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White, Jonathon C. The weekly junior register. [Vol. 2, no. 17 (May 2, 1863)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05988.26 Author/Creator: White, Jonathon C. Place Written: Franklin, Louisiana Type: Newspaper Date: 2 May 1863 Pagination: 2 p. : wallpaper ; 50 x 55.6 cm.

Printed by Union forces the day they captured the city during Banks's Red River Expedition. Order by Gen. Banks congratulating his troops for their victories. Circular "To Capitalists" discusses investment opportunities with 14 rules for employment of free Negroes. Ink note: "This paper was printed by the soldiers of the175th NY Vols. on the morning after the capture of Franklin, La by Union forces under Maj. Gen Banks." Inscription of Thos. Beckett, M.D. Surgeon, 175th NY. Wallpaper has three romantic Mediterranean peasant scenes printed on tan paper (pattern # 1958).

Official journal of the Franklin (Attakapas) Parish of St. Mary, Louisiana.

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