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January 11, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, Jan. 11, 1861  Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865.
Page 2 has: "Seizure of Our Forts" which includes: "...The cotton states (including North Carolina) have been precipitated into a revolution. We are now in the midst of it. South Carolina, with some legal propriety, first declared herself independent of the General Government...and afterwards upon what she regarded as a hostile act, seized upon federal property..." with much more.
Also on pg. 2: "The Wilmington Light Infantry" & "No Troops Have been Sent". But the best content on pg. 2 is contained within several dispatches from Southern States, the most significant at the top of page 2: "Mississippi Seceded" with the text being but one--yet very historic--sentence: "The ordinance of secession has passed by 84 to 15." The dispatch headed "Georgia" reads: "It is reported on reliable authority that Florida would pass the secession ordinance on Thursday", and "Virginia Legislature" notes: "...following resolutions have passed the House: Resolved, That Virginia calls upon the President, & the Southern States, to unite in their efforts to maintain peace, check all hostile movements, and restore the status or the forts and arsenals." 
"From Louisiana" notes: "Three separate military organizations have left this city within the last 20 hours to seize Forts Jackson and Pike, & also the Baton Rouge Arsenal". And: "From Alabama": "Two military companies have left for Mobile. The Convention is in secret session & the ordinance of secession will probably pass today." which did happen on the 11th, the date of this newspaper.
Four pages, very nice and clean condition.

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

Category: Confederate