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Union paper in South Carolina...

Item # 602683

August 23, 1862

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Aug. 23, 1862 

* Union occupation title

An interesting newspaper established in March of 1862 at Port Royal 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 but no political news for the soldiers, so as not to distract them from their mission which was the suppression of the rebellion. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state remained a Confederate stronghold until the end of the war. This issue has interesting content, including a look at the brief history of this paper, with a reprint of its salutatory address to the readers, plus items headed: "Capture of a Picket Guard" and "A Negro Murder Case" & "The Dept. of Experiments" and more, but the prime content is the excellent back page item on "The Battle of Cedar Mountain" which takes two-thirds of the page & is signed in type by General John Pope. Also a nice report from Hilton Head, S.C., signed by General David Hunter. Four pages, 9 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, terrific condition, quite rare.

Category: Yankee

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