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Rare issue from New Orleans during the Confederacy...



Item # 688164

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June 25, 1861

NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, Louisiana, June 25, 1861  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.
Most of the ftpg. has various news reports along with a full column of "Military Notices". Among the ftpg. items are those headed: "A Card to Gen. Scott" "The Latest War Intelligence--Blockade of Mississippi Sound--Latest from Fortress Monroe--A Traitor in the Northern Ranks--Jim Lane's Brigade" "The War in Missouri" "Naval Engagement" "Driving Back the Invaders" "Lincoln's Deserters" "Rio Grande Correspondence" and more. Pg. 2 has more war reports along with ads, one of which is rather lengthy and is headed: "Southern Pacific Railroad--1,000 Slaves Wanted by Hire or by Purchase." with lengthy details.
Pg. 3 is entirely taken up with ads including: "Negroes For Sale" and "Spring & Summer arrangement. My slave depot...will remain open...for receiving, forwarding & selling slaves on commission..." with more. Most of the bkpg. is taken up with ads including many illustrated "Steamboat" ads.
Four pages, folio size, a bit irregular at the spine margin but causing no loss of text, generally nice. A fine opportunity for a rare Confederate title.

Category: Confederate