the Union... Jeff Davis's complicity in the Lincoln assassination...

Item #691201

July 28, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 28, 1866  

* Nebraska Statehood

* Jefferson Davis

The front page has much reporting from: "Washington" with a stack of column heads, including: "Nebraska Admitted into the Union". It would formally become a state on March 1, 1867.

Page 4 has: "JEFFERSON DAVIS" "Investigation of the Charge of His Complicity in the Assassination... See More  

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President-elect enroute to his inauguration...

Item #691179

February 22, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 22, 1861  

* President-Elect Abraham Lincoln heads to Washington D.C.

A great wealth of fine reporting on Lincoln's journey to Washington for his inauguration.

Among the front page column heads are: "THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION" "Progress of the President Elect Towards Washington" "His Departure From New York" "Popular Ovation... See More  

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Lincoln's post-Gettysburg annual message, and his Proclamation...

Item #691175

December 10, 1863

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1863  

* President Abraham Lincoln & his State of the Union Address

* Proclamation of Amnesty & Recovery

A nice issue from the midst of the Civil War with front page column heads including: "The President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.

This is followed b... See More  

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Vicksburg falls to the Yankees...

Item #691161

July 13, 1863

BANGOR DAILY WHIG & COURIER, Maine, July 13, 1863

* Vicksburg, Mississippi falls

* Robert E. Lee's retreat after defeat

* Post Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

 Although the front pate has much Civil War content, including a letter signed in type: A. Lincoln, the best reporting is inside.

Page 3 has: "PARTICULARS of the VICKSBURG SURRENDER" "Correspondence of... See More  

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Sherman's Christmas present to President Lincoln and the nation...

Item #691157

December 26, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 26, 1864  

* Christmas present to Abraham Lincoln

* General William T. Sherman

* March to the sea completed

* Savannah GA Georgia captured

An historic issue reporting the fall of Savannah to the Union forces, with one of the more notable quotes part of the headlines.

The front page has: "SHERMAN" "His Christmas Gift to the Nation" "Capt... See More  

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From the closing weeks of the Civil War...

Item #691156

March 08, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, March 8, 1865  

* Abraham Lincoln's inaugural ball

* Civil War nearing the end

* Sherman's Southern march

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE CAROLINAS" "More Rumors About Sherman" "The Whereabouts of His Army Still Involved in Mystery" "His Advance said to have Entered North Carolina Two Weeks Ago&quo... See More  

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Rare same-day printing of Lincoln's inaugural address...

Item #691154

March 04, 1861

THE EVENING POST, New York, March 4, 1861  

* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* First Inauguration (early, same day)

* Dawn of the Civil War

The notable content is certainly Lincoln's inauguration which is found on page 3. The top of a column has "Third Edition - four o'clock" with heads: "INAUGURAL ADDRESS" "ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United St... See More  

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Three maps and a diagram...

Item #691149

May 13, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, May 13, 1862 

* Bottoms Bridge - Chickahominy River

* General George B. McClellan

The front page is dominated by a nice, detailed Civil War map headed: "THE BATTLE FIELD IN VIRGINIA - The Area of General McClellan's Operations--Bottom's Bridge on the Chickahominy." Column heads as well including: "State of Things In Richmond" "Starvatio... See More  

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Two items on Abe Lincoln...

Item #691148

September 18, 1860

EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, Sept. 18, 1860  

* Abraham Lincoln for President notice & MORE

The front page has a curious article: " 'Old Abe' and 'Valentine' " which begins: "I trust it will not bee necessary for friend Jones to fall witnesses to prove that Mr. Lincoln did not steal sixteen dollars worth of steel pens when he removed from Indiana... See More  

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Abe Lincoln and John Hunt Morgan...

Item #691135

July 18, 1862

CINCINNATI DAILY GAZETTE, Ohio, July 18, 1862  Page 3 has a short: "President's Message" signed in type by: Abraham Lincoln, relating to suppressing insurrections.

Much war-related news throughout including items headed: "A Victory in Missouri" "The Rebels concentrating in Missouri" "Bitterness of the Arkansas Rebels"  "Morgan's Freeb... See More  

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Early reports on the trial of Lincoln's assassins...

Item #691105

May 18, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 18, 1865  

* Abraham Lincoln Murder

* Trial of the Assassins

* Hunt for John Wilkes Booth

Over half of the front page is taken up with reports headed: "THE TRIAL OF THE ASSASSINS" "Testimony Concerning Dr. Mudd's Operations" "Evidence that Herold Boasted that Booth Killed the President" "The Pursuit & Capture of Booth &... See More  

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Last state-of-the-union address of the Civil War...

Item #691090

December 07, 1864

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Dec. 7, 1864  Beginning on the front page and taking most of page 2 is: "The President's Message", being what would be Lincoln's final state-of-the-uinion address to the nation. It is signed in type by him at its conclusion: Abraham Lincoln.

The top of the first column has: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" "Opening o Southern Ports" &... See More  

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Lincoln for President advertisement...

Item #691065

August 17, 1864

EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, Aug. 17, 1864  The top of page 2 has a nice political notice supporting: "For President In 1864 ABRAHAM LINCOLN - For Vice President ANDREW JOHNSON of Tennessee..." plus others candidates for other offices.

Four pages, nice condition.

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Abraham Lincoln's general order...

Item #690844

November 17, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 17, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "NEWS FROM WASHINGTON" "General Order from the President" "A More Strict Observance of the Sabbath in the Army and Navy Enjoined" which is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.

Also: "From Gen. Burnside's Army" "Sturgis' Division Crossing the Rappahannock on ... See More  

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Wendell Phillips' speech on the future...

Item #690843

February 04, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 4, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Important From Key West" "The Capture of the British Steamer Peter & the Rebel Steamer Virginia" "Gen. Dix's Dept." and more.

The back page has: "OUR FUTURE" "Wendell Phillips Paints it Before an Immense Brooklyn Audience" "Abraham Lincoln a Mo... See More  

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Lincoln's last Proclamation...

Item #690765

April 12, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 12, 1865 

* American Civil War is over speech

* Abraham Lincoln's last public speech

* Presidential proclamation 128

* Just 2 days before his assassination

This issue was printed just 2 days prior to Lincoln's assassination.

The top of page 2 has: "A Proclamation by the President" which is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.... See More  

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Trial of the Lincoln assassins... The situation in Florida...

Item #690759

June 20, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 20, 1865 

* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - conspirators

The front page begins with nice column heads on the trial of the Lincoln assassins: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial on Monday" "Argument of Reverdy Johnson" "Has the Court Jurisdiction?" "Mr. Stone's Defense of Harrold" "... See More  

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Two articles on Abraham Lincoln...

Item #690726

April 25, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 25, 1865  

* Death of Abraham Lincoln

The back page has over a full column on Lincoln with: "President Lincoln's Favorite Poem" and: "The Death of President Lincoln, by Henry Ward Beecher".

Other articles within: "Sherman's Peace Treaty" "The Johnston-Sherman Capitulation" "Obsequies in New... See More  

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On Lincoln's funeral... Capture of Mobile...

Item #690713

April 21, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 21, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Lying in State at Washington D.C.

* Capture of Mobile, Alabama

Inside has: "The President's Funeral" taking over a full column with much detail. Also:  "What Lee Surrendered" "Official Report--Capture of Mobile" "Arrest of One of Booth's Accomplices&q... See More  

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First report: Lincoln's assassination...

Item #690672

April 20, 1865

THE JOURNAL & COURIER, Little Falls, New York, April 20, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

Being a weekly newspaper this issue has the first report of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. All columns on all pages have wide, black mourning rules.

The front page has: "The Great Calamity" which is an essay on Lincol... See More  

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Lincoln's first state-of-the-union address...

Item #690639

December 04, 1861

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 4, 1861  

* President Abraham Lincoln

* 1st State of the Union Address

* American Civil War original

Page 9 has: "The President's Message" taking almost 5 1/2 columns with Lincoln stating in part: "...The Union must be preserved, and hence all dispensable means must be employed...", signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln offers a gr... See More  

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Lincoln introduces the abolishment of slavery...

Item #690636

March 07, 1862

THE WORLD, New York, March 7, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" "Emancipation Recommended" "The States Abolishing Slavery to be Compensated by the Federal Government" "Rumors From Manassas" "Arrest of Female Tartars" "The War In Tennessee" "Full Details of the Capture of ... See More  

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Lincoln and the coming draft... Much war reporting...

Item #690635

February 01, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 1, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Grant's Department" "Mysterious Disappearance of Joe Johnston's Army" 'Advance of Our Forces to Tunnel Hill" "The Rebels Beaten in a Cavalry Engagement" "Gen. Kelley's Department" "Capture of a Supply Train by the Rebels" "THE ... See More  

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Samuel Houston for President... Thoughts on Lincoln...

Item #690628

May 30, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1860  The front page begins with column heads: "The Presidential Campaign" "The Same Houston Demonstration at Union Square" "Ratification of the Tesan Nomination" General Sam Houston Put Forth as the People's Candidate" and more concerning Sam Houston's bid for the presidency.

Also on the ftpg: "General Houston Accepts ... See More  

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Pyramid Lake War... On Lincoln's Presidential campaign...

Item #690623

June 08, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, June 8, 1860 

* First Battle of Pyramid Lake

* Paiute Indians - William Ormsby

* Numaga - Nixon, Nevada

Page 5 has reporting headed: "Additional From Carson Valley" "The Battle with the Indians at Pyramid Lake" and: "Lincoln And the Mexican War".

Page 10 has: "The Presidential Campaign" "Republican Ratification Meeting&quo... See More  

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Trial of Abraham Lincoln's assassins...

Item #690533

June 01, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 1, 1865 

* Trial of the assassins of Abraham Lincoln

* Arnold and Atzerodt - lots of testimony

The first column of the front page has one column headings: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial on Wednesday" "Testimony Concerning Atzerodt" "The Theory of His Insanity" "The Case of Arnold" "Examination of the Propriet... See More  

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