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Surrender of Lee at Appomattox...



Item # 675995

April 15, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, April 15, 1865  Subtitled: "Gazette Of The Regular And Volunteer Forces", this 16 page issue is simply filled with military reports, almost entirely on the Civil War. 
This issue is dated the day Abraham Lincoln died. The ftpg. is entirely taken up with an article headed: "The Campaign In Virginia" which begins: "The campaign in Virginia is ended...". One of the inside pages has a wealth of detail, including many correspondences between U.S. Grant and General R. E. Lee--signed in type by each--headed: "The Surrender of Lee" which give a fine, detailed account of the agreement between the two which ultimately lead to Lee's surrender.
Near the back are various "Official Dispatches" signed by various military generals, as well as three "Proclamations By The President" concerning the closing moments of the Civil War, each signed in type: Abraham Lincoln and dated April 11, just 3 days before being assassinated.
Much more on the war as well.
Terrific to have the report of the end of the Civil War in the official military newspaper.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed (desired), 10 1/2 by 15 inches, a few archival mends near margins, good condition.  

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