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American Newspaper Collection, Headlines and Front Pages, 1860-2010

  • April 15, 1861. “The Attack on Sumter: The surrender,” Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill.
  • April 10, 1865. “The End. The Old Flag Vindicated. Lee and his whole army surrendered yesterday,” Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill.
  • April 15, 1865. “Terrible News: President Lincoln assassinated at Ford’s Theater,” and “Jeff. Davis on the situation: He issues an edict at Danville,” Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill.
  • April 15, 1865. “Important, Assassination of President Lincoln,” The New York Herald, New York, N.Y.
  • April 4, 1915. "The Golden Anniversary of Peace within the Union." An Interpretative History of the Civil War written for The New York Times by Charles Willis Thompson. Section 7, 24 pages. Photocopy.