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Jeff Davis is captured...

Item # 684995

May 15, 1865


* Confederate President Jefferson Davis caught
* Mention of him wearing women's clothes
* Abraham Lincoln murder trial

Half of the first column of the front page is taken up with significant heads including: "CAPTURE OF JEFF DAVIS !" "As Good As A Comedy!" "His Flight Suddenly Ended!" "Col. Prichard Overhauls The Fugitive!" "He Attempts to Escape in His Wife's Clothes!" "He Bolts For The Woods!" "His Boots Betray Him While He Is Running!" and more.
Other ftpg. heads include: "The Assassins!" "Their Trial at Washington" "A Description of the Conspirators" and more with the entire back page taken up with verbatim testimony of their trial.
Note: this issue is good for display purposes only, as it contains just the outer leaves (pgs. 1, 2, 7 & 8) and there is a sizable repair to page 2.

Category: Yankee