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Rare Union occupation newspaper from near the end of the Civil War...
Item # 586805
November 5, 1864
THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, November 5, 1864 This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state remained a Confederate stronghold until near the end of the war.
This issue has interesting war content on page 2 including: "Northern News From Petersburg" "900 Prisoners & 7 Wagon Trains Captured" "The Rebel General Deering Killed" "The War In Missouri" and "President Lincoln's Letter to Gen. Sheridan" signed by him in type: Abraham Lincoln.
But this is a damaged issue, lacking the back leaf. Some foxing at folds & the top margin & a light library stamp in the masthead. Normally a $135 newspaper.