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Turner, Joseph Addison The Countryman. [Vol. 3, no. 1(September 29, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.02.01 Author/Creator: Turner, Joseph Addison Place Written: Turnwold, Georgia Type: Newspaper Date: 29 September 1862 Pagination: 8p. ; 30.5 x 22.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Secretary Seward on the object of the war, Southern National Anthem (p.6)

Background Information: Joseph Addison Turner was a writer, editor, publisher, lawyer, and planter. He is best known for publishing The Countryman, a weekly newspaper produced from his Putnam County plantation during the ...Civil War (1861-65). Despite previous publishing failures, Turner's Countryman generated a wide southern readership during its four-year existence.
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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaLiterature and Language ArtsPoetryHumor and SatireMusic

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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