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Terrific on the Battle of Gettysburg, with editorial comment...

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July 07, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 7, 1863  

* Fantastic Battle of Gettysburg Coverage
* Rare Confederate title from rebel capital

The front page has various war items including: "The Army of the Pamunkey--The Attack on the South Anna Bridge". There is also a great front page letter datelined "Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1863" which is prefaced with: "..manifesting the spirit that inspires the bold, intelligent youths who make up the bulk of the Confederate army." and the letter includes in part: "...I am now, if possible more thoroughly disgusted with the Yankee character than ever...The cringing, cowardly dogs, this very county has furnished ten full regiments to the Union army..." and more. This is followed by another letter datelined Carlisle, Penna., June 29 which begins: "So far our march of invasion has met with little resistance...".
Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Acts & Resolutions of the Congress, The Confederate States...".
The back page has some terrific & very historic content on the Battle of Gettysburg, with: "Latest News From The North" "The Battle Renewed At Gettysburg--Three Days Fighting--The Battle Still Raging--Desperate Fighting--Several Yankee Officers Killed--Sickles Has a Leg Shot Off--Details of the Battle--Excitement In Pennsylvania"  with prefacing comments noting the news has arrived from the 4th of July, and that it: "...brings intelligence of a renewal of the bloody work in Pennsylvania..." which is followed by nearly three columns of reporting on this decisive battle of the Civil War. See photos. A related item in this account notes: "President Lincoln has never stood before the country in a worse light than at this moment..." and more, and further on are subheads: "The Exaggeration in the Accounts Given of Battle--The Bosh and Blatherium of Military Phases--What is Meant by 'Fighting Like Fiends'--How Ridiculous Are Such High Sounding Phrases".
The back page also has a great editorial relating to Gettysburg, a portion of it including: "...We have not space to analyze Meade's lying dispatches about the Battle of Wednesday..." and "The ridiculous imbeccility of the Pennsylvanians affords a faithful example of what would be exhibited throughout the North...Scarcely a man can be found familiar with the use of a gun, few have any skill or experience in horsemanship, and the whole breed are as nervously fearful of gunpowder & bloodshed as women and negroes..." and so much more.
Simply a terrific newspaper. A great wealth of historic reporting--and early on Gettysburg for a Confederate newspaper--with great editorial comment, and letters from Confederate soldiers just before the battle as well.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, some very minor wear at the margins, generally in very nice condition.

Category: Confederate