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Front page print shows Lincoln being assassinated...

Item #678510

April 29, 1865


* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue

This issue remains one of the most desired for this historic, tragic event, as it is one of the only newspapers in the country which included a front page graphic showing the actual assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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Theodore Parker, renowned Abolitionist...

Item #678136

February 13, 1864

DAILY SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Mass., Feb. 13, 1864  This issue has a front page article headed: "THEODORE PARKER", with subheads: "His Biography and Correspondence" and "INTERESTING REVELATIONS OF HIS PRIVATE LIFE", which takes the entire front page and continues on the back page. Great coverage of this notable abolitionist (see background below... See More  

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Rare Union occupation newspaper with the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #678008

October 04, 1862

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 1862  This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state r... See More  

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Trial of Lincoln's assassins...

Item #677913

June 14, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 14, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination trial

* Conspirators - assassins

The top of the first column on the front page has: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial On Tuesday" "Inquiry into Payne's Alleged Insanity" and more concerning the trial of those who conspired to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

Eight pages, uncut and untrimmed, a ... See More  

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Death Of William Seward In 1872....

Item #674639

October 14, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 1872

* William H. Seward death

* U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln

The front page has a few reports regarding the death of William H. Seward under the headings: "Mr. Seward's Death" "A Tribute To The Dead Statesman" "Honors At Syracuse" "Preparing For the Funeral?" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete ... See More  

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1864 Abraham Lincoln for president notice....

Item #674015

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  

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Nice issue on Lincoln's funeral...

Item #673776

April 19, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 19, 1865  Over half of the first column is taken up with some nice heads concerning the funereal of Abraham Lincoln, including: "SADNESS" "Preparation for the Funeral of The Martyred President" "An Imposing & Solemn Ceremony" "The Body Lying In State" "The Whole Country In Mourning" "The Conspirators Tracked&quo... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's assassins found guilty...

Item #673773

July 07, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 7, 1865  The front page first column has heads including: "THE ASSASSINS"  Specifications & Findings of the Military Commission" "Sentences of the Prisoners" "Harold, Payne, Atzerott and Mrs. Surratt to be Hanged To-day" "The President's Order for Their Execution" "Dr. Mudd, Arnold and O'Laughlin to Be
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Beauregard's letter of praise on the Battle of Manassas...

Item #673313

August 07, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, Aug. 7, 1861  This is one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in their dateline.

While the ftpg. is taken up with ads, inside has some very good war content including a lengthy item: "Notes, Facts and Queries for the People". This includes an interesting bit: "...Yes, in the eyes of Go... See More  

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Lincoln and Hamlin for President & Vice President: ten issues...

Item #673297

October 06, 1860

DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, October, 1860 

* Abraham Lincoln for President notices

A lot of ten issues of an obviously Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election. The front page also has a bit stat... See More  

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Beautiful Emancipation Proclamation printing...

Item #673142

February 22, 1864

Abraham Lincoln: Emancipation Proclamation Mounted Albumen dated 1864.

This is a 13 by 18 1/2 inch albumen photograph affixed to a larger 21 by 27 inch mount. It is a photograph of a calligraphy "Done entirely with Steel Pens and Ordinary Writing Ink, by J. E. Paine, Brooklyn, N.Y." depicting Abraham Lincoln, a Union soldier, flag, cannon, Liberty tree inscribed 1620/1776/1863, and text... See More  

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

Item #672807

January 18, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 18, 1863 

* Battle of Arkansas Post victory w/ map

* Battle of Chickasaw Bayou w/ map

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... See More  

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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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Lincoln's body on its way to Springfield...

Item #672422

May 03, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 3, 1865

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Funeral train towards Springfield

Page 5 has: "The President's Obsequies" "From Chicago to Mr. Lincoln's Home" with subheads: "Closing Manifestations in Chicago--the Body Escorted on its Way--Mrs. Lincoln's Selection of a Burial place--The Journey Toward Springfield".

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1874 Lincoln's Tomb dedication at Springfield...

Item #672115

October 16, 1874

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 16, 1874

* Abraham Lincoln's Tomb dedication

* Oak Ridge Cemetery - Springfield, Illinois

* Designer - Larkin Goldsmith Mead

The top of the front page has one column headings: "ABRAHAM LINCOLN" "The Unveiling Of the Monument To Him At Springfield, Ill" and more. Lengthy text continues on page 2.

Eight pages, light toning and some wear at... See More  

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Ulysses S. Grant assumes command of the U.S. Army...

Item #672031

March 18, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, March 18, 1864 

* General Ulysses S. Grant 

* Officially becomes commander

* President Abraham Lincoln

Among the front page heads on the Civil War are: "Important Military Movements" "General Grant's Order Assuming Command of the Union Armies".

The brief report notes Grant's departure for Washington to assume command, plus the names ... See More  

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Lincoln's proclamation in the Virginia legislature...

Item #672008

December 25, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 25, 1863 

* President Abraham Lincoln proclamation

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "News From The South" "Mr. Lincoln's Proclamation in The Virginia Legislature" "What is Thought of It In Richmond" "General Averill's Operations in Western Virginia "Army of the Potomac" "A Retrogra... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's General Orders 1, 2, and 3...

Item #671734
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 20, 1862 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* General War Orders No. 1, 2 & 3

Included is an article titled: "Late News - The President's War Orders", which includes the text of 3 orders (General Orders 1, 2, and 3), each signed in block type by the President: Abraham Lincoln.

Page 2 has an intriguing article: "The Black
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Lincoln responds...

Item #671530

July 02, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 2, 1862 

* Abraham Lincoln letter signed in type

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Patriotic Proposition by the Loyal States" "Response of the President" which is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln; "The Fort on St. Charles River Abandoned" "Reported Bombardment of Vicksburg" "From the Army of Virginia&qu... See More  

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Mr. Lincoln's personal habits, & more...

Item #671494

June 26, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, June 26, 1860 

* Pre-election Abraham Lincoln

* Personal description - Springfield

Page 5 has: "Our Springfield Correspondent" "Chroniclers of Glorious Deeds Around Lincoln--No Sensation Item to be Found--Sergeant-at-Arms Refuses to Pursue Lincoln--His Personal Habits--Style of his House--His Ability--Thurlow Weed's Pilgrimage to Springfield--Manufac... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's position... Fugitive slave case...

Item #671471

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 30, 1861 

* Abraham Lincoln about to change America

Near the top of the front page is: "Important From Springfield" "The Position Of the President Elect" noting in part: "...stating that Mr. Lincoln had written to his Congressional friends recommending conciliatory measures...country may rest assured that in Abraham Lincoln they have a Repub... See More  

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1874 Central Baptist Church disaster in Syracuse....

Item #671228

June 17, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 17, 1874

* Pre Black Hills expedition

* General George A. Custer

* Sioux Indians - Native Americans

Page 7 has a brief report from Fort Abraham Lincoln in North Dakota with the small headings: "Sioux On The War Path" "Custer Preparing to Move Against Them-Friendly Indians Eager for Blood and Scalps" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 1... See More  

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Further on the Lincoln assassination...

Item #670054

April 29, 1865

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 29, 1865 

* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination

Pages 6 and 7 have some good content concerning the Lincoln assassination, with over a full column headed: "The First Plot To Assassinate President Lincoln". It details an attempt in 1861.

Also an article on: "Presidential Succession" followed by: "Booth's Ide... See More  

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The coming Civil War... The new Lincoln administration...

Item #669541

January 31, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 31, 1861 

* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Pre-Civil War tensions in the South

Among the first column heads are: "An Attack on Fort Sumter Expected" "Revival of Rumors of War" "The President's Views on the Subject" "Condition of the Forts on the Florida Coast" "The Relations of the Seceding States with Foreign P... See More  

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1862 Battle of Fredericksburg begins....

Item #669366

December 13, 1862

THE WORLD, New York City, December 13, 1862.

* Burnside captures major Virginia city

* Battle of Fredericksburg begins

* General Burnside vs. Robert E. Lee

This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "Army Of The Potomac" "Nearly all the Army Across the Rap... See More  

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On Abraham Lincoln being elected...

Item #669354

November 10, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1864 

* Abraham Lincoln's election win (2nd)

* Original American Civil War reporting

Page 5 is mostly taken up with details on the election results, with nice first column heads reading in part: "THE RESULT" "Additional Election Returns from All Parts of the Country" "New Jersey, Kentucky and Delaware for McClellan" "All ... See More  

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The troops vote for Lincoln...

Item #669352

November 12, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 12, 1864 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Election among the troops

Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Richmond" "the Soldiers' Vote in the Army of the James" "Mr. Lincoln's Majority 2,904" "SHENANDOAH" "Important Movement of the Rebel Forces" "Attempt to Flank Sheridan & In... See More  

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Much on Lincoln, his new administration, his inauguration, etc...

Item #669343

March 06, 1861


* Abraham Lincoln inauguration

* New administration takes over

* Pre-Civil War tensions escalate

A wealth of fine content on Lincoln & his new administration, as his inaugural was reported in the previous day's edition.

Inside has a lengthy editorial headed: "Mr. Lincoln's Address", a report from Washington beginning: &quo... See More  

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Lincoln conspirator Samuel Mudd letter in 1869...

Item #669043

August 01, 1869


* Samuel Arnold letter to his mother

* Abraham Lincoln assassination conspirator

The top of page 11 has small headings: "The Wilkes Booth Conspiracy" "Letter from Arnold to His Mother" and is signed in type: Samuel B. Arnold. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, minor light foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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Synagogues hold memorial services... Much on the assassination & funeral of Lincoln...

Item #668461

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865 

* Rare 1st-page mentions of Synagogue services

* Re: Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral

* Black mourning borders

Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel," "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogu... See More  

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Full text of Lincoln's first inaugural address...

Item #668415

March 07, 1861

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, March 7, 1861

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Inauguration - inaugural address

The top of page 2 has a article headed: "The Inauguration" with reports on the festivities of Lincoln's first inaugural ceremonies. This is followed by: "...we give a carefully corrected copy of the Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln copied from the Leavenwor... See More  

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Lincoln initiates the building of a transcontinental railroad...

Item #668414

September 04, 1862

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Sept. 4, 1862 

* Pacific Railway Acts

* Transcontinental Railroad

* President Abraham Lincoln

* American Civil War era

Most of the ftpg. and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the very historic; "Pacific Railroad Bill", actually the first of two (the 2nd in 1864) which would provide federal subsidies in land and loans for the construction ... See More  

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General Hunter's order to emancipate the slaves...

Item #668409

May 08, 1862

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, May 8, 1862 

* General David Hunter

* re. emancipation of slaves

* Abraham Lincoln

The bottom of page 2 has one of two controversial General Orders from General David Hunter freeing slaves. Noting in part: "All persons of color lately held to involuntary service by the enemies of the United States in Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island, Ga., are ... See More  

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Lincoln recinds Grant's controversial Jewish eviction order...

Item #668364

January 05, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 5, 1863 

* Abraham Lincoln rescinds

* General Order No. 11 (1862)

* Expelling all Jews - Jewish

* Issued by Ulysses S. Grant

Certainly the most notable content is the rather inconspicuous item on page 5 wherein President Lincoln rescinded Grant's General Order 11 to expel all Jews from his military district of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi. This Grant... See More  

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The funeral of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #668243

April 21, 1865


* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Lying in State at the Capitol

* Hunt for the assassins continue

raphically this a very appealing issue, as all columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered, plus at the very top above the masthead is a black-bordered banner: "The Nation Mourns Its Loss." Half of the first column is taken up with funera... See More  

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1862 Battle of Middle Creek - Kentucky...

Item #668215

January 15, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 15, 1862

* Battle of Middle Creek - Kentucky

* General James A. Garfield victory

This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Pages 4 & 5 have one column headings that include: "THE ROUT OF MARSHALL'S FORCES" "1,100 Union Men Whip 2,500 Rebels" and more. (see)

Compl... See More  

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Fugitive slaves... 1862 Savannah, Georgia martial law...

Item #668213

January 24, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 24, 1862

* Fugitive slaves

* Savannah, Georgia martial law

* New Bern, North Carolina

This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE RETURN OF FUGITIVE SLAVES", "The President's Position on the Question", "FROM... See More  

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Fine column headlines on Lincoln's funeral... Letter by John Wilkes Booth...

Item #666743

April 20, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 20, 1865

* Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral

* John Wilkes Booth letter re. plot

This is one of the more displayable issues on the funeral of Abraham Lincoln printed just 5 days after his death. Uncommonly large type used in the one column headlines which take two-thirds of the first column on the front page (see), beginning with: "THE RITES"... See More  

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Grant assumes command: Lincoln's document...

Item #666357

March 26, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL,  New York, March 26, 1864 

* General Ulysses S. Grant 

* Officially becomes commander

* President Abraham Lincoln

As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. The entire front page is taken up with: "The Military Situation" giving re... See More  

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Lincoln Proclamation calls for more troops...

Item #666352

February 06, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Feb. 6, 1864 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Proclamation for more troops

As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts.

The front page has: "Proclamation by the President" for a draft of 500,000 men, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Als... See More  

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Terrific display issue on Lincoln's assassination...

Item #666285

April 16, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 16, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* John Wilkes Booth- Ford's Theatre

This date was a Sunday, and only rarely were Sunday newspapers bound into volumes held by libraries. As such, this date is arguably more scarce than the issue of April 15.

And when it comes to graphic appeal, I would suggest that this edition of the 16th surpasses that of the... See More  

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Jefferson Davis' inaugural address...

Item #665988

February 19, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861

* Jefferson Davis inaugural

* Confederate President

* Abraham Lincoln en route

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" ... See More  

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The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #665985

September 23, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 23, 1862 

* Emancipation Proclamation

* President Abraham Lincoln

Page 4 contains the full texts of the Emancipation Proclamation, perhaps the most significant Presidential pronouncement of the entire Civil War wherein Lincoln declared all slaves free. Headed: "A Proclamation By the President of the United States" the document begins at the b... See More  

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

Item #665965

December 04, 1861

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 4, 1861 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* 1st State of the Union Address

* American Civil War original

Page 6 has: "The President's Message" taking almost 4 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
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Abe Lincoln is assassinated... One of the most desired titles...

Item #665711

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

Not only this event but this title remain among the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.

The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President Lin... See More  

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Speeches by Lincoln on his way to Washington...

Item #665626

February 23, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 23, 1861 

* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Journey to the White House w/ speeches

The top of page 4 has some interesting column heads: "No Compromise!" "No Concessions To Traitors!" "The Constitution as it is." plus the printing of the "Mottoes For The Day" signed in type by: Abraham Lincoln.

Page 5 has: "The Presi... See More  

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Lincoln's Amnesty Proclamation laughed at...

Item #665447

April 06, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 6, 1864 

* From the origin of the American Civil War

* re. Abraham Lincoln's amnesty proclamation

This was one of the few newspapers from the Confederacy which printed: "Confederate States of America" within its dateline.

The front page is almost entirely filled with reports concerning the Civil War, with items headed: &quo... See More  

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The General Hunter "emancipation" controversy...

Item #665405

May 23, 1862

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 23, 1862 

* Rare anti-slavery title

* Hunter's emancipation order

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 3 has nice reporting concerning the General David Hunter "emancipation&qu... See More  

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Lincoln's second inauguration...

Item #665344

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 t... See More  

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John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #665178

March 28, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 28, 1862 

* Actor John Wilkes Booth play advertisement

* 3 years prior to Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* American Civil War reporting

The front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wil... See More  

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