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Death of Jeff Davis’ son… General Polk offers pardon to deserters…
Item # 646053
May 3, 1864
THE DAILY SOUTH CAROLINIAN, Columbia, May 3, 1864 A very scarce title from the Confederacy. Page 2 has an editorial headed: “Extortioners As Soldiers” and also: “War News” which has a variety of reports & subheads including: “Fight In East Tennessee” “Good Reports From Mississippi” “Important Proclamation” which begins: “Lieut. Gen. Polk has issued an important proclamation to all the soldiers in his department absent from their commands without leave. He offers pardon to all who will report for duty within ten days…” (see); “Cavalry Fight at Ringgold Gap”. Also: “From Virginia” begins: “Burnside has certainly arrived at Alexandria & is moving rapidly to form a junction with Grant in Culpeper…”; “Death of President Davis’ Son” “Interesting from the South-West” “Latest Northern News” “Northern News” “The Five Dollars Notes”. The back page is mostly taken up with Acts & Resolutions recently passed by the Confederate Congress.
Four pages, this issue has never bound nor trimmed, various wear with some small tears at the fold and within some reports mostly near the spine, some foxing. This is a very rare and desirable title.