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When New Orleans was a Confederate city...
Item # 601949
February 27, 1861
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 27, 1861
* Rare title from the deep South
Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans are limited to those published between Louisiana's secession from the Union on January 26, 1861 and the end of April, 1862, just a brief 15 month period.
Among the articles are: "Alabama & the Forts" "Letter From Montgomery" "The southern Confederacy--A French View" "The Revenue System of the Confederate States" "Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln & Suite" the latter including: "...The personal appearance of Mr. Lincoln is more agreeable than his pictures & history led us to believe. He is not handsome by a great many degrees, but he has not that hideous, ugly look which his portraits give him. He is not so large a man as many supposed him to be..." and more.
Complete in 8 pages, a great wealth of ads including several for runaway slaves and the sale of slaves, generally nice condition.