Star of the West (IL, 1859)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Rockford, IL: Union High School

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1859, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Size and Format:  (in numerical order) 14 pp., 19 pp., 16 pp., 15 pp., 32 pp. and 24 pp.

Editor/Publisher: Variable

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

All issues of this paper are bound in one volume.  Some pages are torn while others have ink so light that they are difficult to read.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Union High School, No. 2 (BV), Rockford, IL, in  Manuscripts, Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

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Secesh Eradicator (IL, ca.1860s)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Unknown, but edited by the Eighty-fifth Illinois Regiment

Frequency:  Unknown

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).

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Bell Irvin Wiley, They Who Fought Here (NY:  Bonanza Books, 1959), p. 161

Locations:  Unknown

 

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.

The Prisoner Vidette (IL, 1864)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Camp Douglas (Prisoner of War Camp), Cook County, IL

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1, No. 1, after January 1864

Size and Format:  Four pages

Editor/Publisher:  Confederate Prisoners of War

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Camp Douglas, named after Stephen Douglas who owned the property, was located on the west side of Cottage Grove Avenue between 31st and 33rd streets in Chicago. In 1861, it was designed for recruiting and training Union soldiers, but after the capture of Fort Donelson in 1862, it became a prison camp for approximately 7,000 Confederate prisoners. The manuscript paper contains camp gossip, editorials, news from home, poetry, and advertisements. The “Prospectus” (page 1) states, “Feeling the want of a literary sheet of some discription [sic], in our midst, we have at length concluded to place before the public of Camp Douglas a spicy little paper, The Prisoner Vidette.”

The extant manuscript the Chicago Public Library Collection was restored at the Document Conservation Center, Atlanta, in 1976.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Mabel McIlvaine, ed., “History of Camp Douglas” in Reminiscenes of Chicago During the Civil War (Chicago, 1914), pp. 161-194; Thomas A. Orlando and Marie Gecik, compilers, Treasures of the Chicago Public Library (Chicago, 1977), Item 154, pp. 77-78

Locations: Grand Army Hall and Memorial Association Collection, Chicago Public Library.

The Morning Star (IL, 1858)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Greenfield, IL: Greenfield Seminary

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1858

Size and Format:  28 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Manuscripts (SC 529), Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

La Mignionette (IL, 1840)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Monticello College, Godfrey, Illinois

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1840, vol. I, No. 7 and submissions

Size and Format:  43 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  Possibly later known as “Cobwebs”, 1862.  Both are publications of Monticello College.

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Monticello College Records (Box 9),  Manuscripts, Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

The Institute Ledger (IL, 1858)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Batavia Institute, Illinois

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1, No. 2, March 30, 1858

Size and Format:  20 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Affiliated with the Batavia Institute.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Manuscripts (SC 2006), Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

The Flag (IL, 1856)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Batavia Institute, Illinois

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  ca. 1856

Size and Format:  21 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Manuscripts, Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

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