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Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi... Antietam & South Mountain...



Item # 660634

September 23, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 23, 1862  If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the "Memphis Appeal" newspaper would not continue under Yankee control. As Wikipedia notes: "...On June 6, 1862, the presses and plates were loaded into a boxcar and moved to Grenada, Mississippi, where it published for some time. The Appeal later journeyed to Jackson, Mississippi, Meridian, Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, and finally Montgomery, Alabama, where the plates were destroyed on April 6, 1865, only days before the Confederate surrender, halting publication of what had been one of the major papers serving the Southern cause." So this one newspaper published in six different Confederate cities during the Civil War.
Among the front page reports are those headed: "Highly Important From Kentucky--Recapture of Lexington by John Morgan--Excitement at Frankfort" "Camp Douglas" "Camp Douglas--Burning of the Barracks by Disaffected Soldiers" "The Enemy Threatening Bluffton" "Defenses of the Tennessee & Cumberland River" "Late Washington Gossip" "The Depredations of the Alabama--Statements by Captains of Vessels Destroyed by the Pirates" "Morgan's Last Raid" "From Kentucky" and more.
The back page reports include: "The Battle of Sharpsburg" "Both Armies Reported Retiring". In the North this was referred to as the Battle of Antietam. The front page has much on the Batle of South Mountain, headed: "The War In Maryland".
Complete as a single sheet newspaper of folio size, much Civil War reporting plus advertisements as well. Nice condition.
A rare opportunity for a Confederate newspaper printed in Grenada, Mississippi, some 90 miles south of Memphis, its second city of publication during the Civil War.

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