The Countryman. J. A. Turner, Publisher.
The Countryman

The Countryman

Turnwold [Plantation], Putnam County, Ga., Tuesday, February 21, 1865 (Vol. XX. No. 3) Putnam County, Ga. J. A. Turner, 1862.

First Edition. Newspaper. 12" x 8" newspaper. Pages 101-116. Uncut paper. Paper folds out into one long sheet. Small tears at the folds and edges. Articles on the first page portray the frustration by the Publisher with the Georgia War effort including an article titled "Treason of Some of the Georgia Papers". Paper also includes a Speech by J. A. Turner; war news; literature, etc. Good. Item #15937

Confederate imprint. This newspaper ,published after Sherman's march through Georgia, was sparred from destruction. J. A. Turner the publisher of the Countryman was from Eatonton, Georgia. Scarce surviving issue from late in the Confederacy.

Joel Chandler Harris, folklorist and author of Uncle Remus, began work as a typesetter for the paper in 1862. Harris lived at Turnwold throughout the War. He left Turnwold in 1866 to pursue a career in Journalism.

Price: $500.00

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