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The Civil War is about to end... Two dispatches signed by Lincoln...
Item # 688021
April 08, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee's surrender (day of)
* Appomattox Court House signing (eve)
* Battle of Sailor's Creek - Farmville, Virginia
This issue was published the day before Robert E. Lee surrendered to U.S. Grant which essentially ended the Civil War.
Not surprisingly the significant front page headlines report the coming end, with many heads including: "GRANT---LEE" "Progress of the Rout of Lee's Army" "Another Brilliant Victory" "Desperate and Sanguinary Battle Near Burkesville" "Sheridan Attacks the Enemy and Routs Them" "Capture of Six Rebel Generals" "General Ewell, Custis Lee, Corse, Kershaw, Button, and De Barre Taken Prisoners" "Lee's Army Broken Up" "Full Details of the Victory" "Official Reports from President Lincoln..." and more.
Civil War coverage takes five of the six front page columns and included among the dispatches are two signed in type: A. Lincoln, which are introductory notes to details provided by Sheridan, Grant, Meade, and Humphreys.
Eight pages, nice e condition.