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Star of the West...



Item # 582881

January 11, 1861

NEW-YORK TIMES, January 11, 1861

* Star of the West

Page 1 has a subheader reading: "Confirmation of the Reports Relative to the Star of the West".

Page 5 has the following headlines: "ARRIVAL OF THE NOVA SCOTIAN" "BOMBARDMENT OF GAETA" and more.

Many believe that Star of the West incident was the actual start of the Civil War.

Other news of the day including pre war tension reporting.

Complete in 8 pages. There is lite damp staining, occasional foxing, and a 1 inch tear that does not enter listed content (see photos).


Wikipedia notes: The first shots of the Civil War occurred January 9, 1861, when the Star of the West was fired upon by cadets from The Citadel, who were stationed at the Morris Island battery as the ship entered Charleston Harbor.[2] This prevented the Star of the West from resupplying Major Robert Anderson's garrison at Fort Sumter. The Star of the West was given a warning shot across the bow and turned about to leave the harbor mouth. She was then fired on from Fort Moultrie and hit twice. The mission was abandoned and the Star of the West headed for her home port of New York Harbor.

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