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Adair, George Washington (b. 1823) Southern confederacy [Vol. 3, no. 57 (April 19, 1863)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08492 Author/Creator: Adair, George Washington (b. 1823) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Newspapers Date: 19 April 1862 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Published by Adair and J. Henry Smith (1820-1897). B.C. Smith is the associate editor. Tag line below masthead says "The Public Good Before Private Advantage." Masthead vignette depicts an industrialized Southern Confederacy. Announces the beginning of the Vicksburg campaign on page 3. Front page has a mocking description of "A Model Yankee Officer." Various letters printed on page 2-3, including one from British Minister to America, Lord Lyons, to Earl Russell. Several advertisements for a reward for the return of deserters. Also ads for slave sales. With ownership stamp of the "Tennessee Historical Society" on first and third pages.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Humor and Satire, Union Forces, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Desertion, Slavery, Slave Sale, African American History

Sub Era: The American Civil War