But the most significant content is found on page 3, with a somewhat short--yet early--report on the fall of Fort Donelson, headed: "Fort Donelson Taken" which reads. A dispatch was received in official quarters at a late hour last night, giving the unwelcome, but not altogether unexpected tidings, that Fort Donelson had been taken by the Federal naval and land forces. The battle has been a prolonged and bloody one... With just a bit more, and ending with: No particulars are yet known. " This is an historic, early "breaking news report and great to have in this newspaper from the Confederate capital.
Page 2 has a related item headed: "War Rumours--Fort Donelson" which notes. Involving the fall of Fort Donelson... That up to a late hour last night the War Dept.Had received not a line of dispatches from Tennessee of any import whatever... With more on the rumors of its fall. The page 2 editorial--always interesting reading in this newspaper--comments on Fort Donelson as well with. The late defence of Fort Donelson against the combined naval and military force of the United States is the most heroic achievement of this war.
Here the enemy have made their first grand effort since the battle of Manassas... The editor also comments on the end of the provisional Congress of the Southern Confederacy.And there is also much more on the war on the inside pages including: "The Military Draft" "The Provisional Congress--It's Last Day" which includes the farewell address of provisional President Cobb; "Opening Of The Permanent Congress" "Confirmation of Major-Generals" "Defences of the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers" and even more. Is almost entirely taken up with ads and notices but it also includes a lengthy list of Acts from the Confederate Congress, including the admission of Missouri and Kentucky as Confederate states. Complete in four pages, never bound nor trimmed (desired), minimal edge wear, very nice condition.
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