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From the Confederacy... Wilmington, North Carolina...

Item # 646925

July 01, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 1, 1861 

* Rare Confederate title

This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline. The front page is entirely taken up with ads. War related items are on the inside pages including items headed: "The News" "Backbone" "From The Seat Of War" "The Wilmington Light Infantry", "Experiments With Rifled Cannons" "Defenses Up The River" "Camp Jokes" "An Engagement at Mathias' Point" "Important Order by General Beauregard prohibiting persons from crossing the lines after the 30th.
Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange for munitions, clothing & food. As such it was barricaded by Union forces during the war, but blockade runners had some success in getting supplies through. It is just 170 miles north of Charleston, where the Civil War began.

Category: Confederate