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Sherman's report on the Atlanta campaign...
Item # 660139
October 20, 1864
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 20, 1864
* Rare publication from the origin of the Civil War
* General William T. Sherman & the Atlanta campaign
Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Important From Hood--Our Army on the Outskirts of Chattanooga" "Successful Skirmishing In Florida" "Yankee Reports from Louisiana" "From the Trans-Mississippi" "The Yankee Prisoners at Florence" "From the Georgia Front" "Sherman's Report on the Atlanta Campaign" and more.
Some war items on the back page but mostly taken up with ads.
Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner masthead, 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.