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In the North, but pro-South...

Item # 597260

February 18, 1863

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1863 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: "From North-West Missouri" "Important Explanation from a Soldier in the Missouri State Militia"; a very lengthy: "Speech of Dr. Edson B. Olds...on the Cause and Conduct of the War"; "Affairs in Leavenworth, Kansas" "Great Anti-War Meeting in Cumberland County, Illinois" "Army of the Potomac--General Order Reorganizing the Army" signed in type: Major General Hooker; "Army of the Potomac" "Seizing the Bodies of the Dead!" and much more.
Eight pages, some water staining near the margins, irregular at the spine but no text loss, minor wear.

Category: The Civil War