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Item # 697661

October 06, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 6, 1864

* Rare Confederate publication
* Origin of the American Civil War

Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Vice President Stephens and Reconstruction" "Letter from Richmond" "Affairs on Morris Island--A Yankee Description of the 'Pen' and its Occupants" "The President and the Army" "The President In Augusta" and more.
Some war items on the back page but mostly taken up with ads.
Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner masthead, nice condition. From the closing months of the Civil War.

Charleston was a hotbed of secession, with S.C. being the first state to leave the Union. The first shots of the war were fired in Charleston harbor. As a notable slave port, it is not surprising that South Carolina lead the charge in forming the new Confederate States of America.

Category: Confederate