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"Confederate" newspaper from Kentucky... Much on neutrality, & much on the Civil War...
Item # 651760
September 9, 1861
LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, September 9, 1861
* P.G.T. Beauregard official report
* Battle of Bull Run - Manassas
Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate & the "Journal" was more pro-Union. Here is an issue of the pro-Confederate "Courier".
The front page includes: "Reign of Terror--Military Murders from St. Louis" "Letter from Thos. H. Hays to Capt. J. G. Gorsuch" "Trouble Brewing" "Adams Express and Arms West" "Letter From Frankfort--Gen. Anderson in Frankfort--The Affairs in Southern Kentucky..." "Our Army Correspondence--The Western Virginia Campaign--Position of Col. Rust's Arkansas Regiment--The Federals Won't Fight" and other items.
Page 2 has some interesting editorial comments, one headed: "The War Is On Us" which begins: "...The war is being transferred to our soil. The attempt to force Kentucky to pour out her blood & treasure in behalf of the usurpations & despotism of Abraham Lincoln is being made..." with more (see for portions). Also on page 2: "The War Tax" "What Neutrality Means" and other items.
Nice war reporting carries over to page 3 with: "Gen. Beauregard's Official Report of the Battle of Bull Run of the 18th of July, 1861" which is extremely significant, and takes nearly 3 columns, being signed by: G.T. Beauregard (see for portions).
Page 3 also has some nice column heads: "Matters on the Potomac" "Narrow Escape" "confederate Officer Released" "Rebels Near Arlington Heights" "Rioters On Trial!" and more. And even more war reporting on the back page as well.
Complete as a four page newspaper, archivally rejoined at the spine, some small holes near the spine do cause some loss of text, including a portion of Beauregard's report on Bull Run.