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Celebrations: Gettysburg... Negroes in Washington... Williamsburg... Society of the Cincinatti...
Item # 698419
July 05, 1865
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 5, 1865
* Cornerstone laid for the Gettysburg monument
* The Negro Celebration in Washington, D.C.
* Much on the Society of the Cincinatti
Page 5 has: "Gettysburg", "The Celebration Yesterday on the Great Battle Field", "General Howard's Tribute to the Veterans", "Miles O'Reilly's Poem of the Day and Place", and "The Ceremonies of Laying the Corner Stone of the Gettysburg Monument", which includes the text of General Howard's oration and the lines of a lengthy poem by Colonel Charles G. Halpine. See images for details.
Pages 4 and 8 have much on the Negro celebration in Washington, D.C., which mentions Frederick Douglass, Horace Greely, General Freemont, and other notable individuals being in attendance. The text of several speeches are included.
Also included is a lengthy article which provides a bit of history re: the Society of the Cincinatti. Reports of several additional celebrations from throughout the country are also included, including one from Williamsburg, Virginia, and another in New York City.
Other news of the day from shortly after the end of the war, along with period advertising is found throughout.
Minimal roughness to the left spine, occasional foxing, a bit of wrinkling to the lower corner of the front page, but overall, in good condition.
Category: Post-Civil War