THE NEW YORK HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1861: "THE REBELLION. CONFIRMATION OF THE REPORTED DEATH OF JEFFERSON DAVIS. THE FLAGS OF THE REBELS FLYING AT HALF-STAFF./ INTENSE EXCITEMENT AT WASHINGTON./ A GENERAL ENGAGEMENT OF THE HOSTILE ARMIES EXPECTED./ A GREAT BATTLE PROBABLY TO-DAY./ THE UNION ARMY PREPARED FOR THE CONFLICT." Civil War Newspaper.

THE NEW YORK HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1861: "THE REBELLION. CONFIRMATION OF THE REPORTED DEATH OF JEFFERSON DAVIS. THE FLAGS OF THE REBELS FLYING AT HALF-STAFF./ INTENSE EXCITEMENT AT WASHINGTON./ A GENERAL ENGAGEMENT OF THE HOSTILE ARMIES EXPECTED./ A GREAT BATTLE PROBABLY TO-DAY./ THE UNION ARMY PREPARED FOR THE CONFLICT."

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

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