Lot #367
Civil War: New York Times from April 10, 1865, Proclaiming the End of the War

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Estimate: $200+


Scarce original issue of The New York Times from Monday, April 10, 1865, with headline banner to left side proclaiming: “UNION, VICTORY! PEACE! Surrender of General Lee and His Whole Army, The Work of Palm Sunday, Final Triumph of the Army of the Potomac, The Strategy and Diplomacy of Lieut.-Gen. Grant., Terms and Conditions of the Surrender.” The front page, 14.5 x 20.5, features dramatic accounts of local reactions from Wilmington, Albany, Philadelphia, Worcester, Pittsburgh, Trenton, and Providence. It also lists “The Correspondence Between Grant and Lee,” with Grant’s note from April 9th reading, in part: “The terms upon which peace can be had are well understood. By the South laying down their arms, they will hasten that most desirable event, save thousands of human lives, and hundreds of millions of property not yet destroyed. Sincerely hoping that all our difficulties may be settled without the loss of another life.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 19.5 x 25; as such, it is unknown whether or not this is a complete copy. In very good to fine condition, with areas of toning, and overall rippling.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021