NEWSPAPERS and PERIODICALS
The Philadelphia Sunday Transcript was a distinguished Sunday weekly (the daily newspapers did not publish on Sunday in those days) that was published from well before the Civil War and into the Post-War period. Its owner and editor was Thomas Hawkesworth, a patriot and supporter of the Union, who joined the U.S. Army and was promoted major of the 68th Penna. Regiment, the Scott Legion. He was killed in action at the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA. December 13, 1862.
The museum possesses a complete run of the Sunday Transcript from 1860-1866, covering the entire Civil War period.
This exists nowhere else. The newspaper is treasure trove of opinion and information of ordinary citizens of the era.
The museum also possesses a complete original bound run of the Philadelphia Inquirer for the Civil War 1861-1865.
Also: an original bound run of the National Tribune (G.A.R. newspaper) 1906-1907; as well as the complete issue on microfilm: 1877-1940
Gettysburg Compiler original bound run 1901-1902. Other individual issues of Civil War newspapers.
The GAR Museum & Library offers the use of these digital files FREE for the purposes of research and public education. However, we gladly welcome any donations or Membership Subscriptions to aid us in covering our expenses associated with the publication of such unique resources.
NOTE: Any use of these publications is subject to Copyright of the GAR Civil War Museum and Library.
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