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From when New Orleans was in the Confederacy...



Item # 652067

September 27, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, September 27, 1861  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, it surrendering 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.
The front page includes an item beginning: "Poor McDowell, a fat, jolly, good-natured follow, of no special merit or capacity, was placed at the head of Lincoln's grand army by old humbug Scott...if defeated it was very easy to throw the responsibility upon a new & inexperienced officer..." with more (see photos). Also: "What The Morning Journals Say", "Major Chase & Fort Pickens" and "Gen. A. Sidney Johnston's Proclamation" concerning the occupation of Kentucky, & is signed by him: A. S. Johnston. Other war-related items on the front page as well.
Page 2 has an interesting editorial, plus reports headed: "The Latest From the North", "Terrible Railroad Accident", "Variety of Other Interesting News", "From Richmond", "The North Carolina Coast", "The City" and more. There is also a document: "To the People of the State of Louisiana" concerning electing a President.
Pages 3 & 4 are mostly taken up with advertisements. Four pages, light, even toning, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 274 (released for September, 2018)...

Category: Confederate

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