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Nice Civil War headings in this Confederate newspaper...

Item # 688167

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July 18, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 18, 1861

* 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.
Typically column headlines in this newspaper were rather small, but this issue has heads of uncommonly large size, including: "The Rich Mountain Affair" "Number of Troops Engaged" "Retreat Admirably Conducted" "From Missouri" "Missourians Becoming Bold" "Military Train Fired Into" "From Western Virginia" "Piedmont Occupied by Federals" "Important From Washington" "Early Advance of McDowell's Column" "Scott Visits The Troops in Virginia" "McDowell Advancing" plus there are a number of smaller heads as well, including: "Funeral Oration...at the Obsequies of Lt. Col. Charles Didier Dreux".
There are additional war-related items on page 2 including: "Reports From Washington" "Design of the Federal Generals" "Skirmishes In West Virginia" "The Lincolnite Financial Scheme" and a bit more.
Four pages, some light damp staining at the bottom, a bit irregular at the spine margin, otherwise quite nice.

Item from Catalog 327 (released for February, 2023)...

Category: Confederate