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Battle of Coosawatchie...

Item # 653093

December 17, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 17, 1864 

* Battle of Coosawhatchie SC South Carolina
* William T. Sherman's march to the sea in progress
* In a Confederate title from the rebel capital

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, and from late in the war when hope was beginning to fade for the Confederacy. The front page begins with a lengthy editorial which comments on several aspects of the war (see for portions). Also reporting from the "Confederate States Congress" and "The Virginia Legislature" plus: "Latest News From the North--Latest From Sherman" & other items.
The back page has: "From Sherman's Army--Operations Along the South Carolina Coast--Battle of Coosawatchie--Latest From Sherman" "The War News" "City Intelligence" and other smaller items.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper with a one column masthead, typical with Southern newspapers late in the war as most paper mills were in the North. Newsprint became very scarce in the South. Very nice condition.

Category: Confederate