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Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...
Item # 672423
August 25, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Aug. 25, 1862
* Very rare Confederate publication
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: "Dispatches to the Black Republican Press" "The Political Imbroglio in Kentucky" "The Financial Prospect of the Northern States" "The Fight at Tazewell" "From Gen. McClellan's Army - It's Withdrawal from Harrison's Landing" and much more.
The back page has much as well, but dominated by 1 1/2 columns taken up with the: "President's Message" signed in type: Jefferson Davis. This is followed by over a column headed: 'Lincoln's Speech to the Negroes at Washington".
Complete as a single sheet newspaper of large folio size, even toning, some damp staining, generally good.