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Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...



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September 20, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 20, 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: "The Late Federal Raid Into Mississippi" which takes over a full column; "The Treatment of Our Prisoners" "A Great War Pow-Wow in Chicago" "From Cumberland Gap" and more.
The bkpg. has nice reporting on Antietam with: "The War In Maryland" "Fourteen Thousand Federals Captured" "Good News From the Potomac" Also on the bkpg: "The Fall Campaign" "The War In Maryland" "Dispatches in the Black Republican Press" "Interesting From Tennessee--The Excitement in Nashville" and so much more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper of folio size, bit of damp staining to the right side, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

Category: Confederate