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New Orleans during the Confederacy...
Item # 688128
February 21, 1862
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 21, 1862
* Rare Confederate publication from the deep South
Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans are limited to those published between Louisiana's secession from the Union on January 26, 1861 and the end of April, 1862, just a brief 15 month period. This is one of the later issues from the Confederate period, when the citizens of New Orleans were becoming nervous of the Yankee inroads in their neighborhoods.
The front page includes an interesting editorial headed "Be Just & Fear Not" concerning the war. also: "What the Morning Journals Say" has various war-related reports.
Page 2 has some nice war heads with: "Late From Tennessee & the War in the West" "Call for Troops" "Reinforcements from Virginia" "Affairs in Arkansas & Missouri" "Latest From Memphis" and "A Way tog Stir Up the People in the Country" as well as a few smaller items. Page 3 has a few war-related items while page 4 is mostly taken up with ads, including 3 illus. runaway slave ads & 21 illus. steamboat ads.
Four pages, disbinding indents at the spine, nice condition.