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Rare issue from New Orleans during the Confederacy...



Item # 632247

October 26, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, February 7, 1862 

* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South


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, it surrendering 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 has some war reports with items headed: "Secessionism in Baltimore" ""From the Seat of War In Virginia" "Lincoln's Commissioners To the South" and other smaller items.
There are additional Civil War reports on pg. 2 with items headed: "The Kentucky Jack Ketch" "American Affairs in Europe" "From the Seat of War In Virginia" "New Orleans & Texas Railroad"  and again with other smaller reports. Most of pgs. 3 & 4 are taken up with ads including over a full column of illus. steamboat ads, plus an illus. ad for: "Negroes For Sale" and "Ran Away--The Slave woman Elizabeth..." with details, and a number of "Military" ads.
Four pgs., even foxing throughout, bit irregular at the blank spine margin, generally quite nice.

Category: Confederate

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