Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, May 20, 1865

The May 20, 1865 edition of Harper's Weekly is full of interesting Civil War content.  It features details on the capture of John Wilkes Booth, and provides detailed descriptions of the Funeral and Burial of Abraham Lincoln.  We have posted the entire newspaper for your research and perusal.  Simply click on a thumbnail to be taken to a complete, readable version of that page.

 

The Capture of John Wilkes Booth

Black Vote After the Civil War

Black Labor After the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln's Cleveland Funeral

Abraham Lincoln's Cleveland Funeral

Abraham Lincoln House

Abraham Lincoln's Springfield Home

Savannah Georgia

Savannah Georgia Johnson Square

Abraham Lincoln's Chicago Funeral

Abraham Lincoln's Chicago Funeral

General Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant

 

 

Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee

This centerfold leaf from the May 20, 1865 edition of Harper's Weekly presents an incredible Thomas Nast Illustration showing Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant at the end of the Civil War.  Lee can be surrendering to Mr. Grant.  The surrender occurred on Palm Sunday, 1865.  The illustration also shows Christ entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, in the year of about 30 A.D.

 

We acquired this leaf for the purpose of digitally preserving it for your research and enjoyment.  If you would like to acquire the original 140+ year old Harper's Weekly leaf we used to create this page, it is available for a price of $250.  Your purchase allows us to continue to archive more original material. For more information, contact paul@sonofthesouth.net


 

 

  

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