[The Editor would be glad to receive articles from 3,000 to 6,000 words, or serial papers of greater length, for publication on the first page of, and written exclusively for The National Tribune. The subjects submitted should be of interest to the veterans in general, and should be treated with special regard to historical accuracy of statement.
Articles on the behavior of some particular regiment or brigade on some field whereon it distinguished itself, in some campaign in which it took a prominent part, in some siege wherein it acted defensively or offensively; reminiscences of prison life, the march or the camp; personal adventures, all such are solicited. Shorter papers, of from 500 to 1,000 words, and of the same character, are also desired for Fighting Them Over. All articles will receive consideration, and if available will have insertion. Stamps should be inclosed if it is desired that the manuscript be returned if unavailable.]
Fighting Them Over: What The Veterans Have To Say About Their Old Campaigns was a column that ran in the National Tribune from 1883 to 1903. The idea behind the column was to solicit first person accounts from veterans of the American Civil War. Here is the solicitation that ran periodically:
Collection Details: We have collected 900+ full newspaper sheets from the National Tribune Fighting Them Over column into a Fully Searchable Collection. Each issue had multiple articles which brings the number of individual accounts in this collection into the thousands. See the samples below. Note that the samples have been downsampled to a lower resolution. The collection is 300 dpi full resolution.
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