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War news from this notable Confederate city...
Item # 660144
October 5, 1864
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 5, 1864
* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War
* Siege of Petersburg campaign - U.S. Grant
Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "From Our Army In Georgia" "The Movements Above Richmond--A Victory in Western Virginia" "From Grant's Army at Petersburg" "General Hardee" and more.
Some war items on the back page but mostly taken up with ads.
Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner masthead, small paper-flaw hole affects very little, 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.