Description[Abraham Lincoln Assassination] Six 1865 Issues of the New York Tribune from the days immediately following Lincoln's assassination. The New York Tribune was established by Horace Greeley in 1841 and was long considered one of the leading newspapers in the United States. This lot consists of issues dated:
April 17, 1865, 8 pages, folded folio, reporting on the assassination of Lincoln (he was shot on April 14, 1865 and died the next day). The entire front page is filled with articles on the tragedy. "The Great Calamity"; "The President's Murderer Still at Large"; "General Grant's Arrival"; "Demonstrations of Mourning".
April 21, 1865, 8 pages, folded folio, front-page articles include "The President's Assassin" with information on a $50,000 reward for Booth's capture, as well as the effects of the assassination on various cities and regions.
April 27, 1865, 8 pages, folded folio, front-page news of Sherman's occupation at Raleigh, The Cortege On Its Way Westward the Treatment of Secessionists.
April 29, 1865, 8 pages, folded folio, front-page news of the surrender of General Johnston, news of Lee's surrender, Rebels giving up.
May 8, 1865, 8 pages, folded folio, front-page news of the arrest of a conspirator at St. Louis, whereabouts of the head Rebel, continuing news of the assassination.
May 9, 1865, 8 pages, folded folio, front-page news on Sherman "His Army Homeward Bound", enthusiasm of the colored people, "The Assassination: The Trial to Commence Today", news from Washington.
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