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

Item #702238

February 26, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 26, 1861  

* Abraham Lincoln prepares for inauguration

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 Lat... See More  

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Post Abraham Lincoln assassination events...

Item #701603

May 06, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 6, 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)

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In a pro-South newspaper: Lincoln's inaugural address on the front page...

Item #701259

March 08, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 8, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln's inauguration

* Inaugural address on the ftpg.

* Closing weeks of the Civil War - pro-Confederate title

Among the front page reports is: "Inauguration of President Lincoln--His Address" which contains his address in full, ending with the immortal words: "With malice towards none, with charity for all, wit... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln is nominated for President...

Item #700434

* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination

* Republican National Convention in Chicago

Near the back under the report: "Monthly Record of Current Events" is a quite lengthy report concerning the Republican National Convention which met recently in Chicago. Included is a lengthy abstract of the Republican platform... See More  

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Death Of William Seward In 1872....

Item #700126

October 11, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 11, 1872

* William H. Seward death (1st report)

* U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln

The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "SEWARD" with subheads. (see images) A lengthy biography on him that takes up over 4 columns.

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.

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Full page print of a beardless Lincoln, before his election...

Item #698184

October 20, 1860

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 20, 1860  Certainly the prime feature is the full page print captioned: "Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois. The Presidential Candidate For the Republican Party" which is almost a full-figure illustration of him, beardless. Such a print is rarely found as issues of "Leslie's" are considerably more rare than "Harper's We... See More  

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A rare title from the Civil War, shortly after Lincoln's assassination...

Item #697404

April 26, 1865


* Very rare Civil War era publication

* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow

* re Abraham Lincoln assassination

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-... 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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Climbing Pike's Peak... Ad supporting Lincoln for President...

Item #696955

November 02, 1860


* Abraham Lincoln about to become President elect

* Presidential campaign that would divide the nation

The front page has nearly 2 columns taken up with a great & detailed letter headed: "Climbing Pike's Peak".

Page two has a political notice supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice Presid... See More  

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Rare Lincoln's assassination report, in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #696929

April 15, 1865

EVENING STAR, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865  

* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic 1st report)

* It is BEST to have reports from the city where it occurred

Terrific to have this first report of Lincoln's assassination in a newspaper from the city where it happened. This is the first of this issue we have offered.

The top of the front page has a column with heads: "ASS... 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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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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Huge map, plus Lincoln's state of the union address...

Item #695317

December 04, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 4, 1861  A terrific display issue as over half of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map with a heading in perhaps the largest size type I have seen from this era: "THE NATIONAL LINES BEFORE WASHINGTON." with subhead: "A Map Exhibiting the Defences of the National Capital, and Positions of the Several Divisions of the Grand Union Army."

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Official newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society... Celebrating the 13th Amendment...

Item #694654

February 18, 1865


* 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

* Slavery banned - Emancipation of slaves

* Rare Anti-slavery publication

* American Civil War era

This newspaper was the official weekly newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society, established in 1840 & was published continuously until the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendme... See More  

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Great column heads announcing Lincoln's election...

Item #694593

November 09, 1864


* Abraham Lincoln elected president (2nd term)

* 1st report plus Civil War reporting

Certainly the most notable content would be the back page column heads on the election of Lincoln as President.

The second column has perhaps the nicest stack of heads on the election we have seen in any newspaper. They include: "PRESIDENTIAL And State ELECT... See More  

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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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Lincoln accepts his nomination for President... In a Confederate newspaper...

Item #694414

July 05, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 5, 1864  

* Abraham Lincoln accepts nomination for re-election

A single sheet newspaper with just a one column masthead, somewhat typical for the period as most paper mills were located in the North, newsprint was of short supply in the South, causing publishers to maximize use of paper as much as possible.

This issue has a great wealth of Civil War re... See More  

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From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #694147

January 08, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 8, 1863 

* Capital of the Confederacy

Not just a Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy.

There is much war reporting here, from the Confederate perspective, including front page items headed: "Movements Of The Enemy" "City Intelligence" "Message Of The Governor" which takes most of the pag... See More  

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Richmond falls, the war it near its end...

Item #693886

April 07, 1865


* Fall of Richmond, Virginia

* Confederates falling apart

* Nearing the end of war

* Lee's surrender a few days away

* Abraham Lincoln's assassination a week away

A very notable issue from the closing days of the Civil War, with inside pages having nice column heads including: "GLORIOUS NEWS!" "Lee's Army Routed by She... See More  

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President Lincoln's appeal to the border states... Brady's photographs...

Item #693807

July 19, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 19, 1862 

* Abraham Lincoln appeal to border states

* Pleads for emancipation of slaves - slavery

The back page begins with a very notable address by President Lincoln headed: "The President's Appeal To The Border States". 

On July 12 Abraham Lincoln invited the senators and representatives from the border states to hear his offer of compen
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Electoral votes for Abraham Lincoln...

Item #693788

February 09, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 9, 1865  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Counting of the Electoral Votes" "212 Votes for Lincoln and Johnson" "21 for McClellan and Pendleton" "The Peace Conference In Congress" "ARMY OF THE POTOMAC" "Severe Fighting but no Decisive Results" "The Army All on the Ground" &quo... 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 

* Call for more troops - recruits

* Abraham Lincoln message signed

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 Presiden... See More  

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Much on the Presidential election of 1860... The Pony Express...

Item #693435

August 25, 1860

THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 25, 1860  Page 4 has a lengthy list of news items under: "THE PONY EXPRESS" with a dateline of St. Joseph, Missouri.

Over half of page 7 is taken up with much on the: "Political War" which has much commentary on the coming Presidential election, presented state-by-state, with much mention of Abraham Lincoln as well.

Eight pages, slightly irregul... See More  

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How Lincoln's life was saved in 1832...

Item #693097

September 03, 1884


* Abraham Lincoln in the Black Hawk War

Page 4 has: "How Lincoln's Life Was Saved" "A Timely Shot Fired in the Black Hawk War Saves our First Republican President". A very interesting account from when Abraham Lincoln was involved in the Black Hawk War of 1832.

This is followed by: "Adventure With A Buffalo" &q... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States...

Item #692531

November 10, 1860

HARTFORD WEEKLY TIMES, Connecticut, Nov. 10, 1860 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* First presidential election win

* Civil War on the horizon

The top of page 2 has a column headed: "The Presidential Contest" "Election Of Lincoln and Hamlin" "The North for Lincoln - The South Mostly For Breckinridge" "Lincoln Comes In With A Congress Against Him!"... See More  

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War is on the horizon... Election results by Pony Express...

Item #692521

December 20, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 20, 1860 

* Pony Express re. Abraham Lincoln's election win

* Pre Civil War Southern tensions - secession ?

Considerable reporting on national events that would soon lead to the Civil War.

Inside page reports include one beginning: "The Pony Express passed Fort Kearney early on Tuesday...with later California news. The official result of the Presidentia... See More  

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Printed the day of Lincoln's "House Divided" speech... Much on the Mormons...

Item #692513

June 17, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, June 17, 1858  Near the top of the front page is: "Illinois Republican State Convention" is a report datelined Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, June 16. The one paragraph report concerns the first day of the convention noting in part: "...that the convention met today and that ...Resolutions were adopted endorsing the Philadelphia platform and denouncing the Dre
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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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Disunion & the national crisis... Mormons on Lincoln's election...

Item #691532

December 11, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 11, 1860  

* Pre-Civil War Southern tensions - secession ?

* Mormons on Abraham Lincoln's election

A great issue from several months before the outbreak of the Civil War, with ominous first column heads including; "THE NATIONAL CRISIS" "The Secession Question Before Congress" "Latest Reports From the South" and more. 

Also o... 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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Nice headlines on Lincoln's first election...

Item #691442

November 08, 1860

THE LITCHFIELD ENQUIRER, Connecticut, Nov. 8, 1860

* Abraham Lincoln elected president

* America about to change

Page 2 begins with one of the nicest stack of column heads on Lincoln's first election we have seen. They included: "VICTORY ! VICTORY !! " "Great Republican Victory!" " 'Old Abe' the Next President!!" "Secession And Fusion Simmered... See More  

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On the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #691437

March 04, 1861


* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* First Inauguration (early, same day)

* Dawn of the Civil War

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

Item #691090

December 07, 1864


* President Abraham Lincoln

* State of the Union Address (last)

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: "T... See More  

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The South Carolina Ordinance of Secession...

Item #690966

December 21, 1860

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 21, 1860 

* South Carolina Ordinance of Secession approved

* Abraham Lincoln as president elect era

* From our nation's capital ( rare as such)

Page 3 has a wealth of reports concerning South Carolina and secession, as well as reports on other states as well.

Certainly the most notable report is headed: "South Carolina Conventio... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's general order...

Item #690844

November 17, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 17, 1862  

* Abraham Lincoln general order

* The Observance of the Sabbath

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... 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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The trial of Lincoln's assassins...

Item #690769

May 11, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 11, 1865 

* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - conspirators

* Woman plotter Mary Surratt

Page 2 includes: "The Trial of the Assassins" which includes: "...The trial of the assassins to-day made considerable progress...Mrs. Surratt, one of the chief instigators of the assassination, is closely guarded...... See More  

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A statue of Lincoln... Lincoln's death predicted...

Item #690767

May 18, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 18, 1865 

* Post Abraham Lincoln assassination

Page 2 includes: "The Proposed Statue to Abraham Lincoln" "A Speaking Evidence of Jeff. Davis's Barbarity" "From North Carolina - The Amnesty Proclamation" "President Lincoln's Death Predicted by a Boston Astrologer".

Four pages, small folio size, gre... 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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Lincoln murder trial... Kirby Smith... Richmond Freedmen...

Item #690753

June 17, 1865


* Abraham Lincoln assassination trial

This issue is loaded with post Civil War reports including ftpg. column heads: "THE ASSASSINATION" " The Trial on Friday" "Hon. Ben. Wood Implicated" "The Richmond Freedmen" "Their Visit To The President" "The Address And Reply" "Details Of The Barbarit... See More  

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