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Confederate report on the Battle of Manassas...

Item # 643717

October 19, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 4, 1862 

* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South
* First Battle of Bull Run
* Official reports from the Confederates

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 is almost entirely taken up with: "THE BATTLE OF MANASSAS" "Official Reports of Generals Johnston and Beauregard". It begins with the: "Report of General Johnston" which takes half the page, then the: "Report of Gen. Beauregard" taking most of the remained of the page, with a note: "To be concluded in this evening's Delta". The ftpg. concludes with a small report: "Engagement at Valasco".
Page 3 has other war reports including: "Federal Troops for Ship Island" "Northern Intelligence" "From Lincolndom via Richmond" and a bit more. Pg. 3 is taken up with ads including runaway slave ads. The bkpg. includes the: "List of Vessels That Have Run the Blockade" and: "From the Seat of War In Virginia" with more.
Four pages, toned throughout, various short archival mends inside, archival strengthening at the blank spine.

Item from Catalog 262 (released for September, 2017)...

Category: Confederate

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