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On Robert E. Lee as commander-in-chief...

Item # 698099

January 05, 1865

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 5, 1865 

* General Robert E. Lee becomes commander in chief
* Rare Confederate title from the rebel capital & slave state

Not just a nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, but one from near the end of the Civil War.
The front page has: "The War News" with various items & including near the end: "...that Lincoln was in a 'gleeful spirits' on Saturday as he expected momentarily to receive the best of news from Sherman on the war path after Hardee...". Also on the front page: "City Intelligence" "The Second-Glass Militia of Richmond" being a lengthy letter talking over a full column.
The back page has a lengthy editorial--always interesting reading in this newspaper--touching on several topics concerning the war, including: "...The ablest officers of the Confederate States would, we feel assured, gladly see the supreme direction of their conduct placed in the hands of General Lee, & would receive his orders with pleasure..." with much more. Also on the back page: "Confederate States Congress" and "The Virginia Legislature", as well as the: "Latest News From The North" with subheads including: "A Peace Mission to Richmond" & "From Sherman" & "The Expedition Against Wilmington Entirely Abandoned" & "The Wilmington  Expedition--Who Caused the Failure--Comments of the Press". Also an interesting article: "A Most Remarkable Affair--A Woman Tries To effect the Escape of a Man by Locking Him up in a Trunk--The Man Dies in the Trunk". Also various "Miscellaneous" items, plus "A Rumour from Richmond".
Single sheet, folio size, one column masthead which was common from late in the Confederacy as most paper mills were in the North, very nice, clean condition.

Category: Confederate