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January 28, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, January 28, 1864  If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the "Memphis Appeal" newspaper would not continue under Yankee control. As Wikipedia notes: "...On June 6, 1862, the presses and plates were loaded into a boxcar and moved to Grenada, Mississippi, where it published for some time. The Appeal later journeyed to Jackson, Mississippi, Meridian, Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, and finally Montgomery, Alabama, where the plates were destroyed on April 6, 1865, only days before the Confederate surrender, halting publication of what had been one of the major papers serving the Southern cause." So this one newspaper published in six different Confederate cities during the Civil War.
Much interesting reporting on the Civil War is found on the front page with articles headed: "Gen. Joe Johnston" "A Solution of the Provision Question" "Meeting of Morgan's Men" "6thh and 9th Tennessee Regiments Re-Enlisted for the War" "The Exchange of Prisoners Question!" "The New Military Bill" "How to End the War"  "Northern Dispatches" "From Cairo" and other smaller items.
There is also much reporting on the back page as well including: "Army Reorganization" "False Ideas" "From Memphis' "Exemption of Editors--Freedom of the Press" "The Confederate Loans" "The Chattanooga Victory--An English Estimate of It" "Letter From North Alabama" "Cannot be Subjugated" "Siege of Charleston" & some other items.
Some nice war-related content in a Confederate "Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta. Single sheet in very nice condition.

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