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Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern Confederacy. [Vol. 2, no. 86 (May 27, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.021 Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Newspaper Date: 27 May 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 55.4 x 40.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes articles about the Escape of General Morgan's Men, the Proposition of the Northern Government for Exchange of Prisoners, and the Southern Feeling and Spirit in Baltimore. Miscellaneous advertisements throughout issue for goods and services. Slave wanted advertisement on third page. Pages are bound together. Archival tape used throughout issue.

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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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaUnion ForcesGuerrilla WarfarePrisoner of WarConfederate General or Leader

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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