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Item # 688012
January 23, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1862
* Rare pro-Confederate publication
Articles include: "Exciting News from Kentucky" has 2 dispatches signed by: J.A. Garfield, Colonel, the future President; "Gen. Grant's Proclamation to His Soldiers" is signed: U.S. Grant; and much more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.