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Confederate newspaper from Raleigh, near the end of the war...



Item # 671044

November 23, 1864

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 23, 1864 

* Rare Confederate title
* Civil War nears the end


Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War.
The front page includes: "From Georgia" "Later from the North" has: "...reports that Beauregard was marching against the city with a large force from Corinth..."; "Congressional" and a short bit: "From Richmond" which notes: "It is reported there was a fight at Strawberry Plains today & three hundred negroes killed. No official news." There is a lengthy list of the: "North Carolina Legislature". Many ftpg. ads as well, including: "For the Soldiers" and "Boxes For Soldiers".
The back page has a lengthy editorial headed: "The War" which begins: "It is probable that the campaign in Virginia may be closed for the present year. Early has driven Sheridan, and Sheridan has driven Early..." with much more good reading. Also on pg. 2: "Troubles". But the majority of page 2 is taken up with the: "MESSAGE of His Excellency A. B. Vance to the General Assembly of North Carolina." which is signed by him in type: Zebulon B. Vance (see photo). This is followed by two other interesting item, one beginning: "It is a notable fact that most of the evil suggestions which obstruct the progress of the Confederacy, and militate against the success of the cause, emanate from Georgia--'Confederate' [the newspaper]. The tune of the 'Confederate' has changed..." with more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper which is typical for late-war issues from the South as most of the paper mills were in the North. Folio size, a tiny hole near the center affects very little, in very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: Confederate