New York: The New York Tribune, 1864. 1st Edition. Folio. Very Good. Item #13305
An original 1864 New York Tribune newspaper, dated July 7, 1864 with a captivating front page featuring a large engraving of the CSS ALABAMA, the most notorious ship in the Confederate Navy, as well as two first hand accounts by US Navy Captain John Winslow of the sinking of the Confederate raider.
Winslow was the Captain of the USS KEARSAGE, the Navy warship which sunk the Alabama, Captained by Marylander Raphael Semmes, the most accomplished Captain of the Confederacy.
The two ships met at the Battle of Cherbourg off the coast of France in the pivotal battle which brought jubilation all through the North.
This issue features prominent coverage of the sinking, on the front page at the top of column one with stacked bold headlines. Each of Winslow's reports has his signature in block type at the end.
The large engraving of the Alabama is also prominently featured, at the top center of the front page with the large headline "The Late Pirate Alabama"
This historic Civil War artifact measures 20 3/4" X 15" and is perfect for framing and display!