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E.W. Ayres and W.H. Wade Southern illustrated news. [Vol. 1, no. 9 (November 8, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.76.03 Author/Creator: E.W. Ayres and W.H. Wade Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Newspaper Date: 8 November 1862 Pagination: 8 p. ; 40.5 x 28.5 cm

Summary of Content: Sketch of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi - History & Siege of Vicksburg from May 18 to July 25. Also includes a cartoon of Lincoln as a masked Satan; the caption reads, "King Abraham before and after issuing the Emancipation Proclamation."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaBattle of VicksburgBattleHumor and SatireReligionPresidentUnion ForcesEmancipation ProclamationEmancipationAfrican American HistoryPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsSlavery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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