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1898 Battle of Manila Bay victory....

Item #674585

May 06, 1898

THE OAKMAN NEWS, Alabama, May 6, 1898

* Battle of Manila Bay, Philippines

* Admiral George Dewey's victory

* Spanish-American War

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "A GLORIOUS VICTORY" with subhead. (see)

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Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin...

Item #674102

May 23, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 

* Inventor Eli Whitney

* Cotton Gin invention

An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention... See More  

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Country's leading women's suffrage publication...

Item #672751

May 18, 1895

THE WOMAN'S TRIBUNE, Washington, D.C., May 18, 1895

* Rare 19th century title

* Women's suffrage

Their motto in the masthead: "Equality Before The Law". This was the country's leading women's suffrage publication having begun in Beatrice, Nebraska, before moving to Washington, D.C. Published by Clara Bewick Colby, a women's rights activist & suffragist lead... See More  

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1873 Battle of Dry Lake... Modoc Indians...

Item #672546

May 14, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1873 

* Battle of Dry Lake

* Modoc Indian War

* Lava Beds - Captain Jack

The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "THE RED ENEMY" "Details of the Fight at Sorass Lake" "General Jack In Command" "A Victory At Last" "Rout of the Modocs, with the Loss of Horses and Ammunition" and more. (see) Te... See More  

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Modic Indian War...Captain Jack....

Item #672481

April 13, 1873

TE NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1873.

* Modoc Indians War - Captain Jack

* Gen. Edward Canby assassination
(1st report)

Page 8 has nice one column headings that include: "MASSACRE" "Bloody Treachery of the Lava Beds Indians" "General Canby and Rev. Dr. Thomas Butchered" "THE ATTACK" "Captain Jack Decoys the General and the Peace Commissioners to T... See More  

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The 1873 Modoc Indian War...

Item #672472

April 22, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1873 

* Modoc Indian War

* Lava Beds - Captain Jack

* Post Second Battle of the Stronghold

This issue has much reporting on the Modoc Indian War among others. Coverage can be found on pages 5, 7 & 9 with headings that include: "BLANKET INDIANS" "Modoc Jack And His Brethren" "THE RED MEN" "No Hope of Capturing Captai... See More  

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Jim Bowie draws national attention: the Sandbar fight...

Item #671557

November 17, 1827

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1827 

* James - Jim Bowie

* Texas folk hero

* The Sandbar fight

* Battle of the Alamo fame

A hero of the Battle of the Alamo some nine years later first drew national attention for his involvement in the Sandbar fight in Mississippi. The Sandbar Fight was a Sept. 19 brawl featuring Jim Bowie which first showcased his knife, which later ... See More  

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Early news from San Diego...

Item #671492

July 12, 1876

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, July 12, 1876  Various news items including a brief report on: "A Monument for Custar [sic]--Sixty Deaths by Sunstroke" "A Historical Sketch of San Diego" being #3 of a series; "Notes From the Mines" and more.

Four pages, nice condition.

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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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Early and rare from Florida... Much on the Mexican War...

Item #670999

May 22, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, May 22, 1847 

* Rare pre-Civil War title

* Mexican War

Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, six years before the Civil War.

Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from Congress including several Acts, Proclamations and ... See More  

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Two more victories over the Creek Indians...

Item #670992

February 22, 1814

THE WAR, New York, Feb. 22, 1814  Most of the front page is taken up with: "Fifth Victory Over the Creeks" as well as: "Sixth Victory Over the Creeks". Notable content inside includes: "Failure of Our Arms on the Northern Frontier" which is prefaced with a "Message" signed in type: James Madison and which includes documents signed by H. Dearborn and Joh... See More  

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Much concerning the Sioux Indians...

Item #670957

August 28, 1876


* Post Custer massacre

The front has one column heads: "The Sioux War" "Practical Failure and Close of the Campaign" "The Indians Divide, One Band Moving North and the Other South" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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Cheyenne Indians on the warpath in North Dakota...

Item #670898

June 06, 1874


* Cheyenne Indians - Native Americans

* On the warpath in North Dakota

* General George A. Custer in pursuit

The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "The Reds On The Warpath" with subhead. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, very nice condition.

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The Modoc Indian War of 1873...

Item #670519

May 13, 1873

DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 13, 1873 

* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois

* Modoc War - Lava Beds

* Captain Jack fame

The top of the ftpg. has: "THE MODOC WAR" "An Attack by the Indians" "Captain Jack Strutting in the Uniform of General Canby" and more. Also: "The Dixon Horror" "Particulars of the Fearful Bridge Disast... See More  

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1874 Georgetown, South Carolina race riots....

Item #670221

August 20, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 20, 1874

* Georgetown, South Carolina

* Race war - riots - blacks

* General George A. Custer

* Black Hills expedition (fight)

Page 5 has an article under: "The Colored War In South Carolina" with subhead. (see) The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "Custer Attacked" and more.

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, light toning... See More  

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1878 Birch Creek battle... Indians...

Item #669607

July 12, 1878

NEW YORK TRIBUNE (Semi-Weekly), July 12 , 1878

* Battle of Birch Creek

* Near Pendleton, Oregon

* Bannock War - Indians

Page 7 has an article headed: "The Indian War" "Howard's Fight" "His Men Charge Up Steep Ridges And Drive The Indians Three Times..." (see)

Complete with 16 pages, tabloid size, generally very nice.... See More  

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General George Custer.. Black Hills' gold...

Item #669606

August 23, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 23, 1874

* General George Armstrong Custer

* Black Hills gold - South Dakota expedition

The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "THE NEW ELDORADO" "A Wonderful Region Discovered in the Black Hills" "Custer's Official Report" "Food For The New Gold Fever" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 1 1/2 columns... See More  

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Indians on the warpath in 1874...

Item #669584

July 10, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 10, 1874

* Sioux Indians & more - Native Amercians

* Generals Sherman, Sheridan and Custer

Page 5 has a lengthy article on the current situation in the Great Plains that takes up just over 2 fulls columns with headings: "THE TURBULANT INDIANS" "General Sherman on the 'Pampered Redskins'" "Sheridan's Report of the Fight with ... See More  

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1876 Wheeling, West Virginia...

Item #669433

August 05, 1876


* Uncommon publication

This 4 page newspaper has a news of the day with several interesting advertisements. From a period shortly after the Custer massacre.

Complete and in nice condition.

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General Crook battles the Sioux, just before the Custer massacre...

Item #669340

July 06, 1876

NEW YORK HERALD, July 6, 1876 

* Battle of the Rosebud Creek

* George Crook vs. Crazy Horse

* Custer Massacre a few days away

Page 3 has some very fine reports with one column heads on the fate of the soldiers in the Sioux Indian campaign: "BATTLE OF ROSEBUD CREEK" "First Fight of the Campaign Against the Sioux" "The Attack & Retreat Described" "... See More  

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Great from the ghost town from the Comstock Lode...

Item #668832

July 14, 1877

GOLD HILL DAILY NEWS, Gold Hill, Nevada, July 14, 1877 

* Rare Ghost town publication

* From the Comstock Lode era

A fascinating newspaper from this town just outside of Virginia City, at one point a booming mining town with a population of 8,000. Today it is all but a ghost town with just 191 residents. It was prosperous during the 1870's by mining the famous Comstock Lode.

Not s... See More  

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1858 Fraser River Gold discoveries...

Item #668613

September 29, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 29, 1858.

* Fraser Canyon Gold Rush

* Fraser River discoveries

Front page has: The Fraser River Gold Mines--Indian Outbreak. Other news of the day includes: "Important From The Pacific" "Arrival of $1,570,924 in Gold Dust" "Quicksilver Mines Worth $40,000,000 in Dispute" "The Indian War In Oregon" and more. Comp
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The type of soldier Custer was...

Item #668316

July 28, 1876

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, July 28, 1876 

* Post George Armstrong Custer massacre

Page 2 has nearly half a column article: "The Sort of A Soldier That Custer Was" which is essentially a lengthy letter of congratulations signed by: G. A. Custer from April 9, 1865 to his soldiers of the 3rd Cavalry at Appomattox Court  House, the day of  Lee's surr... See More  

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A eulogy-like article on the Custer massacre...

Item #668315

July 21, 1876

THE WHEELING DAILY INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, July 21, 1876  Page 3 has a column headed: "Custar's Attack on the Sioux" which reads much like a eulogy.

Bits include: "on the banks of the Little Big Horn...sleep to-day the flower of the American army...Custar [sic] in his brave but disastrous charge..." with much more, taking over one-third of a column.

The ftpg. h... See More  

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Early report on the historic Custer Massacre...

Item #667994

July 07, 1876

ARIZONA WEEKLY MINER, Prescott, July 7, 1876 

* Custer Massacre - Indians

* George Armstrong Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Rare Old West publication

Page 2 has not one but three reports concerning the Custer Massacre in Montana.

The earliest report notes: "...General Custar [sic] with five companies of the 7th Cavalry mete about 2,000 Sioux Indians at Stillwater, Montana.... See More  

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1867 Kidder fight massacre...

Item #667366

July 21, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, July 21, 1867

* re. Kidder Fight (Massacre) - Kansas

* General George Armstrong Custer

* 9 years before the Battle of Little Big Horn

Page 10 has an article headed: "The Indian War" "Operations of Custer's Command--The Massacre of Lieutenant Kidder and Ten Men..." (see)

Complete with 8 pages, a little creasing, nice condition.... See More  

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1867 Battle of Fort Wallace, Kansas...

Item #667365

July 12, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1867

* Battle of Fort Wallace (Massacre)

* United States 7th Cavalry

* Cheyennes - Indians

Page 4 has an article headed: "The Indian War" "Attack on Fort Wallace, Kansas--Thirteen Soldiers of the Garrison Killed" (see)

Complete with 8 pages, a little spine wear, nice condition.

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Much on the desperate situation in Texas... The Fanning Massacre...

Item #667207

April 30, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 30, 1836 

* Goliad Massacre - James Fannin

* Post-Battle of Coleto prisoners

* Texas Revolution - Texian Army

An inside page contains an article headed simply: "Texas" which includes several reports on events there, including: "The southern papers bring further & disastrous advices from Texas. The contest, it will be seen... See More  

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Terrific on the Battle of Buena Vista... Concerning Santa Fe, and the Taos Revolt...

Item #666790

April 07, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 7, 1847 

* Battle of Buena Vista

* Mexican-American War

Page 3 has 2 1/2 columns taken up with perhaps the best detailed description of  the battle of Buena Vista we have encountered. It is headed: "Buena Vista: Another Account of The Battle".

Also on page 3: "A Battle In New Mexico" which reports a victory... See More  

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Much on the Battle of Buena Vista, and other reports on the Mexican War...

Item #666789

April 06, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1847 

* Battle of Buena Vista

* Mexican War

Page 2 has close to two very detailed columns concerning the historic Battle of Buena Vista, an American victory over a larger Mexican force.

The two reports are headed: "Battle of Buena Vista" and then: "Santa Anna--His Position--The Consequences of the Battle of Buena ... See More  

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Santa Anna's report on the Battle of Buena Vista...

Item #666788

April 05, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 5, 1847  The front page has: "Santa Anna's Report" on the battle of Buena Vista, headed: "Republican Liberating Army" and signed in type by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna.

Pages 2 and 3 have Mexican War reports including: "From The Rio Grande" "From Vera Cruz" and more.

Four pages, very nice cond... See More  

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Terrific account of the Taos Revolt... Mormons heading to California...

Item #666781

March 19, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 19, 1847 

* Taos Revolt - New Mexico

* Mexican-American War

* Mormons emigrating to California

Page 3 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with a wealth of detailed reporting on what is known as the Taos Revolt, an insurrection against the Americans for their occupation of Northern New Mexico. The governor, among others, was murdered.

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The Mexican War, and a visit to Japan...

Item #666779

March 15, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,  March 15, 1847  The front page has eight Acts of Congress, several relating to the Mexican War.

Page 3 has much on the Mexican War including: "From Santa Fe" "Important From Mexico" and "The War". Also a lengthy report: "Commodore Biddle's Official Account of His Visit to Japan.

Four pages, very nic... See More  

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Rousing letter from Santa Anna...

Item #666741

March 05, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1847 

* Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

* Mexican-Amercian War

There is some fine reporting on the progress of the Mexican War, as page 3 has: "Official News From The Army" "News From Mexico" which includes a lengthy & detailed letter from the "U.S. Squadron off Anton Lizardo" which has much on Santa... See More  

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The Custer massacre at Little Big Horn...

Item #666268

July 08, 1876

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ARGUS, Merced, California, July 8, 1876 

* General George Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Massacre by Indians

This issue has a nice page 4 report providing all the details and particulars on the famous Custer Massacre at Little Big Horn. In the middle of the report is mention that several members of the Custer family were killed in the battle. Note that it also ... See More  

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Early Florida...

Item #666236

September 13, 1847

SOUTHERN JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Sept. 13, 1847 

* Rare antebellum title

* Mexican War

An early and uncommon title from the capital of the "Sunshine State", from two years after she became a state, and 14 years before the Civil War. Mexican War reports on page 2: "Victory!!" "Latest from Vera Cruz and city Of Mexico. Prospects of Peace". Page 3 has ... See More  

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Prophetic comments on the value of California... Before the Gold Rush...

Item #666232

July 29, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, July 29, 1847 

* The future is bright for California ?

Inside has reports from the Mexican War with: "The Prisoners of Encarnacion" "Deeply Interesting Narrative of the Capture, Adventures, and Sufferings of Majors Gaines and Borland's Party in Mexico" which takes over 2 1/2 columns.

Perhaps most interesting is: "Califor... See More  

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Great reporting on the Mexican War...

Item #666173

May 30, 1846

THE CONNECTICUT  COURANT, Hartford, May 30, 1846 

* Battle of Palo Alto

* 1st major battle

* Gen. Zachary Taylor

* Mexican-American War

Page 3 has some lengthy coverage of the Mexican War with reports headed: "Important from the Seat of War!" "The Mexicans Twice Routed" "With the Loss of Several Hundred Men!" "Return of Gen. Taylor to Fort Tayl... See More  

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Latest news from the Mexican War...

Item #665762

March 05, 1847

NEW YORK HERALD, March 5, 1847  Page 3 has a column with a nice stack of heads on the Mexican War: "To The Latest Moments" "Highly Important From Mexico" "Later From the Army" "The Whole Command Moving To Vera Cruz" "Movements of the Mexicans" 'Renewal of Hostilities in the Neighborhood of Saltillo" "Santa Anna Will Probably to a... See More  

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George A. Custer on trial for leaving his command...

Item #665655

September 04, 1867

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 4, 1867 

* General George Armstrong Custer

The middle of the ftpg. has a small report headed: "The Trial of Major-Gen. Custar [sic]" which includes: "...Custar has been ordered to Fort Leavenworth for trial...on his return to Fort Wallace...Custar...left his command at Wallace & proceeded to Harker as fast as jaded horse-flesh would bear him. The... See More  

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Matamoras taken, in the Mexican War...

Item #665454

June 06, 1846

THE DAILY CHRONICLE, Philadelphia, June 6, 1846 

* Occupation of Matamoros - Mexico

* Mexican-American War

The ftpg. has nice column heads on the Mexican War with: "WAR NEWS" "Matamoras taken, without Opposition--The Mexican Soldiers deserting in great numbers--Additional Particulars of the Actions on the 8th & 9th of May--Emigrants attacked by Comanche Indians"... See More  

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Rare to find a map of the Mexican War...

Item #665267

May 16, 1846

NEW YORK HERALD, May 16, 1846 

* Rare Mexican-American map

* Near the beginning of conflict

Page 2 has a very nice two column map headed: "Correct Map Of The Seat Of War on the Rio Grande" showing the Corpus Christi area down to Matamoros, and present-day Brownsville and Padre Island, and more. There

 are also nice column heads on the Mexican war such as: "Latest F... See More  

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Mexico's independence in 1821...

Item #665138

January 05, 1822

FARMERS' CABINET, Amherst, New Hampshire, Jan. 5, 1822 

* Mexican War of Independence ends w/ Spain

Page 2 has a very historic report announcing the independence of Mexico: "MEXICO INDEPENDENCE" with the report noting in part: "...the following article from a letter dated 'Mexico, Sept. 28, 1821. The general (Iturbide) entered this city yesterday at the head of 2,... See More  

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Very early guitar advertisement... Gaines fights the Indians...

Item #665090

January 31, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 31, 1818  The back page a rather small ad with a small heading: "GUITAR" reading: "For sale cheap--a new, elegant and superior toned English Guitar, together with instruction book, strings, etc. Inquire at the Centinel Counting Room".

Have you ever seen an earlier ad for a guitar?

The ftpg. has: "Indian War" being a lengthy repo... See More  

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Battle of the Alamo...

Item #664893

April 16, 1836

NILES' REGISTER, Baltimore, April 16, 1836  An inside page  contains a fine report on one of the more famous battles of the entire 19th century, immortalized by the John Wayne movie & remade on the big screen in recent years as well.

Headed: "FROM TEXAS--Fall Of San Antonio and Massacre of the Texian Troops" this report gives the details of the Battle of the Alamo thro... See More  

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General Custer gets demoted by President Grant...

Item #664824

May 13, 1876

NEW YORK HERALD, May 13, 1876 

* General George Armstrong Custer

* President Ulysses S. Grant

Some five weeks before he would meet disaster, page 4 has over half a column taken up with: "Grant and Custer" which begins: "General Grant's friends are coming slowly to his defense concerning the removal of Custer..." General Terry would be the military commander of ... See More  

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Leaning Tower of Pisa has crashed to the ground... The Mexican War...

Item #664784

August 14, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, Aug. 14, 1847 

* Leaning Tower of Pisa has fallen ?

* Mexican-American War

Inside has content on the Mexican War with the top of pg. 3 headed: "Army And Navy Intelligence" with many subheads (see). Also on pg. 2: "From Vera Cruz" and "Still Later from Vera Cruz". Also of interest is a pg. 2 article: "Fall of the Le... See More  

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Early Tallahassee... The Mexican War...

Item #664495

December 02, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Dec. 2, 1848 

* Rare antebellum title

Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, 14 years before the Civil War.

The front page is mostly taken up with the: "Governor's Message"s signed in type: W. D. Moseley. Related repo... See More  

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Follow-up on the Custer Massacre...

Item #664457

July 11, 1876

THE WORLD, New York, July 11, 1876  

* General George A. Custer's massacre

* Battle of Little Bighorn - Sitting bull

* Native Americans era original

The ftpg. has a middle column taken up with details reports headed: "CUSTER JUSTIFIED" "A Letter From An Officer in the Seventh Cavalry" "The Command Under General Custer Expecting to Attack Alone".

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Latest on the Mexican War...

Item #664415

December 07, 1847

THE PENNSYLVANIAN, Philadelphia, Dec. 7, 1847   "Mexican War Gleanings" "Army Incidents in Mexico" "Views of General Quitman" "From Vera Cruz" containing nice reports on the Mexican-American War.

Four pages, good condition.

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