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January 01, 1865

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 1, 1865 

* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper
* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama
* A wealth of Civil War related reporting


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--this being the last--during the Civil War.
Among the front page reports are those headed: "From Atlanta" "A Sketch of Sherman" "Destruction of Three Gunboats" "From Mississippi" "Confederates States Congress" "Proceedings in the Yankee Senate" and more.
The back page has much on the war as well, the lengthiest content being reports from the "Confederate States Congress" and: "Position of the Confederacy".
  Complete as a single sheet newspaper of large folio size, damp staining, otherwise nice condition.

Category: Confederate