New York: The New York World, 1863. Very Good. Item #13348
An original 1863 Civil War newspaper with spectacular front-page headline reports covering the occupation of Maryland by Union forces at the order of President Abraham Lincoln, to keep the border state under Union control and prevent its moving into the Confederacy.
A series of three letters and proclamations provides striking detail of the effort to keep Maryland away from Confederate control on Election Day, 1863.
One letter is signed in block type by Lincoln, and is a rebuttal to Maryland Governor Augustus Bradford, who though in support of the Union, consistently defied Lincoln's autocratic occupation of the state.
The second is a proclamation by Bradford against a General Order issued by Union General Robert Schenck, who commanded the Maryland occupation forces in Maryland and issued the order to have any known Confederate sympathizers arrested at the polls on Election Day.
The last letter is a proclamation from Schenck to the Citizens of Maryland defending his order, issued at the request of Lincoln, and signed in block type at the end by Schenck.
Lincoln was merciless in his efforts to keep Maryland within the fold, having thousands of citizens, politicians, judges, newspapermen and anyone of even remote influence arrested and jailed if they leaned toward the Southern side.
This historic issue of 'The World' contains both front-page and inside headline reports from around the country related to the election and Civil War action, is complete ineight pages and is PERFECT for framing and display!