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Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Southern Confederacy. [Vol. 2, no. 18, (March 6, 1862)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.09.006 Author/Creator: Adair & Smith (1861-1864) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Newspapers Date: 6 March 1862 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Correspondence Between Governor Brown & General Toombs, A Call for Editors of Newspapers in the Confederate States. "The Monopoly and Extortion Bill," which is "An Act to present, during the existing War, Monopolies, Extortions and Speculation in Breadstuffs and Other Articles of General Use and Consumption, and to make such acts criminal and to provide penalties for the same." Includes advertisements for grocers, clothng. Recruitment notices for soldiers. Includes Tennessee Historical Society stamp. Poetry section on last page.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Confederate General or Leader, Journalism

Sub Era: The American Civil War