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From the Confederacy with a report on Fort Hatteras...



Item # 653812

July 13, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 13, 1861 

* Rare Confederate title

This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline (see). The front page is entirely taken up with ads.
War related items are on the inside pages including items headed: "The News" "Attack at Fort Hatteras! - 15 Shots Exchanged! Enemy Repulsed Thought to be Damaged!" "Loan For the Defence of the Confederate States" and more.
Four pages, very nice condition.
 
Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange for munitions, clothing & food. As such it was barricaded by Union forces during the war, but blockade runners had some success in getting supplies through. It is just 170 miles north of Charleston, where the Civil War began. 

Category: Confederate

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