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Nixon, J. O. (fl. 1861) New Orleans daily crescent. [Vol. 13, no. 264 (January 8, 1861)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05960.02.05 Author/Creator: Nixon, J. O. (fl. 1861) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Newspaper Date: 8 January 1861 Pagination: 8 p. ; 58.5 x 45 cm.

Summary of Content: Published at 70 Camp Street. Results of elections to State Convention from New Orleans. A full ticket of secessionists is to be sent. References to Mississippi state convention, military preparations in Mississippi - including a call for the resignation of Secretary of the Interior Jacob Thompson, and a secessionist majority in Georgia legislature. Copy of General John E. Wool's pro-Unionist letter. Brief paragraph on the murder of a slaveowner by his slave, who used an axe to commit the deed in Augusta, Georiga. Page 4 article on the destruction of "Die Union," an abolitionist German newspaper in Galveston, Texas. Reference to Alabama's seizure of federal forts in its territory. Advertisements for sale and rental of slaves. Text is faded because of a lining over each page of the newspaper. The lining, which was used to fill in several holes in the paper, has made the document heavy and brittle, which has led to several tears at the edges.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaGovernment and CivicsElectionSecessionUnion ForcesPoliticsUnion GeneralSlave SaleDeathSlave RebellionSlaveryAfrican American HistoryImmigration and MigrationWartime Pillaging and DestructionJournalismTexasFortification

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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