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From Confederate New Orleans...



Item # 605694

March 14, 1861

NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, Louisiana, March 14, 1861  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 which surrendered 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.
The front page is filled with news including: "Military Resources of the South" "Convention of the State of Louisiana" "From Pensacola" "Snodgrass Dines With Old Abe" which has interesting content (see for portions); Local Intelligence" "Fatal Affray" and much more.
Much of the inside is taken up with ads although there are news reports as well.
Page 4 has: "The Question of Submission" and other smaller tidbits, and page 5 has at least 9 illustrated reward ads for slaves (see).
Complete in 8 pages, a bit irregular at the spine margin, some foxing, generally nice condition.

Category: Confederate

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