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Item # 597258

February 11, 1863

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1863

* Rare pro-South Union paper
* Negroes - soldiers - troops

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.
Among the various articles are: "Negroes Better Soldiers than White Men" "Lady Prisoners!" "War News of the Week" "Look Out for Abolition Lies" "The Horrors of Missouri" "The Negro Army Bill as Passed by the House of Representatives" "General Saxton's Success in Raising Colored Troops" "The Bill Creating a Dictator Over the American People!" and much more.
Eight pages, damp staining towards the margins, bit close-trimmed on inside margins but no text loss, mild wear.
Eight pages, a bit irregular at the spine, scattered foxing.

Category: The Civil War