Confederate Civil War

Authentic newspapers from the Civil War South are extremely rare in comparison to their Northern counterparts.  They were often printed under extreme conditions with limited supplies.  Please enjoy.

Confederate Civil War

Authentic newspapers from the Civil War South are extremely rare in comparison to their Northern counterparts.  They were often printed under extreme conditions with limited supplies.  Please enjoy.
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694435

The traveling newspaper (Grenada, MS)...John H. Morgan...

Item #694435

October 27, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, October 27, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate publication



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... See More  

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$240.00
694434

From the Confederate capital near the end of the war...

Item #694434

February 10, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 10, 1865  



* Final months of the American Civil War



A nice Confederate newspaper not only from the capital of the Confederacy but from the closing weeks of the Civil War.

The front page includes: "The War News--Sherman's Movement on the South Carolina Railroad" "The Fight on Hatcher's Run" "Railroad Transportatio... See More  

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$75.00
694431

Uncommon Confederate title with 'Lincoln's Letter at the North'...

Item #694431

September 24, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, September 24, 1863 



* Rare Confederate publication from the Civil War



This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The f... See More  

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$235.00
694414

Lincoln accepts his nomination for President... In a Confederate newspaper...

Item #694414

July 05, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 5, 1864  



* Abraham Lincoln accepts nomination for re-election



A single sheet newspaper with just a one column masthead, somewhat typical for the period as most paper mills were located in the North, newsprint was of short supply in the South, causing publishers to maximize use of paper as much as possible.

This issue has a great wealth of Civil War re... See More  

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$75.00
694403

1864 Battle of Monocacy...

Item #694403

July 19, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 19, 1864  



* Battle of Monocacy - Frederick, Maryland

* Rare Confederate title from the rebel capital




Nice to have a Confederate newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. 

The front page has: "The War News" with the latest events of the war, and includes a subhead: "The Battle at Monocacy--Rout of the Enemy" & "R... See More  

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$78.00
694400

Sherman in Georgia...

Item #694400

June 29, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, June 29, 1864  



* General William T. Sherman

* Now in Georgia - march to the sea

* Rare Confederate publication




Not only a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederate States.

This issue has on the front page: "Latest From The North..." "The War News" which includes a dispatch from Marietta to General Br... See More  

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$98.00
694399

A lengthy message from Jefferson Davis to his Congress...

Item #694399

May 03, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 3, 1864  



* Capital of the Confederacy

* President Jefferson Davis




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The War In North Carolina--Evacuation of Washington by the Yankees" "The Victory of Plymouth" "The Yankees in the Rappahannock" & more.

The back page is dominated by the: "President's Me... See More  

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$93.00
694220

Civil War news from the Confederate capital...

Item #694220

May 31, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, May 31, 1864  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The War News--Butler Sending Troops Down the River--Skirmishing in Hanover--Official Dispatch from Gen. Jo. Johnston--Capture of a Newspaper Correspondent..." "Statements of Yankee Prisoners" "Presidential Movements in the United States--

A Meeting in Behalf of Linco... See More  

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$75.00
694164

Civil War news in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #694164

October 19, 1863

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 19, 1863  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Secret History of the Subjugation of Maryland" takes over three pages. "Affairs at Chattanooga" "Retreat of the Enemy From Southwestern Virginia--Their Return to East Tennessee..." "From the Army of Tennessee--Gen. Hill Superseded...Stirring Address from Pr... See More  

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$78.00
694160

Lincoln consults spirits for military counsel?

Item #694160

June 08, 1863

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, June 8, 1863  



* From the rebel capital

* Abraham Lincoln

* Spiritualism




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are; "Vicksburg" "Lincoln and the Spirits" the latter noting in part: "...spiritual exhibitions made in the presence of Lincoln and his Cabinet. Napoleon, Gen. Knox, and others were consulted s to the ... See More  

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$115.00
694147

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #694147

January 08, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 8, 1863 



* Capital of the Confederacy



Not just a Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy.

There is much war reporting here, from the Confederate perspective, including front page items headed: "Movements Of The Enemy" "City Intelligence" "Message Of The Governor" which takes most of the pag... See More  

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$88.00
694114

From the Confederate stronghold of Charleston...

Item #694114

April 30, 1863

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, April 30, 1863



* Rare Confederate publication

* Origin of the American Civil Wa
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 Not surprisingly there is much reporting on the Civil War including: "The Yankee Army of Robbers" "Our Naval Prospects" "Progress Of The War" "From Vicksburg--The Yankee Gunboats Running the Gauntlet...Burning of a Yankee Transport... See More  

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$53.00
694110

Nice account of the Battle of Fredericksburg...

Item #694110

December 16, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 16, 1862  



* Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia

* Confederate victory from rebel capital




Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy.

This issue has some very nice reporting on the events of the Battle of Fredericksburg, considered the most one-sided battle of the entire Civil War, eventually failing for th... See More  

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$165.00
694103

Robert E. Lee's thankful address to the soldiers defending the Confederate capital...

Item #694103

July 14, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 14, 1862  



* General Robert E. Lee grateful address

* Confederate soldiers defending Richmond




Among the front page reports in this newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy: "Gen. Lee's Address To His Soldiers" which is prefaced in part with: "...address of Gen. R. E. Lee to the gallant troops whose patriotic sacrifices ha... See More  

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$82.00
694102

General Butler explains his controversial Order #28 on the women of New Orleans...

Item #694102

July 21, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 21, 1862  



* General Benjamin Butler

* re. Infamous Order # 28

* From the Confederate capital




The prime content on the front page would be: "Gen, Butler and The Women of New Orleans" which is a lengthy letter from him prefaced with: "The following letter from Gen. butler, explaining his reasons for issuing the celebrated order re... See More  

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$167.00
694099

Confederate New Orleans... This is war, but not a "civil" war...

Item #694099

April 25, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, April 25, 1861  



* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South

* Civil War beginning




Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it su... See More  

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$146.00
694098

Confederate New Orleans... Non-recognition of the Confederate states...

Item #694098

April 09, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, April 9, 1861  



* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South

* Civil War about to begin




Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, i... See More  

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$175.00
693154

Confederate reports from Charleston...

Item #693154

February 27, 1863

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Feb. 27, 1863 



* From the origin of the Civil War



This was one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the masthead.

Among the small heads on the front page are: "Yankee Iron-Clad Gunboat Indianola Captured--The Capture Made with Confederate Steamers Queen of the West & Webb--Her Officers &a... See More  

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$88.00
691873

Grenada Confederate newspaper... Battle of Antietam...

Item #691873

October 15, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Oct. 15, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate publication

* Publisher on the run

* Battle of Antietam




If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are 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 Y... See More  

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$368.00
691527

The situation in Atlanta... Newspaper from the Confederate capital...

Item #691527

November 09, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 9, 1864  A wealth of war-related reports in this issue including: "THE WAR NEWS" "The Situation At Atlanta" "Latest News From the North "Startling Revelation in Indiana" "Guerrillas in Kentucky" "The Fall of Plymouth--Full Particulars" "A Yankee Graveyard" and much more.

Complete as a si... See More  

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$67.00
691526

On the Presidential election, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #691526

November 12, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 12, 1864  



* re. Abraham Lincoln 2nd election victory



A wealth of war-related reports on the front page including: "THE WAR NEWS" with subheads: "From Petersburg--From the Valley--Georgia". Also: "The Yankee Presidential Elections" notes frustration in not knowing the outcome.

Other front page reports: "Additio... See More  

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$88.00
691520

Sherman in Georgia, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #691520

November 28, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 28, 1864  



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* General William T. Sherman

* March to the Sea beginning




A wealth of war-related reports on the front page including: "THE WAR NEWS" "Yankee Barbarism" "Confederate Congress" "From The Valley" "Later From the North---Sherman In Georgia--His Order Prep... See More  

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$76.00
691493

War reports from the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #691493

August 19, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 19, 1864  



* From the origin of the American Civil War



Nice to have a newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy.

The front page has much reporting on the Civil War including: "The War News" with subheads: "From Petersburg--From the Valley--The Virginia Military Institute--Affairs At Mobile" and: "Additional From the ... See More  

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$67.00
691492

War reports from the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #691492

August 16, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 16, 1864  



* From the origin of the American Civil War



Nice to have a newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy.

The front page has much reporting on the Civil War including: "The War News" "The Situation in Georgia" "The Fighting At Mobile" "From Atlanta" "The Latest From the North" & mo... See More  

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$69.00
691437

On the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #691437

March 04, 1861

NEW YORK COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, March 4, 1861



* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* First Inauguration (early, same day)


* Dawn of the Civil War




Although the front page has some reports on the growing tensions that would soon lead to the Civil War, page 3 column heads reports surrounding the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln.

Page 3 column heads: "THE INAUGURATION" "Gathering o... See More  

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$99.00
690943

Bombardment of Fort McAllister...

Item #690943

March 13, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, March 13, 1863  



* Battle of Fort McAllister

* Bryan County, Georgia

* Monitors bombardment




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Important From Port Royal" 

"The Bombardment of Fort McAllister" "Why It Was Unsuccessful" " Gen. Hunter's Preliminary Orders" "Arrival of Refugees from the South"... See More  

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$27.00
690907

The burning of Hampton, Virginia...

Item #690907

August 12, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1861   



* Burning of Hampton, Virginia

* Confederate publication




Among the front page reports are: "Facts & Rumors--Extracts from Northern Journals--War Movements & Incidents, etc." "From Norfolk "From Charleston" "Direct Trade With the South" "Gen. McClellan and the Press" "Loca... See More  

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$84.00
690880

Confederate viewpoint on the Civil War...

Item #690880

September 02, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 2, 1864 



* Rare rebel publication



A newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the reports are: "The War News" "The Battle of Reams' Station---General Hill's Official Report" "Butler's Canal" "Battle of Russell's Mill" "Yankee Accounts of the Fight at Reams' Station" "... See More  

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$56.00
690879

Confederate viewpoint on the Civil War...The day before Atlanta would be captured...

Item #690879

September 01, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 1, 1864  



* Rare Confederate publication

* Capture of Atlanta (Eve)

* General William T. Sherman




A newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the reports are: "The War News" "Wheeler In East Tennessee" "From Mobile" "From Mississippi" "Norther News" "From Atlanta--Shelling the City--Th... See More  

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$82.00
690878

Confederate viewpoint on the Civil War...

Item #690878

August 31, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 31, 1864  



* Rare rebel publication



A newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the reports are: "The War News" "Enlistment of Slaves In Kentucky" "The Situation At Mobile" "The Situation at Atlanta" "List of Casualties" and much more.

The back page has the always interesting editorial, with ... See More  

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$73.00
690877

Confederate viewpoint on the Civil War...

Item #690877

August 30, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 30, 1864 



* Rare rebel publication



A newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the reports are: "The War News" "From Mobile---From Mississippi--From Georgia--From the Southwest--From Petersburg" "The Results at Petersburg"  "Additional From the North" "Immense Number of Desertions from the Yan... See More  

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$73.00
690808

From Houston during the Civil War...

Item #690808

April 10, 1865

THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, April 10, 1865 



* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy

* Last days of the American Civil War




Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period.

Here is an issue from two days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, containing three dispatches about the Union assault ... See More  

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$565.00
690779

Yankees call them rebels...

Item #690779

October 21, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 21, 1861 Among the front page reports are those headed: "Late Northern War News" "Attack on a Baltimore Ship by a Confederate Battery--Premature Reports of a Movement of General Banks' Division--The War in Missouri--A Skirmish in Western Virginia" plus a great wealth of subheads, this report taking half of the front page. Also on the... See More  

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$74.00
690440

1861 Jefferson Davis... Confederate...

Item #690440

November 01, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 1, 1861 



* From the Confederate capital



One of the most well known titles from the South, and from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "From Norfolk" 'Major General Van Dorn" and a few smaller items and various advertisement.

Inside has: "Boulevards for Richmond" "Army ... See More  

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$64.00
690307

First printing of "The Blue and the Gray"...

Item #690307
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), September, 1867 



* Francis Miles Finch

* The Blue and the Gray

* 1st printing (nationally)




This literary magazine contains the *first nationally distributed printing of the famous Civil War themed poem by Francis Miles Finch, "The Blue and the Gray." The preface to the poem is a quote from the New York Tribune, providing context: "The wo... See More  

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$250.00
690211

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #690211

September 08, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 8, 1864 



* From the Confederate capital

* Fall of Atlanta, Georgia




The issue includes: "The War News" "Wheeler's Movements" "Grant & His Family--Operations on James River" "From Georgia--Wheeler's Operations--From Mobile" "Additional From the North--The Fall of Atlanta" "The President... See More  

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$72.00
690163

Guerrilla raider John Hunt Morgan escapes from jail...

Item #690163

January 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, January 14, 1864 



* John Morgan escapes jail

* Guerrilla raider leader

* Very rare Confederate title




If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are 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... See More  

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$215.00
689974

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #689974

July 27, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 27, 1864  



* From the Confederate capital

* General Robert E. Lee dispatch




This issue has: "The War News" which begins: "The most important news we have is the report of a complete victory by our forces in the Valley, near Winchester...". It also includes a letter on the battles signed in type: R. E. Lee, General.

Other items inclu... See More  

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$84.00
689972

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #689972

July 25, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 25, 1864  



* Rare rebel publication



This issue has: "The War News" which reports on the latest on Sherman's advance towards Atlanta. "Splendid Capture of Prisoners & Artillery--Immense Slaughter of Yankees--Several of Their Generals Killed" "Additional From the North" "Hunter's Terrible Defeat--The Truth at... See More  

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$70.00
689969

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #689969

July 21, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 21, 1864  



* Rare rebel publication



This issue has: "The War News--The  Maryland Raid--The Lines In Front of Richmond & Petersburg--From Georgia" "Negroes Captured From Yankee Raiders" "The Hucksters" "The Situation Before Atlanta--Position of the Two Armies--The Prospect" and more including the... See More  

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$72.00
689496

Latest Civil War news from the Confederate capital...

Item #689496

December 01, 1863

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 1, 1863  



* Capital of the Confederacy



A wealth of front page Civil War reporting--from the Confederate perspective--including: "Latest From General Bragg" "The Late Battle" "Affairs on the Rapidan--No Battle Yet" "More Burning in Charlestown" "The Shelling of Charleston" "From East Tennessee... See More  

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$73.00
689493

Latest Civil War news from the Confederate capital...

Item #689493

September 13, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 13, 1862  



* From the capital of the Confederacy



A wealth of front page Civil War reporting--from the Confederate perspective--including: "From Our Army" "Confederate Congress" "Position of the Union Cause--Plain Talk for a Northern Latitude" "An Interesting Journey" "From The West - Kentuckians Rally... See More  

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$73.00
689492

Latest Civil War news from the Confederate capital...

Item #689492

September 12, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 12, 1862  



* From the capital of the Confederacy



A wealth of front page Civil War reporting--from the Confederate perspective--including: "From Our Army In Maryland" "Letter From Mississippi" "Yankee Treatment of Their Prisoners" "The Dash Into Williamsburg" "Confederate Congress" "Further F... See More  

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$73.00
689470

Confederate perspective on Antietam & more...

Item #689470

September 23, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 23, 1862  



* Rare from the Confederacy

* Battle of Antietam - Sharpsburg

* Bloodiest battle of the Civil War




The front page includes: "From The North" "The Political Uprising at the North" "The Times on Our Generals" "A Heart Dislocated on the Battle-Field" "McClellan's Great Victory--Now Forwar... See More  

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$88.00
688836

Rare issue of this Confederate "Memphis" newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #688836

December 22, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, December 22, 1864 



* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama




If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War.

Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of... See More  

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$188.00
688735

Jefferson Davis' proclamation for a day of "Humiliation and Prayer, with Thanksgiving"...

Item #688735

February 02, 1865

CHRISTIAN OBSERVER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 2, 1865 



* Jefferson David proclamation

* Confederate Day of Thanksgiving




Has mostly religious-related content on the front page save for a war item: "First Virginia Artillery" "Stray Leaves from a Soldier's Artillery". On the reverse under "General Intelligence" are various news reports from the war.

Also ... See More  

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$134.00
688494

From the Confederacy... Did Tennessee secede from the Union...

Item #688494

May 03, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 3, 1861 



* Rare Confederate title from North Carolina



The front page is entirely taken up with ads. War related items are on the inside pages including a notable item headed: "Secession of Tennessee" which includes: "...that the Legislature of Tennessee...had passed the ordinance of secession by an almost unanimous vote..... See More  

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$134.00
688401

The Battle of Antietam... Confederate newspaper printed in Grenada, Mississippi...

Item #688401

September 22, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 1862  If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. See the details at the bottom of this listing.

The back page contains an early report on the Battle of Antietam, containing some sketchy, early reports, with: "Later--Another Battle In Ma... See More  

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$248.00
688320

North Carolina secession report in a North Carolina newspaper...

Item #688320

May 22, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 22, 1861 



* North Carolina secession

* American Civil War




Certainly the most notable report is the pg. 2 news headed: "Secession Of North Carolina!" "One of The Confederates States" "North Carolina Free--Lincoln's Military Despotism Repudiated" which also includes the two "Ordinance" reports ... See More  

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$5,250.00
688155

Second battle of Bull Run... Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain...

Item #688155

September 03, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 3, 1862  



* 2nd Second Battle of Bull Run

* General Stonewall Jackson

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* Robert E. Lee & Jefferson Davis




The front page has a great deal on the Civil War--from the Confederate perspective--including items headed: "From the Army of Northern Virginia" which includes some nice coverage of the bat... See More  

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$86.00
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