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Background: Establishing Richmond as the Capital; The Confederate States of America was formed in early 1861 from the first states to secede from the Union. Montgomery, Alabama, was selected as the Confederate capital. However, on May 8, 1861, in the Confederate Capital City of Montgomery, Alabama, the decision was made to name the City of Richmond, Virginia as the new Capital of the Confederacy. Shortly thereafter, in recognition of Virginia's strategic importance, the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond. The Fall of Richmond; After a long siege, Grant captured Petersburg and Richmond in early April 1865. As the fall of Petersburg became imminent, on Evacuation Sunday (April 2, the day before this issue), President Davis, his Cabinet, and the Confederate defenders abandoned Richmond and fled south on the last open railroad line, the Richmond and Danville. General Lee, at 8 pm on April 2, led the Army of Northern Virginia to withdraw in an orderly fashion along roads northwest of Petersburg. The city finally fell to Union forces early Monday morning, on April 3, 1865 (the day of this issue), with large portions of the city destroyed by fires set during the evacuation. Authentic Confederate Newspaper, "Richmond Whig", Monday morning, April 3, 1865, broadsheet, VG. From the front page "The City" is a 5" report, "Drill of Colored Troops" and in part, "The new recruits under Majors (James W.) Pegram and (T. P.) Turner were drilled in front of their rendezvous Saturday evening. Many persons were present ... Every master should encourage his slave to enlist and not refuse to let them defend a country in which they have a common interest with white citizens ... It is important to have officers who have had experience in management of negroes and who understand their particular nature..." An second interesting report that "Lincoln Revokes the order Bandishing Mrs. Ewell from St. Louis. Then, another reports Negro celebration in Nashville as Tennessee's new constitution prohibits slavery. Much of the reporting and commentary continues to acknowledge the siege but believed the line was holding. There is a previous owners stamp "Autograph Collection of Dr. Max Thorek" who was a surgeon in Chicago and ultimately funded a museum for his collection.
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The Last Confederate Newspaper Printed In the Confederate Capital of Richmond

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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $625.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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