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Prentice, George Dennison (1802-1870) Louisville daily journal. [Vol. 33, no. 296 (September 13, 1863)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.14.13 Author/Creator: Prentice, George Dennison (1802-1870) Place Written: Louisville, Kentucky. Type: Newspaper Date: 13 September 1863 Pagination: 4 p. ; 68 x 50.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Arrival of Grant in New Orleans, General Longstreet in North Carolina, Fort Sumter not yet Surrendered, Preparations to Shell Charleston, News from Charleston, Bombardment of Fort Moultrie, News from Richmond. A letter from the Rebel Col. J.A. Poindexter imprisoned in Missouri is reprinted here, as are resolutions of the Massachusetts Democratic Convention, opposing secession. Minutes from the Board of Common Council are printed. Dr. Strew's speech upon the raising of an American flag at a hospital is also printed in this issue. A lengthy article describes the death of Schiller in 1805 and the discovery of his bones, with more human interest stories on European topics. Several poems and literary articles are included in this issue, with an exposition of the Masonic Lodge. This Sunday edition does not have any ads.

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 AmericaJournalismLiterature and Language ArtsPoliticsGovernment and CivicsAmerican FlagHospitalDeathUnion ForcesUnion GeneralSurrenderFort SumterPrisoner of WarDemocratic PartySecessionPoetryMasonsFraternal Organization

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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