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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.

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

Category: Confederate