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September 08, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 8, 1863 

* Second Battle of Charleston Harbor
* Fort Wagner - Morris Island - South Carolina
* From the capital of the Confederacy


The front page includes; "Latest From The North" "From Charleston--Evacuation of Morris Island" "From Tennessee" "The Courts" "Latest News From the North--The Situation in Tennessee--Advance of Burnside--Operations Before Charleston--furious Attack to Be Made on Battery Wagner" "From Charleston--Evacuation  Of Morris Island--Another Demand for the Surrender Of Fort Sumter--General Beauregard's Reply--Furious Bombardment".
The back page contains an editorial beginning: "Morris Island has been evacuated...long & gloriously defended...we are assured in general that nothing was abandoned to the enemy but the sandy ground...The announcement occasions rather relief than pain...The fortification of Charleston is now stronger than when the first shot was fired on the island..." with more. The majority of the back page is taken up with reporting from: "The Virginia Legislature" which includes a lengthy "Message of the Governor of Virginia".
This paper is complete as a single sheet newspaper with a full banner masthead. It has never been bound nor trimmed, and is in great condition.

Category: Confederate