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Fall of Fort Donelson... Proclamation by Jefferson Davis...

Item # 666384

February 27, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 27, 1862 

* Fall of Fort Donelson, Tennessee
* Jefferson Davis proclamation
* From the capital of the Confederacy

A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America.
The front page is entirely taken up with advertisements and notices. The inside pages are rich in war-related reports including: "The Fall of Fort Donelson" "The Tennessee Panic" "The Northern Congress" "Re-Organization of the Cabinet" "Substitutes in the Army" "The New Army--The Pike" "The Confederate Congress" "The War Upon Whiskey" "Legislature of Virginia" "Telegraphic News" and more.
Also a very nice & patriotic editorial, a few bits including: "...that the war must endure for years. One delusion...even the best informed Yankees seem to entertain still--that there will...be an evacuation of Eastern Virginia. Never will they see that day. We have now gotten rid of all the parts of the Southern territory that were tainted...For the ground yet left us, we will fight..." & much more.
Page 3 has: "Proclamation By the President" for a day of thanksgiving & prayer, signed in type: Jefferson Davis. The back page is almost entirely taken up with a long list of Acts from the Confederate Congress, many relating to the war.
Complete as a four page newspaper, never bound nor trimmed, in very nice, clean condition.

Category: Confederate