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Nixon, J. O. (fl. 1861) New Orleans daily crescent. [Vol. 14, no. 42 (April 22, 1861)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05960.02.09 Author/Creator: Nixon, J. O. (fl. 1861) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Newspaper Date: 22 April 1861 Pagination: 8 p. ; 58.5 x 43.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Published at 70 Camp Street. Three columns of local military news on front page. Story about a local abolitionist, John Pike, who was arraigned before the New Orleans mayor -- he was released since no one would appear against him. It is believed he left the city directly afterward. Update on secessionists in Missouri. Blurbs state the governor of Delaware has not responded to a call for troops, Major Robert Anderson was presented with a sword to cheers in New York, and the Arkansas state convention will meet on 6 May. Correspondence from Havana, Key West, Texas, and California. Latest telegraphic news reported from across the country. Reprint of Charles Dickens's "The Traveler's Journey." Page 4 article titled "Our Slave Population," says "The Abolitionists are fond of asserting that in case of war we are likely to have trouble with our slaves. The very reverse is the truth of the case." Advertisements for volunteers in various military units. Advertisements for the sale and rental of slaves.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaverySecessionGovernment and CivicsFort SumterBattle of Fort SumterUnion ForcesGiftWeaponryAmerican WestCaribbeanLatin and South AmericaTexasLiterature and Language ArtsTravelSlave RebellionSlave Sale

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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