Rare Confederate Memphis TN Tennessee Abraham Lincoln Civil War 1861 Newspaper. (Note: additional images are located below the description).
Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, July 6, 1861. Very rare Confederate publication Abraham Lincoln on the current war. This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. Among the war reports are: "War Intelligence" "Affairs At Pensacola" "How The Southern Climate Affects the Yankee Troops" "East Tennessee" "From Virginia" "The Way Northern Soldiers Are Treated" and more.
Of significance is the complete printing of the lengthy: "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE, Delivered to the Extra Session of the Federal Congress" on July 5. It is signed by him in type: Abraham Lincoln. Between the fall of Fort Sumter on April 13, 1861, and July of that same year, President Lincoln took a number of actions in response to secession without Congressional approval. In this special message to Congress, Lincoln asks Congress to validate his actions by authorizing them after the fact.
This message also marks Lincoln's first full explanation of the purpose of the war. Notable as such, particularly in a Southern newspaper. Complete as a very large size, 4 page newspaper, archivally rejoined at the spine and a bit close-trimmed to a portion at the spine.Some margin wear and small mends at the margins. 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.
The "Memphis Daily Appeal", dedicated to the Southern cause rallying both civilians & soldiers, it was the most important newspaper of the region, soon famously known as the Moving Appeal. On June 6, 1862, the presses and plates were loaded into a boxcar and moved to Grenada, Mississippi, where it stayed for a few months, until approaching Federal troops threatened again, forcing a move in November 1862 to Jackson, Mississippi, where it published until May 1863, when Federal troops again arrived. By this time, the Appeal had gained notoriety among Union forces as a rebel sympathizer while it remained on the run.
The next stop was Meridian, Mississippi, from where, one issue and two days later, the wandering journalists moved on to Mobile, Alabama, then to Montgomery, and ultimately to Atlanta, the economic heart of the Confederacy. Its final move was to Columbus, Georgia, where Federal forces finally caught up with it. It resumed publication following the war in Memphis on November 5, 1865. During just a four year period this newspaper published in nine different cities. (credit: Tennessee State Library & Archives).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.
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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.