Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern confederacy. [Vol. 2, no. 247 (December 3, 1862)]
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"Negro Expeditions in Georgia & Florida" condemns the use of slaves by Federal officers to "rob and burn" as a method of warfare. Includes a "Message of the Governor of Florida" supporting conscription. Also prints an excerpt from the Richmond Examiner under the title: "Military Prospects of the West", describing the importance of occupying parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. Includes accounts of troop movements and battle reports, advertisements, and local news.
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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