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The traveling newspaper (Grenada, MS)...John H. Morgan...

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October 27, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, October 27, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do 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.
Among the front page reports are those headed: "Highly Important From Kentucky--Recapture of Lexington by John Morgan--Excitement at Frankfort" "Camp Douglas" "Camp Douglas--Burning of the Barracks by Disaffected Soldiers" "The Enemy Threatening Bluffton" "Defenses of the Tennessee & Cumberland River" "Late Washington Gossip" "The Depredations of the Alabama--Statements by Captains of Vessels Destroyed by the Pirates" "Morgan's Last Raid" "From Kentucky" and more.
The back page reports include: "Memphis Intelligence" "Later From Kentucky--Morgan Bagging Federal Wagon Trains" "General Bragg's Position" "The War on the Upper River" "The Cotton Burners--A Grand Race" "Letter from Richmond" "An Appeal" "Late Northern Intelligence" "The Retreat From Kentucky" and more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper of folio size, much Civil War reporting plus advertisements as well. Close-trimmed at the right side of pg. 1 only, affecting only reports from Europe. A few ink stains, generally in nice condition.
A rare opportunity for a Confederate newspaper printed in Grenada, Mississippi, some 90 miles south of Memphis, its second city of publication during the Civil War. 

Category: Confederate