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Item # 634111

October 24, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24, 1861 

* 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.
Among the front page items are: "What the Morning Journals Say" which has war-related content; "Convention of Cotton Planters" "From Greenbrier River" "Arm and Drill" "From Pensacola" "Mrs. Fremont In Camp" & other smaller items.
Page 2 has: Latest News From the North" "Strength of Lincoln's Forces in Kentucky" "General Fremont Removed" 'The War In Missouri" "Movements of Price & Fremont" & other smaller items. Page 3 is mostly taken up with ads but does have some news items including; "From A Late Northern Paper" and "Troubles In the Creek Nation". The back page is also mostly taken up with ads, one of which is an illustrated ad beginning: "Sale of Negroes--Over One Hundred Negroes were brought in last night..." with more (see).
Pages 3 & 4 are mostly or entirely taken up with ads including a back page illus. ad for; "Sale of Negroes".
Four pages, mostly loose at the spine, a very discrete archival mend to the back page, otherwise in nice condition.

Category: Confederate

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