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From Confederate New Orleans...



Item # 646027

June 10, 1861

NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, Louisiana, June 10, 1861  Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city which surrendered without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans are limited to those published between Louisiana's secession from the Union on January 26, 1861 and the end of April, 1862, just a brief 15 month period.
Among the front page items with small headings are: "Disgraceful Peculations of Army Contractors in Pennsylvania" "Another Fight with the Indians" "Gen. Beauregard" "Flag Presentations" "The Washington Light Artillery of New Orleans" "Fort Sumter Anecdotes" and some other items.
Page 2 has a lengthy editorial headed: "The Second, Sober Thought" which begins: "There is, evidently, a vast amount of hard thinking going on in the North at this time..." . Plus other items relating to the Civil War. Pages 3 & 4 are entirely taken up with ads including a small illus. ad for a slave depot (see) and another: "Negroes For Sale".
Four pages, various binding slits at the spine and some minor loss at the blank spine, a few small margin tears, and a blank piece missing from a back leaf margin.

Category: The Civil War

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