Morning Leader. / Supplement. / ... / Map of the Seat of War in Virginia / [followed by a wood engraved map, 12 x 10 7/8 inches] / [followed by two sections of text in five columns, (1) a description of the map and its salient points and (2) a morning report on the progress of the war]

Cleveland, OH: The Morning Leader, 16 May 1864. Printed broadside, 22 x 13 1/8 inches, employing several sizes of type, including a large
bold head. ¶The map presents the larger Virginia battleground from Petersburg in the south to Manassas Junction in the north, well illustrated with railroads, canals, and roadways from the Shenandoah Valley to near the western edge of the Chesapeake Bay; the news, largely from the Wilderness campaign, presents a detailed, but optimistic, picture for the Union side, "Grant will crush Lee before he goes to Richmond," as the war continued on for nearly another year. Not recorded separately on OCLC. The Cleveland Morning Leader, a short-lived Civil War era newspapers, was published 1854-1865; OCLC shows four full runs (American Antiquarian Society, Cleveland Public, Ohio Historical Society, Western Reserve) and shorter runs or scattered issues, mostly from the Civil War years, at 20 or so other institutions. Folded, but a very good example of this Civil War newspaper extra, with a nice map of the Virginia theater. (#5018). Item #58049

Price: $1,500.00

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