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Nice reports on the Battle of Harper's Ferry...

Item # 697876

September 22, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Sept. 22, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication
* Battle of Harpers Ferry - West Virginia

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Various reports inside include: "The Locality of the Late Battle" "From J.T.S. at Montgomery" "Progress & Events of the War" "11,500 Prisoners Taken at Harper's Ferry!" "Further From the Maryland Fight: 3,000 Prisoners!" "Federal Evacuation of Cumberland Gap!" "The Fighting at Harper's Ferry" "Twenty-six Pitched Battles" "Chattanooga, Tenn." "Arms & War Material in the South" "From General Forrest's Command" and more.
Most of the back page is taken up with the: "Constitution of the State of Georgia, Ratified July 2, 1861".
Four pages, various foxing & light damp staining, bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.

It was in Columbus where the last battle of the Civil War was fought. Note: The Battle of Palmito Ranch in Texas actually occurred weeks after the Battle of Columbus, but the engagement at Palmito Ranch happened after the Confederate government had dissolved and the Confederacy was extinct. In the "Official Records", the Battle of Columbus is referred to as the "closing conflict of the war.

Category: Confederate