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In the North, but pro-South... "obituary" on the editor...



Item # 648781

January 25, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 25, 1865 

* Editor Samuel Medary obituary
* Rare pro-Confederate publication


Among the various articles are "From the South--Confederate Sorrow over the Retirement of Butler--the Battles he Lost & the Trophies he Won---Why he Didn't go Ashore at Fort Fisher" "Remarkable Speech in the Confederate Congress" "Missouri--Political Quackery" "A Triumph of Corruption" "General News" "The War--Capture of Fort Fisher" and other items.
Perhaps the most intriguing article is concerning the recent death of this newspaper's publisher, Samuel Medary. A hateful piece was written about him in another newspaper, printed here, prefaced with an equally interesting introduction which includes: "At the present degraded standard of partizan journalism, exhibiting the vilest passions, the brutal taste, the fiendish characteristics of depraved human nature, we are rarely astonished at any display of vileness in the newspaper press: but the following manifests a depth of pollution below which there can be no deeper hell." What follows is the article (see).
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, some creases throughout, some wear at margins.

Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.

Category: The Civil War

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