Civil War, Parts I-IV

Alternative Titles
Accessible Archives
News of the Day; Richmond Enquirer; Stars & Stripes; The Charleston Mercury; The New York Herald; The Old Post Union; Vincennes Courant; Vincennes Gazette; The Vincennes Times; Vincennes Western Sun
Description

Coverage in relation to the Civil War is both informative and eclectic. In-depth articles discuss trade with foreign countries, and how their governments viewed the United States in light of the Civil War. There is information on specific industries of the time, such as the oyster trade in New York. Slavery is an important topic, and countless editorials discuss pre- and post-war attitudes from both sides, as well as troop movements during the war.

There is coverage of the Copperheads, Northerners sympathetic to the South, who advocated the violent overthrow of the governments of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri in 1864. Events occurring in other states, such as Texas, are included. There is analysis of the trans-continental railroad and its effect on the region, and page after page of general news articles from around the world (the most humorous being the in-depth description of a 7 foot long, 3.5 ton piece of cheese on display at the Toronto Agricultural Fair in 1866). Letters from correspondents travelling with the Indiana troops (and all of the troops) describe their daily activities in detail. One issue is titled “Abraham Lincoln Death” issue, with the type in bold black.

Collection contains: 
 
Newspapers titles included: 
News of the Day (1855-1857)
Richmond Enquirer
Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
The Charleston Mercury
The New York Herald
The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869)

 
  • News of the Day (1855-1857)
  • The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
  • Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
  • Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
  • Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
  • The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
  • Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869
  • News of the Day (1855-1857)
  • The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
  • Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
  • Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
  • Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
  • The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
  • Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11705
Access
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Last modified: 02/18/2013