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On trying Robert E. Lee and others as traitors...

Item # 666547

June 21, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 21, 1865  From just after the end of the Civil War but still with some nice war-related reports including: "Missouri - The Cry for Blood--Incendiary Military Order" "The Alleged Indictment  of General Lee" "Plantation Labor--The Negroes Idling--Crops Suffering" "The Colored Gentlemen on the Rampage...Mutiny Among Negro Troops at Fortress  Monroe..." "Proclamation--Reorganization of Mississippi" is signed by President Johnson; "Jefferson Davis" "About Trying General Lee and Others s Traitors" and much more.
Eight pages, nice 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.

Category: Yankee