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    Scarce North Carolina "Wallpaper" Edition of a General Order. One page, 5" x 20", Richmond, Virginia, February 21, 1865. This is the printed portion of General Orders Number 6, being the proclamation of Governor Vance to the citizens of North Carolina, printed in one column from the Richmond Enquirer. Before and during the Civil War, the South was almost entirely dependent on the North for its paper supply. As a result of Northern blockades, editors in the South were occasionally forced to use wallpaper to print their editions. Contrary to common belief, the wallpaper was not ripped off the walls of loyal Confederate plantation owners' homes. Instead, new rolls of wallpaper were used. Virtually all such known "wallpaper editions" were printed in Louisiana, making this Virginia printing quite unusual. The document is fine, with general wear present as well as a few small holes, not affecting the overall appearance. A number of folds are present, with some wear at the folds, mostly on the edges. A fascinating and scarce version of Civil War printing history.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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