FEBRUARY 18, 1865 ISSUE OF THE CRIPPLE, UNION HOSPITAL NEWSPAPER

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Item Code: 1054-2639

4 page newspaper measuring 9 1/2" x 12", published  at the headquarters of the Department of Washington hospitals at Alexandria, VA.  This paper was produced every Saturday between October 8, 1864 through April 29, 1865.  Subscriptions were $1 per year. The number of furloughed, discharged, deserted and deceased were dutifully listed in each paper’s issue.

This issue includes a poem entitled, “The Soldier Boy” by Oliver Olanger; a selection of “Camp Stories”; etc.

Paper has yellowed with age; the 2 pages have separated completely along their vertical fold. An old tape repair is visible on the 1st page.  [ld] [ph:L]

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