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Morse, N.S. (fl. 1862-1864) Daily chronicle & sentinel. [Vol. 25, no. 277 (December 1, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.07.01 Author/Creator: Morse, N.S. (fl. 1862-1864) Place Written: Augusta, Georgia Type: Newspaper Date: 1 December 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 58.4 x 40.7 cm.

Summary of Content: List of Generals in Regular Confederate Army. An editorial discusses the idea that Lincoln will abandon the Emancipation Proclamation, which was designed as a military move, and another guest editorial works to define independence in terms of government. Two articles describe the violent deaths of Georgia soldiers at the hands of Yankees, one of them as a prisoner of war and the other in battle. The paper includes Senate and House reports from the Georgia Legislature in Milledgeville. Lists of Ladies Volunteer Societies have names and contributions. This issue also lists members of Georgia congressional districts and local Confederate leaders. There are ads for the sale of slaves. Penciled writing on top.

Background Information: This paper was published in Augusta, Georgia by N.S. Morse during this time period. The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State started as a semi-weekly paper in 1785 and ...became the Augusta Chronicle and Georgia Gazette (then Advertiser) in 1821. In 1835 the paper was named the Augusta Chronicle. In 1837 the paper incorporated the States Rights Sentinel previously edited by Judge Augustus Baldwin Longstreet. The name became the Daily Chronicle and Sentinel in 1840. In 1877 the paper merged with the Constitutionalist and became the Chronicle and Constitutionalist. This paper boasts to having the largest circulation in the city and the state.
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People: Morse, N.S

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaConfederate General or LeaderPresidentGovernment and CivicsEmancipationEmancipation ProclamationPrisoner of WarAtrocityUnion ForcesWomen's HistoryCharity and PhilanthropySlaverySlave SaleBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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