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Anticipating Spotsylvania & the Battle of the Wilderness...
Item # 602414
May 5, 1864
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, May 5, 1864 This is one of just a few newspapers from the Confederacy which printed in the dateline: "Confederate States Of America". Among the front page items are: "From Richmond--Stirring News from the Front--The Enemy On the Peninsula" "Whole Yankee Army In Motion--Desperate Battle Imminent--Preparations to Meet the Enemy--Our Troops Eager & Confident" "Enemy Massing at Red Clay--General Engagement Expected Today" "From Mobile--Brilliant Cavalry Victory of Col. Scott" "Burnside Crossed the Rappahannock--Grant Demands McClellan's & Fremont's Services--Refusal of Yankee Troops to Obey Orders...Rupture in Lincoln's Cabinet" "Highly Important From Louisiana" "Official Announcement of the Surrender of Plymouth" "Siege of Charleston" "Another Substitute for Ten" "Northern News & Accounts" "The Confederate Run on the Banks" "The Campaign Towards Richmond--Grant Against Lee" and more.
The back page has a few war-related items but is primarily taken up with advertisements.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, a few minor archival mends at the margins, very nice condition.