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Venomous attack on General Butler...



Item # 576773

January 12, 1865

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 12, 1865 

* General Benjamin Butler
* Strong editorial attack
* Rare Confederate title


Not just a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy and very late in the war.
The editorial has near the beginning a very fascinating & sarcastic attack on Butler: "Most Confederate readers will learn with regret that Major-General Butler has been really at lengthy relieved of all command in the Yankee serviced & ordered to report at Lowell, Massachusetts--that is to say, to report to his wife...he was a greater favourite with Confederates (as a Yankee commander) than either Grant or Sherman. He suited us; never since this war began has he done us the slightest harm in the field, though we admit he as stolen many valuables from ladies in private life..." with much more on Butler (see for portions). This is one of the better Confederate editorials I have read concerning a Yankee general. 
This page also has much reporting from: "The Confederate States Congress". The bkpg. has: "Additional From the North"--Conclusion of Hood's Campaign"  "The War News" "The Courts" "a letter from: "Camp Thirteenth Virginia Infantry" and a few other items.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper with a one column masthead--typical from the South late in the war as paper was in very short supply. One very minor tear near the center caused by paper weakness & not damage, otherwise in very nice condition.

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