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If McClellan wins the election, the Civil War is over... Drafting VMI cadets...
Item # 643490
October 7, 1864
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Oct. 7, 1864
* From the capital of the Confederacy
* re. George B. McClellan as president ?
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city to which all war report would eventually be sent and typically find the way to the printed page. The front page has: "The War News" which is a reflection upon the latest reports as received & includes as subheads "The Repulse of the Enemy on the Darbytown Road Last Saturday" and "Later From Sheridan". Also on the ftpg. are: "The Virginia Cadets" which notes calling upon all the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute over age 17 (see photos); and "An Important Order --Revocation of Details" "City Intelligence" "From Charleston" and other items.
The back page has the always interesting editorial which includes: "One month of spirit & energy now, & the campaign is over, and the war is over...Let who will be Yankee President, with the failure of Grant and Sherman this year, the war ends. And with Sherman's army already isolated & cut off in Georgia, and Grant unable either to take or besiege Richmond, we have only to make one month's exertion in improving our advantages, & then it may safely be said that the fourth year's campaign, & with it the war itself, is one gigantick failure..." with much more, taking over a full column. Also: "Additional From The North--The War In Missouri----Price Threatening St. Louis--Great Excitement--Capture of Mineral Point--Rapid Advance of Price's Forces" "Affairs In Missouri" "A New Torture for Rebels" and so much more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper with a one column masthead, typical from the South late in the war as most paper mills were in the North. A printing crease causes no loss of type, very nice condition.