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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654276

"Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia... Jeff Davis rallies the troops...

Item #654276

August 17, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, August 17, 1863 



* Very rare Confederate title



See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: "The War In Virginia" "From Gen. Lee's Army" "Reported Fighting at Brock's Gap" "News From the Islands" "Tennessee Intelligence" &... See More  

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$177.00
654257

Much Civil War news from the Confederacy...

Item #654257

December 06, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 6, 1861  Among the front page reports are: "Army of The Potomac" "A Spirited Letter from a Virginia Lady to a Lincoln Hireling" which is interesting reading (see); "Culpeper Hospital" "More Evidence of the Lincoln Tyranny in Maryland" .

Inside pages include: "War Matters--Progress of Affairs at the South&qu... See More  

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$79.00
654253

The war could have been averted... Reign of terror...

Item #654253

February 26, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 26, 1863 



* Rare rebel title



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy.  Among the front page reports relating to the Civil War--from the Confederate's perspective--are: "The War--In the Northern Congress--Speech of Senator Saulsbury" with subheads including: "The Cause of The War--Mr. Lincoln's Ind... See More  

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$78.00
653812

From the Confederacy with a report on Fort Hatteras...

Item #653812

July 13, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 13, 1861 



* Rare Confederate title



This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline (see). The front page is entirely taken up with ads.
War related items are on the inside pages including items headed: "The News" "Attack at Fort Hatteras! - 15 Shots
... See More  

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$117.00
653809

From the Confederacy... Battle of Ball's Bluff

Item #653809

November 05, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 5, 1861 



* Battle of Ball's Bluff

* Capital of Confederacy




Among front page items are: "Northern War News--The Great Naval Expedition--General Butler on the Recruiting Service..." "Secretary Cameron's Order Concerning Slave Deserters" and other subheads. Inside has: "Army Of The Potomac" 'From Norfolk&qu... See More  

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$82.00
653800

Latest Civil War news from the Confederate perspective...

Item #653800

July 09, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, July 9, 1864  This was one of only a few newspapers from the South which printed "Confederate States of America" in the dateline.

Among the ftpg. reports are: "From Richmond - Later Yankee News--Great Excitement in Baltimore" "Siege of Charleston" "The End of the War" "From Jackson, Mississippi - Details o... See More  

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$83.00
653628

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

Item #653628

January 25, 1865

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Jan. 25, 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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$176.00
653363

Who won the battle of Gettysburg ? And the fall of Vicksburg...

Item #653363

July 10, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 10, 1863 



* The Battle of Gettysburg

* Fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi

* In a Confederate title




Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

The top of the front page, with heading: "From General Lee's Army",  has much editorialized comment on the recent events of the war--Bat... See More  

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$880.00
653093

Battle of Coosawatchie...

Item #653093

December 17, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 17, 1864 



* Battle of Coosawhatchie SC South Carolina

* William T. Sherman's march to the sea in progress

* In a Confederate title from the rebel capital




A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, and from late in the war when hope was beginning to fade for the Confederacy. The front page begins with a lengthy editorial which co... See More  

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$88.00
652856

From where the Civil War began...

Item #652856

January 19, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Jan. 19, 1864 



* From the origin of the Civil War



The front page includes: "Letter From Richmond" "Additional From the North" "An Era of Mediocrity" "Extracts from my Journal While A Prisoners in Port Royal Bay, S.C." and a column of reporting from the "Confederate Congress". The front page also ha... See More  

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$84.00
652826

"...To arms, fellow citizens!"...

Item #652826

February 18, 1863

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Feb. 18, 1863



* From the origin of the Civil War



Printed within the dateline is: "Confederate States of America", found on just a few newspapers from the Confederacy. The front page has: "From Mississippi" "Latest Northern News--Movements of Banks' Forces" & more. Page 2 has: "Official Orders" which is ... See More  

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$94.00
652765

Great editorial on the Civil War...

Item #652765

March 18, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 18, 1864 



* Rare rebel publication



The back page has an interesting editorial which begins: "Recent transactions warrant the declaration that the enemy have ceased to fight as well as they did in the 2nd and 3rd years of the war. They have been defeated in Florida with a force on our part of but one to three. They were routed in Mississippi... See More  

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$82.00
652659

The Confederate title from Louisville, Kentucky...

Item #652659

September 12, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, Sept. 12, 1861 



* Rare pro-Confederate title

* 1st year of the Civil War




Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, 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-Confed... See More  

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$93.00
652612

From the Confederate capital...The Death of Major Burroughs...

Item #652612

February 16, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 16, 1864 



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* The Death of Major Edgar Burroughs




Among the front page items are: "The Death of Major Edgar Burroughs" "City Intelligence" "The Escaped Yankee Officers" "Telegraphic" and several Acts from the Confederate Congress.

The back page has an editorial concerning... See More  

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$86.00
652597

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

Item #652597

September 24, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 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 Yankee... See More  

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$360.00
652070

The burning of Hampton, Virginia...

Item #652070

August 12, 1861

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



* Burning of Hampton, Virginia

* Confederate title




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" "Local Matt... See More  

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$84.00
652064

Much Confederate news...

Item #652064

May 18, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, May 18, 1864  This was one of only a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline. The front page has a wealth of war-related reports including: "Latest From Virginia", "Heavy Fighting Near Drewry's Bluff", "Enemy Defeated With Great Loss", "General Beauregard Commanding... See More  

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$92.00
651870

Much more on the Battle of Gettysburg: from a soldier involved...

Item #651870

July 17, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 17, 1863



* Battle of Gettysburg

* Eyewitness account




Not only is this a nice Civil War newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

The front page has various war-related content, including items headed: "The News" and a lengthier report: "Spies In The South" and other related items, but certainly the p... See More  

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$1,165.00
651864

Rare & very historic Confederate broadside "Extra" on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #651864

July 05, 1863

DAILY DISPATCH---EXTRA, Richmond, Virginia, July 5, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg

* Very rare Confederate title

* Capital of the Confederacy




A great rarity: a Confederate broadside "Extra" reporting on the first two days of the historic Battle of Gettysburg. As the word "broadside" is defined, this is a single sheet printed on the front side only.

The heads at the ... See More  

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$3,250.00
651771

The nomination of General McClellan...

Item #651771

September 03, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 3, 1864 



* General George McClellan

* Presidential nomination

* Rare Confederate title




Not only a very nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but from its capital as well. The ftpg. has: "The War News with several subheads from various fields of operation: "From Atlanta" "From Mobile" "From Louisiana" and "From C... See More  

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$83.00
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
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
648505

From the capital of the Confederacy... Affairs in Hampton Roads...

Item #648505

November 03, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 3, 1862  Among the front page items are: "Capture of a Railroad Train &  93 Yankees" "The Cavalry Expedition to the Peninsula" "Our Army Retreating from Charleston, Kanawha" "List of Wounded" "First Case Under Lincoln's Proclamation" "Affairs in Hampton Roads" "The Military D... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

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$78.00
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
647357

Beauregard’s report on the Battle of Manassas…

Item #647357

February 07, 1862

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 7, 1862 



* Rare Confederate publication

* P.G.T. Beauregard official report

* On the Battle of Bull Run




A very rare title and great to have it contain the word “Southern” and also the motto which reads: “The South—Equality or Independence”. The front page has much on the correspondence between L... See More  

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$175.00
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
646929

Beauregard's official report on the Battle of Manassas... in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #646929

February 04, 1862

THE DAILY EXPRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, February 4, 1862 



* P.G.T. Beauregard official report

* Battle of Bull Run - Manassas




Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy. Most of the front page is taken up with: "The War--Its Movements! Official Report of Gen. Beauregard Of The Battle of Manassas" which has tremendous detail. At the end it notes: "To be... See More  

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$177.00
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
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