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Map of Pensacola just before the Civil War...

Item # 660966

January 12, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 12, 1861 

* Pensacola - Fort Pickens  map
* Florida & Alabama secession (1st reports)
* Pre Civil War tensions brewing

Certainly the dominant feature is the large front page map headed: "Pensacola, Florida, And Its Fortifications." The first column headlines relate to it and the advent of war, and include: "THE IMPENDING CIVIL WAR" "Important Despatches to Major Anderson & Gov. Pickens" "Resignation of Mr. Thomas as Secretary of the Treasury" "Number & Cost of Fortifications Already Seized" "State of The Union" "Names of Federal Officers Resigned" "Secession in Florida" and more.
Inside has: "Secession of Florida and Alabama from the Union" "Capture of All the Forts & Arsenals of Louisiana by State Troops" "Arrival of the Overland Pony Express" and more.
Twelve pages, minor margin war, nice condition.

Category: Yankee