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On the Emancipation Proclamation and the Battle of Antietam...

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October 04, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 4, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Among the various reports inside are: "Lincoln's War Policy" "Comments of the Northern Press on Lincoln's Abolition Proclamation" which concerns the recent Emancipation Proclamation; "A Fighting Regiment" "Progress & Events of the War" "Condition of Affairs in the West--The Strength of the Confederate Army" "Affairs in South-Western Missouri" "From Beyond the Mississippi" and more. Page 2 also has nearly half a page on: "The Battle of Sharpsburg" [Antietam] (see).
Most of the back page is taken up with the: "Constitution of the State of Georgia, Ratified July 2, 1861".
Four pages, even toning, damp staining at the top, some wear at a central fold, otherwise good.

It was in Columbus where the  last battle of the Civil War was fought. Note: The Battle of Palmito Ranch in Texas actually occurred weeks after the Battle of Columbus, but the engagement at Palmito Ranch happened after the Confederate government had dissolved and the Confederacy was extinct. In the "Official Records", the Battle of Columbus is referred to as the "closing conflict of the war. (see hyperlink)

Category: Confederate