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Collection Reference Number GLC05959.39.02
From Archive Folder Editions of the Confederate Baptist 
Title Confederate Baptist. [Vol. 1, no. 2 (October 8, 1862)]
Date 8 October 1862
Author Reynolds, J. L. (James Lawrence) (1814-1877)  
Additional authors Breaker, Jacob Manly Cantey (1824-1894)
Document Type Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description Order by the Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina Prohibiting Negroes from Riding in Carriages. An editorial examines the arrest and imprisonment of a minister in a federal prison, while an article extols respect for rulers and another preaches the danger of sentimentalism. Another editorial explains that slaves should not be taught to read; rather, they should be kept in submission. An article compares soldiers with Christians in desire for front line action. Letters to the editor include first responses to the paper. About one-fifth of page 3 is devoted to war news, including commentary on the "desperation of the Yankee government, evinced by the emancipation proclamation of Lincoln" and his suspension of habeas corpus and declaration of martial law.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Transportation  African American History  Travel  Government and Civics  Religion  Prisoner  Prisoner of War  Union Forces  Slavery  Education  Christianity  Habeas Corpus  Military Law  President  Emancipation  Emancipation Proclamation  
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; African Americans; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; The Presidency
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