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Prentice, George Dennison (1802-1870) Louisville daily journal. [Vol. 34, no. 1 (November 24, 1863)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.14.29 Author/Creator: Prentice, George Dennison (1802-1870) Place Written: Louisville, Kentucky. Type: Newspaper Date: 24 November 1863 Pagination: 4 p. ; 68 x 50.5 cm.

Summary of Content: General Steele's Course in Arkansas, Pursuit of Rebels under Faulkner. A.J. Daugherty writes about various generals on their work in the Cumberland area. A letter from a Union solder to the Journal describes the ceremony of a flag presentation to the Kentucky 20th volunteer infantry. A conservative Union National Committee meeting in Cincinnati is announced in an editorial. An editorial about Lincoln's planned second term examines several considerations.

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 AmericaJournalismAmerican FlagPoliticsPresidentUnion ForcesUnion GeneralUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterElection

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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