Constitutionalist / Extra. / Tuesday Morning, August 15, 1861. / followed by two long columns of news notes, most concerning the war, especially of the Battle at Springfield, Missouri, and the death of General Nathaniel Lyon, some dealing with cotton markets and other issues].

(Augusta, GA): Augusta Constitutionalist, 1861. Broadside, 16 x 6 1/2 inches, employing several sizes and styles of type, including two large display types at the head, the two columns of text separated by a thin rule. Folded, a little browning and old staining, but a very good example of an apparently unrecorded Confederate imprint. Item #53430

The notes concerning the western theater action and General Lyon's death appear under a small bold headline "Another Great Battle. Southerners Victorious!" Actually, the battles around Wilson's Creek, Missouri, just south of Springfield, were fought to a draw, though Lyon, opposed by Confederate Generals Sterling Price and Ben McCulloch, was killed while directing troops and his successor left the field to the Confederates, withdrawing to the safety of Springfield. The battle marked the beginning of the war in the Trans-Mississippi. Not recorded by Parrish & Willingham or Hummel (each of which do record one other Constitutionalist Extra). Not recorded on OCLC (also locating single copies of two other Constitutionalist broadsides).

Price: $2,500.00

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