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    [Confederate Imprint] "The Springfield Battle!" The Charleston Mercury Broadside, August 10, 1861. 9 x 21 ½-inches. An extra published by The Charleston Mercury with a Paris dateline giving details of the action that would be known as the Battle of Wilson's Creek. It was the first battle in the Trans-Mississippi Theater and though the Confederates won the field they were too disorganized to follow up their gains and pursue the retreating Union forces. In addition to a long and detailed account of the battle, the broadside includes a proclamation Major General Sterling Price which generally states that he will respect the rights and dignity of the people of the state but will deal harshly with those who give "aid and comfort to the enemy". Not listed in Parrish and Willingham's Confederate Imprints.

    Condition: Very good. With old folds and some toning, scattered foxing, very small holes and short splits in the folds.


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    June, 2018
    10th Sunday
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