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Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern Confederacy. [Vol. 2, no. 92 (June 3, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.023 Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Newspaper Date: 3 June 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 55.9 x 40.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Subjects include military Movements Near Pensacola, and Movements in Tennessee. There is a notice on the second page advising: "citizens owning plantations on the Stono, Wadmalaw, and Pon Pon Rivers, and all other points in this Military District, accessible to the enemy, will immediately remove their Negroes, and as far as practiceable, other property, into some safe place in the inferior." Advertisements for food, wool, dry goods, and other miscellaneous items.

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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