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The Yankee paper in a partially Confederate city...



Item # 652063

October 24, 1861

THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Kentucky, October 24, 1861 

* Rare pro-Confederate title
* Near the beginning of the Civil War


Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, 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. This is the Yankee-leaning newspaper.
Among the articles in this issue are: "The Pangs of Virginia", "The 'Hells' Of Richmond", "The War Against Slavery", "Skirmish in Wayne County, Va.", "Patriotic Meeting In Bullitt", "Important From Kentucky!", ""Reign of Terror in Louisville & Frankfort!", "The State in a Blaze of Excitement!", "Rumor of a Battle at Muddy Fork!", "Kentuckians Rallying Around the Confederate Flag!" and more.
Four pages, large folio size, archivally rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.

Category: Yankee

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