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Nice reports on Sherman in Georgia... The burning of Atlanta...



Item # 688123

November 26, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 26, 1864  The front page has: "The War News" with various items; "Death of a Midshipman" "Virginia Methodist Episcopal Conference" "Later From The North" "Sherman's March Through Georgia" which takes two-thirds of a column. Other items as well.
The Georgia report includes some overly optimistic comments including: "...the people are cheerful, & that Sherman's great raid is not regarded, by any means, as fatal to the state of Georgia..." but also: "...the view from the summit of Stone Mountain of the conflagration of Atlanta was awful beyond description. The Gate City was 'an ocean of flame' as the fiery waves rose & fell throughout its whole extent..." with more.
The back page has a nearly column-long editorial but is otherwise mostly taken up with advertisements.
Single sheet, never bound nor trimmed, a bit irregular at the edges, archival mends on the back page.

Item from Catalog 323 (released for October, 2022)...

Category: Confederate