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Yankees occupy Wilmington, N.C... Robert E. Lee offers pardon to deserters...



Item # 678189

March 06, 1865

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 6, 1865   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 days of the Civil War.
The front page has: "Deserter Shot" with detail, and an Act concerning organizing a home guard. Also a lengthy General Order signed in type: R. E. Lee, General, being a desperate attempt tour deserters to return to their duty by offering them amnesty.
The back page has an editorial: "From Wilmington", plus much under the heading of: "War News" and also on: "Federal 
Account of The Occupation of Wilmington". Other war reports as well.
Complete as a single sheet, folio size newspaper in very nice, clean condition.

Item from Catalog 343 (released for June, 2024)

Category: Confederate