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The beginning of the end...
Item # 601487
August 6, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 6, 1862
* Call for more troops
* 1st Battle of Murfreesboro
Among the articles are: "General Halleck on the Art of War" "Interesting fro Memphis - A Rebel Operator Reads General Halleck's Dispatches for Four Days" "600,000 Men Called for & Drafting Ordered!" ""War News of the Week" "The Beginning of the End--A Negro Nest Broken up & Building Destroyed" "A Call for 300,000 More Men!!" "General Pope's General Orders..." & much more.
Eight pages, loss to a lower corner does not affect type, nice condition.
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.