The Acquisitions Table: Southern Rights

Southern Rights (Jacksonville, FL).  Oct. 4, 1862.

When Brigadier General J.M. Brannan took over Jacksonville, FL, his troops found standing type in the newspaper office and pied it.  Later some of them took a proof sheet of the Oct. 4, 1862 copy and added an extra paragraph at the end and printed up some copies “for the purpose of showing to our friends at the North, the ‘Talent, Vigor, Heroism and Military Ardor’ that is not displayed in this Trophy of Jacksonville.”  AAS has an original copy of this issue and is apparently the only institution with both original and Union-occupied reprinted issues.

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