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Vicksburg Whig Extra

The Daily Whig, By Telegraph, Newspaper


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(Vicksburg)  (Newspaper)  THE DAILY WHIG, BY TELEGRAPH.  Vicksburg, Miss:  Saturday Morning, 9 May 1863.  Folio, 21-5/8 x 7-1/2 in.; 1p.  

Found in the diary of W. E. Dudley, Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (from Chicago), this may be one of a kind – not in Parish & Willingham’s Confederate Imprints.  [Facsimile cdv photo of Dudley included.]

Printed in two columns, most of the news is contained in very short mentions and news in brief, which include:  reports from Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee (report of Van Dorn being assassinated); Capture of a Yankee Gunboat; Outrages by Arkansas Traitors; Guerrillas near Owensboro; Amendment of the Impressment Law; ravages of smallpox; England and U.S. at odds over the arrest of Commodore Wilkes; the dictatorship of Abraham Lincoln through conscription; and a report of Jeff Davis worrying about the army’s “Starving Out Process” (“The rebels cannot be starved out.  They must be whipped in the field, by strategy, by good tactics, and by all the science and art of war.”); and much more.

Excellent; large margins; evidence of a hurried nature.