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Confederate newspaper from Raleigh... Is Sherman advancing into South Carolina?...



Item # 674461

December 02, 1864

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Dec. 2, 1864  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 is mostly taken up with a fascinating report headed: "Report Of The Surgeon General" to the Governor of North Carolina, which has various subheads including: "Prisoners" "Artificial Limbs" "Small Pox" "State Troops" "Expenses" & is signed in type by: Edward Warren, Surgeon General of N. Carolina. This is a very detailed account of the medical situation during the Civil War. Also on the ftpg. are: "Legislative Proceedings" "House of Commons" and several advertisements, one of which is upside-down.
The bkpg. has much on the war, including: "Legislative Summary"  "City & State News" "Congressional" "From Georgia" which includes several item subheads. Another item: "Sherman" begins: "The city was all agog yesterday with rumors said to be based upon official information to the effect that a portion, at least, of Sherman's forces had crossed the Savannah river...& were then pressing the soil of South Carolina...these rumors are without foundation. Sherman, as far as we can learn, has not crossed, & we trust, will never be allowed to cross, the Savannah river..." with more (see photos). Another report includes: "On Sunday the 20th...the enemy made an attack on Fort Macon...It was principally an artillery battle...The cannonading was quite active & lasted some two hours...the enemy captured one of our batteries but it was soon recaptured by our troops...About dark our forces succeeded in driving the enemy back...They appear to be tired & frightened..." with more (see photos). Other smaller items as well.
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 and in great condition.

Item from Catalog 301 (released for December, 2020)...

Category: Confederate