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Morse, N.S. (fl. 1862-1864) Daily chronicle & sentinel. [Vol. 27, no. 226 (September 22, 1863)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.07.02 Author/Creator: Morse, N.S. (fl. 1862-1864) Place Written: Augusta, Georgia Type: Newspaper Date: 22 September 1863 Pagination: 2 p. ; 57 x 40.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Enemy Routed at Cleveland, Tennessee, Death of Sam Houston, Battle of Chickamauga. Fugitive Slave and Negro for Sale Ads. A letter from the newly-elected governor of Alabama dispels rumors of his supposedly reconstructive agenda. Reports from Virginia, north Georgia, trans-Mississippi, north Alabama, and Tennessee give indications of the war and its impact on the surrounding areas. A report from Nashville indicates the state of slaves acting as free men, stealing and then returning to their masters. Notices and ads regarding Confederate money include theft reports, services needed, etc. Several fugitive slave ads are posted.

Background Information: This paper was published in Augusta, Georgia by N.S. Morse during this time period. The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State started as a semi-weekly paper in 1785 and ...became the Augusta Chronicle and Georgia Gazette (then Advertiser) in 1821. In 1835 the paper was named the Augusta Chronicle. In 1837 the paper incorporated the States Rights Sentinel previously edited by Judge Augustus Baldwin Longstreet. The name became the Daily Chronicle and Sentinel in 1840. In 1877 the paper merged with the Constitutionalist and became the Chronicle and Constitutionalist. This paper boasts to having the largest circulation in the city and the state.
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People: Morse, N.S

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Battle of ChickamaugaCivil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaRunaway SlaveFugitive Slave ActCoins and CurrencyFinanceAfrican American HistoryReconstructionPoliticsGovernment and CivicsBattleFreemenSlavery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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