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Very uncommon "Confederate" title...

Item # 636926

June 18, 1862

THE CHRISTIAN BANNER, Fredericksburg, Virginia, June 18, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate title

This is certainly one of the more rare newspapers from this Confederate state. This newspaper began in 1848 but ceased publication in 1862. Its editor, James Hunnicut, was a minister of a Free Will 'Union' congregation, was considered to be quite eccentric. As the war neared he became an outspoken Unionist and locals forced him to shut down the paper due to his pro-Union editorials. With the arrival of Union forces in May, 1862 he resumed publication (renumbered), but with the Union evacuation in August he was again put out of business, this time for good.
This issue has a wealth of fine war-related content. Items include: "Where the Corinth Rebels Are" "Southern Accounts of the Battle" "Southern News" "Submission" "Rebellion and Stubbornness" "African Slavery" "Affairs at Harper's Ferry" "Virginia the Battle Field" "The Crisis on Us!" "Secession Like the Devil" and so much more. Truly fine reading in this issue.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, printed on a wrapping paper-like stock ("necessity" paper), some very light staining & a small water stain in a lower corner. A few small holes near the fold juncture. Generally in good condition.

Category: Confederate

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