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Confederate newspaper from Raleigh... Sherman's march through Georgia...



Item # 633654

November 30, 1864

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 30, 1864  Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War.
The front page has reports headed: "Legislative Proceedings" "Congressional" and also: "Northern News--Sherman in Georgia--His Order Preparing for the March--Clocum's order to his Wing of the Army--The Country to be Devastated if the roads are blockaded" which includes the 8 points of Sherman's military order, signed by him in type: Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman (see).
The bkpg. includes a very nice editorial titled: "Fiddling" which begins: "While Sherman, with his army of sixty thousand men, is sweeping through Georgia like an avalanche, the partizans of Mr. Davis & the advocates of monarchy & dictatorial rule...are asking for the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus...But Mr. Davis & his partizans fiddle while the life blood of the nation gushes from every pore; and while victorious armies are marching through the very heart of the Confederacy, crushing & devastating as they go..." with more (see). Also on the bkpg: "Skirmishing at Macon and Oconee Bridge" "Sherman's Whereabouts Not Known" "Great Destruction of Property by the enemy" and a bit more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper which is typical for late-war issues from the South as most of the paper mills were in the North. Folio size and in great condition.

Item from Catalog 254 (released for January, 2017)...

Category: Confederate

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