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Partial volume, 97 issues of the New York Daily News, eight-page daily, June 1-August 31, 1864 (79 issues); and, March 8-August 11, 1865 (18 issues). ABRAHAM LINCOLN reports include the president's visit to Philadelphia and a reprinted speech he made during the Mexican War showing he is "anti-war" (8/25/64); A disturbed man, Thomas Clemens, was "turned over to authorities" for threatening behavior toward Lincoln's life (3/8/65); Dispatch signed in type from Lincoln concerning Grant's fighting (4/3/65); In a speech, LINCOLN admits to a crowd that the song Dixie, "is one of the best tunes I've ever heard." In this issue is also a signed in type proclamation from Lincoln regarding the closing of several southern ports (4/11/65); impromptu speech by Lincoln to the masses following evacuation of Richmond (4/12/65). Other reports include the resignation of secretary Chase, Sherman's grand advances through the south; destruction of Chambersburg; and "shameful surrender" at Fort Gaines. You'll read of several of Morgan's raids, Grant's fights, Lee's struggles, war observations from letters from northern and southern sources, news from Butler, Burnsides, Sherman, Pope, Price, Sheridan, Beauregard, Hooker, Forrest, Siegel, Hood, Ewell, Johnston, Kilpatrick, Wheeler, Longstreet and many others, including the deaths of generals McPherson, Averill and Jones. Outside of war news there are "Horrible scenes" from the Indian Wars, the execution of a negro, William Johnson for outrage of a young lady, a few reports of early BASEBALL; and lengthy coverage from the 80th Masonic communication. You'll see hundreds of reports of fighting from such venues as Chickahominy, Richmond, Petersburg, Charleston, Vicksburg, Dalton (Ga), Mobile, Harper's Ferry, Shenandoah Valley, Reams Station, Fort Morgan, Lynchburg and dozens more; as well as speeches from war hawks and abolitionists and lists of war dead. A few highlights include: 6/1/64: War news from Virginia; Fremont for President at Cleveland convention. 6/3/64: Fight at Cold Harbor; steamship Pocahontas sinks; COLORED TROOPS shot by rebels. 6/9/64: From Baltimore Convention, LINCOLN for President, JOHNSON for vice president. 6/10/64: Lincoln speech to committee informing him of his re-nomination as president. 6/29/64: Lincoln accepts nomination in signed-in-type letter. 8/19/64: Syracuse Peace Convention. President LINCOLN calls for a half-million more soldiers. 8/20/64: The INDIAN WAR/Massacre on the Little Blue River. 4/4/65: Richmond and Petersburg evacuated as GEN. LEE retreats. 4/14/65: Front page reports on the SURRENDER by Gen. Lee. 4/27/65: Arrest of Junius Booth and speculation on whereabouts of John Wilkes Booth and post assassination reports, condition of Seward.
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