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    Vicksburg Daily Citizen Newspaper on Wallpaper - July 2/4 1863 - Fall of Vicksburg. This is a very rare wallpaper edition of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen that was published after the fall of Vicksburg by the occupying Federal troops. A copy of the July 2, 1863 edition with slight changes including the note at the bottom of the last column, the issue measures 19" x 12". Titled 'The Daily Citizen and listing "J. M. Swords" as the proprietor at the top of the left column, Union troops reprinted the July 2nd issue adding the note that General Grant had "caught the rabbit" referring to their victory, occupation of the city, and taking control of the newspaper.

    The reverse of the newspaper shows the floral pattern of the wallpaper on which it was printed, a result of a severe shortage of paper in the South during the war. The news of the July 2, 1863 issue concerns deaths of troops, victories by General Lee ,and details of Confederate actions.

    With some overall foxing and water stains at the sides, this is a highly prized edition of this newspaper printed on wallpaper, the last edition of the war actually printed by Union troops after they had seized Vicksburg.


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