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Item # 666537

June 08, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 8, 1864 

* Anti-Union publication

Among the articles within are: "General Butler's Campaign Explained" "Fighting on Wednesday--The Rebs Get the Worst of It" "Arrest of Col. Medary" who is the editor of this newspaper. It mentions: "...The cause of his arrest is not stated--indeed the public are not favored with reasons in these arbitrary military arrests...".
Also: "The Editor or the N.Y. World to President Lincoln" "War News of the Week" "The Hoax--The Abolition Cloven Foot  Again--Arbitrary Arrests & Lincolnism Extraordinary" "The Lincoln Government Succumbs..." "The Woman's Covenant" and much more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet, foxing and minor spine wear. Good condition.

Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.

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