Collection of Nashville Daily Press and The Daily Press newspapers, dated from January 1-February 6 to September 2-December 31, 1864, each comprised of two (2) double sided pages. Features coverage of the Battle of Franklin, fought on November 30, 1864, in Franklin, Tennessee, the Battle of Nashville, fought on December 10-19, 1864, in Nashville, Tennessee, with reports and correspondence from both Union and Confederate sources, descriptions of battles, casualty lists, prisoner exchanges, guerilla raids, etc.; descriptions of Union Major General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea, beginning with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta on November 15 (inlcuding an article titled "Burning of Atlanta", dated December 29), and ending with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21; descriptions of Union General Philip Sheridan's victory at Harper's Ferry, dated September 27; and an article titled "John morgan's Escape His Own Account", dated January 22, 1864. Also includes opinion articles about President Abraham Lincoln, articles regarding slavery and African Americans including a report titled "The Negroes on Island No. 10", dated January 26, international war relations, including a printed correspondence between Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Pope Pius IX, dated Janaury 22, 1864, and information about drafts and conscriptions. Articles are interspersed with general articles and notices about marriages, deaths, society columns, advertisements for medicines, grocers, wholesalers, photographers, passenger trains, and more. Hardbound in half red cloth with black cloth sides, gilt lettering to spine. 27 1/8" H x 19 3/4" W x 1 5/8" D. CONDITION: Overall good, legible condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, areas of scotch tape repair, tears, etc. to be expected from age.
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