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Item # 655294

April 26, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, April 26, 1861 

* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South


Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans are limited to those published between Louisiana's secession from the Union on January 26, 1861 and the end of April, 1862, just a brief 15 month period.
The front page includes: "The War" "The War At Norfolk" "Important From Texas - Indianola Taken by U.S. Troops - Cortina Crosses the Rio Grande".
Page 2 has a lengthy editorial: "Northern Conservatism" and then: "Telegraphic News" which has a lengthy list of Civil War dispatches from various theaters of war. The bkpg. includes: 'River Intelligence".
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: Confederate