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Rare mention of Kit Carson in the Civil War...

Item # 675157

March 14, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, March 14, 1862 

* Battle of Valverde - New Mexico
* Rare Kit Carson mention

The front page has much reporting on the Civil War including one column heads: "The "Advance of the Army" "Latest Intelligence from the Vicinity of Manassas" "Rebels Expected to Make a Stand at Gordonsville" "Gen. McClellan & His Army" and more.
Page 5 has: "The Battle In New Mexico--A Desperate Day's Fighting" which takes 3/4 of a column & includes: "Kit Carson was in command of a regiment of volunteers who were deployed as skirmishers. His command did good service during the action, and behaved well."
More war coverage continues on the back page with: "The Evacuation of Winchester" "The Great Naval Victory" "Rebel Official & Unofficial Reports of the Naval Battle in Hampton Roads" "Jeff Davis' Message on Floyd" which is signed by him in type: Jefferson Davis; and "The Battle of Pea Ridge".
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Category: Yankee