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Events at Port Hudson...

Item # 585537

March 17, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, March 17, 1863

* Events at Port Hudson
* The ongoing success of the Confederate troops at every turn!
* An original newspaper from the Confederate Capital

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city through which all war-related news would eventually flow.  The front page includes: "Attack On Port Hudson--The Enemy Repulsed" "Missouri From An Eye-Witness--The Military Thraldom Over the State--Outrages & Tyranny of the Enemy--Horrible Treatment of Our Prisoners--A Dark Picture of Wrongs & Long Suffering". Also: "Attack On Port Hudson--The Enemy Open on Port Hudson--Desperate engagement--The Yankee Fleet Badly Disabled & Driven Off" and several smaller items as well as advertisements. (printing crease near the top affects the text & distracts but does not cause any loss of words or readability)
The back page has a great editorial which includes in part: "...The South has the best of omens to encourage it, the uniform success which has marked every military enterprise of the dawning year...in every one the Confederates have baffled or beaten their opponents...prove that the quality of the Confederate troops, at this moment, is more clearly superior to that of the enemy than at any previous period. It is on this superiority that the sole hope of the South must rest...The destiny of the Confederacy is completely staked on the struggle of the next three months...It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of this campaign..." with much more (see photos). Also on the bkpg. are: "The Confederate Congress" "Virginia Legislature" "Drafting Slaves for Government Work" "A Plea for the Sick Soldier" & several smaller items.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper with a full banner masthead. There are small pieces missing from the left & right margins near the central folds, no text loss to the left margin, and just ads & a legal notice affected slightly at the right margin (see photos). Some water staining , otherwise good.

Category: Confederate

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