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Interesting letter from a young soldier...
Item # 613345
December 31, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 31, 1862 Among the articles are: "General Banks at New Orleans" "Morgan's Raid Into Kentucky--Surrender of 600 Federals" "Further of the Battle of Dumfries" "Confirmation of Grant's Falling Back..." "Despotism--The American Inquisition in St. Louis..." "Remarkable Letter from an Army Boy of the Western Reserve" "Excitement at Alexandria--Rebel Cavalry in the Neighborhood" & much more.
Eight pages, loss at the bottom right corner affects about 14 words in the soldier's letter, otherwise good.
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.