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Much from Jefferson Davis... Abraham Lincoln closes Southern ports...

Item # 564700

April 21, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 21, 1861 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, it surrendering 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. This issue is from close to the outbreak of the Civil War.

Some nice content in this issue with front page content including: "Exciting Rumors" "Departure of War Steamers" "Blockade of Southern Ports" which includes: "...President Lincoln has issued his proclamation declaring a blockade of the ports in all the seceded States.";  "Important From Louisville" "Important Correspondence Between Cincinnati and New Orleans" "Privateering" "Latest From Baltimore". (see).

There is more Civil War reporting on the inside pages including: "Military Spirit & Genius of the South" "The News of Virginia's Secession in Mobile" "Proclamation By the President of the Confederate States of America" which is signed in type: Jefferson Davis (see); "Naval Movements at the North" "Military Movements in New York City" "Capture of the Star of the West" "The Troops Save in Washington" "Proclamation By Lincoln" and other items.

There is a great wealth of advertisements in this lengthy issue, two of which are quite unusual headed: "A Gang of Very Likely Slaves at Auction" and "Slaves at Auction" which include named lists of 21 and 14 slaves being sold (see).

The back page has 14  various Acts of the Confederate Congress, each "Approved" by its President: Jefferson Davis.

A very unusual ten page issue, which speaks to the success & popularity of this newspaper. In uncommonly nice condition with just a bit of spine irregularity for the last leaf.

Complete in four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, generally in nice condition for a Confederate newspaper.

Category: Confederate

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