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Gilbert, Thomas (fl. 1861-1864) Daily sun. [Vol. 6, no. 299 (July 13, 1861)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.03.02 Author/Creator: Gilbert, Thomas (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: Columbus, Georgia Type: Newspaper Date: 13 July 1861 Pagination: 4 p. ; 53.8 x 34.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Subjects include the Georgia Constitution, Interesting War News, McClellan Reports the Southerners Strongly Entrenched Two Miles From His Camp, The Engagement Near Martinsburg, Price's Captured Off Cedar Keys. The majority of this issue is taken up with various brief notices post information on the latest war fronts and civilian reactions, such as the donation of crops to support the Rebel cause, the issuance of small notes from the Bank of South Carolina, and the plea for volunteers to obtain side arms for protection. This Saturday paper also advertises various worship services scheduled for Sunday.

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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People: McClellan, George B., 1826-1885

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaState ConstitutionUnion GeneralUnion ForcesAgriculture and Animal HusbandryBankingCoins and CurrencyFinanceWeaponryReligion

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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