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The Battle of Bull Run...
Item # 663823
July 25, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 25, 1861 A wealth of early reporting on the Civil War including text on the historic Battle of Bull Run. The front page includes: "The Strength of Manassas Junction" "Save the Country" "Unheeded Warning!--The Fatal Blow was Struck!--Ruin Staring Us in the Face!" and more. Inside: "Another Sad & Fatal Mistake--Killed & Wounded at Rich Mountain" "The Kanawha Expedition" "The First Fight at Bull's Run--Interesting Details of the Conflict" "A Change in the Cabinet, the Result of Our Defeat at Manassas!" "The Repulse at Manassas--Only 15,000 in the Fight--The Causes of the Disaster Set Forth in Detail" "Message of President Davis" which takes over a column & is signed in type: Jeff. Davis; 'The foul Slander Wiped Out" "The Fight on the Kanawha" and much more.
Eight pages, nice condition.
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.