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Gilbert, Thomas (fl. 1861-1864) Daily sun. [Vol. 7, no. 89 (November 4, 1861)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.03.03 Author/Creator: Gilbert, Thomas (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: Columbus, Georgia Type: Newspaper Date: 4 November 1861 Pagination: 4 p. ; 53.8 x 34.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Subjects include Georgia Constitution, Beauregard's General Orders, Death of Sam Houston Reported. In an effort to dispel fiction from fact, this issue includes a very detailed account of the battles of Leesburg and Manassas. A list of cotton factories lists statistical production. Letters to the editor request information about taxes. This issue has an ad for swords suitable for military men. Death notices for Sam Houston and two young girls of typhoid fever are included.

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: Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 1818-1893

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaState ConstitutionConfederate General or LeaderTexasBattleBattle of Bull RunIndustryCottonTaxes or TaxationWeaponryDeathChildren and FamilyEpidemicHealth and MedicalTyphoid Fever

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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