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The siege of Petersburg... Two dispatches signed by Robert E. Lee...



Item # 643861

June 27, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, June 27, 1864  A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city to which all war reports would flow. The front page has "The War News" which begins: "It was reported early yesterday morning that a great battle was going on near Petersburg & that the Yankees were shelling the city vigorously..." with more. Included in this report is a letter signed in type: R. E. Lee, General, concerning this battle (see photos), followed by yet another letter signed by him with an update of the events (see).
Also on the front page are: "The Fredericksburg Hostages" "City Intelligence" "Yankee Impudence Rebuked" "The Fighting About Petersburg" "The Enemy Dislodged from the Railroad--Another Flank Movement--500 Prisoners captured--Operations of the Armies" with various subheads. Even more war-related reports as well.
The back page has the always interesting editorial, this one beginning; "The activity of the enemy's cavalry has,from the beginning, annoyed and injured the people of Virginia beyond measure..." Also on the back page; "Latest From the North" "The War In Virginia" "Grant on the Southside--The Prospect--Richmond Must Fall--What Will Become of Jefferson Davis" "Address of General McClellan" "Sheridan!" "The War in Louisiana--Retreat of Banks From Alexandria--Affairs in New Orleans" and other items as well.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper with a one column masthead, typical from the South as most paper mills were in the North, and in very nice and clean condition.

Item from Catalog 263 (released for October, 2017)...

Category: Confederate

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