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Sherman takes Savannah, reported in a Confederate newspaper...

Item # 644267

January 2, 1865

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 2, 1865  A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. And this issue is from late in the war, with historic content on Sherman taking Savannah.
The front page has the always interesting editorial, even more so with this issue as it is from very late in the war. One portions begins: "The year has concluded less happily than it began, & with results very different from those reasonably expected..." with much more. Also on the front page is some very historic reports concerning the fall of Savannah to General Sherman, including: "Latest News From the North with subheads: "Yankee Accounts from Wilmington--The Expedition Probably Abandoned--From Sherman--His Demand for the Surrender of Savannah--His Entry Into the City--Hardee & His Army Steal Out--Sherman's Entry Into Savannah..." and a bit more. One bit includes: "...General Sherman's entry into the town was marked by no ordinary commotion. The city received him quietly & respectfully though not with open arms...The city is intact & the contrast with Atlanta was noticed by the soldiers as they entered the pretty streets. They realized what the 'bullheadativeness' of Hood brought upon the latter perverse city. Savannah is emphatically a city of classes. Square for the residents of the 'upper ten'./." with more. A great report on this significant event from the closing months of the Civil War.
The back page has war reports as well including: "Governour Vance's Inaugural" "The War News--From General Hood's Army--Reported Death of General Price--Wilmington--General Butler to Admiral Porter" signed in type: B. F. Butler & the response signed: David Porter. Also: "From Wilmington--Furious Bombardment of Fort Fisher--The Enemy's Fleet Drawn Off" and some other war-related items.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper with a one column masthead, common in Southern newspapers from late in the war as most paper mills were in the North. This issue was never bound nor trimmed, and is in nice condition.

Category: Confederate

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