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Butler's horrible treatment of Confederate prisoners...

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January 15, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 15, 1864

* From the capital of the Confederacy
* General Benjamin Butler & Confederate prisoners

 Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it's from the capital of the Confederate States.
The front page includes: "The War News" "Absenteeism In the Army--A Curious Disclosure" "How Our Prisoners Are Treated By the Yankees--The Horrours of Camp Douglas" "A Contrast" and more. The back page has a lengthy editorial--always interesting reading in this title. It begins: "Butler, in command of all the Confederate prisoners, will be, in Yankee opinion, eminently the 'right man in the right place'. Brutality & cruelty have been displayed in ample measure..." with much more. The editor then goes on to discuss other topics of the war, providing some interesting reading. Most of the balance of the bkpg. is taken up with reports of: "The Confederate Congress".
Single sheet, never bound nor trimmed, full banner masthead, very nice condition.

Category: Confederate