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Lengthy letter from the Vice President of the Confederacy...

Item # 618228

September 30, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Sept. 30, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication
* Rebel V.P. Alexander H. Stephens

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Various reports inside include: "From Col. Crawford's Cavalry" "From J.T.S. at Montgomery" 'Important Letter from Vice-President Stephens - Martial Law and Military Usurpation"  takes a full column & is signed in type: Alexander H. Stephens; "Progress & Events of the War" "From the Columbus Guards" "From New  Orleans" "From Our Army" and more. An interesting bit from a correspondent of the N.Y. Herald: "It is  beyond all wonder how men such as the rebel troops are, can fight as they do. That those ragged & filthy wretches, sick, hungry, and in all ways miserable, should prove such heroes in fight, is past explanation. Men never fought better."
Most of the back page is taken up with the: "Constitution of the State of Georgia, Ratified July 2, 1861".
Four pages, foxing & light damp staining, nice condition.

It was in Columbus where the last battle of the Civil War was fought. Note: The Battle of Palmito Ranch in Texas actually occurred weeks after the Battle of Columbus, but the engagement at Palmito Ranch happened after the Confederate government had dissolved and the Confederacy was extinct. In the "Official Records", the Battle of Columbus is referred to as the "closing conflict of the war.

Category: Confederate