Place of Publication: Unknown, but edited by the Eighty-fifth Illinois Regiment
Volume and Issue Data: Unknown
Size and Format: Unknown
Editor/Publisher: “Bayonette” for the Eighty-fifth Illinois Regiment
Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown
General Description and Notes:
Wiley notes that “soldiers sometimes wrote out small papers for limited distribution. Examples of manuscripts sheets are the ‘Pioneer Banner,’ published ‘semi-occasionally for the young ladies of the Union Female College’ by young Confederates stationed at Fort Barrancas, and the ‘Secesh Eradicator’ edited by ‘Bayonette’ for the Eighty-fifth Illinois Regiment” (p. 161).
Bibliography: Bell Irvin Wiley, They Who Fought Here (NY: Bonanza Books, 1959), p. 161
Note: Thanks to the late Dr. Richard “Dick” Lentz (Ph.D., Iowa) for alerting me to Wiley’s book and the handwritten newspapers mentioned therein.