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Gilbert, Thomas (fl. 1861-1864) Daily sun. [Vol. 6, no. 297 (July 11, 1861)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.03.01 Author/Creator: Gilbert, Thomas (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: Columbus, Georgia Type: Newspaper Date: 11 July 1861 Pagination: 4 p. ; 53.8 x 34.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Governor Moore issues a Proclamation calling for 3,000 Volunteers, Secession in California, The Reinforcement of Ft. Pickens, The Engagement near Martinsburg, The Skirmish Near Newport News, Adjutant-Gen. of Virginia Issues Orders to Commanders to Report to Gen. Beauregard, Prisoners Confined in Richmond, Printing of the Georgia Constitution. The presentation of a flag to the "Stewart County Grays" with a speech by Miss Sallie Tucker and reception speech by Lieutenant J.B. Newell. This issue contains information from local news and war items, including Pensacola, the 11th and 12th regiments, Martinsburg, Newport News, and telegraphed proceedings from the U.S. Congress (including a summary of Treasury Secretary Chase's report). The issue includes letters to the editor about fine Georgian peaches and the Columbus Volunteers.

Background Information: The town Columbus was founded in 1828 at the end of the navigable portion of the Chattahoochee River on the Georgia-Alabama border. The river connected plantations in the region with the ...international cotton market in New Orleans and ultimately Liverpool, England. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Columbus became a major industrial center in the South, also home to an ironworks and a shipyard for the Confederate Navy.

The Daily Sun ran from 30 July 1855 through 31 December 1873, with a period of suspension from 17 April through 1 August 1865. At the time of this collection, the paper was edited by DeWolf, R.J. Yarington, and Thomas Gilbert, and printed by Thos. Gilbert & Co. In 1874 the paper united with the Columbus Enquirer.
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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaGovernment and CivicsRecruitmentSecessionAmerican WestBattleConfederate General or LeaderPrisoner of WarState ConstitutionWomen's HistoryMilitiaCongressLincoln's CabinetAgriculture and Animal HusbandryDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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