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Much on the war, from the Confederacy... After Gettysburg & Vicksburg...

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July 16, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 16, 1863   

* Post Gettysburg and Vicksburg
* During Robert E. Lee's retreat
* Rare Confederate title from the rebel capital

Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

A wealth of nice reporting in this issue with the front page having: "The News" with some text on Lee's retreat from Gettysburg, beginning: "The old report of two days' standing, to the effect that the enemy had attacked General Lee at Hagerstown on Saturday  & been defeated with heavy loss in prisoners & artillery, was renewed...we found it impossible to trace its source...state the belief to be prevalent there that General Lee had advanced, but which way, or to what precise point, no one pretends to say..." & more (see).

Also on the ftpg. is: "City Intelligence" with much of what is going on in Richmond. Also: "Telegraphic News--Fight Near Jackson--The Yankees Repulsed--General Osterhaus Killed--Surrender of Port Hudson, etc."
Page 2 has a nice editorial from the perspective of shortly after the defeat at Gettysburg & the loss of Vicksburg, bits including: "...Let us look at things as they are. The conditions of the belligerents is wholly different from what it was in the days of Donnelson & Yorktown, and the difference is all in our favour. Then the Confederacy was an empty eggshell. There was no army. Handsfulls of troops were thinly sprinkled along a continental frontier..." & more (see).  This is followed by war reports headed: "The Situation Off Charleston--Dangers OF A Siege--The Enemy to be Driven Back at Every Hazard--Public Spirit In Charleston, etc.--Full Particulars of the Fighting". Then also: "Our Victory At Brashear City" "The Situation at Vicksburg--Operations of Grant" "and a letter from Clarksville, Virginia (see). The back page also has the: "List of Casualties in Company F, of the 26th Regiment North Carolina troops during the several engagements around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania commencing 1st July..." with the lengthy list.

A single sheet newspaper--typical from the Confederacy at this period in the war--with ample margins and in uncommonly great condition.

Category: Confederate