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Collection Reference Number GLC05959.39.07
From Archive Folder Editions of the Confederate Baptist 
Title Confederate Baptist. [Vol. 1, no. 10 (December 3, 1862)]
Date 3 December 1862
Author Reynolds, J. L. (James Lawrence) (1814-1877)  
Additional authors Breaker, Jacob Manly Cantey (1824-1894)
Document Type Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description Article on the Rights and Wrongs of Dueling, Yankees Admit Their Atrocities in North Carolina, Murder of the Black Race (reprinted from the "New York World"). An article examines the dangers of dueling with a religious context. A brief comment encourages the patriotism and responsibility of participating in the war, while another one promotes peace. A treatise on Truth is based on the essays of Lord Bacon. An article about baptism of infants draws a reply, concurring that babies do not need baptism. Also: a sarcastic joke regarding Lincoln's [preliminary] Emancipation Proclamation, report of Yankees "butchering" slave children, an essay vilifying Benjamin Butler. About half of page 3 is devoted to war news.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Religion  Duel  Morality and Ethics  Atrocity  Union Forces  Slavery  African American History  Patriotism  Literature and Language Arts  Children and Family  Humor and Satire  Emancipation Proclamation  Emancipation  President  Presidential Speeches and Proclamations  Union General  Peace  
People Reynolds, J. L. (James Lawrence) (1814-1877)  Breaker, Jacob Manly Cantey (1824-1894)  
Place written Columbia, South Carolina
Theme The American Civil War; Religion; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; The Presidency; African Americans
Sub-collection American Civil War Newspapers and Magazines
Additional Information The purpose of this journal, according to its first issue, is the advancement of the Baptist denomination in both intelligence and piety, while giving support to the Confederacy. Thousands of copies were distributed to soldiers.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945