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Lincoln accepts his nomination for President... In a Confederate newspaper...

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July 05, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 5, 1864  

* Abraham Lincoln accepts nomination for re-election

A single sheet newspaper with just a one column masthead, somewhat typical for the period as most paper mills were located in the North, newsprint was of short supply in the South, causing publishers to maximize use of paper as much as possible.
This issue has a great wealth of Civil War reporting with a bias towards the Confederate perspective, making for interesting reading.
Among the front page heads are: "The War News" "Forrest Operating on Sherman's Rear" "City Intelligence" "Wilson's Order Book--Hdq'r Fitz Lee's Cavalry Division" "Reports of the Press Association--From Petersburg" plus thirteen letters or orders from various military commands each with a dateline containing much good war-related information.
Civil War news continues on the back page as well with items headed: "Latest From The North" "The Situation at Petersburg" "Still Later From the North" and some subheads including: "From Grant's Army" "The Draft--The Commutation Clause" "Speech from Vallandigham" and more.
But perhaps the best item in this newspaper is the page two item headed: "Lincoln's Letter of Acceptance" which is concerning him accepting the nomination by the Baltimore Convention to be the Republican candidate for President for the 1864 election. His letter is signed by him in type: Abraham Lincoln. Great to have this significant item in a Confederate newspaper.
Complete as a single sheet, a piece from the left margin does cause some text loss, two very small holes in the top quadrant, otherwise quite nice.

Category: The Civil War