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Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern Confederacy. (January 2, 1862)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.005 Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Newspaper Date: 2 January 1862 Pagination: 2 p. ; 56 x 40.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Subjects include European politics towards the South, Losses at Fredericksburg, Skirmishing on the Chickasaw Bayou. 2 Pages Only - Incomplete. Unclear what the volume and no. are. Includes runaway slave reward notices and miscellaneous advertisements. Ripped in multiple places and very fragile.

Background Information: This newspaper was commenced by Dr. J.P. Hambleton, on the 15th of February, 1859, and continued until May, 1861, when its title was transferred to Messrs. Hanleiter and Adair.
In March, 1861, ...Mr. G.W. Adair became associatd with Mr. Hanleiter in its proprietorship. In May, Dr. Hambleton having discontinued the publication of his paper and transferred its title, etc. to Messrs. Hanleiter and Adair, they adopted, as being more general and appropriate the title of The Southern Confederacy - and associated with themselveds as Co-editors, Mr. J.H. Smith, who in June, 1861, purchased Mr. Hanleiter's interest. By July 4th 1861, the paper began using a letter and telegraphic correspondant located at Mnassas Junction and other reporters at various points in Virginia.
As the Union troops stormed down towards the Chattahoochee, the paper sought quarters in Macon, georgia, however leaving a small staff in Atlanta to issue hand-bill "Extras" from proof presses.
It's last copy was issued on the day the Confederates evacuated the City. So fell the City and the newspaper.
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Sub Era: The American Civil War

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