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Confederate New Orleans... Non-recognition of the Confederate states...

Item # 694098

April 09, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, April 9, 1861  

* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South
* Civil War about to begin

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.
Front page heads include: "Highly Important From Washington" "The Issue" "Refusal To Receive The Southern Commissioners" "Lincoln and Seward do not Recognize the Confederate States" "Forts Sumter & Pickens To Be Reinforced"  & "From Montgomery" "A Call for Troops by the War Department of the Confederate States" "Each State To Supply 3000 Men" "Florida To Supply 1500".
The front page also has the "Speech Of Hon. W. R. Miles, In The Convention Of Louisiana, On The Adoption Of The Constitution Of The Confederate States Of America."
More pre-war heads on page 2, and, on page 3, two notices headed: Carolina And Virginia Negroes" & "Sale Of Negroes--Over One Hundred". On the back page under "Official" is: "An Act To Establish The Judiciary Courts Of The Confederate States Of America...", signed in type: John H. Regan.
Eight pages, first leaf has an non-archival mend in the lower margin, and page 6 has one in the left margin, minor foxing, generally good condition.

Category: The Civil War