News By Telegraph. / Great Battle Before Richmond. / The rebels Repulsed! / [followed by 30 long paragraphs of dense text, printed in three columns, describing two of the Seven Days' Battles before Richmond in 1862].

[Rockland, ME? Rockland Gazette? 1862. Broadside, 13 x 9 3/8 inches, employing three medium size display types for the headlines. This broadside prints a detailed account of the Battles of Mechanicsville and Gaines' Mill (taken from a New York Tribune extra), fought near Richmond June 26-27, 1862; though suffering heavy losses ("Rebels Repulsed!"), Robert E. Lee, in his first battles as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, forced McClellan's wirthdrawal away from the Confederate capital. This account provides detailed blow-by-blow movements of the Union troops through the two days of battle, with casualty lists of Union officers. The third column ends with six short news notes on other topics, four war related, of a paragraph each. Not recorded on OCLC. Our attribution of publication comes from this example's similarity to another broadside issued by the Rockland Gazette in 1861, titled "Important News by Telegraph," and from the presence of three notes containing news of Maine and Maine troops appended at the end. Folded, but a very good example. Item #53255

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