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Death by duel of naval hero Stephen Decatur...

Item #681217

March 25, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820  

* Stephen Decatur killed (1st report)

* United States Navy commodore

* Duel vs. James Barron

The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...Th... See More  

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Fire fighting...

Item #680657

May 23, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 23, 1885

* Fire Fighting

The front page of this issue has two illustrations titled "New York Fire Department Testing Devices For Throwing Life Lines Over Buildings". The article inside is titled "Unexplored Branch Of The Fire Escape Problem". There is an article with an illustration both titled "A Mammoth Steam Snow Shovel" pl... See More  

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Map of rebel locations on the Mississippi River...

Item #680628

March 02, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1862 

* New Madrid, Missouri 

* Hickman, Kentucky

The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The New Rebel Location on the Mississippi" at the border of Kentucky & Tennessee, showing Obionville, New Madrid, Hickman, Columbus, and more.

There are many ftpg. column heads including: "The Enemy reported to be Concentrating a... See More  

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1861 Map of the Virginia & North Carolina coast...

Item #680593

September 05, 1861

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 5, 1861 

* Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries

The front page has a nice Civil War map headed: "The Sea Coast of Virginia And North Carolina" showing from Norfolk & Cape Henry south to Beaufort. There are nice fist column heads as well including: "THE GREAT REBELLION", "Reported Death of Jeff. Davis", "Facts & Rumor... See More  

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Popular for the 1894 colorful political cartoons...

Item #680591

July 11, 1894

PUCK, New York, July 11, 1894 

* Color political prints

Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are very desired for their displayability. This issue has as its politic... See More  

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Last signer of the Declaration of Independence dies... Jackson re-elected...

Item #680468

November 17, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1832

* Andrew Jackson re-elected President

* Death of Charles Carroll : signer of the Declaration of Independence

The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:

"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and 'Martin ... See More  

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Tiny 19th century newspaper from Colorado Springs...

Item #680336

June 22, 1891

THE SUN, Colorado Springs, June 22, 1891 

* Rare miniature, amateur title

This is the volume 1, number 7 issue of a newspaper which lasted for just 2 1/2 years. Plus Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) records only one institution as having any issues and we purchased all the holdings from them. Obviously printed on a small amateur press as it is of very small size, measuring ju... See More  

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Sam Houston's 'call to arms' against Mexico...

Item #680321

April 02, 1842

NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1842 

* Samuel Houston call to arms - Texas citizens

* Post Texas Revolution - Pre Mexican-American War

Inside has: "President Houston's Proclamation to the Citizens of Texas" which begins: "My Countrymen: Rumours have been brought from the southwestern frontier of invasion...The facts are sufficient to justify immed... See More  

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Reports from the War of 1812...

Item #680320

January 23, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 23, 1813  Among the reports re: "American Ingenuity" "American Gallantry" "the Heroes of King's Mountain" from the Revolutionary War battle; a full page chart: "A Statement of the Annual Revenue of the United States" "British Love of 'Liberty' "  and more.

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Madison's state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #680255

December 13, 1815

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1815 

* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address

Over two columns of the front page are taken up with the: "Message" signed in type: James Madison. This is the President's annual state-of-the-union address.

Four pages, various foxing, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, otherwise good.... See More  

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1881 Mayer, Minnesota tornado disaster...

Item #680254

July 15, 1881

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, July 15, 1881

* Mayer, Minnesota

* Tornado disaster in the summer of 1881

Page 2 has one column headlines: "TERRIFIC STORM", "Portions of Minnesota Visited by a Tornado", "Loss of Life and Great Destruction of Property Reported", with supporting details. Other news and advertisements are also found throughout.

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Two Famous Frederick Remington prints...

Item #680251

February 02, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 2, 1889 The full front page is an illustration by Remington of "Hunting the Prong Horn Antelope in California." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Hon. W. D. Washburn, the Newly Elected United States Senator from Minnesota"; a half page of "Destruction of a Derelict by a United States Naval Cruiser." The doublepage centerfold is: &quo... See More  

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Actor Edwin Booth... NYC fire department... Attack by Indians...

Item #680250

January 13, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 13, 1866

* Actor Edwin Booth

* NYC fire department

* Prints - illustrations

Full ftpg. is a nice illus. of: 'Edwin Forrest Booth' from a Brady photograph. The highly sought after great double page centerfold: 'Metropolitan Fire Department' is very displayable with many vignettes on the N.Y. fire dept. in action is present within this issu... See More  

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Letters of a signer of the Declaration...

Item #680238

July 12, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 12, 1817 

* Thomas McKean

* signer of the Declaration of Independence

The first four pages are taken up with the: "Letters of Thomas McKean", a signer of the Declaration of Independence who recently died. Other items within include: "Defeat of Sir Peter Parker" "the Locust" "Domestic Manufactures" and m... See More  

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Military career of Henry Dearborn... Early on wine...

Item #679685

May 16, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1812  Inside has nearly 2 pages taken up with a quite detailed biography of the military history of: "Major-General Henry Dearborn, Commander-in-Chief of the Northern Army" with a great on his career in the Revolutionary War. Also: "Cultivation of the Vine" takes over half a page concerning vineyards.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inche... See More  

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Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia (1876)...

Item #679581

July 01, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 1, 1876  The front cover has "A Remarkable Railway Accident" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Centennial - State Head-Quarters, on State Avenue", "Frazee's Safety Bridge for Railroad Cars", and more illustrations, articles and advertisements. 

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, in very good... See More  

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Families of colored soldiers moving south...

Item #679568

August 01, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 1, 1865  Among the ftpg. column heads: "FORTRESS MONROE", "Families of Colored Soldiers Going South", "A Nest of Burglars Broken Up at Norfolk", "Jeff. Davis Takes Another Promenade", "From Richmond!", "Secessionists On the Rampage", "How Virginia Is To Be Made Loyal" and more.

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Chasing after California gold in 1848...

Item #679450

December 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848 

* California gold rush fever

The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the preciou... See More  

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Much on the Wirz trial, the warden of Andersonville Prison...

Item #679434

September 22, 1865


* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz

Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE [Wirz] TRIAL" "Remarkable Speech of Howell Cobb" "he Wants to See Mr. Lincoln Hung" "He Expects the Same Fate for Himself" "The Sickening Atrocities of Werze" "The Fatal Horrors of the Dead Line&quo... See More  

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Legend of the Lost Dutchman's gold mine...

Item #679391

August 22, 1895

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Aug. 22, 1895  

* Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine

* Superstition Mountains search

* Old West Arizona legend

The middle column of the front page has a great article on one of the more notable stories of lore from the Old West: the search for the Lost Dutchman's gold mine.

Headed: "DUTCH JACOB'S MINE" "Hidden Wealth Once Known in the ... See More  

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United States v. Cruikshank...

Item #679285

March 28, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 28, 1876 

* Supreme Court decision giving cover to the KKK

* Bill of Rights did not apply to State Governments (?)

Page 2 has a almost 2.5 column article: "COLORED VOTERS IN LOUISIANA", which tells of the SCOTUS' decision in the United States v. Cruikshank case. This "case represented a major blow to federal efforts to protect the civil... See More  

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CHESS: Paul Morphy, Harry Staunton, and more...

Item #678329

November 16, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 16, 1858  The last column on the front page has: "THE GREAT CHESS TOURNAMENT IN EUROPE", which provides more than 2 1/2 columns regarding Paul Morphy's travel to Europe in 1858 to play Harry Staunton (a match which never took place), and an account of their correspondence related to what is now referred to as the Staunton-Morphy controversy. A great iss... See More  

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Annual Message... President James Buchanan...

Item #678326

December 07, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 7, 1858.


* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address

* Much regarding slavery, the slave states, Kansas, etc.

The first column of the front page has: "NATIONAL AFFAIRS", "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE", "New Political Epoch in the United States", and more, which provide the text followed by commentary regardin

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Mormon Festival in Williamsburg, New York... California gold...

Item #678324

November 08, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 8, 1858  The front page has: "MORMON FESTIVAL IN WILLIAMSBURG", followed by several paragraphs providing details of the festival which make reference to the singing being of a "good old Methodist tone". See images for details.  Also on the front page is: "NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA", which includes an update regarding the gold situati... See More  

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Trip to California... Reports from The Overland Mail...

Item #678323

October 24, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 24, 1858  The front page has over two columns of details headed: "THE OVERLAND MAIL", "Overland Mail Wagon, Near Fort Belknap, Young Co., Texas, Sept. 22, 1858. The article provides significant details regarding a segment of the trip to California, and includes: "The Route from Fayetteville to Fort Smith -- Difficulties of the Ozark Range -- Magnifice... See More  

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Trip to California... Salt Lake City to receive telegraph...

Item #678322

October 14, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 14, 1858  The top of the front page has: "THE OVERLAND MAIL", "TEN DAYS LATER FROM CALIFORNIA", "INTERESTING FROM OREGON", "News from the Seat of War in Washington Territory", and more. News includes the announcement that the telegraph would soon connect Placerville, California and Salt Lake City - ultimately opening communication ... See More  

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Update regarding the Fort Pillow Massacre...

Item #678321

April 18, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, April 18, 1864  Among the front page single-column headings are: "IMPORTANT FROM TENNESSEE", "Disappearance of the Rebel Forces from Fort Pillow", "Reported Departure of Hardee's Corps for Virginia", "Capture of the Guerilla Chief Reynolds", "No Rebels in the Vicinity of Fort Pillow", and more. Inside coverage includes: &q... See More  

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Capture of Fort Pillow... The Chenango disaster... Paducah, Kentucky...

Item #678319

April 17, 1864

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York City, April 17, 1864.

* The capture of Fort Pillow and negro slaughter

* USS Chenango boiler explosion

* Paducah, Kentucky

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 CHENANGO DISASTER" "Additional Details of the Shocking C... See More  

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National Council of Women...

Item #676645

April 26, 1899

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 26, 1899

* National Council of Women desire "Peace Meetings"

The front page of this issue has the heading: "WOMEN'S TRIBUTE TO THE CZAR".  May Wright Sewell spoke encouraging leaders throughout the world to put forth an agenda to help all people.

Complete in 14 pages, pulpish, severe chipping around the edges with loss of text... See More  

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Huge & graphic political ad...

Item #676111

March 12, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 12, 1814 

* Great Caleb Strong illustrated ad

The front page is dominated by a very large engraving of a ship, part of a political notice in support of Caleb Strong for governor. Note that the flag on the tallest mast bears his name with political slogans on the other flags. Much text as well.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very decorative, nice ... See More  

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Three double page prints, one circus-related...

Item #676065

October 20, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Oct. 20, 1860  There are 3 fine double page prints in this issue including: "The Brothers Hanlon, The Bold Gymnasts and Acrobats..." which has 9 prints of their acrobatics, and names of all 6 brothers. A great circus-related double page print.

Then a dramatic: "Loss of the British Steamer 'Connaught'...Her Passenger gets & Crew Numbering ... See More  

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Battle of Waterloo: with a diagram...

Item #676042

August 15, 1815

WEEKLY AURORA, Philadelphia Aug. 15, 1815  

* Battle of Waterloo w/ diagram (rare)

* Duke of Wellington vs.Napoleon I

Concerning the famous Battle of Waterloo, the second page of this issue has a detailed report headed: "French Account Of The Battle."

The report takes about 1 1/2 columns on the second page and continues on next where, is a 6 1/4 by 2 3/4 inch diagram showing... See More  

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Two great maps on the Crimean War...

Item #675875

December 03, 1854

NEW ORLEANS DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, Dec. 3, 1854

* Two great maps on the Crimean War

* Sevastopol Ukraine

* Rare antebellum title from the deep South

Almost the entire front page is taken up with reports on the Crimean War, with items headed: "Sevastopol Retaken" "Position of the Allies" "The Attack on Sevastopol" and more.

The prime feature of the ftpg. is a... See More  

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Michael Heilprin's famous response to Rabbi Raphall's sermon on slavery...

Item #675315

January 15, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 15, 1861 

* Michael Heilprin - Jewish biblical scholar

* Rabbi Morris Jacob Raphall on pro-slaves

* "The Bible View of Slavery" - Jews - Judaica

Page 5 has a lengthy article: "Slavery and The Hebrew Scriptures--Reply to the Rabbi Raphall".

Dr. Raphall's sermon, given on the President's Fast Day on January 4, was considered c... See More  

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Very early Charleston...

Item #675310

January 14, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 14, 1803 

* Very rare & early Southern publication

A volume I issue (number 5) of this famous title from the South. Page 2 has a report from the Secretary of the Navy, as well as a report of the Secretary of State to the President, signed in type respectively: Robert Smith, and James Madison.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine... See More  

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Terrific full page baseball print...

Item #675266

November 03, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 3, 1866  Certainly the most desired print in this issue is the great full page captioned: "The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, and the Athletics of Philadelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Ave., Brooklyn". This is one of just a few baseball prints showing the entire field of play with both offensive and de... See More  

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Wealth of sports coverage, including baseball...

Item #675265

April 01, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, April 1, 1882  The ftpg. has a very nice print of: "Lillian Russell, Operatic Vocalist" with an article on her as well. Page 2 has about a full column of reports under the "Baseball" heading. Another pg. has a nice print of "D. A. Woods, Canadian Pedestrian" with a bio of him also. More baseball on yet another page.

This newspaper covers a weal... See More  

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Sequoia National Park is created...

Item #675264

September 27, 1890

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1890 

* Sequoia National Park is created

Page 2 has a very notable yet inconspicuous report on the creation of Sequoia National Park.

Under the heading: "General Washington News" is a subhead: "The 'Big Trees' National Park" with the text noting: "Secretary Noble has promulgated rules & regulations for the gover... See More  

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War-worn veterans parade in Washington...

Item #675224

June 09, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, June 9, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the conspirators

Taking over 2 1/2 columns on the front page are: "Trial Of The Assassins" "More Testimony for the Defence--A Distant Prospect of the End of the Trial" with many subheads.

Also on the ftpg: "From Washington" "The Closing Pageant of the War" "The War-Wor... See More  

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The Confederate title from Louisville, Kentucky...

Item #675166

September 07, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, Sept. 7, 1861 

* Rare pro-Confederate title

* 1st year of the Civil War

Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confede... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln visits Harpers Ferry...

Item #675164

October 06, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 6, 1862 

* Second Battle of Corinth, Mississippi

* Abraham Lincoln visits Frederick, Maryland

* Bardstown, Kentucky - Guerrilla John Morgan

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 F... See More  

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The Civil War in Pea Ridge, Arkansas...

Item #675162

October 27, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES Oct. 27, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST" "Another Great Victory in Arkansas" "The Vicinity of Pea Ridge Again Made Memorable" "Morgan's Last Raid" "AFFAIRS ON THE UPPER POTOMAC" "The Enemy Reported to Have Evacuated Winchester" "A Movement Toward Gord
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The Civil War in Pea Ridge, Arkansas...

Item #675161

October 27, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 27, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST" "Another Great Victory in Arkansas" "The Vicinity of Pea Ridge Again Made Memorable" "Morgan's Last Raid" "AFFAIRS ON THE UPPER POTOMAC" "The Enemy Reported to Have Evacuated Winchester" "A Movement Toward Gor
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The Civil War in Virginia...

Item #675160

November 28, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 28, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Army Operations In Virginia" "Fredericksburgh Not Occupied by the Rebels in Force" "Visit of the President to Gen. Burnside" "From Harper's Ferry - A Successful Raid into Secessia" "THANKSGIVING" "The Day - Its Observance--Its Duties--Its Pleasures...&q... See More  

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Rebel army is demoralized...

Item #675159

January 04, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 4, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From Port Royal & Tybee" "Preparations for a New Attack Upon the Rebels" "Important From Kentucky--Rebels Destroying the Railroad Below Green River" "Capture of a Party of Rebels on the Left Wing" "Increased Demoralization in the Rebel Army" "Ominou... See More  

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Rare mention of Kit Carson in the Civil War...

Item #675157

March 14, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, March 14, 1862 

* Battle of Valverde - New Mexico

* Rare Kit Carson mention

The front page has much reporting on the Civil War including one column heads: "The "Advance of the Army" "Latest Intelligence from the Vicinity of Manassas" "Rebels Expected to Make a Stand at Gordonsville" "Gen. McClellan & His Army" and more.

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The rebels near Martinsburg...

Item #675153

October 02, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES Oct. 2, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "FROM THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC" "The Rebels Found Near Shepherdsville" "They are Pursued to Martinsburgh and Shelled from that Place" "NEWS FROM NEW-ORLEANS" "Great Crowds Taking the Oath of Allegiance" "Guerrillas Getting Tired of Their Profession"

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Fighting in Kentucky: map of Bowling Green...

Item #675151

February 16, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb . 16, 1862 

* Bowling Green, Kentucky map

The front page is dominated by a very large Civil War map headed: "THE EVACUATION OF BOWLING GREEN".

Ftpg. column heads include: "Important From Kentucky" "The Evacuation of Bowling Green Confirmed" "Movements of the Rebel Troops" "Trouble Among the Rebel Generals" "The... See More  

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Good front page reporting...

Item #675148

March 07, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 7, 1863 

* Capital of the Confederacy

Among the front page items are: "The Yankees In King George" "The Conservatives of the North--Resolutions Of  The State Legislature" "The West & The War--Where are the Interests of the West?" "Abolition Legislature--The Bill of All Abominations--Military Arrests in ... See More  

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Jefferson Davis... Thanksgiving proclamation...

Item #675147

January 26, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 26, 1865 

* Jefferson Davis Thanksgiving proclamation

* Rare Confederate publication

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

The front page includes: "The War News" with various reports from the different fields of battle, subheads including: "Deserters from the Yankee Army" "The B... See More  

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