CONFEDERATE Very Rare MEMPHIS TN at Montgomery Alabama Civil War 1864 Newspaper. (Note: additional images are located below the description). Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama A wealth of Civil War related reporting. If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not.
This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the "Memphis Appeal" newspaper would not continue under Yankee control. On June 6, 1862, the presses and plates were loaded into a boxcar and moved to Grenada, Mississippi, where it published for some time.
The Appeal later journeyed to Jackson, Mississippi, Meridian, Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, and finally Montgomery, Alabama, where the plates were destroyed on April 6, 1865, only days before the Confederate surrender, halting publication of what had been one of the major papers serving the Southern cause. So this one newspaper published in six different Confederate cities--this being the last--during the Civil War. Among the front page reports are those headed: "From Atlanta" "A Sketch of Sherman" "Destruction of Three Gunboats" "From Mississippi" "Confederates States Congress" "Proceedings in the Yankee Senate" and more.
The back page has much on the war as well, the lengthiest content being reports from the "Confederate States Congress" and: "Position of the Confederacy". Complete as a single sheet newspaper of large folio size, damp staining, otherwise nice condition. Please Note: All of our offerings are 100% authentic! We do not offer reprints or reproductions of any kind.
They are guaranteed to be original! For this specific item, A U.The per-item additional cost for folders, portfolios, and presentation cases vary. 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 45 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. 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 this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.