black lines. While the bombardment was in progress on the 12th of April, he sent seven bulletins of 100 words each by the ‘magnetic telegraph,’ but the Tribune was perfectly satisfied that it had done its best, and the best that could possibly be done, and the public didn't know any better, and was satisfied, too. But when the battle of Bull Run was fought the Tribune devoted a page to it, and announced it as a ‘Splendid Union Victory!’ which would show that if there was not the enterprise there was at least the talent there to be developed on a later day. In this connection the account of the attack on Fort Sumter, as reported in the Charteston Courier of the following day, makes interesting reading now, as showing the change that has been wrought both in the ways of newspaperdom and the ways of warfare. The Courier did not give the story a ‘scare head’ even. A two-line head of comparatively small type was thought sufficient, and no paper was published on Sunday (the day following) to relate the occurrences of Saturday. Here is the story, word for word, as published Saturday, April 13, 1861, on the second page, next to the editorials:
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War Diary of Capt. Robert Emory Park , Twelfth Alabama Regiment . January 28th , 1863 ��� January 27th , 1864 .
Charles Jones Colcock .
Fragments of war history relating to the coast defence of South Carolina , 1861 -��� 65 , and the hasty preparations for the Battle of Honey Hill , November 30 , 1864 .
The Genesis of the fight at Honey Hill .
General J. E. B. Stuart .
The Battle of Milford Station .
The Battle and campaign of Gettysburg .
Historic tribute of Alabama women.
Pastor for fifty ��� three years ���had served but the one Church���notable anniversary celebration.
Made a Mason late in life���an honor conferred upon him which no other man ever enjoyed.
General Joseph Wheeler .
They honor a former foe. [from the Richmond, Va. , times, Sunday , Feb'y 5 , 1899 .]
Pensioning of the Confederate soldier by the United States .
The Confederate cause and its defenders.
The Confederate cavalry .
The red Artillery.
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