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Hale, E.J. (1802-1880) Fayetteville observer. [Vol. 47, no. 2449 (May 9, 1864)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.34.33 Author/Creator: Hale, E.J. (1802-1880) Place Written: Fayetteville, North Carolina Type: Newspaper Date: 9 May 1864 Pagination: 4 p. ; 60 x 45 cm

Summary of Content: The President's Message to the House of Representatives, Victory at Plymouth, Pelham & Longstreet Severely Wounded, General Jenkins Killed, Investigation into the Massacre of Colored Troops at Fort Pillow, The Fight at Plymouth, The Battles in Louisiana.

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 CivicsBattleInjury or WoundConfederate General or LeaderDeathFortificationAfrican American HistoryBattle of Fort Pillow (Fort Pillow Massacre)African American TroopsPrisoner of WarAtrocityMassacre

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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