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Hale, E.J. (1802-1880) Fayetteville observer. [Vol. 47, no. 2446 (April 18, 1864)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.34.31 Author/Creator: Hale, E.J. (1802-1880) Place Written: Fayetteville, North Carolina Type: Newspaper Date: 18 April 1864 Pagination: 4 p. ; 60 x 45 cm

Summary of Content: Governor Vance Before the Army, The Battle of Gettysburg, The Capture of Fort Pillow, the War in Mississippi, The London Times on the War, France - Mexico & The War.

Background Information: From 1825 to 1865, he was the owner, publisher and editor of The Fayetteville Observer, taking over the newspaper that had been established in 1816 and growing it to become the largest-circulation paper ...in North Carolina before the Civil War.
After Gen. William T. Sherman's army destroyed the Observer in March 1865, E.J. Hale moved to New York and established a book-printing company; his son E.J. II re-established the Observer in 1883.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaGovernment and CivicsBattle of GettysburgBattleBattle of Fort Pillow (Fort Pillow Massacre)African American HistoryAfrican American TroopsAtrocityDeathMassacrePrisoner of WarFortification

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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