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Trial of Lincoln's assassins...

Item #679448

June 06, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 6, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination trial

* Conspirators - assassins

The top of the first column on the front page has: "THE ASSASSINATION" "Official Version of the Suppressed Testimony" "A Letter From Jeff. Davis" "The Trial On Monday" and more concerning the trial of those who conspired to assassinate Abraham Lincoln... See More  

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The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #679150

September 23, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 23, 1862  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 bottom half of the second column and takes the top half of ... See More  

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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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Lincoln's assassins are hanged...

Item #677924

July 08, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, July 8, 1865  Over half of the first column on the front page is taken up with some dramatic heads on the hanging of the conspirators involved in the Lincoln assassination, with: "HUNG ! " The Murder of Abraham Lincoln Avenged!" "Terrible Scene of Retribution!" "Four of the Assassins Executed!" "Full Accounts of the Great Even... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln ventures towards Washington, D.C...

Item #676949

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 Late... See More  

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The man who shot & killed John Wilkes Booth...

Item #675997

May 05, 1865

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 5, 1865  The front page features a very nice engraving headed: "CORBETT, THE EXECUTIONER OF BOOTH" beneath which is a short biography of him. He was the one who shot Booth once he and Harold were tracked to a barn in Maryland.

The first column on the ftpg. has various heads concerning the closing events of the Civil War and the funeral of Abraham Lincoln ... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln visits Harpers Ferry...

Item #675164

October 06, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 6, 1862  Among the front page  column heads on the Civil War are: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "A Great Battle Fought at Corinth on Saturday" "A Great National Victory" "The Enemy in Full Flight, and Our Forces in Full Pursuit" "The Losses Heavy" "The President In Frederick" which includes a short speech by him; "... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln as lawyer...

Item #674962

June 24, 1857

DAILY ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, June 24, 1857  This is an uncommon newspaper from Abraham Lincoln's hometown, containing on the top half of the front page an advertisement, albeit rather small, for "LINCOLN & HERNDON, Attorneys and Counsellors At Law".

A very desirable and early reminder of Lincoln's law practice before he would be thrust into American hi

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Nevada becomes a state...

Item #674880

October 31, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 31, 1864  Although the front page is replete with Civil War reports, the most historically significant item in this issue is found on page 4, headed: "The New State Of Nevada" with the complete text being: "By the President of the United States, A PROCLAMATION" bringing Nevada into the Union, signed in type by him: Abraham Lincoln.

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Stay home unless you plan to join... Generalisimo Lincoln...

Item #674719

March 26, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Virginia, March 26, 1862  The front page includes: "Notes On The War" which includes a General Order from General H. Marshall concerning travel & communication in the Cumberland Mountains, noting in part: "...The country is infested with spies. Unless a man now comes from Kentucky to join the army & to assist to defend his country & to secure the ind... 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)

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Little girl admonishes Lincoln to let his whiskers grow...

Item #674339

February 17, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 17, 1861  Page 5 has the actual reporting of the famous story of the little girl who told Abraham Lincoln he should grow his whiskers, which he did. Unusual to find this in a period newspaper.

The text with this report is seen in the photos, reading: "...Mr. Lincoln took occasion to state that during the campaign he had received a letter from a young girl of this p... See More  

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Civil War map of Western Virginia... Lincoln Proclamation...

Item #674132

February 01, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 1, 1864

* Abraham Lincoln draft proclamation

* Williamsport WV - Strawberry Plains TN

The front page features a very nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE FIGHTING IN WESTERN VIRGINIA. Scene of the Recent Contest in Gen. Kelley's Dept."

Column heads on the war include: "Call for Half a Million of Men" "The President's Proclama... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln on the draft...

Item #674123

August 12, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 12, 1863  The top of the first column has: "President Lincoln On The Draft" "Retaliation for Abuse of Colored Troops" which has his letter signed in type: A. Lincoln. Also: "Lee Expected To Attack Meade" "End of the Naval Campaign in the Mississippi" and more.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.... 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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Beauregard's letter of praise on the Battle of Manassas...

Item #673313

August 07, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, Aug. 7, 1861 

* P.G.T. Beauregard praised

* Battle of Bull Run - Manassas

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"... 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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Lincoln is formally nominated for another 4 years...

Item #672640

July 08, 1864

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, July 8, 1864 

* Rare anti-slavery title

* Abraham, Lincoln nomination

* American Civil War era

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" c... 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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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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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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The capture of Jeff Davis...

Item #668554

June 09, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, June 9, 1865  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.

Among the articles: "President Lincoln In Richmond" "Charles Sumner's Eulogy on Abraham Lincoln" "Church Anti-Slavery Soc... 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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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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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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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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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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Capture of Jefferson Davis as he flees...

Item #664821

May 15, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1865 

* Confederate President Jefferson Davis caught

* Mention of him wearing women's clothes

* Abraham Lincoln murder trial

The front page first column heads include: "JEFF. DAVIS" "Details Of His Capture" "His Camp 'Surprised at Daylight on the 10th Instant" "He Disguises Himself in His Wife's Clothing, and,... See More  

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Incredibly brief report of the death of Lincoln's son...

Item #664776

July 18, 1871

THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, South Carolina, July 18, 1871 

* Thomas "Tad" Lincoln death

* President Abraham Lincoln's so

The middle of the front page has an intriguingly brief report of an event which would have justified a much lengthier article. Under "News From Washington" is the brief note: "Tad Lincoln is dead." Nothing more. Perhaps the Southern s... See More  

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Recollections of Abraham Lincoln... Prison life in Charleston...

Item #664567

* Life of Abraham Lincoln (posthumous)

Articles within this issue are "Prison-Life" which is from Charleston, South Carolina and contains several illustrations; "Washoe Revisited"; "Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - VIII - A Railroad Adventure"; "Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" which ... See More  

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The Gettysburg Address...

Item #664515

November 20, 1863

THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Nov. 20, 1863 

* President Abraham Lincoln's famous speech

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery

It would be difficult to argue for a more historic or significance speech from the 19th century, let alone the Civil War. As it was not printed in a newspapers of the day, this report with the full text of Lincoln's Gettysburg ... See More  

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Compensation for states which abolish slavery...

Item #664368

July 19, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 19, 1862 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* President Abraham Lincoln bill signed

* Compensation for states ending slavery

Among the ftpg. reports in this Confederate newspaper are: "The President's Bill to Compensate Any State Which May Abolish Slavery" which is prefaced with a note signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Also: &q... See More  

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