“News by Telegraph" MAINE.

Unrecorded Broadside

“News by Telegraph"

[Rockland, Maine: Rockland Gazette], May 2, [1862].

Printed broadside in three columns. 13 x 9-1/4 in. Unrecorded Broadside. Old folds, else fine. Item #262182

Broadside reporting events of the Civil War, including the surrender of Fort Macon, N.C., General Butler's advance on New Orleans, and an unfounded report on the fall of Wilmington (it would not be captured until 1865). The remainder of the broadside concerns gardening and farming matters. Attributed to the Rockland [Maine] Gazette based on the similarity to the type faces and layout of the 1861 Rockalnd Gazette broadside “Important News by Telegraph.” There is also news here from Buckfield and Gorham, Maine and news of Major Lothrop of Leeds, Maine.

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