End of the Civil War NY Times Newspaper - April 10, 1865 
Lot Number 526
 
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Abraham Lincoln said more than he knew in his first Inaugural Address when he ended the speech with ”We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave ... will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” That day came on April 9, 1865 when the Confederacy and General Lee finally yielded to the Union and General Grant. The next day's newspapers were filled with articles about the end of the Civil War. Presented is a complete 8-page New York Times from April 10, 1865. The newspaper is complete but is no longer connected along the left border. The first page is missing two portions of the far right column and there are several minor tears. Overall this relic is more than a piece of paper, it is a memento of one of the most important historical events in American history. The content in the paper is extraordinary with every page featuring a Civil War connection. Other newspapers have survived from this date but rarely is a NY Times found intact. This is a fine opportunity to own a real piece of history. 
 
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