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A complete and authentic issue of The Daily Citizen, Vicksburg Miss., July 2, 1863, broadsheet, 9-1/8" x 16-7/8", with an area of 7" x 7" offset (overprinted flaw). Additionally, this issue has repaired fold splits from the wallpaper side. There is a weak print area with is filled with penned ink words. The Daily Citizen was edited and published at Vicksburg, Mississippi, by J. M. Swords. As the Union siege of the strategic city wore on, his supply of paper ran out, so the publisher resorted to the use of wallpaper, as did several other Southern editors during the rebellion. On this substitute Swords printed the following dates: June 16, 18, 20, 27, 30, and July 2, 1863. Each was a single sheet, four columns wide, printed on the back of the wallpaper. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered, the publisher fled, and the Union forces found the type of the Citizen still standing in the chase. They replaced the last paragraph as follows; "JULY 4, 1863 Two days bring about great changes, The banner of the Union floats over Vicksburg. Gen. Grant has "caught the rabbit;" he has dined in Vicksburg, and he did bring his dinner with him. The "Citizen" lives to see it. For the last time it appears on "Wall-paper." No more will it eulogize the luxury of mule-meat and fricasseed kitten - urge Southern warriors to such diet nevermore. This is the last wall-paper edition, and is, excepting this note, from the types as we found them. It will be valuable hereafter as a curiosity." These Vicksburg issues were reprinted for the GAR reunions, BUT, this issue conforms completely to all the points which determine its authenticity. Those points are included.
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The Famous Vicksburg Citizen Printed on Wall Paper

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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Auction closed on Saturday, February 6, 2021.
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