Wilcox CONFEDERATE Illustrated Civil War RICHMOND VA 1864 Newspaper. (Note: additional images are located below the description). Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, Virginia, April 25, 1864 Very rare Confederate title General Cadmus M. Wilcox A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market.Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations. The front page is entirely taken up with a nice illustration of: Brigadier-General C. Pages 2 & 3 have a biography of him focusing on his leadership in the on-going Civil War (see photos).
Page 2 has over a full column headed: "The Times" which reports on the latest news from the various war fronts. The fight at Charleston was by no means over. The Yankees have not evacuated their position in front of Vicksburg... On the 9th, General W.
Walker's light artillery destroyed one of the enemy's gun-boats in the Coosa river... The President has issued an address to the people of the Confederate States... Hill is besieging the town of Washington, N. Farragut is again blockading Red River... Wise drove the enemy out of Williamsburg without loss on our side...Longstreet has had a fight with the vandals at Suffolk... The most interesting item in this issue is the rather large back page illustration captioned: "FORT SUMTER", as illustrations of military installations are quite rare in this newspaper (see photos). Begun on September 13, 1862 the "Southern Illustrated News" sought to fill the void left when the Southern States lost access to Harper's Weekly and other illustrated newspapers from the North. In its "Salutatory, " in the first issue the editors state. We propose to issue an Illustrated Family Newspaper. Devoted to literature, to public instruction and amusement, to general news, and to the cause of our country in this trying hour when she is engaged in a terrible, but resolute and hopeful struggle for her liberty and independence... Although it could be argued it never lived up to all of these goals as reports from the war were very limited, it was an important publication nonetheless.
At its peak boasting as many subscribers as the largest daily paper in Richmond. The engravings were crude when compared to Yankee publications.Eight pages, various foxing throughout, never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, two folds, generally good condition. Please Note: All of our offerings are 100% authentic!
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We will still provide tracking and insure them at our expense. Please check with your country's. We have been dealers in rare newspapers for over 41 years, serve as consultants to multiple museums, and are members of the American Antiquarian Society. Timothy Hughes Rare Newspapers P.Desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things. Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. Wilcox CONFEDERATE Illustrated Civil War RICHMOND VA 1864 Newspaper" is in sale since Thursday, July 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "timhu" and is located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.