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From Confederate New Orleans...



Item # 688131

February 18, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 18, 1862  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.
The front page has some war-related content, while page 2 has two reports with one column heads: "Official From Ft. Donelson" "The Enemy Numbered 70,000" "Federal Loss 1,500 Killed &Wounded. Our Loss 500" & more, plus "Federals At Springfield, Mo." "Federal Cavalry Following Gen. Price" "The Enemy Preparing to Attack Columbus".
Page 3 has a reward ad for a runaway "...negro boy called Gus..." that includes a small engraving of a runaway. Bkpg. ads: "Negroes For Sale" "Negroes Just Arrived For Sale".
Four pages, archival mends to two minor margin tears, & one non-archival mend to another minor margin tear, otherwise good.

Category: Confederate