MILLER'S PLANTERS' & MERCHANTS' STATE RIGHTS ALMANAC, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1865... AND 5th OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES....

Charleston, SC: printed and published by A.E. Miller & Co., No. 351 King Street, nd [1864]. Stitched sheets. 21 cm. 48 pp. At the head of the title: "First Edition, 48th year of Publication." Calculations by Prof. Robert Garlington of Newberry College, South Carolina. Tipped in is a small newspaper clipping giving the results of an election for Town Council in Barnwell, dated in ink "Oct. 15, '64." Annexed to the astronomical calculations and times of tides are lists of the "Executive Officers &c. of the Confederate States Government, the Chief Officers of the State of South Carolina and of the City of Charleston," etc. Also included is a list of victories gained and battles fought "from the commencement of the Revolution to Nov. 1863," plus a summary of events for 1864. A small section is devoted to the siege of Charleston. Price at the bottom of the title page is $1.25 per copy. An advertisement from the publisher A.E. Miller on the final page appends a note to the public: "It was the intention of the Publishers of 'Miller's Almanac,' for 1865, to have reduced the price, but they find it impossible from the high price of paper and other current expenses, to do so." Item #63755

Union forces maintained a continuous presence off the coast of Charleston from early in the war, but by 1863 the city found itself under almost constant attack. Early in 1865, Gen. Sherman began his march into South Carolina, and the city of Charleston fell and was evacuated on February 17, 1865. An ink note in this copy underlines the date of Feb. 7, with a single word beside it: "Enemy."

OCLC lists a single copy at the Free Library of Philadelphia, of the first edition for 1865, although other copies may exist in serial publications. DRAKE 14314: lists copies of the first edition at Duke, Western Reserve Hist. Soc., Hist. Soc. of Pennsylvania, and Charleston Library Soc. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 5625: adds Univ. of Georgia.

Price: $750.00

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