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Sherman in Georgia...

Item # 694400

June 29, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, June 29, 1864  

* General William T. Sherman
* Now in Georgia - march to the sea
* Rare Confederate publication

Not only a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederate States.
This issue has on the front page: "Latest From The North..." "The War News" which includes a dispatch from Marietta to General Braxton Bragg signed by: J. E. Johnston, General, noting: "The enemy advanced upon our whole line today...they were repulsed. On the rest of the line the skirmishing was severe. Their loss is supposed to be great; ours is known to be small." 
Other subheads under this topic include: "Glorious News From General Johnston--Sherman Attacks Our Whole Line & is Repulsed" "From Petersburg" "From Kautz" "Hunter" & "General Morgan's Kentucky Campaign". Other front page items are headed: "A Major-General Who Steals Spoons!" "Casualties--The Army Intelligence Office" "The Situation at Petersburg" and other smaller items.
The back page includes a lengthy & interesting editorial beginning: "It is supposed that General Sherman now comprehends the wisdom of the well known warning he had from Winfield Scott--'to beware of Johnston's retreats!'  The dispatch of the Confederate General is like all that he writes & says--cool, precise & guarded..." with much more.
Another lengthy report is headed: "Additional From the North" which includes subheads such as: "The Situation at Petersburg" "What the War Has Taught--The Utter Futi8lity of the Conquest of the South--Nothing Gained by Three Years of War" "Starving Out the South" "The Nominations for the Presidency" "Horrible Murder by Coloured Soldiers" "Rumours of Another 'Invasion' " 'Enthusiasm' Over Lincoln's Re-Nomination" "Brutal Treatment of a Soldier" and even more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper with a one column masthead, typical from the South late in the war as most of the paper mills were in the North. Very nice condition.

Category: The Civil War