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THE NATCHEZ WEEKLY COURIER. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1862. VOLUME XXXIII. NUMBER 25
Natchez, Miss, 1863. Elephant Folio broadsheet, 18" x 24." Each page printed in seven columns, on dark blue-green "necessity paper." Old folds, minor wear, Very Good plus. The Natchez Weekly Courier, begun in 1848, ceased publication in 1870 when it merged with the Natchez Weekly Democrat. The Courier's publisher was William R. Adams. Printed on green "necessity paper," its War content is unusually rich. The middle of the first page prints and discusses "Butler's Order" of 15 May 1862, commenting on "the unparalleled order of Gen. Butler, subjecting the women of New Orleans to insults and outrage by the soldiery under his command. The order will shock every person of the least refinement of decency." His "Proclamation" orders that, "when any female shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United States, SHE SHALL BE REGARDED AND HELD LIABLE TO BE TREATED AS A WOMAN OF THE TOWN PLYING HER AVOCATION" [capital letters in italics, in original]. A nine-stanza poem immortalizes Butler's abomination. Additional war news includes a long story on "The Fall of New Orleans," T.J. Jackson's progress in the Valley of Virginia ["Stonewall Jackson is within twenty-five miles of the capitol."] The roll of officers and privates of the Bingaman Rangers of Adams County [Natchez] is printed; military activities in Richmond, Savannah, Williamsport [Jackson again, with the support of "10,000 Marylanders"]. Distressing news that "Jere. Clemens, late Major-General of the Alabama militia, has turned traitor. We can hardly believe that Jere would … [Click Below for Full Description]
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