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Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...

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September 19, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 19, 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 'Beast' Once More" "Infamous Behavior of General Porter" "The War In Maryland" is a nice report on the Battle of Antietam; "The Confederate Government--The President--Our Generals--Our Duty to Sustain Them..." "Negro Soldiers Again" and more.
The back page has much reporting on the Battle of Antietam with articles headed: "Reported Battle In Maryland" "Federal Victory Claimed" "The War In Maryland" "Advance by the Confederate Army" "Battle In Maryland" and even more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper of folio size, an ink smear to the bkpg., nice condition.

Category: Confederate