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Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern Confederacy. [Vol. 2, no. 255 (December 12, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.110 Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia. Type: Newspaper Date: 12 December 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 54 x 38 cm.

A copy of the Southern Confederacy which includes articles on affairs on the Rappahannock and reports on insolence of the Negroes in New Orleans. Briefly discusses Confederate bond sales in England.

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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