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The "Old" Thirteen Infantry of Virginia...
Item # 661713
February 26, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 26, 1864 Among the front page reports are: "The War News--A Cavalry Battle in Mississippi--The Situation in Tennessee--The Recent Fight In Florida--From General Lee's Lines" "The Courts" "Camp Near Kinston" "To the Friends of Soldiers in the Wise Brigade" & other items. Also included is a report re: "The 'Old Thirteenth' Virginia Infantry" (see note below), which states in part, "The 'Old Thirteenth' Virginia Infantry, which has made history of its own since April, 1861, has gone in for the war, though its ranks have been tattered by shell and thinned by shot, and its old flag tattered and torn in every battle of any magnitude fought in Virginia; first at Harper's Ferry, next with [Stonewall] Jackson in the Valley...".
With much attention paid through the course of time to commanders (rightfully so), this brief front page item captures well the efforts of those under their command.
The back page has a lengthy editorial which begins: "There is buoyancy after all in the Confederate atmosphere. The air grows lighter & clearer around us & men begin to feel with a full assurance that our Confederacy is (forcing) right through..." (see photo) with much, much more taking over a full column. Also on the bkpg: "The Virginia Legislature" "Latest News From the North--Yankee Tyranny at Norfolk" includes a "General Order" signed by George Johnston; "The Enemy's Fleet Off Mobile" and other items.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper with a full banner masthead, in very nice, clean condition.
*Note (source, Wikipedia): The 13th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia. The 13th Virginia completed its organization during the summer of 1861 with men from Winchester and Culpeper, Orange, Louisa, and Hampshire counties. After fighting at First Manassas and in Jackson's Valley Campaign, it served in General Early's, W.Smith's, Pegram's, and J.A. Walker's Brigade. The 13th was prominent in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then it moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley and later was involved in the Appomattox operations. It reported 16 casualties at Cross Keys and Port Republic, 111 at Gaines' Mill, 34 at Cedar Mountain, 46 at Second Manassas, 22 at Fredericksburg, and 36 at Chancellorsville. During the Gettysburg Campaign it was left at Winchester as provost guard. The unit sustained heavy losses at Cedar Creek and surrendered with 10 officers and 52 men. Its commanders were Colonels George A. Goodman, Ambrose P. Hill, James B. Terrill, and James A. Walker; and Majors Charles T. Crittenden and John B. Sherrard.