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A change for peace? Letter signed by Robert E. Lee...
Item # 644881
February 11, 1865
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Feb. 11, 1865
* Rare Confederate title from the rebel capital
* General Robert E. Lee letter
* Nearing the end of the Civil War
A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, the city through which all Civil War reports would flow. This issue is from quite late in the war.
The first column on the ftpg. begins with ads, then begins the always interesting editorial, this one beginning: "That the enemy is, from some reason or other, very desirous of peace with us must be very evident from the care which most of their newspapers take to conceal from them the fact that the Hampton Roads conference has not only not ended in peace...but has not advanced one single hairsbreadth towards the first beginning of such negotiation..." with much more taking over a full column.
Also on the ftpg. is: "Latest News From the North" which includes subheads such as "More On the Peace Conference--The Late Movement of Grant's Army Near Petersburg--From Wilmington--Capture of Harry Gilmor & 20 of His Men" and a bit more.
The back page has "The War News" with subheads: "Sherman's Movements--Grant's Lines--Yankee Prisons--Interesting From Kentucky--The Gold Traffick" and "Spirit of the Army" which includes some great testimonies of support for the Confederate cause, some including: "...That we love our incomparable chieftain, General Robert E. Lee, as children love a father..." with more; "Meeting In Powhatan" "Fire in Clarksville, Virginia" as well as a letter signed in type by: R. E. Lee, General, concerning the procurement of arms for his soldiers (see).
Complete as a single sheet newspaper with a one column masthead, typical with Confederate newspapers from late in the war as most paper mills were in the North. Measures approximately 17.25 x 24 inches with scattered foxing, very nice condition.