New York: 1861. Elephant folio, 15-3/4" x 22". 8pp. Caption title [as issued], printed in six columns. Disbound, light wear and several short closed tears at outer margins, Very Good.
A Civil War illustration of wishful thinking: "Your correspondent has this moment - half-past five o'clock P.M. - received a special despatch, from a reliable source, dated Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 5, couched in the following language, which confirms the announcement of the death of Jeff. Davis, first made in this correspondence on Tuesday last:- 'Positive advices received here this morning on Davis' death.' A special messenger from Fortress Monroe, who arrived here to-day, announces that flags have been flying at half-mast along the rebel lines for several days, and information was received at the fortress that it was in consequence of the death of Jeff Davis."
A source from Richmond stated that Davis had a serious illness and "little hope was entertained of his recovery." This is then followed by a biographical sketch of the provisional Vice President Alexander H. Stephens under the heading, "THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY." Much other war news is printed. Item #36009