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President Jefferson Davis addresses his Congress...
Item # 660134
November 8, 1864
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Nov. 8, 1864
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War
Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Glorious Achievements of Forrest's Horse Marines" "Yankee Army News" "The Tennessee Valley Campaign" "The President's Message" in which he presents to his Congress an optimistic view of the war's progress.
Some war items on the bkpg. but mostly taken up with ads.
Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner masthead, nice condition. From the closing months of the Civil War.
Charleston was a hotbed of secession, with S.C. being the first state to leave the Union. The first shots of the war were fired in Charleston harbor. As a notable slave port, it is not surprising that South Carolina lead the charge in forming the new Confederate States of America.