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  • Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:01 AM
    May 2, 1866 - Anonymous letters are the certain signs of a character in which natural cowardice and meanness are blended together. We received one some time ago, and another very lately, short and bitter
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:02 PM
    April 2, 1866 - Proclamation by the President - The war Declared Ended ….Therefore, I, Andrew Johnson, President of the United states, do hereby proclaim that the insurrection which heretofore existed in the States of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Florida, is at an end and henceforth to be so regarded….
  • Monday, April 18, 2016 3:00 PM
    March 6, 1866 Correspondent of the Courier. From Washington, D.C. ….The appropriation bill passed by the House yesterday and to be acted upon by the senate, contains an appropriation of $100,000 to purchase Ford’s Theatre, for the deposit and safe keeping of documents and papers relative to soldiers of the United States, and of the museum of the Medical and Surgical Department of the army.
  • Monday, February 29, 2016 3:00 PM
    February 1, 1866 - Reconstruction: One very powerful argument admitting members into Congress at present, from the rebel States is the fact that in almost every case the persons elected as Representatives and senators, have been the rankest of rebels.
  • Monday, January 25, 2016 3:00 PM

    Gone Crazy.

    One of the largest slave holders in Southern Kentucky has gone mad on account of the liberation of his slaves, and is now an inmate of the Lunatic Asylum at Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  He owned over two hundred negroes, and had accumulated by their labor a large fortune.  He was probably worth one hundred thousand dollars independent of his slaves.  Evansville Jour.

  • Thursday, December 24, 2015 3:00 PM
    December 2, 1865 - Lawrence Kansas, Dec. 1: A party of 200 Cheyennes and Apache Indians attacked a coach on Butterfield’s express route, Sunday last near Downer’s Spring, killing six passengers and the express messenger named Marwin.
  • Monday, November 23, 2015 3:02 PM
    November 1, 1865 - There was a crazy man in town last night. He said he belonged to the Seventh Rhode Island. He struck one man in the face, with both fists, near the City book Store, and was knocked down for it. He said his name was John W. Grinnell.
  • Saturday, October 31, 2015 9:01 AM
    October 18, 1865 - Attempted Escape of Dr. Mudd: Note: Dr. Samuel Mudd set John Wilkes Booth’s broken leg, and harbored him in his home, after Booth assassinated President Lincoln. Mudd was sentenced to life in Prison but was pardoned by President Johnson in 1869.
  • 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 5, 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 1, 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.
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