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675964

The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)... 1st International Benefit Concert...

Item #675964

August 05, 1971

THE VILLAGE VOICE, August 5, 1971   The front page & pgs. 32-33 contain images and articles describing what is considered the 1st International Benefit Concert. This Madison Square Garden concert, organized and hosted by George Harrison to raise money for "starving millions in East Pakistan", included live sets by Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, and Alla Rakha, along with Bob... See More  

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675959

Martin Luther King Day Established...

Item #675959

November 02, 1983

LOS ANGELES TIMES, November 2, 1983



* President Ronald Reagan Creates MLK National Holiday

* Coretta Scott King attends signing of bill




The front page of this issue has both an image and an article of President Ronald Reagan publicly signing a bill to establish January 18th as a Federal Holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King. This issue is the Late Final edition and so it contains ... See More  

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675955

Confederate reporting on the Civil War... Reward for Benjamin Butler...

Item #675955

January 10, 1863

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 10, 1863 



* General  Benjamin "The Beast" Butler reward

* From the origin of the Civil War




Printed in the dateline is: "Confederate States of America" which is rarely found on Southern newspapers.

On the front page at the top of the first column is: "The Naval Victory At Galveston" "Official From Ge... See More  

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675954

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...

Item #675954

August 05, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848 



* Rare antebellum title

* 3 Acts signed by James Polk




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, three years before the Civil War.

The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, one of which is signed by the President: James Polk. ... See More  

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675953

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...

Item #675953

August 05, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848 



* Rare antebellum title

* 3 Acts signed by James Polk




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, three years before the Civil War.

The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, one of which is signed by the President: James Polk. ... See More  

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675952

Convicts shipped off to America... Oglethorpe before founding Georgia...

Item #675952

March 13, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 13, 1728 (1729 by today's calendar) 



* Early James Oglethorpe

* Convicts to America




Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific item noting: "Also the same day nine felons convicts, eight men and one woman, were brought from Oxford City to the Oxford-Arms at Holborn Bridge, and from thence carry'd down the river and put on board a shi... See More  

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675951

The "Confederate" newspaper from Kentucky...

Item #675951

May 15, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, May 15, 1861 



* Rare pro-Confederate title



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-Confederate & the "Journal&q... See More  

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675950

Confederacy in Petersburg...

Item #675950

March 04, 1863

THE DAILY EXPRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, March 4, 1863 



* Rare Confederate title



Petersburg was a critical city to the Confederacy, located not far south of the capital of Richmond, and the focus of a six month long siege when ended in early April, 1865, when Lee withdrew his troops from Petersburg and urged Jefferson Davis to remove the capital from Richmond. The war would end shortl... See More  

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675948

Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...

Item #675948

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 27, 1817  Certainly the best report in this issue is headed: "Of Galveston" which is about--among other items concerning Galveston,Texas--the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous charac... See More  

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675926

Very rare title from 19th century Western Colorado...

Item #675926

February 15, 1898

SEMI-WEEKLY STAR, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, Feb. 15, 1898 



* Very rare title

* Mesa County




A nice & very rare newspaper from this town in Western Colorado along the Colorado River. Although Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) records a "Grand Junction Star" there is no record of "the Semi-Weekly Star".

The front page has: "GRAND VALLEY... See More  

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675924

24th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified...

Item #675924

January 24, 1964

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, Jan. 24, 1964  The top of the middle column on the front page has a head: "It's Official: Poll Tax Is Abolished", which reports on the ratification of the 24th Amendment to the Constitution outlawing any tax to be paid as a prerequisite to vote in any federal election. Most of the report carries over to page 8.

Complete in 40 pages, very ni... See More  

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675893

Quite uncommon from London... 1723... 1724...

Item #675893

February 14, 1724

THE TRUE BRITON, London, Feb. 14, 1723-4 



* Early 18th century



The double date is due to the use of both the Julian (1723) & *Gregorian (1724) calendars at the time. A quite uncommon single sheet newspaper which has comparatively large lettering in the masthead. Rather than present news reports, this newspaper  is almost entirely editorial with much on politics. The back page i... See More  

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675892

Gentleman's newspaper from 17th century England...

Item #675892

January 23, 1691

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Jan. 23, 1691



* Rare 17th century title



This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 325 years old.

This newspaper was done in question/answer format. This newspaper was published at a time when there wer
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675621

Hammond, Indiana circus train wreck...

Item #675621

June 24, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, June 24, 1918  This 8 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "CIRCUS DISASTER COST 85 LIVES", "Sixty-Two Bodies Taken from Wreck With Only 24 of Them Recognizable" and more. See photos for text on the Hammond circus train wreck.



Other news, sports and advertisments of the day. Light browning,... See More  

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674459

Early Tallahassee...

Item #674459

March 27, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, March 27, 1847  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, three years before the Civil War.

The front page includes various reports from the Mexican War including: "From The Army - The Army News" "From the Army--Late & Very Import... See More  

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674447

Confederate newspaper from Raleigh... Sherman's march through Georgia...

Item #674447

November 30, 1864

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 30, 1864  Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War.

The front page has reports headed: "Legislative Proceedings" "Congressional"... See More  

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674446

How the Fords conspired to kill Jesse James...

Item #674446

August 07, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 7, 1883  The front page has over a full column taken up with considerable round-by-round details of the boxing match between John L. Sullivan and Herbert "Maori" Slade for the heavyweight championship.

But the great article is on page 4, headed: "Charlie Ford and the James Boys" which is a detailed article on Charlie Ford's first meeting... See More  

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674363

Monitor versus the Merrimac...

Item #674363

March 11, 1862

NEW-YORK TIMES, March 11, 1862 Back page heads report the famous naval battle at Hampton Roads, Virginia, between the Monitor and Merrimac: "The Battle In Hampton Roads" "Interesting Details of the Two Days' Fighting" "How The Cumberland Was Sunk by the Merrimac" "The Congress Set on Fire and Blown Up" "Probably About a Hundred Lives Lost on the Cum... See More  

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674282

Steam Engines and a New Steam Car... Light in photography...

Item #674282

July 26, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1879  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has a large illustration: "PHOTOGRAPHS BY ELECTRIC LIGHT". Inside pages have the following articles of interest: "The Exeter Steam Engine", "New Steam Car", and "Aswail, or Sloth Bear". There are al... See More  

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674281

Early oil industry...

Item #674281

February 27, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 27, 1892  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has two half-page illustrations: "MAPS OF THE OIL FIELD" and "GENERAL VIEW OF CENTRAL REFINERY AT CLEVELAND". The inside has several illustrations and descriptions including: "An improved Wood Bending Machine&... See More  

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674278

Brewing Ale in the 1870's...

Item #674278

March 15, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1879  The front page has 3 illus: "The Brewing Of Ale", the largest shows "Racking Off Vats", plus an article about P. Ballantine & Sons Brewery (Albany N.Y.), which continues inside and has another illus: "The Mash Tub And Malting Kilns".

Other articles and illustrations of interest include: "Palmer's Washer... See More  

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674103

Supreme Court Ruling on Women's Right to Vote...

Item #674103

March 30, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1875



* Minor vs. Happersett

* Supreme Court does NOT back Women's Suffrage




Page 2 column 6 of this issue contains: "...A QUESTION INVOLVING A WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE", followed by an article detailing the court's decision.



This issue is believed to be complete however, it is being sold for the described content. There are some a... See More  

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673575

On Washington retiring from public life...

Item #673575

September 26, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 26, 1796  Page 3 has a nice report: "The Resignation of The President of the United States" which notes in part: "...is at length announced to us in form [was published in a Phila. newspaper on Sept. 17]...there is nothing we can say that will fully express the estimation in which his illustrious & important services a... See More  

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673458

Jefferson Davis is captured...

Item #673458

May 14, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 14, 1865  A very historic issue with larger column heads than typical: "GLORIOUS ! " "JEFF. DAVIS CAPTURED" "Official Announcement by Secretary Stanton" "Davis and His Family Surprised at Irwinsville" "The Fourth Michigan Cavalry are the Fortunate Boys" "They Surround the Arch Rebel at Daylight on Wednesday" "... See More  

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672995

Check from Cooperstown, 1834...

Item #672995
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated 1834. Included is the amount in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Measures 2 1/2 by 5 1/2 inc... See More  

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672931

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" 1st day coverage... Jazz pianist Yancy Bass dies...

Item #672931

September 19, 1951

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 19, 1951 



* 1st day coverage of "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

* Death of Jazz pianist Yancy Bass.




Page 37 has a review of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and Page 36 has the movie theater ad.  Additionally, these movie ad pages are full of "biggies" including "A Street Car Named Desire" and  "Oliver... See More  

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672641

Re-nomination of Lincoln for the Presidency...

Item #672641

June 17, 1864

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, June 17, 1864  This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.

Page 2 has a report from: "The Baltimore Convention" with a subhead: "Nomination of President & Vice President of the United State... See More  

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672144

First automobile advertisement...

Item #672144

September 03, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 3, 1898  This is a very significant magazine in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" notes that the mentioned advertisement was the first automobile ad ever published in America. It is not the first appearance, which was in the issue of July 30, 1898.

A back page advertisement is headed: "T... See More  

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672143

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

Item #672143

January 12, 1901

THE WOMAN'S TRIBUNE, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 1901  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 leader, she was a war correspondent during the Spanis... See More  

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672142

One of the best baseball prints...

Item #672142

March 23, 1889

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889 Note: this is just a portion of the issue, 8 pages but including the mentioned centerfold.

This terrific double page centerfold is captioned: "The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval--Visit of the Prince of Wales". It includes some 19 scenes of various "plays" in baseball, and in additional has round portraits of th... See More  

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672136

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672136

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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672129

Jake LaMotta defeats Sugar Ray Robinson: from the city of the fight...

Item #672129

February 06, 1943

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Feb. 6, 1943  The banner headline on page 14 reports: "18,930 See LaMotta Floor Robinson in Scoring Upset Victory" with subheads: "Defeat Is First for Ray in Career of 130 Bouts" "Bell Saves Sugar from Knockout in Eighth Round; Decision Is Unanimous".

Also a very nice four column action photo during the famous fight that was a focus in th... See More  

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672126

Lincoln's funeral in Philadelphia and New York City...

Item #672126

April 24, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1865  All columns on all eight pages are black-bordered for the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Over half of the front page first column is taken up with heads including: "THE FUNERAL" "The Lying in State in Independence Hall, Philadelphia" "Scenes There Yesterday" "Immense Crowds of People Throughout the Day" "Severa... See More  

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672110

A great, late 1700's American newspaper...

Item #672110

February 13, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 13, 1793  If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. A four page issue with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements, but included with this issue is a single sheet "Supplement" giving 6 pages in total. Wide, never-trimmed margins ... See More  

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672109

Very ornate masthead...

Item #672109

April 09, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, April 9, 1859  This newspaper has one of most ornate mastheads including an illustration of a battleship with maritime symbols bordering the front page.

Among the prints are: "Scene At Brighton, England, The Famous Watering-Place" "The River St. Lawrence" "British Fleet of men-Of-War Off Spithead, England" an
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672108

Slavery comes to an end in England...

Item #672108

August 29, 1833

THE TIMES, London, August 29, 1833  As Wikipedia notes the British Slavery Abolition Act was passed in 1833, receiving the royal assent on August 28.

Page 2 begins with: "Parliamentary Intelligence" with text noting in part: "Their Lordships sat at 12 o'clock...the Royal assent was given by commission to various bills--amongst which were...Colonial Slavery Bill...Slave Tra... See More  

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672105

Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #672105

May 11, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895  The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree."

Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World"; a page on "Fort Snelling, Old and News" including 5 prints/photos of the Minnesota military s... See More  

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672104

Portrait of an early baseball player...

Item #672104

September 29, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 Page 4 has a 3 by 2 inch portrait of: "Edward Beadle, Gotham B. B. Club Of New York." Included is a report headed: "Our Base Ball Illustrations" that compares the "new school" of ball players to the "old boys" and then describes the talent and skills of Beadle, a first baseman for the Gothams.

There is also... See More  

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672101

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672101

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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672100

The "science" of phrenology had its own publication...

Item #672100

January 01, 1853

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, January, 1853  Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

Inside has various prints of men & women, including; "The Good Man & the Murderer--A Cont... See More  

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672055

Baseball caricatures by famed artist A.B. Frost...

Item #672055
HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, January, 1890  The entire back page is captioned: "Our National Game" showing twelve different baseball caricatures each with a caption, illustrated by the famed artist A.B. Frost.

Other articles include: "Jamaica, New and Old" "The Russian Army" "The Smyrna Fig Harvest" "St. Andrew's" and many additional a... See More  

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672052

Early print of the harbor of Honolulu...

Item #672052

April 19, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 19, 1851  The  nice & quite detailed print at the top of the front page is captioned: "The Port Of Honolulu, In The Sandwich Islands", now known as Hawaii. There is a nice article on it as well beginning: "It is not many years since Honolulu was regarded as one of the Cannibal Islands, and missionaries were sent thither to... See More  

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672051

On John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry... Death of Washington Irving...

Item #672051

November 30, 1859

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1859  Page 5 has some fine reporting on this historic raid upon Harper's Ferry by abolitionist John Brown, including column heads: "From Charlestown" "A Visit To The Prisoners" "A Caricaturist Rebuked" "Brown Preparing His Public Letter" "He Will Make No Speech" "No One To Visit Brown" "A Guard Of ... See More  

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672046

Santa Anna to be tried & shot... More from Texas...

Item #672046

August 06, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 6, 1836  The ftpg. has a short report concerning the "outrages" due to the rescue of two runaway slaves.

Other articles inside include: "Lynching Among the Indians" "The Creek War" with reports from Fort Mitchell, Alabama; "The Cherokees" "From Florida" "Mexico & the United States" &... See More  

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672044

Many early photos of Southern California... New Year's Day...

Item #672044

December 29, 1904

LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 29, 1904  Still has the color front cover with a New Year's theme (wear at margins, some dirtiness). Inside has a few New Year's items, plus a wealth of photos of buildings in: "Delightful Southern California, The Land of Sunshine and Bloom".

Lacking the back cover. Mild margin wear.

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672043

Truman Everts' ordeal in surviving 37 days in Yellowstone...

Item #672043

November 01, 1871

SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, (New York), November, 1871  The first 17 pages are taken up with a fascinating true-life story: "Thirty-Seven Days of Peril", being the exploits of Truman Everts.

Everts was a member of an early expedition which explored the area which later became Yellowstone National Park. He became lost in the wilderness for 37 days during the expedition and a year later ... See More  

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672041

Jeff Davis' qualifications ridiculed...

Item #672041

January 13, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 13, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "The Crusade Against Jeff. Davis" "His Military Qualifications Ridiculed" "SHERMAN" "Sherman's Rule in Savannah" "GRANT" and much more.

Eight pages, binding slits at the blank spine, good condition.

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672033

Horace Greeley interviews Brigham Young at Salt Lake City...

Item #672033

August 20, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 20, 1859  During this time famed Tribune publisher Horace Greeley took a trip to the West and wrote a series of articles on his adventures. Of his many published articles this may be the best and most desired.

Taking a full column on page 5 and more than a column on page 6 is: "An Overland Journey - Two Hours With Brigham Young" which is datelined at Salt Lak... See More  

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672032

Great reporting on the Seven Days' Battles...

Item #672032

July 04, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1862  Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "From General McClellan's Army" "The Enemy Still Press On" "The Rebels Retreat in Disorder" "We Capture 2,000 Prisoners" "General Magruder Taken Prisoner" "Details of the Fighting" "Remarkable Endurance of Our Troops" "185,000 Rebels... See More  

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672031

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

Item #672031

March 18, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, March 18, 1864  Among the front page heads on the Civil War are: "Important Military Movements" "General Grant's Order Assuming Command of the Union Armies".

The brief report notes Grant's departure for Washington to assume command, plus the names of the members of his staff. What follows is the Presidential order appointing U.S. Grant commander o... See More  

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