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Item # 645704

December 19, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, Dec. 19, 1862  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.
Among the front page items are: "Letter From Murfreesboro" "Galveston Bombarded! The Enemy Scared" "The Currency" "Kentucky" "The Battle of the Rappahannock" is on the battle of Fredericksburg; "Order of Lincoln Regarding the Confiscation Act" with the document signed by him in type: Abraham Lincoln (see photos); What We owe To Abraham Lincoln" "A Scrap of History--What the Yankees Think of the Southern Capital" & other smaller items.
The back page has good material as well including: "Credit Of the Confederacy Abroad" ":President Davis and General Johnston" "From Memphis--Movements of  the Enemy" "Mississippi Legislature" "Borders & Boundaries" "Letters From Richmond" "The Federal Loss at Fredericksburg" "From North Carolina" "Official Report of our Loss Around Fredericksburg" "From Vicksburg" and other smaller items.
Nice war-related content in a Confederate "Memphis" newspaper printed in Jackson, Mississippi.
Single sheet, even toning, a tiny worm hole near the middle, very nice condition.

Category: Confederate

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