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From early in the Confederacy...
Item # 648883
April 19, 1861
NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, Louisiana, April 19, 1861
* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South
* Opening days of conflict
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.
This issue is from the very beginning of the outbreak of war. The front page includes: "Secession Of Virginia" "How the News Was Received" "Excitement of The People--Great Rejoicing" "Tumult Of Enthusiasm" with much related text. Plus another column on the ftpg. has: "Secession Of Virginia" "Texas Intelligence--Preparations For War" "From Pensacola" and other war-related items.
Page 4 has an item: "What Is The Object?" which begins: "The note of preparation for active hostilities against the South is now sounding throughout every Northern state..." (see). Also on pg 2: "The War Spirit in Mississippi" "Talk on Change" and other items, including many ads. Pg. 5 is taken up with ads which includes several for "Negroes For Sale" with small illustrations. The bkpg. has "River Intelligence" and a huge number of "Steamboat" ads, all with little illustrations.
Unusual in that this is an 8 page issue, with various tears at the spine from disbinding from a volume, otherwise nice condition.