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Spelman, John (1821-1899) Weekly state journal. [Vol. 2, no. 24 (April 23, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.25.01 Author/Creator: Spelman, John (1821-1899) Place Written: Raleigh, North Carolina Type: Newspaper Date: 23 April 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 63 x 46 cm.

Summary of Content: The Roanoke Island Defeat, News From Corinth, Huntsville & Decatur, Heavy Federal Losses at Shiloh, Death of General Buell, Evacuation of Fredericksburg, Laws of the Confederate States of America, General A.S. Johnston's Battle Order. Editorials discuss current Southern markets and prices, efforts of the Confederacy to raise money, and the lack of fighting. A long article describes the defeat at Roanoke. The laws of the Confederate states are printed. An article reports the passing of an abolition program in D.C.

Background Information: The Weekly State Journal was edited by John Spelman, who was also the paper's proprietor. The paper ran from 28 November 1860 to February 1864, and then from November 1879 through 25 June 1884. There was ...also a semi-weekly edition.

Spelman was named the Printer to the State in 1860 through 1862 and authorized publisher of the laws of the Confederacy. He previously edited the Salisbury Banner. This paper was later titled the Democratic Press, also a weekly paper.
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People: Spelman, John, 1821-1899

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Battle of FredericksburgBattle of Roanoke IslandCivil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaBattle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing)Union ForcesBattleGovernment and CivicsLawMerchants and TradeFinanceAbolitionCommerceWashington, D.C.African American HistorySlaveryUnion GeneralDeathConfederate General or Leader

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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