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Governor of Georgia responds to Sherman...
Item # 660145
October 3, 1864
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 3, 1864
* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War
* General William T. Sherman's march to the sea
Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Progress of the Fighting in Virginia" "Gov. Brown's Reply to Gen. Sherman's Message" "General Hardee Transferred to Charleston" "Letter From Richmond" and more.
Some war items on the back page but mostly taken up with ads including at least one for a runaway slave.
Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner masthead, bit of paper weakness 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.