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Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern confederacy. [Vol. 2, no. 208 (October 18, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.088 Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia. Type: Newspaper Date: 18 October 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 55.7 x 40.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Prints a speech given by Jefferson Davis to the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Confederate States, titled: "Incompetent Army Officers -- Message from the President Relative to Incompetent Officers in the Army and Skeleton Regiments." Also prints a police order, "Regulating the Conjugal Relations of Sambo," by order of Brigadier General Rufus Saxton, Federal Military Governor of South Carolina. Includes accounts of 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: Saxton, Rufus, 1824-1908

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaHumor and SatireAfrican American HistoryPropagandaSlaveryEmancipationEmancipation ProclamationSexualityMarriageMilitary Law

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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