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Rare Texas newspaper from during the Civil War...



Item # 663218

December 30, 1864

THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Houston, Texas, Dec. 30, 1864 

* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy

Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon especially from before or during the Civil War.
Quite lengthy and beginning on pg 2 is: "Wheeler's Last and Greatest Raid". It concludes on pg. 3. Page 3 has a detailed advertisement with the names and descriptions of thirty Negroes being offered for sale, including two young children (ages 2 & 3).
The back page has the lyrics of a tune called "Hood's Old Brigade". Minor war reports and other war-related content and ads.
Complete in four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, there some text loss at the spine caused when the issue wa at one time separated, which includes some loss to the Wheeler article. There are other non-archival tape mends, mostly near the spine margin and which cause no loss of readability.

Category: The Civil War