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Government buys R.E. Lee's estate... Morgan's escape from jail...

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January 20, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1864 

* Rare Anti-Yankee title
* Robert E. Lee's estate
* John Morgan's escape

Among the various "Late News" on the front page is: "A sale of confiscated property in Virginia, opposite Washington, took place...The Arlington estate, thek property of Gen. Robt. E. Lee, was bought in by the government for $26,000...The Arlington estate is to be converted into a negro establishment as has the plantations of Henry A. Wise, Jefferson Davis & his brother..." & "...houses of the Penna. legislature have...nominated Abraham Lincoln for the next Presidency..." (see).
Items inside include: "War News Of The Week" and the back page has a very lengthy: "How Morgan Escaped from the Ohio Penitentiary" 'His Reception at Richmond--A History of His Adventures, Hairbreadth Escapes, Etc."
Eight pages, various foxing, generally nice condition.

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.

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