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October 07, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 7, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication
* Jacksonville, Florida captured

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Among the various reports inside are: "The Great Kanawha Valley" "Confederate States General Hospital at Montgomery, Ala." "To the People of Columbus" "From Our Army" "Jacksonville Again in the Hands of the Enemy" "Claiborne's Partisan Rangers" "Progress & Events of the War" "The Killing of Gen. Nelson" and more.
Most of the back page is taken up with the: "Constitution of the State of Georgia, Ratified July 2, 1861".
Four pages, even toning, damp staining, generally good.

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