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1865 Abraham Lincoln's inauguration...

Item # 697916

March 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1865 

* President Abraham Lincoln
* 2nd inauguration illustrations
* Shortly before assassination

The entire front page is taken up with a very nice engraving captioned: "President Lincoln Taking the Oath At His Second Inauguration, March 4, 1865" showing just that. A great display issue as such.
An inside page has an article: "The President's Inaugural" which includes the text of his second inaugural address, which includes in part: "...so still it must be said, 'The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.' With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.
The tipped-in (no binding holes), doublepage centerfold is captioned: "President Lincoln's Reinauguration at the Capitol" showing a huge throng of people in front of the Capitol.
This issue has many Civil War-related prints including: "Visit to Fort Sumter by General Gillmore & Staff" and a full page: "Marching On! The 55th Mass. Colored Regiment Singing John Brown's March in the Streets of Charleston" showing Black soldiers. Also full page: "Embarkation of Exchanged Union Prisoners at Aiken's Landing" and smaller prints: "Landing of General Potter's & Adm. Dahlgren's Troops at Bull's Bay, South Carolina" & "The Rebel General Ewell's Headquarters, Four Miles from Charleston".
The back page has a cartoon: "Human Nature".
Sixteen pages, a blank upper corner of the front leaf is missing, page 2 has a very discrete archival mend, very nice condition.

Category: The Civil War