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From Confederate New Orleans...
Item # 553438
January 18, 1862
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 18, 1862
* Rare confederate title from the deep South
Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city which surrendered without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans are limited to those published between Louisiana's secession from the Union on January 26, 1861 and the end of April, 1862, just a brief 15 month period.
Front page war-related item include: "What the Morning Journals Say" which begins: "The Crescent speaks of the many theories put forth by the Lincolnites to account for their defeats in the present war--every one as far from the truth as the North will ever be from conquering the South if the war should last a century...". Also: "Letters From Baton Rouge" which takes over a full column. And: "From The Seat of War In Virginia".
There are additional war-related items on pages 2 & 3 also with most of the bkpg. taken up with ads.
Among the ftpg. ads is an illustrated one for; "Negroes For Sale" (see).
Complete in 4 pages, irregular at the spine margin with some loss caused by dis binding. Loose at the spine as well.