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Lincoln offers pardon to deserters if they return...
Item # 688074
March 11, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Proclamation for deserters
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Important From New Orleans" "Gen. Banks About to Commence His Forward Movement' "Important To Deserters" "A Proclamation by the President' "An Amnesty to Deserters who Will Return Before the 1st of April" "A Morning to Those who Promote Desertions".
Following the latter is: "A Proclamation" which is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.
Much more on the war as well.
Eight pages, very nice condition.