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Grenada Confederate newspaper... Battle of Antietam...

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October 15, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Oct. 15, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication
* Publisher on the run
* Battle of Antietam

If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the "Memphis Appeal" newspaper would not continue under Yankee control. As Wikipedia notes: "...On June 6, 1862, the presses and plates were loaded into a boxcar and moved to Grenada, Mississippi, where it published for some time. The Appeal later journeyed to Jackson, Mississippi, Meridian, Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, and finally Montgomery, Alabama, where the plates were destroyed on April 6, 1865, only days before the Confederate surrender, halting publication of what had been one of the major papers serving the Southern cause." So this one newspaper published in six different Confederate cities during the Civil War.
The front page has nearly a column taken up with: "The New York World on Lincoln's Proclamation" which is commentary on the Emancipation Proclamation. Also: "The Proclamation of Colonel Morgan Abolishing Slavery at Key West, Fla." and "The Army and the Proclamation" "An English Opinion of a Slaveholding Nation" among other war items.
Page 2 includes: "The War In Kentucky - Federal Report of the Battle at Perryville" "War Bulletin" "General Lee to his Troops" which is his thanks for the Confederate effort at the Battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam, signed in; type: R. E. Lee. Much more on the war as well.
The back page has a partial postmark. Complete as a single sheet newspaper of folio size, very nice condition.

Category: Confederate