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From the Confederacy... Wilmington, North Carolina...



Item # 599223

June 19, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, June 19, 1861  This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline (see). The front page is entirely taken up with ads. War related items are on the inside pages including items headed: "The News" "Surprise Of An Ohio Regiment!" "Fires Upon Them!" "Flight Of The Enemy!" "Six of them Killed and Wounded!" "Disaffection of the Recruits in Illinois" "Retaliation - The condition Under Which we are to Fight This War" and more.
Four pages, very nice, clean condition.
Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange for munitions, clothing & food. As such it was barricaded by Union forces during the war, but blockade runners had some success in getting supplies through. It is just 170 miles north of Charleston, where the Civil War began.

Category: Confederate

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