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Prentice, George Dennison (1802-1870) Louisville daily journal. [Vol. 33, no. 266 (August 14, 1863)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.14.06 Author/Creator: Prentice, George Dennison (1802-1870) Place Written: Louisville, Kentucky. Type: Newspaper Date: 14 August 1863 Pagination: 4 p. ; 68 x 50.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Fed. Reinforced at Charleston, Official Report from General Grant on Vicksburg, Large Numbers of Rebel Prisoners at Camp Chase, Removal of the Dead from Gettysburg, News From Charleston. A bitter diatribe on Jefferson Davis from the Mississippi Examiner is reprinted in this issue. Another article describes the government's attempt to take over the Almaden Mines in California. Several short articles criticize secession, and a longer editorial examines the practicality of union of freedom and slavery at this point, criticizing Lincoln. Articles about the upcoming state fair, fashions in Paris, and a lengthy city ordinance outline the conditions and regulations of rail transportation in Louisville.

Background Information: During the 1840s the Louisville Daily Journal was the mouthpiece for the Whig party in the West and the South. Editor and founder George Dennison Prentice was one of the ...South's most powerful editorialists before the Civil war. He liked to satirize the foibles of the Democratic party. He was also the most influential editor who supported the Union cause. His wife was a secessionist and his sons fought for the Confederates. Prentice opposed the Confederacy as well as abolition, and though he castigated Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, he supported the Union cause. The Louisville Daily Journal, printed and published by Prentice, Henderson, & Osborne, competed with a local Confederate paper, the Courier, printed in Bowling Green. Ironically, in 1868, the two papers joined to form The Louisville Courier-Journal. Prentice went on to edit the New England Weekly Review.See More


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaJournalismUnion ForcesUnion GeneralBattle of VicksburgBattlePrison CampPrisoner of WarSlaveryBattle of GettysburgDeathConfederate General or LeaderMiningGovernment and CivicsSecessionFreemenAfrican American HistoryPresidentExpositions and FairsClothing and AccessoriesRailroadTransportation

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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