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Item # 677758

September 26, 1863

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Sept. 26, 1863 

* Rare Union occupation publication in the South

This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state remained a Confederate stronghold until near the end of the war.
This issue has interesting war content with articles including: "The Bombardment of Sumter on the 30th" "Fort Sumter' "Our Iron-Clad Fleet" "Charleston Chivalry" "Grand Review on Morris Island" "Charleston News" 'News Fro the North" and more.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, 9 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches, various folds with some small breaks at fold junctures. Generally good condition.

Category: Confederate