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Rare Union occupation newspaper with the Emancipation Proclamation...



Item # 637462

October 04, 1862

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 1862  This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state remained a Confederate stronghold until near the end of the war. This is issue #8.
Certainly the prime content is complete printing of the Emancipation Proclamation" on page 4 which is headed: 'The Decree of Emancipation" and datelined Washington, Sept. 22. It is signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln . Relating to this is a page 2 editorial headed: "The Proclamation of Emancipation" which takes nearly a column.
There are other war-related items including: "Scared Rebels" "More Deserters from Savannah" "The Negroes" "Another Raid on Bluffton"  and an interesting: "A Proposition For Employing the Negroes" as many were coming into the Yankee lines.
Four pages, 9 by 13 1/4 inches, printed on some worth of "necessity stock" being brownish in color & thicker than typical newsprint of the era. Very nice condition.

Category: Confederate