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CIVIL WAR VICKSBURG "DAILY CITIZEN" WALLPAPER EDITION

Lot 1284
Extremely Rare and Authentic Copy of the July 2, 1863 "Daily Citizen" Newspaper, printed on wallpaper, and having the July 4th replaced column placed there by Union troops, who found the type still set when the city fell after a lengthy siege by Grant (May 18-July 4). The city had run out of nearly everything by then, eating mules (Confederate beef) is mentioned in column one, and Proprietor J.M. Swords was forced to issue the last few editions on wallpaper. In black stick frame, double glazed, OS: 20" x 12 1/2", SS: 18 1/2" x 10 3/4". Folded but fully legible, multiple old cello tape repairs to back, with stains on front.
This meets all nine points of authentication as issued by the Library of Congress, includes a 2000 letter from the Director of the Lycoming County Historical Society supporting that view. PROVENANCE: From the lifelong Civil War collection of John N. Rathmell.

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CIVIL WAR VICKSBURG "DAILY CITIZEN" WALLPAPER EDITION

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