THE [RICHMOND] SENTINEL—FEBRUARY 25, 1864

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2 pp., 24 x 18.5”, seven columns. Exhibits light chipping round the margins, lightly faded. Else VG & entirely legible.

The Sentinel was one of a half dozen war-time Richmond paper, most which were cut back to two pages, due to paper scarcity, as the war progressed through into 1864. During the winter of that year Richmond was in a lull, awaiting the spring campaigns and movements of Grant and Sherman’s campaigns.

The front page contains a number of war items, with the following headlines: “The [Union] Anaconda”—“Affairs in East Tennessee”—Mosby at Work Again”—From Mississippi—The Enemy Retiring”—“From Charleston—One hundred and nineteen shells were fired at the City today”—"Re-Enlisted for the War—The 10th Georgia Battalion, this evening re-enlisted for the war, though their time was not out by twelve months.”

In its left-most editorial column, in an item titled, “A bungling Falsehood Corrected,” the Sentinel lambasts the Mobile [Ala.} Register for reprinting a fictional letter appearing in the Texas Telegraph which maligned Confederate Navy Secretary Stephen Mallory--in conjunction with the capture of the Harriet Lane. The editors dismiss the business, stating--“What are the motives which prompt the calumnies, as weapons of assault against the officers of the government, we need enquire.”

Numerous items and notices concerning the Confederate Congress and General Assembly of Virginia, as well as Virginia regiments such as the 12th Cavalry, and the 16th and 60th Infantry. Also notice of ANV Order No. 15—“Gen. On The Observance of the Sabbath.”

In all, a solid Richmond war-time newspaper collectible. In protective sleeve, w/white card backing. [jp] [ph:L]

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