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Battle of Gettysburg... White female slave sold...
Item # 569092
July 10, 1863
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Massachusetts, July 10, 1863 This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated (see).
Page 3 has some great content on the Battle of Gettysburg, including an item headed: "Great Victory Of Gen. Meade Over Gen. Lee--The Rebel Invaders Driven Out Of Pennsylvania!" with the text beginning: "The great contest between Lee's and Meade's forces in Pennsylvania commenced on Wednesday, July 1st, in the neighborhood of Gettysburg, and continued with slight intermission until July 4th...the loss on both sides, in killed & wounded, being enormous; the result being a Waterloo defeat of Gen. Lee & the loss of one third of his immense army..." with more. It also includes an address concerning the Battle of Gettysburg from the President, headed: "The President to the Country" and signed in type: Abraham Lincoln (see).
This is then followed by additional historic news with a very brief report headed: "Vicksburg Taken!" with the text reading: "After a siege of seven weeks, Vicksburg surrendered to Gen. Grant on the Fourth of July!" which also includes a brief & historic notice signed in type by Acting Rear Admiral D. D. Porter: "I have the honor to inform you that Vicksburg has surrendered to the United States forces on this Fourth of July." (see)
There is also a brief item: "Parade of Colored Troops" which notes that: "The first Regiment United States colored troops marched form Mason's Island through Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, to Bethel Church and back, last week. The regiment carried 800 muskets." (see)
And there is also an interesting item: "A female slave was recently sold in Richmond for $3,080. She was entirely white..." with more (see).
Great to have this content in an anti-slavery newspaper. Complete in four pages, two very discreet archival mends, slightly irregular at the blank spine margin, otherwise in very nice condition.