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Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern confederacy. [Vol. 2, no. 139 (July 29, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.059 Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia. Type: Newspaper Date: 29 July 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 55.4 x 40.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Prints a letter titled "Our Special Correspondence from General Humphrey Marshall's Command", in which Marshall describes the trajectory of the war and warns against the "syren song" of foreign intervention. "Gen. Bedford Forest" describes the features, attributes, and illustrious career of General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Other articles include: "Important Arrest of a Circulator of Counterfeit Confederate Money--Another Thieving Yankee Plot Exposed," "Both Fleets Have Abandoned Vicksburg," and "Captured Union Flag Displayed in Atlanta." Includes accounts of proceedings in the U.S. Senate, troop movements and battle reports, advertisements, and local news.

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: Marshall, Humphrey, 1812-1872

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaConfederate General or LeaderCounterfeitingCoins and CurrencyForgery and FraudPrisonerAmerican FlagNavy

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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