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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651770

New Orleans during the Confederacy... Official report on the Battle of Manassas...

Item #651770

February 04, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, February 4, 1862 



* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South

* First Battle of Bull Run

* Official reports from the Confederates




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 Butle... See More  

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$188.00
651768

The solomn events at Arlington Cemetery...

Day 1 reports of the 1st official Memorial Day...

Item #651768

May 31, 1868

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1868  Page 5 has, under the heading "THE UNION DEAD," multiple, 1st day reports regarding the 1st official Memorial Day celebrations from throughout the country. Locations include Cypress Hill Cemetery & Greenwood Cemetery - both in New York, Flushing, Philadelphia, Augusta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, etc.. However, the most desirable coverage as that ... See More  

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$120.00
651767

Day 2 reports of the 1st official Memorial Day...

Item #651767

June 01, 1868

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 1, 1868  Page 5 has, under the heading "Our Dead Heroes," multiple, day 2 reports regarding the 1st official Memorial Day celebrations from throughout the country. Locations include Jersey City, Newark, Nashville, Providence, Hartford, Portland, St. Louis, Dayton, and more. Nice to have these early reports. Other news of the day is found throughout.

Complet... See More  

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$55.00
651760

"Confederate" newspaper from Kentucky... Much on neutrality, & much on the Civil War...

Item #651760

September 09, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, September 9, 1861



* P.G.T. Beauregard official report

* Battle of Bull Run - Manassas




Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate & the ... See More  

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$87.00
651752

Confederate from Winston, North Carolina...

Item #651752

January 24, 1862

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, January 24, 1862 



* Rare Confederate title

* Jefferson Davis




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.

Among the fr... See More  

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$167.00
651713

Letter from Beauregard... Battle of Oak Hill...

Item #651713

August 30, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, August 30, 1861 



* Battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hills) - Missouri

* Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard letter




A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "Battle of the Oak Hills--Official Report of Gen. McCulloch which takes an entire column and is signed by him in type; "T... See More  

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$82.00
651687

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

Item #651687
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
650645

Thomas R.R. Cobb... The Confederate version of "Harper's Weekly"...

Item #650645

March 21, 1863

SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, March 21, 1863 



* General Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb



A very rare publication from the Confederacy, as relatively few issues have come into our inventory over the past 42 years. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.

The front page is entirely taken up by a print of: "Brigadier-General ... See More  

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$335.00
649462

Printed on the run...

A Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta...

Item #649462

January 12, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 12, 1864 



* A very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run - a Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta

* Three General Orders and more




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 information at the bottom of this listing.

Among the ... See More  

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$265.00
648972

From the Confederate capital... A 251-round boxing match...

Item #648972

January 06, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 6, 1862 



* Rare rebel title

* Account of the 251- round boxing match between Edward Burnett and James Fitzgerald




Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The prime feature of the front page is an extremely detailed, round by round account of: "The Great Prize Fight" which went 251 rounds and th... See More  

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$65.00
648896

Beauregard's congratulations on Shiloh...

Item #648896

April 24, 1862

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 24, 1862 



* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing

* General P. G. T. Beauregard's praise

* Rare Confederate title from the war origin




This was one of only a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline (see). The ftpg. includes: "From New Orleans--Glad Tidings from Fort Jackson--Seven Da... See More  

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$173.00
648671

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

Item #648671

October 02, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Oct. 2, 1862 



* Very rare Confederate title

* 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 Yankees ... See More  

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$360.00
648539

Confederate reports from near the end of the Civil War...

Item #648539

January 13, 1865

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Jan. 13, 1865 



* Rare Confederate title

* Civil War nears the end




Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865 just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War. The front page includes: "Local An... See More  

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$167.00
648536

History is about to be made...

Item #648536

March 29, 1861

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 29, 1861 



* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to the outbreak



South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just two weeks after the date of this issue.

The front page has: "United States Army & Navy News&q... See More  

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$144.00
648519

From Charleston during the Civil War...

Item #648519

June 25, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, June 25, 1864  This is one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in their dateline at the top of the front page (see photos). Among the front page reports are: "From General Johnston's Army" "Enemy Again Repulsed With Severe Loss" "Losses In Hooker's Corps" "The Mur... See More  

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$79.00
648514

"Confederate States of America" in the dateline...

Item #648514

June 16, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, June 16, 1864  This was one of only a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States of America" in the dateline (see). The front page includes: "From Gen. Lee's Army" "Gen. Lee's Official Dispatch" "Grant Across the Chickahominy" "The Yankees at Westover and Wilcox's Landing" "Lates... See More  

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$93.00
648507

Battle of Roanoke Island, from the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #648507

February 12, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 12, 1862 



* Battle of Roanoke Island, North Carolina

* From the capital of the Confederacy




The front page is taken up with ads, reports from Europe--including "The American Crisis In England"-- and "How The North Regards the News From Europe".

Among the topics on the page 2 editorial is the finances of the North, the editor n... See More  

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$94.00
647485

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

Item #647485

May 03, 1861

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



* Rare Confederate title



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..." but they are... See More  

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$134.00
647473

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #647473

September 25, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 25, 1861 



* From the Confederate capital



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "Another Letter from the Rev. H. A. Henderson--Affairs in Kentucky" "Camp Life In Texas--A Queer Case of Cholera" and other items including a great wealth of ads. War news continues on ... See More  

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$83.00
647356

"Confederate States Of America" is in the dateline...

Item #647356

November 22, 1861

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Nov. 22, 1861 



* From the origin of the Civil War



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

Among the front page items are: "From Richmond--Confederate Congress--Latest Northern News" "From Nashville", "From Memphis...Address to Sister States on the Th... See More  

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$105.00
647355

A Memphis newspaper printed in Jackson, Mississippi...

Item #647355

January 31, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 31, 1863 



* Very rare Confederate title



This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. Note that the city of publication, "Jackson", is noted near the top of page 2.

The front page has much on the war including: "Federal Reports from Port Hudson" "From ... See More  

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$177.00
647354

A Memphis Confederate newspaper printed in Atlanta...

Item #647354

June 15, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, June 15, 1863 



* Very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run




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 information at the bottom of this listing.

The front page has 2 1/2 columns taken up with: "The Yankee Conduct Of The War&q... See More  

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$146.00
647353

Civil War news from a Confederate perspective...

Item #647353

June 13, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, June 13, 1864  This was one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline at the top of the front page. Among the front page items are: "From General Lee's Front--Reports of Sheridan's Movements--Grant's Approaches by Parallels" "Latest Yankee News" "From General J... See More  

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$93.00
647351

Charleston during the Confederacy...

Item #647351

May 03, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, May 3, 1864  This was one of only a few newspapers from the Confederacy which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline. Among the front page items are: "Burnside's Movements--Grant Expected to Advance" "Our Victory in Louisiana--Official From Gen. Kirby Smith--Complete Defeat of the Enemy-Capture of Guns, S... See More  

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$118.00
647350

Very rare title from the Confederacy...

Item #647350

August 14, 1861

DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, August 14, 1861 



* Very rare Confederate title from North Carolina 



Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered. General Burnside moved into the city on March 14, 1862 so it was only in Confederate hands for less than a year, increasing the scarcity of truly "Confederate" newspap... See More  

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$177.00
647349

New Orleans from the earliest days of Butler's occupation...

Item #647349

February 15, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 15, 1862 



* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South




Among the front page item are: "The Federal Raid Up the Tennessee River--Gen. Johnston's Order Disregarded" "What the Morning Journals Say" "Fort Donelson" "The 'Sinews of The War' -- Troubles of the Federal Treasury". There are also... See More  

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$144.00
646926

General Johnston's report on military operations in the Confederacy...

Item #646926

March 16, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 16, 1864 



* From the Confederate capital



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page has: "The War News--Division of Sherman's Forces" "The Yankees in King & Queen--The Enemy We Are Fighting" "The History of the Military Operations of the Past Year in Mississippi & Ea... See More  

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$88.00
646925

From the Confederacy... Wilmington, North Carolina...

Item #646925

July 01, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 1, 1861 



* Rare Confederate title



This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline. The front page is entirely taken up with ads. War related items are on the inside pages including items headed: "The News" "Backbone" "From The Seat Of War" "... See More  

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$138.00
646911

From Confederate Charleston, late in the Civil War...

Item #646911

June 24, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, June 24, 1864  This was one of just a few newspapers which printed; "Confederate States Of America" in the masthead (see). The top of the front page has: "From General Johnston's Army - Another Repulse of the Enemy - Capture of Prisoners" Also on the ftpg: "From the Southwest--Latest Yankee News--False Yankee Dispatches--M... See More  

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$89.00
646476

Great wealth of Civil War reporting...

Item #646476

October 16, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 16, 1861  A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "From the Northwest--The Enemy Inactive--Extracts from a Letter from  Phillippi" "Gen. Fremont's Prospects in the West" which takes over half a column; "Secession Tricks in Europe" "Captain Todd &... See More  

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$84.00
646447

The Siege of Charleston... The Averill Raid...

Item #646447

December 22, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 22, 1863 



* Charleston SC South Carolina siege

* General William W. Averell raid




A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Among the front page items are: "The Averill Raid" "From Northern Virginia" "From East Tennessee--From Northern Georgia--The Siege of Charleston" and other smaller i... See More  

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$86.00
646444

Protection for Negro soldiers...

Item #646444

March 03, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 3, 1864  A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page includes: "The Raids Around Richmond--Surprise Of the Enemy's Camp at Atlee--Retreat of the Yankees Across the Pamunkey--Incidents, etc." which takes two columns. Also: "From The Peninsula" "Allowance of Rations to Commissioned O... See More  

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$96.00
646442

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #646442

March 09, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 9, 1863  A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Among the front page items are: "Bombardment of Fort McAllister" "Reported Fight at Gloucester Point" "A Rumour From the Rappahannock" "Effects of the War at the North" "The Virginia Legislature" "The Latest from Vicks... See More  

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$92.00
646428

Much on the battle in Kentucky...

Item #646428

February 04, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 4, 1862 



* Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky

* In a Confederate title




Not only a newspaper from the Confederate States, but from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page items are: "The Coin Of The Confederate States" "A Virginia Mother's Appeal To the Soldiers" which is stirring (see images). Also much reportin... See More  

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$85.00
646396

Rare Confederate title from North Carolina...

Item #646396

August 16, 1861

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, Aug. 16, 1861



* Rare Confederate title 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.

Content in this issue ... See More  

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$188.00
646392

Jeff Davis' Proclamation on the Mumford controversy: death for Butler... Battle of Murfreesboro... A "Memphis" title......

Item #646392

January 03, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 3, 1863 



* Battle of Stones River - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Very rare title




This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. The most notable content in the issue is the back page report headed: "The Battle At Murfreesboro" "Confed... See More  

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$285.00
646391

Rare Confederate title from Columbia, South Carolina, late in the war...

Item #646391

February 25, 1864

THE GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 25, 1864 



* VERY RARE



A rare title from the Confederacy. Among the front page items are: "The American War in England" "Stafford's Louisiana Brigade" "Interesting Letter from Gen'l Beauregard" which includes the text of a form letter he sends to families who had a family member injured in the military, si... See More  

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$177.00
646386

Lincoln blocks southern ports... Rare title from the Confederacy...

Item #646386

April 30, 1861

WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 30, 1861



* Beginning of the Civil War

* In a rare Confederate title

* Abraham Lincoln blockade




Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry ... See More  

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$133.00
646082

Confederate title from Richmond...

Item #646082

September 05, 1861

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 5, 1861



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* Electing a Confederate president and V.P.




Over a full column on the front page is taken up with: "The Election For President and Vice President - List of Commissioners" being a very lengthy list of the men assigned to administer the election in the various locations. Also on the front page: &q... See More  

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$92.00
646072

Rare Texas Confederate newspaper... Jeff Davis on evacuating Richmond, & much more...

Item #646072

April 26, 1865

HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Texas, April 26, 1865 



* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy



Page 3 contains a synopsis of President Davis' message in which he talks about the evacuation of Richmond and reaffirms his commitment to the Confederacy, reading in part: "...it is my purpose to maintain your cause with my whole heart & soul; that I will never consent to a... See More  

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$420.00
646053

Death of Jeff Davis’ son… General Polk offers pardon to deserters…

Item #646053

May 03, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTH CAROLINIAN, Columbia, May 3, 1864 



* Very rare Civil War title



A very scarce title from the Confederacy. Page 2 has an editorial headed: “Extortioners As Soldiers” and also: “War News” which has a variety of reports & subheads including: “Fight In East Tennessee” “Good Reports From Mississippi” “Important Proclama... See More  

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$275.00
646035

From when New Orleans was in the Confederacy... Missouri votes to secede...

Item #646035

November 06, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Nov. 6, 1861  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 surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans a... See More  

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$144.00
646031

"Memphis" newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #646031

October 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, October 14, 1864 



* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama

* A wealth of Civil War related reporting




See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: ""Forrest's Operations" takin... See More  

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$365.00
646023

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

Item #646023

February 02, 1865

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



* Jefferson David proclamation

* Confederate Day of Thanksgiving




Has mostly religious-related content on the ftpg. 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 has: ... See More  

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$187.00
646017

Battle of Bull Run, or Manassas... Proclamation by Jefferson Davis...

Item #646017

August 16, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 16, 1861 



* First Battle of Bull Run

* Manassas VA Virginia

* Great title to have




A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports concerning the Civil War are: "The Prisoners" "The Firth Virginia Regiment in the Battle of Manassas" which takes over a full column; "The Fate of Tyrants&q... See More  

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$142.00
645834

Confederate newspaper from Columbia...

Item #645834

February 17, 1862

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 17, 1862 



* VERY RARE



The front page is mostly taken up with ads but does has most of the last column filled war war-related items, headed with: "The Hampton Legion" which concerns the reorganization of it, signed in type: Wade Hampton, Colonel of Legion. Also on the ftpg: "The Flag of the South" which is in... See More  

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$270.00
645833

Rare Confederate newspaper... Confederates have stopped Sherman?

Item #645833

August 04, 1864

THE CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL, South Carolina, August 4, 1864 



* Rare Confederate title

* William T. Sherman

* March to the sea is stopped?




A nice and quite rare title from late in the Confederacy. The front page has various news items concerning the war including: "The news of the defeat & capture of the most famous of all the Yankee raiders comes in like a welcome gleam of sunsh... See More  

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$425.00
645830

Beginning moments of the Civil War... Jeff Davis Proclamation on creating a navy, and more...

Item #645830

April 19, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 19, 1861 



* Civil War beginning

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Rare Confederate title




Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry... See More  

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$210.00
645829

One of the more fascinating publishers from the Civil War...

Item #645829

May 21, 1864

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 21, 1864  Parson Brownlow was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fervently held views on the inf... See More  

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$165.00
645702

Battle of Port Hudson...

Item #645702

March 16, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, March 16, 1863 



* Very rare Confederate title

* Battle of Port Hudson




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 Yankees moved in and it bec... See More  

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$178.00
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