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Death of Robert E. Lee, in a Southern newspaper...

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October 13, 1870

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Oct. 13, 1870 

* Robert E. Lee death
* Confederate leader

All columns on pages 2 & 3 have black mourning rules for the death of Robert E. Lee.
Among the articles inside are " Dead" which has near the beginning: "...with the mournful intelligence that Robt. E. Lee is no more. This sad announcement will wring a wail of grief from millions of hearts..." with the balance taking half a column.
Another article is headed: "Death of General Lee--Public Meeting".
On a different topic but equally as interesting is: "How Shocking" about Jefferson Davis being considered as president of N.C. State University, and the strong feelings against it.
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition. Great to have this report in a Southern newspaper.

Category: Post-Civil War