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[CONFEDERATE] [NEWSPAPER] JUNE 10, 1862 ISSUE, WEEKLY CATAWBA JOURNAL, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Charlotte, NC: 1862.
Broadsheet; approximately 22 x 16” , printed on both sides; as one would expect it is chock full of war news; folded, with minor loss at the folds and the beginning of separation.~~The Weekly Catawba was printed between 1859 and 1865, only in Charlotte.~~With news from the Northern papers: “The Northern papers are filled with Stonewall Jackson’s victory. The whole North was wild with excitement and panic” (which must have gladdened the hearts of Charlotte residents). ~~News of a more local nature as well: “A party of thieves from the Yankee fleet yesterday made a visit to the plantation of Messrs. Brown and Johnston, on the Louisiana shore, committing all manner of depredations killing hogs and cattle, destroying whatever came in their way, and finally approached the dwelling of Mr. George W. Johnston, with the intention of plundering it of whatever valuables they might find. Mr. Johnston contronted them and warned them off -- telling them that they had killed his cattle and hogs, and destroyed his property, but that they must not enter his house; that he should defend it at all hazards ... he killed one of their party, ... but they fired upon him killing him instantly.”~~From the Richmond Whig: “President Davis, with the heads of the different departments, was in the field on Sunday. They probably expected that the Yankees, with their superior numerical force, would make some efforts to retrieve their losses of the previous day, by advancing upon the Confederate lines, but the enemy remained under cover all day except when driven from it by the “rebels”.~~The immediacy of these reports convey a vividness not found in later narratives and memoirs.