Blakely.; [followed by a long poem celebrating General Edward Canby's victory over the Confederate forces led by General Richard Taylor at that Alabama town on 9 April 1865; 13 verses, the first 12 of eight lines each, the final verse of 12 lines]. Signed in type "Cyrenius." Mobile, AL: np, 7 May 1865.

Printed broadside, 12 x 8 1/2 inches, with a one-line head, the text enclosed with an ornamental border. Folded; somewhat frayed along the left edge, several small holes, taking a half-dozen letters, foxed. Item #48261

First edition (?). A stirring, patriotic account of the Union victory that allowed Canby's forces to take Mobile a few days later; Canby accepted Taylor's surrender in May, as this broadside was being printed. The unknown author praises the gallantry of specific units (e.g., the Eighth Illinois, Eighty-Third Ohio) and officers (e.g., Andrews, Carr), but ends with a warning that southern ladies, the "Fair Rebels in Mobile," may yet accomplish what "southern armed men have essayed in vain to do." Not in Hummel. Not in Ellison Alabama Imprints. Not recorded on OCLC.

Price: $2,500.00

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