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October 08, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 8, 1862  Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Among the various reports inside are: "To the Citizens of Columbus" "From Knoxville--News from Gen. Smith's Army--Kentucky Fully Aroused" "Progress & Events of the War" "An Appeal for the Soldier" "From the Army" "The Army of Northern Virginia" "The Counterfeit 100s" "Independent Rifles" and more.
The key report is on page 3 taking nearly a full column: "Battle of Sharpsburg--13th Georgia Regiment--Col. Douglass--Interesting Incidents". This is also known as the Battle of Antietam.
Most of the back page is taken up with the: "Constitution of the State of Georgia, Ratified July 2, 1861".
Four pages, small corner of the back leaf missing affects just two ads, foxing & some water stains and an archival mend.

It was in Columbus where the last battle of the Civil War was fought. Note: The Battle of Palmito Ranch in Texas actually occurred weeks after the Battle of Columbus, but the engagement at Palmito Ranch happened after the Confederate government had dissolved and the Confederacy was extinct. In the "Official Records", the Battle of Columbus is referred to as the "closing conflict of the war.

Category: Confederate