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Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...

Item # 662339

October 22, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Nov.27, 1862  If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the "Memphis Appeal" newspaper would not continue under Yankee control. As Wikipedia notes: "...On June 6, 1862, the presses and plates were loaded into a boxcar and moved to Grenada, Mississippi, where it published for some time. The Appeal later journeyed to Jackson, Mississippi, Meridian, Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, and finally Montgomery, Alabama, where the plates were destroyed on April 6, 1865, only days before the Confederate surrender, halting publication of what had been one of the major papers serving the Southern cause." So this one newspaper published in six different Confederate cities during the Civil War.
Among the front page reports are those headed: "The Late Battle at Corinth" "Defense of Mobile" "Reappearance of the Enemy at Fredericksburg" "What Shall be Done With the Negro" (hole affects some text here); "Modification of the Emancipation Proclamation" and more.
The back page reports include: "The Navigation of the Mississippi" "Memphis Intelligence" "The Federals in North Mississippi" "From Fredericksburg" "The Expedition for the Opening of the Mississippi" and more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper of folio size, a bit irregular at the spine margin, minor loss near the right margin.

Category: Confederate