Home > Back to Search Results > Confederate New Orleans... This is war, but not a "civil" war...
Click image to enlarge 694099
Show image list »

Confederate New Orleans... This is war, but not a "civil" war...

Item # 694099

April 25, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, April 25, 1861  

* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South
* Civil War beginning

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: "Affairs at the National Capital" "Martial Law in Baltimore" "Destruction of the Navy Yard at Norfolk, Va." "General Lee" "North Carolina Forts" & more.
Inside has: "Movements of Troops in Virginia" "The Embargo at Galveston" and a great editorial: "War, But Not Civil War".
Four pages, minor binding indents at the blank spine, a few small non-archival mends at margins, a bit loose at the bottom of the spine.

Category: The Civil War