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MAINE BROADSIDE ON THE FIRST SHOTS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Rockland Gazette, [Maine], 1860. One broadside, two columns of text. 9-3/8" x 6-3/4" An extracted leaf from the Rockland Gazette, likely printed in early January, 1861. The reports include an account of shots being fired on the Steamer of the West supply ship which was en route with supplies to Fort Sumpter. Also recorded is a fight between Senator Robert Tombs (1810-1885) and General Winfield Scott (1786-1866) that began at a dinner party in Washington D.C., and ended with a supposed duel at sunrise, with Toombe shooting Scott through the heart. History tells us that Scott died years later at the West Point Hotel, after retiring. Fake news! A unique and unrecorded bit of Civil War history. A good copy, foxed with some chips at the edges and some tears, none of which obscure text. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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