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On their way to Gettysburg... Harrisburg is captured...
Item # 652827
July 3, 1863
RICHMOND ENQUIRER, Virginia, July 3, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg very close
* From the rebel capital (rare)
Not only a nice Confederate newspaper but one from the capital of the Confederacy. And one of the less common titles as well.
Most of the front page first column is taken up with: "Confederates In Pennsylvania" and "Harrisburg News". The former includes: "General Lee's army has occupied, without resistance, the flourishing town of York...The intelligence of the capture of Harrisburg is not confirmed; and was at least premature. The plans of Lee are still a secret to our enemies as well as to ourselves...One thing, however, is plain--General Lee's movements are directed...to winning of victory...will leave all Maryland & the best part of Pennsylvania absolutely in his power...". The latter includes: "...now credited at Harrisburg that the Confederate forces now threatening Harrisburg have been ascertained to number from 20,000 to 40,000 men under Gen. Ewell...".
Also on the ftpg. are: "The Capture of Harrisburg" 'Lee's Whole Army" "Startling Rumor of Lee's Proximity to Washington" "The Panic at Harrisburg" "The Advance on Carlisle" "Latest Fro Vicksburg" and more.
The remaining pages also have much on the Civil War, too much to mention here, but including: "The Yankees Generally" being an editorial on the situation; "Gen. T. J. Jackson" "The Whole of the Rebels in Maryland & Pennsylvania--The Rebels at Hanover..." "Letter from Vicksburg" "Gen. Grant in Action" "The Slave Trade" "Southern Ladies--A Visit to Stonewall Jackson" "Gordon's Brigade in Pennsylvania" and more.
A very significant issue from this very significant period during a "high point" in the Confederacy, just before their losses at Gettysburg.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, several ink stains deter very little, several folds with mild fold wear, some foxing.