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Very rare broadside issue of "The Daily Rebel" from Chattanooga...
Item # 660740
September 6, 1863
THE DAILY REBEL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 18, 1863
* Very rare Confederate publication
* Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia
An extremely rare broadside newspaper and a great title for a Confederate newspaper.
This is the vol. 1 number 270 issue of a title which began August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from just prior to the Confederate invasion of the North and the Battle of Gettysburg.
This is a folio size newspaper having 4 pages, however much as we have seen in a few other newspapers, the layout is such that page 1 has the spine at the right side with printing on the one side only. The reverse is blank.
The front page has column heads noting: "Glorious Victory in Virginia!" "Millroy's Whole Army Captured!!" "Our Veterans in Possession of Winchester" "9,000 Prisoners Taken!" "Horses, Wagons, Equipments, Artillery and Trains Captured" "Our Loss Less Than 100!"
Other war reporting as well with smaller heads: "Interesting From Nashville" "Our Nashville Correspondence". Page 2 begins with a lengthy editorial on the current situation of the war.
The "Rebel" was one of only a few Tennessee Confederate newspapers that remained in circulation throughout the Civil War. But to do so, and in an attempt to say ahead of the Union Army, the "Rebel was forced to move from town to town and soon earned the nickname the "Rebel on Wheels". Over the course of the war the newspaper was published in Chattanooga; Marietta and Griffin, Georgia; and Selma, Alabama. Federal troops eventually caught up with the "Rebel in Selma and it ultimately ceased publication in late April, 1865.
A four page newspaper with printing on two pages only. There is various staining as can be seen in the photos but none cause loss of readability. Otherwise rather nice with minimal wear at the folds..
An issue for the best of collections.