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Fine coverage on the Battle of Shiloh...



Item # 631326

April 16, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 16, 1862 

* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee

Most of the front page is taken up with much detail on the Battle of Shiloh with heads including: "The Bloody Contest at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River" "The Second Day's Fight--Arrival of Reinforcements--Generals Buell & Nelson on Hand--Eight Hours More Hard Fighting--The Rebels Forced to Retire" "The Wounded at Pittsburg - Partial List" with various subheads as well.
Inside has: "The Ohio Troops at Pittsburg Landing" which is more on Shiloh, plus: "Proclamation by the President" signed: Abraham Lincoln, in which has asks for prayers for peace, but followed by a cynical editorial comment (see).
Great to have this report not only on the front page, but in this war-focused newspaper.
Eight pages, very nice condition.

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.

Category: Yankee

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