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Jefferson Davis rallies the troops...

Item #697498

August 14, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 14,1863 

* Capital of the Confederacy

* President Jefferson Davis

The first column on the front page has a variety of war items, plus the balance of the front page includes: "The Military Situation" "City Intelligence" "The Army and The Mails--The Sufferings of Soldiers & Their Friends From Anxiety & Suspense"... See More  

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Jeff Davis' address, and much more...

Item #697226

January 23, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, January 23, 1863  This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The front page includes some items relating to the Civil War in... See More  

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Unique "Yankee" & "Confederate" pair of the same date...

Item #696643

July 22, 1861

Here is a unique opportunity for a pair of issues--one Yankee and the other Confederate--of the identical date of July 22, 1861 both reporting on the First Battle of Bull Run, one from the New York Tribune and the other from the Confederate capital of Richmond, titled the Daily Dispatch, providing a perspective of how the news was reported with all the "spin" & biases that ... See More  

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Terrific & rare broadside "Extra" on the capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #695818

May 14, 1865

STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865 

* Very rare miniature broadside

* Capture of Jefferson Davis

* President of the Confederacy

A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.

The three headlines ... See More  

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Lincoln's adversary for the Presidency...

Item #693197

September 17, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1864  The full front page is a very dramatic print: "Harry Davis Capturing the Battle Flag of the 13th Louisiana Regiment, at the Battle of Ezra Church". 

Other prints within include: "Admiral Farragut's Fleet Bombarding Fort Morgan" "Rear-Admiral David G. Farragut, U.S.N." "View of Petersburg, Virginia,... See More  

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Early report of Mosby's famous "Greenback Raid"...

Item #692478

October 15, 1864

THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 15, 1864 

* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader

* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

* Report on the Greenback Raid

Although there is much Civil War reporting on the front page perhaps the most significant a brief item near the bottom of the back, headed: "Guerrillas at Work Again on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad" which reads: "A party
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Jeff Davis'a appeal for help... Much war reporting...

Item #691461

August 08, 1863


* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

Fully half of the first column is taken up with a nice stack of headlines on the Civil War, including: "Important From Charleston" "Fort Sumter to be Bombarded This Week" " Gilmore's Enormous Batteries" 'The Fort to be Reduced in an Hour and a Half"  &
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Jeff Davis' speech to the troops...

Item #691445

October 24, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 24, 1863 

* Jefferson Davis speech to troops

* Battle of Bristow - Virginia

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Late Southern News" "The Engagement at Bristow Station" "Apologies For the Rebel Defeat" "Burnside's Operations in Virginia" "Jeff. Davis's Visit to Bragg's Army" "H... See More  

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Letter from Jefferson Davis...

Item #691439

February 07, 1865

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1865  

* Capital of the Confederacy

* President Jefferson Davis

Much war-related news in a newspaper from the Confederate capital.

Reports include: "The War News" which includes a letter relating to Confederate agents negotiating with the North signed in type by: Jefferson Davis. It is followed by the reply: "To the President of the ... See More  

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Nebraska to join the Union... Jeff Davis's complicity in the Lincoln assassination...

Item #691201

July 28, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 28, 1866  

* Nebraska Statehood

* Jefferson Davis

The front page has much reporting from: "Washington" with a stack of column heads, including: "Nebraska Admitted into the Union". It would formally become a state on March 1, 1867.

Page 4 has: "JEFFERSON DAVIS" "Investigation of the Charge of His Complicity in the Assassination... See More  

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Inaugural address of Jefferson Davis...

Item #691176

February 26, 1862

THE PRESS, Philadelphia, Feb. 26, 1862 

* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Inauguration - inaugural address

An historic issue as the top of the front page has: "The Rebellion" "Important Southern News" "INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF JEFF DAVIS" "Rebel Accounts of the Fort Donelson Battle" "The Burning of Winton, N..C." "News From the... See More  

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1861 Jefferson Davis... Confederate...

Item #690440

November 01, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 1, 1861 

* From the Confederate capital

One of the most well known titles from the South, and from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "From Norfolk" 'Major General Van Dorn" and a few smaller items and various advertisement.

Inside has: "Boulevards for Richmond" "Army ... See More  

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Jefferson Davis is indicted for treason...

Item #690262

May 12, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1866 

* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Official indictment for treason

Page 3 has a one column heading: "JEFF. DAVIS INDICTED" with subheads. (see)

Eight pages, creasing along the central fold of the front page only, generally nice.... See More  

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The captured Jefferson Davis en route... Sherman foraging in the Carolinas... Calamity at Mobile, Alabama...

Item #689852

June 17, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 17, 1865 The most sought after print is: Fugitive Slaves Escaping to Wilmington, N.C." by Joseph Becker. However, the dramatic double-page foldout: "Awful Calamity at Mobile, Ala. - Scene Among the Ruins after the Explosion of the Ordnance Depot and Magazine", is also quite nice.

The front page has an article headed: "Proclamation... See More  

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Jefferson Davis on emancipation... Lincoln's "Executive Order"...

Item #689587

January 03, 1863


* President Abraham Lincoln

* Rebel Jefferson Davis

The front page is mostly filled with Civil War news including: "Invasion of Maryland" "The Proclamation of Freedom" concerns the Emancipation Proclamation, and has subheads: "What is To Be Done with the African  Regiments" and: "The Proclamation of Freedom&... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's 1st speech upon being re-elected...

Item #689182

November 11, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1864 

* Abraham Lincoln address

* "In Response to a Serenade"

* Jefferson Davis & arming of slaves ?

Page five has column heads: "UNION REJOICES" "Serenading the President and Cabinet - Speeches of Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Seward, and Others."

The article includes one of the most humble calls for unity given by Lincoln: "The P... See More  

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Perhaps the best graphic Lincoln newspaper to be had...

Item #689046

March 09, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861 

* Perhaps the best graphic Lincoln newspaper to be had...

The front page has text on: "Our Portrait of the President" which relates to the terrific double page centerfold captioned: "Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, President elect of the United States of America, With Scenes & Incidents in His Life."

The larg... See More  

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Front page print shows Lincoln being assassinated...

Item #688982

April 29, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Apr. 29, 1865 

* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue

This issue remains one of the most desired for this historic, tragic event, as it is one of the only newspapers which included a front page graphic showing the actual assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Over half of the front page is taken up with a very dramatic print captioned: "A... See More  

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Details on the capture of Jeff. Davis...

Item #688900

May 24, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1865 

* Jefferson Davis captured in Woman's clothes ?

Half of the first column on the front page is taken up with great heads on the parade of returning Civil War soldiers, including: "THE REVIEW" "The Grand Army of the Potomac Marching Through Pennsylvania Ave." "The Great Military Pageant of the Age" "The Honors To The Br... See More  

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Jefferson Davis' proclamation for a day of "Humiliation and Prayer, with Thanksgiving"...

Item #688735

February 02, 1865

CHRISTIAN OBSERVER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 2, 1865 

* Jefferson David proclamation

* Confederate Day of Thanksgiving

Has mostly religious-related content on the front page save for a war item: "First Virginia Artillery" "Stray Leaves from a Soldier's Artillery". On the reverse under "General Intelligence" are various news reports from the war.

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News from the Gold Rush... Colonel Jefferson Davis...

Item #688549

August 01, 1849

LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849 

* Uncommon publication

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

An uncommon title, and the volume 1, number 5 issue. Near the top of the ftpg. is: "From California" with a San Francisco dateline, & including: "The anchorage is crowded with vessels & more arriving daily...Provision & clothing are abundan... See More  

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Was Jeff. Davis starving Union prisoners?

Item #688525

August 23, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 23, 1865  

* Confederate President Jefferson Davis

* Henry Wirz - Andersonville Prison - Georgia

Among the front page articles: "Jeff. Davis & the Starvation of Union Soldiers" which includes mention of the infamous Andersonville prison. Also: "Virginia" "Decapitating the Volunteer Officers...".

Inside includes: "The Wi... See More  

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Jefferson Davis at the capitulation of Monterrey...

Item #688246

February 12, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 1847  Pages 3 and 4 contain great content headed: "The Capitulation Of Monterey - Official Papers and Letters", the first of which is a half column letter signed in type: Jefferson Davis.

At the time Davis was a Colonel in the "Mississippi Rifles" which he organized. He also fought in the Battle of Buena Vista, bein... See More  

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The capture of Fort Henry...

Item #688136

February 08, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 8, 1862  

* Fort Henry, Tennessee captured

* In a Confederate publication

The front page has: "Notes Of The War--The 'Situation' In Kentucky--Position of the Hostile Armies--The Five Grand Divisions of the Federal Army & Where They Are" "The North & the War--How to Raise the Money" "A Yankee's Experien... See More  

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Inaugural Address of President Jefferson Davis... The fall of Fort Donelson...

Item #688100

February 24, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, February 24, 1862 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* President Jefferson Davis inauguration

* Best publication to be had ? (very rare)

Not only is this a great Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy and as such contains a great wealth of the latest news and battle reports.

Certainly the most significant content i... See More  

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Jeff Davis's speech to the troops...

Item #688096

October 25, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 25, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Advance of Gen. Banks on the Bayou Teche" "Interesting from the Texas Coast" "From the Rebel States" "Address of Jeff. Davis to Bragg's Army" which is signed in type: Jefferson Davis; "The Late Campaign in Virginia" "What Virginia Has done to S... See More  

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Jefferson Davis and his government...

Item #688090

March 23, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, March 23, 1865 

* Confederates falling apart

* Nearing the end of war

* Sherman at Goldsboro NC

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Jeff. Davis And His Government" "The Rebel Senate in Judgment on the Rebel President" "The Revelation Of Dispair" "Lee the Forlorn Hope of the Rebels" and more... See More  

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Lincoln is tough on peace... Jeff Davis comments...

Item #688050

February 10, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 10, 1865

* Peace conference

* Confederate mission

* Abraham Lincoln

* Final months of war

 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "The Fight on Monday Last" "Difficult Nature of the Country" 'Temporary Defeat of the Union Forces" "Our Losses Thus Far About 800" "Union Lines Extended Four Miles&qu... See More  

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End of fighting in the Civil War...

Item #687252

May 29, 1865


* Edmund Kirby Smith surrenders

* re. Jefferson Davis capture

* Last battles of the Civil War

The top of the first column has an embellishment beneath which is: "PEACE ! " "Kirby Smith Surrenders" "The Old Flag Waves From Maine to the Rio Grande!". Also on the front page is: "JEFF DAVIS" "An Of
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Jeff Davis' Proclamation on the Mumford controversy: death for Butler... Battle of Murfreesboro... A "Memphis" title......

Item #684211

January 03, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 3, 1863 

* Battle of Stones River - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Very rare publication

This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. The most notable content in the issue is the back page report headed: "The Battle At Murfreesboro" "... See More  

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Much on Lincoln's journey to his inauguration... Jefferson Davis inaugurated...

Item #684149

March 02, 1861


* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* Journey to his inauguration prints

The front page has an article and illustration on: "The President Elect on His Way to Washington", the print showing the reception of Lincoln by the Mayor of New York.

Other prints within include: "The Arsenal at Augusta, Georgia" and: "Th... See More  

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On the inaugurations of Jefferson Davis, and Abraham Lincoln...

Item #684148

March 16, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 16, 1861 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Rebel leader Jefferson Davis

* Inaugurations w/ prints

The full front page is a nice print of: "The Hon. Jefferson Davis, President-Elect of the New Southern Confederacy, Addressing the Citizens of Montgomery, Ala...Preview to His Inauguration." Inside includes a dramatic print of: "... See More  

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The closing days of the Civil War...

Item #683064

April 06, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, April 6, 1865

* Confederate capital occupied

* Last days of the Civil War

* Jefferson Davis fleeing

 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "RICHMOND" "Official News of the Pursuit of the Rebel Forces" "Sheridan Calls on Meade to Assist in Capturing or Dispersing Lee's Army" "Grant at Hotaway, C.H." &quo... See More  

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Panic in Richmond...

Item #682956

January 20, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, Jan. 20, 1865  Formatted very much like its competitors, the Times, Tribune & Herald. Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Great Panic in the Rebel Capital" "Despondency Among the People" "Defiant Denunciation of Jefferson Davis" "Bloodshed Must be Stopped" and more.

Eight pages, very n... See More  

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Confederate newspaper from Memphis... Jeff Davis' speech...

Item #682776

November 27, 1861

MEMPHIS WEEKLY APPEAL, Tennessee, November 27, 1861 

* Rare Confederate stronghold publication

This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city.

Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the "Memphis Appeal" newspa... See More  

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Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as President...

Item #682679

February 25, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 25, 1862 

* Jefferson Davis inauguration

* President of the Confederacy

* Nashville, Tennessee map

The front page features a nice map of: "THE CITY OF NASHVILLE" which includes the city streets.

But of most significance is the front page report headed: "Inauguration of Jeff. Davis as President of the Bogus Confederacy" "Scenes and Ceremo... See More  

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Upon the capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #682606

May 22, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 22, 1865 

* Jefferson Davis captured in Woman's clothes

Among the front page column heads are: "JEFF. DAVIS" "His Arrival at Fortress Monroe" "Stephens, C.C. Clay, Reagan & Wheeler Accompany Him" "Quarters Prepared for the Party" "Incidents of the Capture" "Davis As A 'Mother' " "He Br... See More  

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Taylor's state-of-the-union address...

Item #682237

December 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849 

* President Zachary Taylor

* State of the Union Address

* Best publication to be had ?

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy.

Much of pages 4 ... See More  

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Confederate newspaper...Sherman advancing towards Columbia...

Item #681741

October 31, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Oct. 31, 1864 

* Rare Confederate publication

A rather rare title and great that it includes the word “Southern”.

The front page is mostly taken up with ads & military notices but there are also: "The Capture & Destruction of the New York Steamer Roanoke" "The War in the Southwest - From Mobile&qu... See More  

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"Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia... Jefferson Davis' stirring address to his soldiers...

Item #680889

February 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 14, 1864 

* Very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run

See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper.

Among the front page items are: "President Davis' Address to the Army" which is rather lengthy & signed in type: Jefferson Davis. This is a very nice, rousing address to his sold... See More  

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A racist newspaper on the trial of the Lincoln conspirators...

Item #680188

June 03, 1865


* Lincoln assassins trial

* Rare pro-white title

* Reconstruction era

A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. As such their reporting on war events provide a contrasting perspective beyond most other Northern newspapers.

Among the reports: "The Assassination Trial" &... See More  

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Lincoln election results... Jefferson Davis on arming slaves...

Item #679367

November 12, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 12, 1864  

* Abraham Lincoln election results

* Jefferson Davis message

Over two columns on the front page are taken up with reports headed: "The Election" and "The Result In New York" "Union Majority in the State Over Eight Thousand" plus it continues with some election results from six other states as well, some quite brief.

The re... See More  

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Report here is a focus of a Smithsonian Channel episode...

Item #679345

March 05, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 5, 1864

* Colonel Ulric Dahlgren Affair

* Failed raid on Richmond

* Secret papers found on Dahlgren's body

* American Civil War - Jefferson Davis

 There is an intriguing story within the front page reports recently brought to fore in an episode of "America's Hidden Stories" on the Smithsonian Channel.

The intrigue is about ... See More  

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1902 Earl family murders... Welsh, Louisiana...

Item #678702

February 26, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 26, 1902

* Earl family murders by farmhand

* Welsh,Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

The top of the front page is a two column headline: "SIX MEMBERS OF ONE FAMILY WERE MURDERED" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from... See More  

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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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Did Jefferson Davis die?

Item #675350

September 04, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 4, 1861  Among the Civil War reports on inside pages are: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "Jefferson Davis" which is on the rumored that he had died; "Promotions by Gen. McClellan" "The Advance of the Rebels" "Kentucky All Right" "Neutrality to Be Abandoned" "The Victory at Hatteras" "Change of Confeder... See More  

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Document signed by Jeff Davis...Capture of Yazoo City...

Item #674082

July 22, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1863 

* John Morgan's raid ending

* Yazoo City & Jackson, Mississippi

* Post Gettysburg Robert E. Lee

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "Morgan's Invasion Ended" "Battle at Geiger's Creek" "Rebels Defeated & Driven to a Bluff" "They Then Unconditionally Surrender" "Morgan &am... See More  

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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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Death of Robert E. Lee, in a Southern newspaper...

Item #673290

October 13, 1870

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Oct. 13, 1870 

* Robert E. Lee death

* Confederate leader

All columns on pages 2 & 3 have black mourning rules for the death of Robert E. Lee.

Among the articles inside are " Dead" which has near the beginning: "...with the mournful intelligence that Robt. E. Lee is no more. This sad announcement will wring a wail of grief fro... See More  

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Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...

Item #672423

August 25, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Aug. 25, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War.

Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a... See More  

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