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.




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