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  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 3:02 PM
    The very intelligent “Southern” correspondent of the Boston Advertiser gives a laughable account of the troubles of a Georgia planter with his former slaves. He applied to the general commanding the department, and this is the case made out: 
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 3:00 PM

    July 3, 1865: The Herald’s Athens, Georgia correspondent says some light is thrown upon the secret history of the initial proceedings of Jeff. Davis’ Southern Confederacy by Gen. Wilson’s recent capture in Georgia of documents and archives containing a record of the proceedings of the rebel provisional government at Montgomery, Alabama.

  • Monday, June 22, 2015 9:01 AM

    August 2, 1865: Col. M.C. Garber, one of the proprietors of the Courier, was fined $1.00 by the Mayor yesterday for obstructing the street with a pile of wood, and had to pay in addition $1.65 costs – total $2.65 – served him right.

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:02 AM

    April 15, 1865The city last night was vocal with sounds of rejoicing, and brilliant with bonfires and fireworks.  We never saw the like before. The illumination was magnificent beyond description.  The city was wrapped in a blaze of light from one end to the other – !!! We can say no more.  Our hearts which a moment since were light with joy are now weighed down with sorrow – for we have heard the sad news from Washington.

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:00 PM
    April 4, 1865: JOLLIFICATION! TURN OUT TO-NIGHT! Let all Rejoice!  Illumination! Come out with Torches!

    Courier Staff Report
    Friday, April 10, 2015 3:00 PM
    A program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and President Lincoln’s assassination finds the perfect home on the steps of the Lanier Mansion tonight.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 3:02 PM
    March 3, 1865, Hugh McCulloch. The New York Tribune thus flatteringly notices his appointment: “We understand that the President, after a full and free conference with his friends in and out of Congress, has concluded to appoint Hon. Hugh McCulloch, of Indiana – now comptroller of the Currency – as Secretary of the Treasury, Governor Morton having persisted in declining the post.

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:03 AM

    February 3, 1865


     Jones, Huey & Co….Hasheesh Candy. 

    Try it if you want to be cheerful and avoid colds, bronchitis, &c. Price, 25, 50 and $1 per box.

  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:01 AM

    Washington, January 17 – The Navy Department has received the following from Ft. Fisher, Jan. 15th, 1865, telegraphed from Ft. Monroe: To Hon. G. Welles, Sec’y of the Navy:

  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 4:00 AM
    December 5, 1864

    Madison claims the honor of being the home of the youngest veteran - Johnny Messick, just discharged with the 42d Indiana, in which he served three years as a drummer. He is now but 12 years old. His father, Lt. Jacob Messick, of the same regiment, was captured at Chickamauga, and is now a prisoner of war at Columbia, S.C. The boy is now at the house of Capt. Stineback in this city.

    December 10, 1864 
  • Friday, December 05, 2014 10:00 AM
    Nov. 8, 1864: The meeting at the Court House last night was well attended, and went off well. The first speaker was Major John R. Cravens, who showed up in its true light the exceeding foolishness and falsity of the assertion that the war is a failure. 
  • Saturday, November 01, 2014 5:00 AM
    Oct. 3, 1864 - Bailey & Co.'s Great Show - The Colossal Combination Exhibition of Messrs. Bailey & Co., advertised to exhibit in Madison on the 6th inst., will present more varied attractions than any which has traveled. 
  • Monday, September 29, 2014 11:00 AM
    New York, September 2: The Herald's Mobile correspondent says that on the morning of the 23rd, Captain Taylor, bearing a white flag and accompanied with 40 men, marched out of Fort Morgan, carrying a small sail boat, with the intention of going to the flag ship, three or four miles distant, with a note from General Paige proposing surrender... 
  • Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:00 AM
    Mr. Editor: The 8th Ind. Cavalry with nine other regiments, including the 2d and 4th, left camp on the 28th of July and crossed the Chattahoochie river, 35 miles south of where the M & C.R.R. crosses, and marched to the Atlanta & West Point R.R., seven miles of which they destroyed, then on to the Macon R.R., destroying four miles of it, also 300 wagons. 
  • Monday, August 04, 2014 11:00 AM
    July 1864 - To show the trouble that some of our neighbors over in Kentucky are still having on account of guerrillas, a friend has permitted us to extract a few lines of a private letter received from Springport, Henry County, dated June 27th, as follows: 

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