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Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern confederacy. [Vol. 2, no. 122 (July 8, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.044 Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Newspaper Date: 8 July 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 55.7 x 40.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Subject titles include The Great Battle, which describes Confederate advances against the Union, and the Continuation of the Enemy's Retreat. Lists the casualties of the 7th Georgia Regiment. Runaway slave notice on first page. Reward notices for Confederate military deserters on the third page. Advertisements for food, land, and other miscellaneous goods and services throughout issue. Print is blurred where archival tape has been used.

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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People: McClellan, George B., 1826-1885

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaBattleUnion ForcesUnion GeneralConfederate General or LeaderGuerrilla WarfareMilitary Mobilizations

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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