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CHARLESTON MERCURY EXTRA Broadside
Dear Rail Splitter.
This past April, my wife and I were vacationing on Edisto Island in So. Carolina. On our second to last day, on our way into Charleston, we decided to stop at an antique store in Hollywood, So. Carolina. As I began to rummage around I noticed the Charleston Mercury banner on what turned out to be a broadside. The subject of the broadside had to do with the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. Quoting from the broadside: CHARLESTON MERCURY EXTRA - Monday, March 4, 1861 THE INAUGURATION Our Exclusive Despatches. FROM OUR REPORTERS IN WASHINGTON Washington, March 4-10 a.m.The city is all astir and excited concerning the Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, to come off this morning. The scene is a very different one from that presented at all former inaugurations. A deep and general gloom Hangs over the city. The volunteers seem to feel that they are ordered out to join in the funeral procession of the Union. There are over twelve hundred of Scott‘s hireling troops under arms, with shotted cannon, closely watching every movement. The citizens are completely overawed. Quarter Past Eleven O‘clock-The procession has begun to move from the City Hall. The military escort is a powerful one. Scott has hit upon a new coup de guerre. At all the principal points along Pennsylvania Avenue the housetops are covered with Federal soldiers, with their muskets pointing at the crowd. This is a Mexican idea. One O‘clock-The procession has reached the Capital, and the inaugural ceremonies have begun. The broadside then continues with Lincoln’s Inaugural address. The last paragraph reads: The remainder of the Inaugural is of less interest. To gratify the anxiety of our readers, we give it as far as it has come over the wires. The full inaugural will appear in to-morrow’s Mercury. The size of the broadside is 8 15/ 16″ wide by 23 W’ in height. The paper is browned by all those hot summers in So. Carolina and the bugs have enjoyed snacking on it a bit. I have emailed photos to some of the Lincoln experts and no one has seen this broadside before (have you?). The current Charleston Mercury is a relatively new version of the name and there are no archives to investigate. Any bit of knowledge would be appreciated.
Huntington Beach, CA
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