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Confederate reporting on the Civil War... Reward for Benjamin Butler...
Item # 675955
January 10, 1863
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 10, 1863
* General Benjamin "The Beast" Butler reward
* From the origin of the Civil War
Printed in the dateline is: "Confederate States of America" which is rarely found on Southern newspapers.
On the front page at the top of the first column is: "The Naval Victory At Galveston" "Official From Gen. Magruder -- Capture of the Harriet Lane, Two Barks and a Schooner--Ignominious Flight Of The Yankees Under Flag Of Truce--Brilliant Conduct Of Our Troops".
An official dispatch reporting the capture of the Harriet Lane is signed in type: J. Bankhead Magruder.
The bkpg. has a notice headed: "Ten Thousand Dollars Reward!" which states in part: "President Davis having proclaimed Benjamin F. Butler of Massachusetts, to be a Felon... for the... murder of William B. Mumford, a citizen of the Confederate States, at New Orleans, for that and other outrages...be treated as an Outlaw ...the undersigned hereby offers a reward...for the capture of the said...Butler...".
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some loss to the bottom margin does not effect any text, otherwise good condition.