The Civil War: Part 1: A Newspaper Perspective

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Contains the full text of major articles gleaned from over 2,500 issues of the New York Herald, the Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865. Included are descriptive news articles, eye-witness accounts and official reports of battles and events, editorials, advertisements and biographies. Also included are articles which describe other than military concerns of the day. These include such topics as travel, arts and leisure, geographical descriptions, sports and sporting, social events, etc.

Coverage: November 1860 – April 1865

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