Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern Confederacy. [Vol. 1, No. 166, (August 28, 1861)]
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.003
Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864)
Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia.
Date: 28 August 1861
Pagination: 4 p. ; 54 x 39.5 cm.
Summary of Content: Subjects include Peace Convention - State of Kentucky, Letter from Cobb’s Legion, Battle of Manassas Hard on Lincoln. Miscelleanous advertisements throughout issue.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas);, Civil War;, Military History;, Confederate States of America;, Union Forces;, Peace;, Diplomacy;, Battle of Bull Run;, Battle;, President;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
Background: This newspaper was commenced by Dr. J.P. Hambleton, on the 15th of February, 1859, and continued until May, 1861, when its title was transferred to Messrs. Hanleiter and Adair., In March, 1861, Mr. G.W. Adair became associatd with Mr. Hanleiter in its proprietorship. In May, Dr. Hambleton having discontinued the publication of his paper and transferred its title, etc. to Messrs. Hanleiter and Adair, they adopted, as being more general and appropriate the title of The Southern Confederacy - and associated with themselveds as Co-editors, Mr. J.H. Smith, who in June, 1861, purchased Mr. Hanleiter’s interest. By July 4th 1861, the paper began using a letter and telegraphic correspondant located at Mnassas Junction and other reporters at various points in Virginia. , As the Union troops stormed down towards the Chattahoochee, the paper sought quarters in Macon, georgia, however leaving a small staff in Atlanta to issue hand-bill ”Extras” from proof presses., It’s last copy was issued on the day the Confederates evacuated the City. So fell the City and the newspaper.Order Image