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The Confederates on the Battle of Gettysburg...
Item # 611373
July 11, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg
Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.
The front page includes: "Charleston" "Yankee Agents In England" "The Courts" "City Intelligence" "Prisoners" "Sale of Negroes in Georgia" with a list of names, ages and prices--fascinating (see); "Another Attack On Charleston" "Our Army in the North" and other items.
But the prime content on the front page would be two reports, one headed: "From General Lee's Army" which has reports on his army's retreat back to Virginia following the Battle of Gettysburg, including: "...letter...from a wounded officer...gives some news of interest concerning the battle of Gettysburg. Our loss in killed, wounded & prisoners is estimated at fifteen thousand, but the opinion is general among our officers & men that we had achieved the greatest victory of the war. Every house at Gettysburg and the country south & east if that place is crowded with the Yankee wounded..." with more, including subheads: "Pickett's Division" "Hood's Division". The other nice front page report has column heads: "Very Latest From The North" "The Fall of Vicksburg In The North--The Movements Of Lee's Army--The Very Latest Yankee Accounts of the Situation In Maryland" which includes some interesting comments such as: "...After consultation with his commanders, Pemberton unconditionally surrendered. The event has caused tremendous rejoicing all over the North. Lincoln was serenaded, and responded in a foolish speech...whole rebel army appears to be on the banks of the river & is no doubt making a desperate fight. It is well known in Richmond that this is all a Yankee lie.--Ex...." with more (see).
The front page also has: "The Enemy Advancing On Jackson--The Battle Commenced".
The back page has some great content as well, with even more concerning Gettysburg. It begins with some lengthy editorial comment on the war, including: "The attack on Charleston is the direct & immediate consequence of a dispatch from Cooper to General Lee which was captured by the enemy...But what if Sumter should be reduced to a heap of ruins? Is Charleston Lost? Certainly not. The fort is not the key of Charleston..." and other comments include: "Few do not heartily approve General Lee's orders forbidding pillage & maraude; few are satisfied with his determination to inflict no retaliatory punishment on the nation that has desolated the Southern country..." & much more (see).
Also on the bkpg. is: "Latest News From The North" "Latest From General Lee's Army--All Going Well--The Battles About Gettysburg--Fearful Loss on Both Sides--Operations in Maryland". This is followed by a summation of the battles at Gettysburg as supplied by a Baltimore newspaper, noting: "...The Confederates were attacked on Wednesday by the Federal advance...On Thursday...the whole of the Federal forces...attacked in the strong positions selected for them...repulsed the Confederates after a sanguinary conflict...The battle lasted through the whole day..." with more on this historic battle (see). There is also a subhead: "False Rumors--The Real Situation" and "Congratulatory Order of General Meade" which is his message dated July 4 on the victory at Gettysburg (see). And the good content continues with: "The Three Days' Battles At Gettysburg--Desperate Fighting--Immense Losses on Both Sides--Fearful Carnage" which includes some nice accounts, and ends with: "The summary of this battle it would be difficult to give at this time. Both sides have lost heavily. The country about Gettysburg is crowded with wounded men...The slaughter on both sides has been terrible..." with more. Some great accounts of the actual battles at Gettysburg! (see photos).
All this is followed by: "Where Is Lee's Army--Rumored Movements--Dispatch from General Meade--Hanging of a Spy--Intercepted Dispatches Between President Davis and Lee" which includes a dispatched signed: G. G. Meade, Major General datelined July 5, followed by another dispatch from Gettysburg which notes: "The enemy have retreated towards the Potomac...Preparations are in progress to intercept Lee's passage of the Potomac & our army is already in motion..." with a bit more (see).
As if all of this was not sufficient, the back page also has: "A Yankee Picture of Slavery In The South", "The Battle of Milliken's Bend", "From The Lower Mississippi" and more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, some foxing to the top quadrant, otherwise condition.