The “New York Herald,” January 5, 1863

The “New York Herald,” January 5, 1863

Collection ID

PPR.010250

Type

Papers

Date

1863

Geography

New York City, New York (United States)

Language

English

Medium

Print on paper

Dimensions

22.2 × 15.7 in. (56.5 × 40 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


In the heart of the American Civil War, the New York Herald issue from January 5, 1863, recalls an anti-Semitic order given by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in December 1862. “General Order No. 11” demanded that all Jews leave General Grant’s military district, which spanned areas of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Jewish leaders immediately appealed to President Abraham Lincoln, who “instructed General Halleck to countermand the order imperatively.” The newspaper also records numerous battles in the Civil War and records several church sermons supporting the Emancipation Proclamation, which took effect four days before, on January 1, 1863.

Printed and distributed on January 5, 1863, New York City, New York. Acquired before 2015 by an unknown owner; Purchased at auction in 2015 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.[1]

Notes: [1] Important Judaica Auction, Sotheby’s New York, December 22, 2015, Lot 71.

description

In the heart of the American Civil War, the New York Herald issue from January 5, 1863, recalls an anti-Semitic order given by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in December 1862. “General Order No. 11” demanded that all Jews leave General Grant’s military district, which spanned areas of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Jewish leaders immediately appealed to President Abraham Lincoln, who “instructed General Halleck to countermand the order imperatively.” The newspaper also records numerous battles in the Civil War and records several church sermons supporting the Emancipation Proclamation, which took effect four days before, on January 1, 1863.


provenance

Printed and distributed on January 5, 1863, New York City, New York. Acquired before 2015 by an unknown owner; Purchased at auction in 2015 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.[1]

Notes: [1] Important Judaica Auction, Sotheby’s New York, December 22, 2015, Lot 71.


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