The Record of News, History
and Literature was a Confederate weekly published every Thursday in
Richmond, Virginia form June 18 through December 10, 1863. Twenty of the
26 issues are included here. The publisher was West & Johnson, a
Richmond bookstore owner.
Its prospectus said that it
would cover many aspects of the war, including operations of the
Confederate armies in the field, personal casualties, hospitals and
the condition of sick and wounded soldiers. Unusual coverage included
accounts of inventions patented in the Patent Office of the
Confederate States, and postal arrangements of the Confederacy.
Literature and international
coverage also were featured. However, "its plan excluded all
domestic controversy on persons or events." It expired after six
months, but is included here as an additional Southern viewpoint.