Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Civil War Issues

Date: 1861 - 1865
Brooklyn, New York

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Item Description:

These newspapers have four pages each (counting each full printed side of text). You will receive one random issue dated between 1861 and 1865.

The Brooklyn Eagle, originally named "The Brooklyn Eagle and Kings County Democrat" and later known as "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle," was a prominent afternoon daily newspaper published in Brooklyn, New York City. The paper was established on October 26, 1841, and had a rich history spanning 114 years until it ceased publication on January 29, 1955. It briefly returned from 1960 to June 25, 1963. At its peak, the Brooklyn Eagle was the afternoon paper with the largest daily circulation in the United States. Notably, the 19th-century poet Walt Whitman served as its editor for two years. The newspaper played a crucial role in shaping Brooklyn's civic identity and was known for its objective news reporting combined with its alignment as a Democratic party organ. The paper faced challenges during the American Civil War, including having its mailing privileges revoked due to a forged letter allegedly sent by President Abraham Lincoln. The Brooklyn Eagle's legacy is also marked by its resistance to Brooklyn's merger into the City of Greater New York in 1898, fearing the borough would lose its significance.

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