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    [Civil War] The Daily True Delta Newspaper. Vol. 26, No. 45, four pages, 15.5" x 21.25", New Orleans, July 10, 1862. Printed after the fall of New Orleans. Of note is the detailed account of the explosion aboard the USS Mound City, a City-class ironclad gunboat (also known as Pook Turtles) commissioned on January 16, 1862, for use on the Mississippi River, while she was steaming up the White River in Arkansas. A stray shot penetrated her steam drum causing an "explosion and great loss of life on board..." Period advertisements are found throughout. Some staining in the middle of pages one and four, but the text is still easily legible. Very fine condition.

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    December, 2011
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