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Morgan's betrayer... Ben Butler's anger...



Item # 660138

October 22, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 22, 1864 

* From the origin of the Civil War

Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "News From the North" which includes a dispatch signed by Benjamin Butler, concerning anger over the Confederates employing captured colored soldiers in digging trenches, with his similar retaliation (see).
"Mrs. Lucy Williams--Morgan's Betrayer" "Sharp Fighting in the Valley" "Latest News From Hood's Army" and more.
Some war items on the back page but mostly taken up with ads.
Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner masthead, small paper flaw hole deters very little, nice condition. From the closing months of the Civil War.

Charleston was a hotbed of secession, with S.C. being the first state to leave the Union. The first shots of the war were fired in Charleston harbor. As a notable slave port, it is not surprising that South Carolina lead the charge in forming the new Confederate States of America.

Category: Confederate