RARE LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA CONFEDERATE “NECESSITY” ISSUE
August 17, 1864
Here’s a truly scarce Confederate newspaper printed on light brown “necessity paper” owing to the lack of rag paper available during the Civil War. Many newspapers printed their dailies and weeklys on any type of paper they could find, including cornhusk, wallpaper, and even old bags!
This issue contains a lengthy report titled: “THE SITUATION AT ATLANTA. THE FIGTHT OF THE 29TH. HOOD’S STYLE OF FIGHTING. THE SIEGE A SLOW BUSINESS.” A fascinating short report titled: “MORE OF MOSBY’S WORK,” states that the famed Confederate colonel attacked the Union supply train at Berryville, Virginia, and captured and destroyed 75 loaded wagons and 200 prisoners.
Another article reports that Generals Meade and Burnside are blaming the latest “fiasco” before Petersburg on each other! And, see the scan of a report from a New York paper titled: “TREATMENT OF NEGRO SOLDIERS BY YANKEE OFFICERS.”
Single sheet issue, complete, and in very fine condition. Good Confederate newspapers have truly “dried up” in the market. I’d buy every nice one I could find!