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Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern confederacy. [Vol. 3, no. 44 (April 4, 1863)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.166 Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia. Type: Newspaper Date: 4 April 1863 Pagination: 4 p. ; 55.7 x 40.8 cm.

Summary of Content: "Movement for the Impeachment of Lincoln" reports that individuals in Washington have begun to call for the impeachment of President Lincoln, and that the articles of impeachment have already been drawn up, while asserting that Lincoln is worse than even the English King.

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: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaImpeachmentGovernment and CivicsPresident

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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